November 20-21, 2013

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Oh my.  It’s difficult to know where to begin.  There is so much history in this home and such beautiful, thoughtful furnishings.  A great deal of it embedded in Kansas history as the mother’s family were a significant part of founding our beloved Lawrence, and the father’s lineage includes Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis & Clark duo 🙂  And that’s just the tip o’ the historical iceberg.  I have held a 3 pc Spode tea set that has been in the family for 7 generations and was used while entertaining George Washington in their Fredericksburg, Va home.  The family is keeping it and offered it for display, but financially liablility-ly speaking, Blue Tape can’t back that baby so a posted photo will have to suffice 🙂 Yes, just that cool.  

5000 West 87th Street, Prairie Village                                                                                                  (Just east of Nall Avenue on 87th Street)
WEDNESDAY  ………………..  7:30am – 5pm (extra hour)
THURSDAY  …………………..  8am – 10:45am @ 25% off
                                               11am – 2pm @ 50% off

Pay attention and buckle up:
We have an antique dining table/2 leaves, 6 D.R. Dimes spindle-back chairs and wall table, 7′ long credenza wall table, possum-belly cabinet…

GE Milne 1840 grandfather clock from Scotland, antique tete-a-tete conversation chair, pair of antique corner chairs, beautiful hi-back settee, 2 awesome room-size Kilim rugs, a fantastic old apple-pickers ladder …

King and Queen 4 poster canopy beds, White Clad chest, 5′ long solid wood settee, pair of Hitchcock chairs, antique linen press utility cab, old Southern pie safe, antique Bachelor’s chest, 19th cent Spanish dining table …

several spears including a whale harpoon, a 1900 Bliss Dollhouse with furnishings, interesting collection of old and new books, old wood crates incl Mobiloil, Hercules Dynamite & Stagecoach), several solid wood lamps …

18th century English Pewter incl a Henry Joseph, nice selection of sterling including a pair of elegant and unusual German sterling silver bird decanters, several Imari Rose Medallion pcs … oh, an original signed Louis Icart etching

an exceptional 7′ long x 4′ high primitive wood bench and stool/table, primitive desk, many marble top tables incl a small one that came from the family’s home in Lawrence and survived Quantrille’s raid …

mid-century 8-drawer dresser/credenza, banana leaf chair/square table/stool, Mexican (repro) cupboard, antique marble-top 4-drawer chest, 4 ladderback chairs with unique seats, many rush-seat chairs …

an 1860 large Russian Samovar, many pcs of Imari, 2 Jack O’Hara (local artist) prints, a Ralph Ledesma watercolor, lots of nice silverplate serving pcs, antique Western Electric servant calling wall system, Brooks Brothers tuxedo …

terrific selection of outdoor concrete statuary incl 2 unique old pig downspout drains (see pictures), a 3′ indian, aztec face planter, an elephant, an elephant in a boat (seriously), a gargoyle-serpant-y thing that we’ve christened “Miley” and more (again, see pictures) …

more outdoor: white wicker glass-top table, 2 chairs, rocker, loveseat and coffee table, a 3.5 cast iron round trough, a GEM watering pump, 2 large and 2 small old milk containers, a large primitive firewood box, and a porch full of misc …

a Ndebele Aftrican beaded wedding apron, an 1887 White House Cookbook featuring the lovely Helen Herron Taft (and other cookbooks), many items from Mexico, a nice terrarium on a stand, 2 pairs of speakers, CDs …

set of 6 white wicker folding chairs, great wall mirrors, king mattress set, full kitchen, newer washing machine and older elec dryer, new in box Cuisinart Extreme Brew coffeemaker,  large dreamcatcher, authentic Scottish kilt …

a Shop Smith with lots of add-on man-toys, nice Ryobi power drill with case, a tackle box full of, well, tackle, misc yard rakes/shovels lalala, hand tools, a Pottery-Barn-ish sofa, other miscellaneous and …

a steer skull, a mountain lion head and a boar’s head who may or may not have met his demise by the arrow that is sticking out of his neck.  Ouch.
** front door entry, cash and check (upon approval) and cash only on some items, we do not provide movers (see below), any part of the driveway is for pickup only-only-only, please do not take masking tape off items but instead put them on the HOLD TABLE, where we ask that you limit your “hold” time to :30 minutes so as to give other guests the opportunity to purchase the item if you choose not to.  ‘Ppreciate your courtesy 🙂

MOVING ITEMS:  Please bring the appropriate people to move heavy items as we do not move items or provide movers.  We have several you may call to hire if need be.  If you purchase an item and do not bring capable help, we reserve the right to not allow the move to take the item until proper help is available, though ALL items must be picked up no later than 2pm on Thursday, Nov. 21.  Thank you, in advance, for understanding this.

Change from the email and original website post…. the family has decided to keep the a Baby Hazel (salesman sample) small wood-burning stove, as well as the military footlocker and chest.

That is all from Blue Command Central.  Remember, this sale runs Wednesday and Thursday, AFTER our Monday – Tuesday sale at 7740 Chadwick in Prairie Village.  We so look forward to sharing these sales with all y’all!

Nancy ~
    and the best A Team on either side of the Ponderosa,
             Tina, Paula, Sue, Diane, Carole, Trish and Shannon


–old Mexican bench (upstairs landing)


–Queen poster bed (upstairs bedroom)


— “row, row, row your elephant



— the Russian Samovar ~


— 1900 Bliss dollhouse …


— Spanish dining table (hearth room)


— Southern Pie Safe (hearth room)


— mid 1800’s trunk


— linen press (on right)


— sofa and Bachelor’s chest, back left


— Hitchcock chairs (front hallway)


— ladderback chairs (4) and awesome leather suitcase table


— Dining room mural depicting Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence. Bottom right shows the family home which burned the same day 🙁


— corner table in dining room


— this is not available for sale, but wanted you to see:
Spode china used at the dinner for General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette given by Colonel William McWilliams and his wife, Dorothea Brayne Benger McWilliams on the occasion of the Peace Ball in Fredericksburg, Virginia in February, 1784.” This has been in this family for 7 generations 🙂


— 7′ credenza buffet. Love.


— Dining room table with D.R. Dimes chairs ~


— close up of the D.R. Dimes chairs … 6 available


— whimsical blue kitchen shelf unit ~


— one of 2 parts of the servant calling system taken from the family home near Loose Park (kitchen)


— washer/dryer, of course


— look closely as this antique apple picker’s ladder blends with the wall color a bit in the pic, but is stunning in person!


— Arrow for sale. Comes attached to a boar’s head.


— No, KU fans, this is not a Wildcat


–dreamcatcher 🙂


— who can tell us what this is …


— SHOP SMITH … get buildin’ something.


— darling wicker folding chairs (garage)


— so new, it’s as if Santa brought it ~


— for you local artist lovers, one of 2 Jack O’Hara prints


— a Ndebele men’s African wedding apron: the center panel represents the man, the shorter ones flanking it represent the children he hopes to have and the outer panel represent the cows in which he hopes to acquire soon. Cool, huh?


— backside of the marble top table that came from the family’s home that burned in Quantrill’s raid ~


— pair of unique German Sterling Silver bird decanters …


— that’s alotta sterling


— exceptional King size poster canopy bed (master, 1st floor)


— 4 drawer marble top antique chest


— reproduction Mexican cabinet (master)


— GE Milne Grandfather clock (front hallway)


— “Miley” (sorry, couldn’t resist)


— coolio table with so many possibilities!


— some of the cool outdoor stuff


— wicker table and 2 chairs


— more porch love


— wicker loveseat, rocker, coffee table and milk containers


— Gem watering pump and unique statuary


upholstered high-back settee, pair of corner chairs, room size Kilim rug and some of the many books



Here is a map of the sale!