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Friday, December 2 • Saturday, December 3 • Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fri & Sat: 9:00AM – 4:00PM • Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

4809 Kenview St. 
Greensboro, NC 27410

Please join us at the estate sale for late Blues enthusiast and friend, Ralph Speas. 

A vibrant and respected member of the Blues community, Speas served as archivist, documenting countless local performances in the last two decades.  In addition to his service to the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, Ralph Spea’s life was as colorful as the memories he leaves behind.  An accomplished academic, Speas  taught courses in scuba diving, the Blues, and human sexualities.  

Items are listed below – includes household items and furniture as well.   Please Note: Contents of the Ralph Speas estate are still being evaluated- updates with additional photos and descriptions will continue throughout the week.  

Craftsman Wood Splitter – 24 Ton, Scott Riding Lawn Mower, Lawn Trailer (17 CU FT), Garden Carts, Single Axle Trailers (3), Antique/Reclaimed Wood/Lumber, Hands Tools, Power Tools, Chain Saws, Hundreds of pounds of SORTED hardware. Bolts, nuts, screws, washers, nails, copper & brass fittings.   Plastic & Wood Lawn Furniture, License Plates – 21 Crates, Antique Buffet w/ Mirror, Antique Table, Yard Statuary, Antique Butcher Block Table, Milk Crates, Mini Roll Top Desk, Antique Editor’s Chair, Antique Firewood Box, Oak Table & Chairs, Flatbed Scales, Wood Stoves (3), Truck Camper Tops, Horse drawn Plows, Wagon Wheels & Hobs, Miller Thunderbolt Stick Welder, Antique Spice Box

Read more about Ralph Speas:

Blues expert Ralph Speas dies at 83, JournalNow
The many lives of Ralph Speas, 1932-2016, Triad City Beat
Blues expert Ralph Speas dies at 83, Greensboro N&R


*Auction in conjunction ACTION AUCTIONS, INC  NCAL #5235.

See ACTION AUCTION WEBPAGE for additional photos and details. 

Date:           Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time:          Begins 11:30am

Location:    6010 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410


Continuation of Guilford College Estate Sale.  Antique & High End Furniture • Art • Pottery  • Crystal Chandelier • Glass • Sterling • Costume Jewelry


Large Crystal Chandelier, Marge Carson Open Front Corner Cupboard, Mahogany Cookie Corner Butler's Desk/Chest, Statton Oxford Dining Table, 8-Queen Anne Dining Chairs, Statton Card Table, Statton Cherry Bar, Henredon Center Table, Ralph Lauren 9-Drwer Chest, 5-Drawer Walnut Chest, 6-Drawer Chest, Hancock & Moore Leather Sofa, Ralph Lauren Regency Drum Table, Maitland Smith Tea Tables, Marge Carson End Tables, Inlay Chest on Stand, Mahogany Drop Leaf Table, Pine Farm Table, Cherry Dining Table, Oak Table, Custom Upholstered Sofa & Loveseat, Pair Wing Chairs, 6-Windsor Back Chairs, Upholstered Round Ottoman, Dressing Mirror, Lexington Ent. Center, Inlay Ent. Center, Black Wardrobe, Tapestry, Miniature Mahogany Child's Chair, Mirrors-Antique Gold Leaf Mirrors, Oriental Rugs, Carolina Glascock Pot Belly Stove, Lobster Trap, Dollhouses, Many Crafts for Dollhouses, Albums, Medical-(Hospital Bed, Wheelchair, Invacare Ranger II Elec Wheelchair-Needs Battery), AEDA Airbed, STERLING, Bicycle License Plate Collector Display,Milk Glass Tall Table Lamps, Parlor Lamp (Hand painted), Candelabras w/Prisms, Brass Urn Lamps, Antique Green Glass Depression Lamp, Silverplate, Iron Plate Rack, Folding Room Divider, Stain Glass, Vintage Windows/Doors, COSTUME JEWELRY, Guilford College Postal Mail Sorter, Bushnell Sky Rover Telescope, Dough Bowl, Kettler Go Kart Pedal Car, Children's Books & Toys, Wood Vintage High Chair,

POTTERY- Lamps, Jugtown, Bowls, Davidson Co.,

PRINTS-Artwork, Oil On Canvas, Lithographs, Washington at Battle of Trenton, Western Prints,

CHINA & GLASS-Wedgewood "Rosalinde" China, Noritake "Grand Terrace" China, Franciscan Apple Dinnerware, Mikasa French Countryside China, Theodore Haviland Limoge, Fostoria, Iridescent Pitcher & Glasses, Milk Glass, Depression Glass, Cranberry Glass, Cobalt, Glassware, Cake Plates, Elephant Cup Collection, Paul Revere Copper Cookware, Sm. Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Utensils, Porch Swing, Teak Chairs, Patio Set, Planters, Men's Western Hats (Resistol, Bailey), Horse Hanes, Bridle, Handmade Bell, Baskets, Linens, Much More!

TERMS—Cash Or Approved Check. Mastercard & Visa

 (4% Processing Fee Debit/Credit Purchases Only)   10% BUYER'S PREMIUM




Date:               Friday, November 18 •  Saturday, November 19 • Sunday, November 20, 2016

Time:               Fri & Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm

                         Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:        6010 W. Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC 27410


Household filled to the brim with beautiful antiques, furnishings, unique & curated collections. Items in home were clearly cherished and maintained in excellent condition.

Plenty of fine furniture, early pottery, china sets, tables and chairs. Several pieces of fine art throughout the house. Fully stocked kitchen with several Kitchen Aid & stand mixers, crock pots, coffee makers, and an assortment of quality pots, pans, kitchenware & gadgets.

Many locally made cupboards & cabinets (Alamance, Guilford Co.). Gorgeous leather sofa, ottoman and wing chair. Marble top table, several sets of drawers, pencil post canopy and iron beds. Stunning corner chair. Plenty of matching decorations and accessories in each room.

Additional items include:

Power washer, generator, hand and garden tools, loading ramps, several sets of outdoor furniture in wonderful condition.

Quilts, antique toys, dolls, doll houses and crafts. Empty antique ammo boxes. Assortment of "cowboy" themed collectibles. Several large cast iron pieces (stew pot, planter, anvil). Exercise equipment.

Sale in Conjunction with DAKA Antiques.



Date:               Friday, October 21 • Saturday, October 22 • Sunday, October 23

Time:               8:00am – Until (Each Day)

Location:        1507 Tuscaloosa St.   Greensboro, NC 27406


Mid-Century Dream: Estate of Florence Louise Streat

Estate sale for beloved college professor, administrator and philanthropist. Sale is held at the Streat residence – designed by Mrs. Streat’s late husband, architect William A. Streat, Jr. Items available reflect their keen eye for, and extensive knowledge of, Mid-Century furniture and design.


1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass • Black with leather interior. 16,800 miles. Excellent condition. $3,000 OBO.  Interest in car is high; serious inquiries only.

Drexel Meridian Pieces:

·        Drexel Heritage Teal Wood Dining Room Set (Table + 6 Chairs) - 1960's Drexel Meridian Table. Chairs original to table, featuring sheet-cane back and narrowing profile.

·         Buffet (1)

·         Server (1) - 1960's Drexel Meridian Sideboard Server.   Travertine inlay on top for hot dishes. Brass hardware and caster caps and sheet-cane on sides. 

Additional Furniture:

2 Piece Sofa -- Tonal Green Stripes, Mission-style Oak Recliner with rolling casters., Upholstered Wood Barrell-Back Chair (one green, one pink), Tufted Green Leather Couch, Tufted Green Foot Stool with Capped Feet (may or may not match couch), Oval Braided Rug, Large Green "Pouf" Style Ottoman, Round Marble Top Coffee Table, Wood Coffee Table, Tufted Black & Wood "Lounge" Style Chair, Ottoman -- White "Square", Light Wood Drop Leaf Table, End Tables (2), Typing Table, Dresser, White Mid-Century Chair, Twin Beds (2), Mid-Century Triple Dresser, Tea Cart (1), Curio Set (1) with glass shelves., Oval Center Table, Chair -- Green Upholstered, Slipper Chair, Desk, Sofa, Dining Room Table + 4 Chairs


Fan -- Vintage General Electric Oscillating Desk Fan, TV & vintage antenna, Magnavox HiFi Console, Electric -- Oil Lamp, Short Fan, Lamp with Light Green Shade, 19" Flat Screen TV, Vintage Amana Microwave, Radios, Kenmore Dryer, Kenmore Washer, Vacuum Cleaner, Electric Fan, Tripod, Wheelchair / Walkers / Canes, Electric Heater

Accessories/Decorations/Etc, Glass Basket (1) and other assorted decorative trinkets, Tin Boxes, Oriental Statue, Framed Picture/Artwork, Globe + Table

Misc Linens, Christmas Items, Briefcases, Vintage Suitcases, Old Records, Wooden Trunk, Folding Chairs, Dishes, Glass Drinkware, Serving Platters, What-Nots, Drain Snake, Tow-Bar, Pulley & Rope



Date:               Friday, September 9 – Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time:               9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:          The Creative Center • 900 16th St, Greensboro, NC 27405


Thousands of NASCAR items, many dated pre-1994.  Many items from local [North Carolina] races.

Posters, trading cards, tickets, programs, framed limited edition artwork, die cast stock cars & haulers, team apparel, etc. Lots of Richard Petty & and other popular names.

***Many*** items with authentic autographs.

• Goodyear Eagle Tire, signed Richard Petty • NASCAR greats Lifesize Cutouts • Collectible NASCAR cereal boxes • NASCAR race tickets • NASCAR collectible Pepsi cases • NASCAR theme comic books • NASCAR race programs • Automobile Race Flags • NASCAR Stock Car Hoods- Coors Light (replica) & Cheerios (original) • NASCAR Trading Cards & UNCUT SHEETS / PRESS PROOFS

Additional:  Antique Bottle Collection, Basketball & Football collectibles.



Date:               Friday, August 12 – Saturday, August 13, 2016    

Time:               9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:         3706 Holts Chapel Road   Greensboro, NC 27401


• 1991 Honda Nighthawk 250 Motorcycle, 6K Miles.

• Harley Davidson Cushman Eagle Scooter.  Operational Status: Currently Unknown.

• Various power tools/equipment.

• Various yard tools/equipment.

Hand Tools, Drills, Saws. 2000 Watt Generator. Chicago Electric Portable Band Saw. 12 Volt Light. Sprayer, Tool Box & Misc. Tools, Billygoat Blower, Delta Bench Grinder, Hammers (Lot), Tools & Drills, Xl Hand Truck, Speedaine Air Compressor – 2 Hp, Reciprocating Saw, Makita GRinder, Skill Saw, Stacking Tool Box, Paint Sprayer, Pressure Washers (3), Acetyline And Cart, Century Wire Fed Welder, Welding Helmet & Gauges

Yard Tools: Rakes, Post Hole Diggers, Hedge Trimmers, Homelite Chainsaw, Craftsman Blower, Scotts Seeder, Husky Power Washer, Briggs & Stratton 1500, General Gas Power Washer 3.75hp, Gravely Mower Pm 260-1-72” Cut 1439 Hours, Peco Bagging System & Mulcher

Children’s Board Games, Printer, Dvd Player, Children’s Toys, 33 1/3 Albums, Video Camera, Carpet Steaming Tools, Carpet Shampooer

Fishing Rods, Badminton Game, Tandem Bicycles (2), 2 Swings, Pop Up Tent, Igloo Cooler, Rubbermaid Cooler, Golf Clubs, Animal Traps/Cages

Alabaster Lamps, Mantle Clock, Pots (Cooking), Gas Cooker, Surge Protector, Candles, Brief Case, Water Purifier, Lamp, China & Dishes

Single Axel Trailer, Tool Box For Truck, Walker, Walker W/ Wheels