We Buy And Sell Stuff

February 7, 2019

HUGE ESTATE ART SALE!! Many well-known artists and Northwest favorites.


BIDDING ENDS: Monday, February 11, at 5:00 pm
A special preview of the items will be available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday, February 11 in the meeting room of Umpqua Bank in Pullman.  Bids do not close until 5:00 PM that day, so you would have an opportunity to see the items in person before bidding.


Items must be picked up during the following times:

Wednesday, February 13,   4:00 – 7:00 pm

If you cannot pick up your item(s) during this time frame, please make other arrangements with me BEFORE bidding.

These items  are located in Pullman,WA.  They are being sold by Estate Services, serving the Palouse region since 1985. See what you have missed out on previously: Some previous items

Items are in good used condition unless otherwise noted.  This is a  “Sealed bid” sale.  Bid amounts are not disclosed to anyone at any time. There is never any minimum or reserve price on any sealed bid item!  Just bid what you are willing to pay. If you are the high bidder, you win!  Pretend like you found the item in a store.  At what price would you buy it and think it was a “good price?”  See the “Tips on bidding” below the images.

Don’t wait and forget; BID NOW!  There is no minimum or reserve price on bid items, any bid item can be purchased for a penny if no one else bids!

To place a bid, just email your bid(s) to rold@pullman.com . If you use web-based email like Yahoo, Hotmail, gmail, etc. instead of desktop-based email (like Outlook), this link won’t work and you will need to type or copy/paste rold@pullman.com into the address bar.  If you are on the email notification list, you can just reply to the email you received. If you are not already on the sale notification list, and would like to join, just send me a note!

Include a brief description (as well as the lot number) with your bid, so I can be sure of what you REALLY mean :). This way you don’t end up bidding on an unintended lot due to a typographic error in the lot number.

For example:
Lot #3:  10″ X 12′ print of deer, $26.03
Lot #12:  6″ X 8″ lithograph, Salmon Spawning, $105.30

If you are bidding on multiple items, do it all in one email (like above).

Be sure to also include your phone number with your bid!

I send a confirmation for all bids received.  If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours of placing a bid, it is likely lost in cyber space (another reason to bid early); please call me at 509-332-2989.

BIDDING ENDS: Monday, February 11, at 5:00 pm You will be notified by email, whether or not you won, within a few hours of the end of the sale. If you do not receive notification of your bid status within three hours of the end of bidding, send me an email or call me at 509-332-2989.  If you are the high bidder on any item,  you will be provided with the specific location where the items are located.

If you are the high bidder on any item, please respond to the winning bidder notification email to confirm your intent and let me know when during the pick-up period you will arrive to pick up your item(s).  Failure to respond to your winning bidder notification may result in the disqualification of your bid.  Be sure to bring enough truck capacity and your own manpower for any large items.


Items must be picked up during the following times:

Wednesday, February 13,   4:00 – 7:00 pm

If you cannot pick up your item(s) during these time frames, please make other arrangements with me BEFORE bidding.

Cash or local checks accepted.  Please have correct change.

If there is some lot you wish to see in person before bidding, please call me (509-332-2989) to see if an appointment is available.  No items will be sold during this time.

All measurements below are outside dimensions of the frame and are approximate (within 1″).  All information on materials, techniques, original versus reproduction, etc. are my best guess. It is your responsibility to draw your own conclusion from the images or to make an appointment to see the item in person before bidding.

The photos below can be expanded.  This will allow you to see a larger area and much more detail.

Tips on bidding:

1. Don’t wait! There is no advantage to waiting until later to bid. First bidder wins all ties, and if your bid gets lost in cyber space, we won’t have time to fix it.

2. Bid some odd amount. Like $10.17 instead of $10.00.  Many people often bid the same amount on the same  item!  In that case it goes to the first bidder.

3. Bid an amount where you will be happy if you win, and not kicking yourself if you don’t. You can’t lose if you follow this strategy.

4. It costs nothing to bid. Who knows what great deal you may get, and if you are not the high bidder, it doesn’t cost you anything!  I have often heard people say, ” I would have bid, but I thought it would go for more than I wanted to pay.”   Sometimes the most valuable items sell for the lowest price, because many people are afraid to bid. Why not bid anyway, you have nothing to lose!!!

5. Don’t bid on many items hoping to get one, unless you are prepared for the possibility that you might get them all!

6. Don’t bid on many items hoping to get them all, unless you are prepared for the possibility that you might only get one!

7. Don’t buy some large/heavy item and expect me to load it and/or haul for you.  Be sure you have enough hauling capacity and manpower for anything you buy.

8. I frequently get requests from people who want to “just make my bid $1.00 more than the other highest bid.”  If two people have me do this for the same item, what would the final price be….?

9. If you are the successful bidder on a particular lot, you are required to remove everything in that lot (unless otherwise specified).

10. I often hear people say: “I didn’t bid on the large lot because I didn’t need it all.”  Just bid based on what you DO want.  If you win, you can sell the remainder to help pay for your purchase, give it away, throw it away, etc….  Getting extra for your money is usually a GOOD thing.  

Many people have told me that they are uncomfortable about buying items they can’t examine in person.  While this is understandable, here are a few letters from some of those who have given it a try: Testimonials After all, this is the same way that eBay, Amazon, and any other online shopping  sites work!

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