After attending and running Estate Sales for the better part of their lives, the staff of Thomas’s Treasures has seen a bit of everything. While some items seem odd or bizarre, there is beauty to be found in the eccentricities. The allure of treasures from yesteryear is part of why Ely Thomas and his wife, Christy, love doing what they do. They get a chance to not only see but also touch and feel the history of items from long ago and even not so long ago.
One may see all manner of things at Estate Sales like this antique fire extinguisher from circa 1932. This could make a great statement piece restored or left in its current condition. A lot of times items like this are left forgotten in a basement only to be unearthed years later like an archaeological dig. This extinguisher could sell for $75-125.
Even random odds and ends have value, whether monetary or as a curiosity. For instance, look at this vintage light bulbs and car parts. Even just displayed this way for one of Thomas’s Treasures Estate Sales they are interesting to look at. They would make a great home decor accent or an art piece. Even just the boxes would be intriguing put together as a focal point.
Different people have different hobbies and that gets reflected in the sales they have hosted. From vintage photography equipment to 500 lbs of glass used for stained glass and glass bead making to everything in between. Thomas’s Treasures has seen and sold it all.
Even more importantly, they’ve given back to their communities. They sold an enormous collection of over 5,000 stamps. The couple hundred leftovers that did not sell, they donated them to the art students at Jefferson Elementary School in Redford Township on behalf of the family.