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Everett Console Piano for Sale

Everett Console Piano for sale

Everett Console Piano For Sale - Walnut Exterior

This beautiful American Walnut piano is being sold because the owner must downsize for moving. She has loved and played this instrument for more than 60 years, and has asked Life Changes to help her find a new home for it, where it will be useful, appreciated, and yes, loved.

A console piano is not as tall as an upright grand, so it fits more easily into most decorating schemes. It’s an attractive piece of furniture, too, and comes with a matching standard piano bench.

The Everett Piano Company is one of the oldest and most respected piano manufacturers in the USA. They began producing high quality pianos in Boston in 1883. The firm moved its facilities to South Haven, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, in 1926. They have most recently been a part of the Yamaha Corporation, another company known for finely made instruments.

Piano Technician Notes

This piano has been well maintained

Hammers and felt in good shape

Hammers and felt in good shape

The keyboard, pedals, hammers, leathers, and felts are all in fine shape, and you can see from the piano technicians’ notes inside that it has been lovingly maintained over the years.

Keyboard in Excellent Condition

The Keyboard is in Excellent Condition

Nice carving detail on the legs

Nice carving detail on the legs

I could see no damage whatsoever to the walnut exterior. There is nice carved detailing on the legs and the music stand, and the finish is in excellent shape.

Balanced Tension Back

Balanced Tension Back

The owner’s mother bought it for her in 1951, and she has played it regularly until an injury to her hand forced her to stop several years ago.

Walnut Console Piano Lid Closed

Walnut Console Piano

To make an appointment to see and try out this piano, please call Donna at 512-847-1645.

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Handmade Silver Haynes Flute for Sale

We have a new client who needs to downsize for moving, and she asked us to find new homes for her beloved musical instruments.

Sterling Haynes closed hole style flute

Wm S Haynes trademark

Wm S Haynes trademark

Her solid silver Haynes flute was hand crafted in 1951 by the Wm. S. Haynes Company in Boston, Massachusetts.

It has been well-maintained and taken care of over the years, and was played regularly until she injured her hand several years ago.

pads in good shape

Pads were replaced recently

Only a short time before her injury, she had the pads replaced. So even though they are slightly discolored, they are in great shape.

Beautiful handmade 1951 Haynes flute

Beautiful handmade Haynes flute

Haynes is one of the most popular flutes in the world for professional musicians and discriminating amateurs. This flute is the closed-hole style, and will be easier for small hands than the open hole style.

The Haynes Flute mfg by Wm S Haynes Co, Boston, Mass

Label inside Haynes Flute case

In addition to the standard leather flute case, there is also a zippered, canvas “travel case” that protects the leather hard case.

Haynes silver flute serial number 21480

Haynes flute serial number 21480

The serial number is 21480. More information on Haynes flutes may be found on their website – www.wmshaynes.com.

Please make an appointment to see this instrument by calling Donna at 512-847-1645.

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1984 Olympics Collector Pins

We have a huge 1984 Olympics Pins collection that we are liquidating for an avid collector from Los Angeles. She has at least one pin of practically every collector pin issued at the 1984 Olympic Games, and multiples of many. [Read more…]

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Summitt Estate Sale 50% Off

Don’t miss it! Everything that’s left at the Summitt Estate Sale in Wimberley will be half the price marked on Saturday, February 4.

The address is 700 E Summitt, Wimberley.

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Summitt Estate Sale in Wimberley

We are back in Wimberley February 2-4 (Thursday – Saturday). The home is filled with appliances all of which are for sale, a Power Chair mobility scooter (NEW), leather furniture, jewelry, and so much more.

The address is 700 E Summitt off RR 12.

Sale Dates and Times:

Thursday Feb 2nd; 8 am- 4pm
Friday Feb 3rd, 8am-3pm
Saturday Feb 4th (50% off) 8am – 2pm

Georgeanna J. Moore loved clothes, jewelry, her porch and her friend – Molly Wendt.  This house is being offered for sale by Molly through Century 21 Hill Country Properties.  Also being offered for sale is the following:


  • GE (model GBS22KBSBCC) White refrigerator, very good shape and fairly new
  • Cream colored Kitchenaid washer and Hotpoint heavy duty electric dryer
  • White 5 cubic ft. freezer (4 years old) & a uprighjt garage freezer a little older but working great
  • Brand NEW Scooter Store mobility scooter with warranty and all paperwork
  • Books, office supplies, vintage western albums, collections of other vintage vinyl in excellecnt shape plus 45’s
  • New garden cart and outdoor accessories, plus patio furniture
  • Navy leather sofa – couch and matching leather chair
  • Leather Queen size sleigh bed and mattress set
  • Bedroom furniture with a Key West theme/look
  • Petite women’s clothing with a closet full of size 5 and 5 ½ sandals & shoes
  • Wigs
  • Jewelry chest
  • Lots of costume jewelry plus a few good quality gold rings with nice precious & semi-precious stones, plus some Valentine jewelry
  • Native American décor, Indian arrowhead arrows with bow, Tomahawk made from large arrowhead
  • Pine “Santa Fe” corner TV cabinet
  • Magnavox 37” flatscreen HD TV
  • Beer steins
  • Easter items
  • Vintage lingerie
  • Full bathroom with linens, towels, accessories
  • Wicker over/behind the toilet bathroom towel cabinets (2)
  • Tile dining room table with 6 chairs
  • Matching China cabinet to dining room table
  • Full kitchen from utensils, Pyrex, bakeware, rotisserie, flatware
  • Mikasa dinnerware
  • Crystal – leaded glass decanters & lots of barware
  • The “Big George” Foreman grill – very new, may never have been used
  • Country style wooden “root” box, onion storage, bench with storage
  • Pueblo canister set
  • Neil Shuter pottery
  • 1986 Universal Statuary Company figure
  • Crosley Collector Edition Radio & CD player
  • Tools
  • New garden cart
  • Plants
  • FROM LAST SALE and reduced in price…….Snake Charmer Basket, Full size bed headboard – footboard and side rails, plus matching Waterfall style dresser



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Byrom Estate Sale Begins Thursday in San Marcos

Dr Jack Byrom has decided to move closer to family & buy new furniture in this new “digs ” as he said.  This sale has 40 plus years of living being offered for sale.  Lots of tools, items brought out of the shed, make an offer wood pile plus so much more.

Located at 1721 Palomino Lane in San Macos off Old RR 12.

Sale Dates and Times:
8:00  – AM to 4:00 PM (Thursday) Jan 19th;

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Friday) Jan 20th ;

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Saturday) 50% off

Here is a little of what is being offered:

  • China hutch
  • Coffee Table
  • Glass curio cabinet
  • Authentic snake charmer basket from India
  • 1920’s boudoir chair
  • Upholstered couch & matching loveseat
  • Pair of leather recliners
  • Formal dining table with 8 chairs & leaf extensions
  • Antique armoire
  • Pie safe
  • Carved antique kitchen table
  • Bedroom suites – complete with dressers, end tables, mirrors, lamps – (2) full mattress set and 1 king mattress set
  • Retro velvet sofa
  • Jewelry
  • Coat rack
  • Large oriental room rug with mat
  • Various room & throw rugs
  • Tiffany style lamps
  • Leather sofa (great for a college student) Left over last sale starting at $300
  • Framed Charles Beckendorf print
  • Books – religion, philosophy, biographies, vintage books including a Hebrew bible from the 1950’s
  • Wyndberg prints
  • Full kitchen, including stand mixer
  • Noritake china
  • Waterford stemware
  • Tea cup & saucer sets
  • Southern Living annual recipe books
  • Office chairs, HP scan jet 4850 & Lexmark Z816 printer
  • Wedding ring quilt
  • Singer model 500a sewing machine and cabinet
  • Sewing notions & patterns
  • Cowboy boots & men’s clothing
  • Horse items: English & Western tack
  • Bridles, reins, bits & girths
  • Silver enhanced show halter
  • (2) driving harnesses
  • Complete re-worked Western Saddle
  • Wooden hand carved stirrups
  • Camel saddle (pack mule)
  • Porch rocking chairs
  • Garden items & terra cotta pots
  • Windchimes
  • Children’s picnic table
  • Cast Iron cook pot with stand
  • Pony cart
  • Full garage!
  • Workmate 200
  • Miscellaneous hand tools, boxes of nails, tool belts, foam camping pads
  • Cane fishing poles
  • Air compressors
  • Hedge trimmer
  • Bench grinder
  • Weed eaters and weed blower
  • Edger
  • Golf clubs
  • Gas powered chain saw
  • Welding items
  • Craftsman riding lawn mower 17.5 HP LT1000
  • Craftsman drill press
  • Lawn mower
  • Garden trailer
  • Cast iron wood stove
  • Kobalt 1.5 HP air compressor


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White House Memorabilia

Edwin “Jiggs” Fauver began his White House career in 1942 as a telegraph operator during the Franklin Roosevelt presidency.  He retired in 1972 while Richard Nixon was president. In between, he served as White House Transportation Officer to six U.S. Presidents and their staff.

Here is some of the White House memorabilia Jiggs’ family has made available in their upcoming estate sale:

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower holiday greetings

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower

Ladybird and LBJ

Ladybird and LBJ


Ron Ziegler

Ron Ziegler

Joseph Califano

Joseph Califano

Bill Moyers

Billy Moyers

Harry Truman

Harry Truman

Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Autographed Photos

John F. Kennedy

Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower

Harry Truman

Lyndon Johnson and Ladybird Johnson

James Rowley

George Christian

Bill Moyers

Tom Johnson

Loyd Hackler

Joseph Califano

George Reedy

Ron Ziegler

and more….

Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson



Ladybird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon


Hand-signed Notes:

Richard Nixon

Lyndon Johnson

Ladybird Johnson

Edward Tait

Tom Johnson

and more…

White House MemorabiliaWhite House Memorabilia

Freckles' PuppiesPolitical Comic Book

And there is so much more. Scrapbooks, photo albums, travel logs, postcard and matchbook collections, Presidential pens, press passes, invitations, White House phone books (remember when telephone numbers began with letters?), special edition newspapers and magazines, jewelry, souvenir ash trays, Christmas cards, certificates…. really to much to name everything.

So just come see it at the Fauver Living Estate Sale

603 Mustang Lane, San Marcos, TX  78666

Sale Dates and Times:
1/5/2012 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Thursday)
1/6/2012 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Friday)
1/7/2012 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Saturday) – 50% off



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Collard & Collard Square Grand Piano

A piece of history for your home!

The illustrious Collard & Collard Piano Company was originally established as “Longman & Broderip” in 1767. Longman & Broderip was a music publishing house, but the firm also built a number of pianos and organs.

Collard & Collard Square Grand Piano, circa 1830's

The famous composer and piano virtuoso, Muzio Clementi (whose music was published by Longman & Broderip) invested heavily in the firm, ultimately creating an association with F. W. and W. P. Collard under the name of “Clementi & Company”.

Because of Clementi’s fame and fortune, the firm was very successful and grew at a rapid pace. F. W. Collard was also a mechanical genius, and he was awarded several patents for piano design and construction, and instruments by the firm were a sensation across Europe.

Carved open framework

In the last part of the 18th Century, John Jacob Astor started importing Square Grand Pianos to America from Europe. For the next 100 years, the Square Grand Piano would evolve into a larger, heavier, and more mechanically refined instrument.


Collard & Colard name plate

Square grand pianos were quite popular among wealthy in Europe and America. In fact, more square grands were sold in the 19th century than either “3 Legged Grands” or uprights. These Square Grand Pianos sold for as much as $800 in the mid 19th Century – the cost of a small house!

Collard - Collard Piano 1830's

This particular piano is fashioned of crotch cut walnut, with open-work carving on its top. It is 77 inches wide and 36 inches tall. We are estimating it was built in the early 1830’s, because of its serial number (10652).

There is a handwritten note inside the piano, noting a tuning in 1846.

A square grand piano is much easier to move than a standard grand, because the legs were designed to unscrew from the body.

This piece may be seen at the opening of the sale – 8 AM on Thursday, January 5th.

Please call Life Changes at 903-316-4983 for more information about the sale or this piano.

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Donations Taken to Wimberley

The staff at The Wimberley Thrift store are great.  They help us at Life Changes Estate Sales really appreciates all the work they do in loading the leftovers of an estate, hauling to the Thrift Store, unloading and them re-merchandising it all at the store.  Today we took a 16ft flatbed trailer filled to the brim.  If interested go by the Senior Citizens Thrift Store off Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley. They are open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 2pm.
Donna  Krumblis
Life Changes – Let us help you through it.