Saturday, June 6, 2015

Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales to Host Collectibles Sale from the Estate of Legendary Jazz Musician Milt Hinton

June 6, 2015 - Lucky Rabbit to Host Collectibles Sale from the Estate of Legendary Jazz Musician Milt Hinton

June 13 sale features hundreds of jazz records and vintage music equipment

Queens, NY (June 6, 2015) – Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales announces the staging of a once-in-a-lifetime collectibles sale, featuring items from the estate of legendary jazz musician Milt Hinton and his wife Mona.

The sale will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2015  at 173-05 113th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens beginning at 9:00 am. Collectors will be able to choose from hundreds of jazz records which belonged to the late bass player who enjoyed a long, successful career spanning several decades. The collection includes mid-century modern furniture and furnishings, vintage posters, vintage keyboards, stereo equipment and a guitar which was likely played by the seasoned musician. An antique typewriter collection belonging to Mona Hinton, as well as antique iron and toasters are also on sale, in addition to several small items.

“We are pleased to have the distinct honor of representing the estate of Jazz legend Milt Hinton. His stellar career is well known among jazz enthusiasts, in addition to his reputation as an accomplished photographer whose work was highly acclaimed. This sale is a collector’s dream,” says Lucky Rabbit Co-owner, Paul Dunn.

Milt “The Judge” Hinton began his jazz career in the 1920's and, in his heyday, was highly regarded as the Dean of jazz bass players. During his career, he performed alongside a long list of legendary jazz artists including Freddie Keppard, Zutty Singleton, Jabbo Smith, Erskine Tate, and Art Tatum. Hinton also featured on numerous recordings with Benny Carter, Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson among others, and toured extensively with Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey and Bing Crosby.

Hinton was also well known for his photography and amassed a collection of more than 60,000 images during his lifetime. His work was published in two books as well as major periodicals, and appeared in several documentary films. Milt and Mona Hinton were married for fifty-seven years. He died in 2000.

Media contact: Paul Dunn
Tel: (917)-207-0619

Media Contact
Paul Dunn
(917) 207-0619

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales has released a new documentary short film: " Calling All Collectors"

PRLog - May 13, 2015 - HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- (Huntington Station, New York) – Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales has released a new documentary short film featuring highlights from the Ultimate Collectors Estate Sale held recently in Huntington, Long Island.

The 8-minute short titled "Calling All Collectors" gives a brief look at the vast array of prized collectors’ items belonging to a former New York police officer who was one of the emergency responders in the 2001 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Collectors from near and far visited the sale to get their hands on unique items which included life-sized statues of celebrities and movie characters, sports memorabilia and team figurines, rare Pez collection, vintage signs and advertising, and Coca Cola memorabilia.

“I figured if I tried to get rid of everything on my own, it would probably take me up to the year 2025 and I don’t have that kind of time. It’s kind of depressing to watch your memories walk out the door one by one but you open doors and close other ones. I want to go where it’s warm and enjoy the good life,” says Duke, who built the decades-old collection.

The self-commissioned documentary was produced by Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales as a gift to Duke who became ill post-911, and subsequently retired from his job as a Nassau County police officer. Most of the items in the collection are associated with happy memories from his childhood, including a large shark model that appeared in the movie Jaws. Duke decided to downsize his collection, and move to a warmer climate to spend his days riding his Harley motorcycle.

Cornelius, a collector who was featured in the film, was excited about the unique collection. He said: “You’re never going to see a collection like this again. Some of these toys are worth more than cars and houses. It’s like coming to a museum and it’s educational.”

Co-owner of Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales, Paul J. Dunn, noted that the documentary is another innovation for the estate liquidation industry, with the company leading the charge to transform the experience for its clients.

About the company

Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is a NY Full Service Estate and Tag Sale Company with a solid reputation and happy clients. The owners are members of several professional organizations related to the estate sale industry including The New York Historical Society and The Antiques and Collectibles National Association.

Media contact: Paul J. Dunn

Tel: (917)-207-0619



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When I decided to start Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales, I was already making a living as a picker attending estate sales. It was not long before I realized that the estate sale companies had no idea about the items they were selling, and this allowed me to buy high quality items for pennies on the dollar. 

Naturally, I seized the opportunity to provide a better service liquidating people’s assets and helping them to sell possessions that their loved ones had spent a lifetime collecting, at prices that more accurately reflected the true value. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, the mission at Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is to provide honest, high quality estate liquidation services, and ensure that clients receive the best value the market has to offer.

At every estate sale, our goal is to ensure that the clients, their homes and possessions are treated with respect, compassion and care. We start off with an initial consultation that is absolutely free, visiting the home to evaluate the contents of the estate.  We spend an average of 96 hours researching items, advertising and preparing the sale. Lucky Rabbit supplies and sets up the equipment, transforming the home into a beautiful boutique-like display of the items. ​We also secure any private areas or items that are not for sale, creating a one way entrance and exit, providing adequate staff as well as a wireless camera system to prevent theft. 

It is this level of service and dedication to our clients that earned Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales the Excellence in Estate Sales Award in 2013 and 2014, as well as mentions in several publications. The company has also been featured in the New York Times.

Our biggest challenge today is the seemingly unlimited number of unprofessional estate sale startups with little knowledge of the industry. There are many stories about unethical practices, lack of professionalism, and ignorance of the true value of clients’ possessions. Some companies do not take the time to do any research on the value of the items, ultimately giving them away for a small fraction of the real worth.

This is something about the industry that our company would like to change. Already, Lucky Rabbit is the first of our competitors to use social media effectively and create a YouTube slide show for every sale. We want to extend Lucky Rabbit’s innovative approach and rebuild consumer trust and confidence in the industry. We hope to achieve this by educating clients about ethical practices and proper procedures within the estate liquidation industry.

Over the next five years, we want to expand our network and franchise our business to bring a cohesive and honest approach to the industry. There is space for estate sale professionals who are ethical, knowledgeable and professional to help clients’ maximize the value from their possessions. By demonstrating a high standard of service in our business practices, we hope to encourage honest, ambitious entrepreneurs to join us in our mission to transform the estate liquidation industry.

The prize of $25,000 will help to launch the Lucky Rabbit franchise of estate sale professionals that will provide high quality, honest and ethical estate liquidation services. We would also benefit tremendously from the mentorship, business and legal advice to steer us toward the best options that will attract the right entrepreneurs to partner with and build a successful brand.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Using Estate Sales to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse

Using Estate Sales to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse

When a relative dies, an unavoidable part of the grieving process is figuring out how to dispose of their belongings. An estate sale is not only a smart way to sort through items left behind in an inheritance, but is also the perfect opportunity to practice environmental awareness and incorporate the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales co-owner, Paul J. Dunn, was recently featured in the New York Times after he consulted with an estate sale that attracted about 300 people. One reason for the company’s success with estate sales is its approach to utilize a social media marketing strategy that is second to none among its competitors. Dunn’s advice to families going through this difficult process is to consult with a professional before making a decision about how to dispose of the deceased’s possessions. Here’s how an estate sale can help you to help the environment.

An estate sale is a great way to reduce clutter and find new homes for items that you either have no use for or don’t have space in your home to accommodate. You could earn cash from selling these items to a collectors or curious buyers who are looking for unique or rare pieces to add to their personal collection.

Recycling is another way to breathe new life into old possessions. Many estate sale buyers are looking for collectibles and rare memorabilia. However, large items like furniture are also a great find that can easily be recycled by adding a new finish or converting it for a different purpose.

With a little imagination, many items found at estate sales can be repurposed and reused. For example, paint and craft supplies can turn old jars into eye-catching decorative pieces. Many people are also looking for vintage clothing and estate sales can offer up some really great finds.
Whether for sentimental value or just to grow their collections, many people are attracted to estate sales for the sheer diversity of items available. Rather than throwing the possessions into the trash, why not consult with an estate sale professional to see the value that lies in them.

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