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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Wednesday, April 8, 2015



Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is the go-to option when it comes to cleaning house and ensuring your cherished pieces are sold to owners who will treat them with dignity. We have many hats that we wear which include cleaners, salespersons, laborers and cashiers and this means that when moving or putting up your property for sale, you will simply sit back and let Lucky Rabbit do the rest.

New York, get ready! On 2nd to 3rd May 2015, there will be probably the biggest sale New York has ever seen. Welcome to the Ultimate Collection Sale at Huntington Station which is located in Long Island. The sale will run from 9am to 5pm on both days. Come and have your pickings of rare, life-size, sports collectibles and curiosities and so much more that will be on display.
Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is all about handling estates and establishments that need clearing and the collectibles put up for sale. We will ensure that we will package, clean, promote and handle all your pieces that will be put up for sale such as the items in the New York Ultimate Collection Sale.

We do not run an antiques and curio shop or store. Further, we do not engage in any form of auctions, online or live. We believe in equal opportunities for buyers so we do not preview or have private sales. What we do is we will promote your pieces on social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and so much more so we can post pictures and descriptions of the pieces up for sale.
Some of the pieces that will be on sale include watches, baseball cards, sports collectibles, vintage clocks, vending machines, jukeboxes, Pez dispenser collections, advertising signs, life-size figures and even vintage currency. Some pieces of note include a 12-piece set of Coppers town Bronze busts of baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, a Vintage Wrigley’s field seat, a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays Baseball card, a 1940s Haddon, Davy Crockett Clock, 1950s Pepsi Clock, Vintage parking meter, Coke cooler and freezer, 1950s wall mount barber shop pole, huge Zippo collection in a retail display case, Beatles figurines, 100s of collectible mini alcohol bottles, Vintage Johnny Walker Swing, Chivas Regal Royal Salute bottle just to name but a few.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, in order to ensure all our services are above board and professional, we are well insured and licensed. We are members of several organizations such as The New York Historical Society as well as the Antiques and Collectibles National Association. Many of our customers will always come back to us because we offer so much more than a service; we offer dignity and an experience to any clean-up or collection sale we take part in. We serve areas such as Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island and many other areas in New York City.

Join us at the Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales Ultimate Sale on 2nd and 3rd May 2015 from 9am at the Huntington Station in Long Island to own a piece of history and culture.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lucky Rabbit Hosts Huge Collectibles Sale May 2 & 3 in Long Island Rare collectors’ items among one of the largest private collections in NY

Lucky Rabbit Hosts Huge Collectibles Estate Sale Sale May 2 & 3 in Long Island
Rare collectors’ items among one of the largest private collections in NY
April 6, 2015, (Queens, NY) – Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is hosting a huge collectibles sale on May 2nd and 3rd, 2015 featuring rare, vintage memorabilia and collectors’ items.
Among the items on sale will be sports collectibles and baseball cards, vintage watches and clocks, a rare Pez collection, signs and advertising, vending machines and other curiosities, life sized items, collectible alcohol and vintage currency. The event will be held at Huntington Station in Long Island, New York, and is scheduled to last from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
“It is probably the biggest private collection of collectibles anyone has seen in New York,” says Paul J. Dunn, one of the company’s owners.
“This is a collector’s dream to see so many rare and coveted items all in one place,” adds Dunn, who was recently featured in the NY Times, after he consulted with an estate sale that attracted about 300 people including several professional furniture dealers.
The expansive list of items in the upcoming sale includes a Hank Aaron Statue, Willie Mays Heartland Statue, Mickey Mantle Hartland Statue, team figurines, and vintage Wrigley field’s seat. There is also a set of 12 Cooperstown bronze busts of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, Christy Mathewson, Micky Cochran, Honus Wagner, Roger Hornsby, Lou Gehrig and John Mcgraw.
Also among the collectibles are a 1939 Superman Character Watch Org Box, 1935 Popeye Wrist Watch Org Box, a 1950’s Apollo Moon Challenger and Elvis Toy Guitar W/Box, as well as a rare Pez Collection that includes Betsy Ross, Mary Poppins, Ringmaster, Elvis, Penguin, Dracula, and Indian Squaw. 
In addition, Spock in Uniform, 1968 Comeback Special Elvis Mannequin, and Barack and Michele Obama are among the life-sized items on sale. Other items include a 1949 Coca Cola Double Button Flange Sign, Vintage Coca Cola Menu Board, a 50 Cent Abraham Lincoln Fractional Currency, and 1874 $5.00 Farmers National Bank Gold Note.
About the company
Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is a NY Full Service Estate and Tag Sale Company with a solid reputation and extremely 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.