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Newsletter: Jan 8!

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Upcoming Events 

Newsletter for the weeks of January 8, 2014 (Yes! our weeks start on Wednesday)

Highlights this week:  Oshkosh Estate Sale, Store info, reminders, updates and previews

Upcoming Sales


  • Jan 9, 2013
    Thursday 5:00 preview, auction starts at 6:00
    613 Westhill Blvd 
    Appleton, WI

    Join us for our monthly Thursday night consignment auction.  You never know what you'll find at these auctions!  We always offer a variety of goods from Fox Valley are estates.  

    Some of the highlights from this particular auction include

    advertising crates, road signs, tools, antique jack, furniture, deer mount, NASCAR collectibles, bikes, glassware, lamps, chairs, vintage industrial desk lights, jewelry, arrowheads, coins inc 50's silver mint sets, collectors knives, collector plates, 1876 French Bayonet, books, vhs, boxes of comics and a lot more to be added.  Stay tuned for some pictures and additional information.
    Preview a few of the pictures here:    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumblepuppysales/sets/72157638965730634/
    Keep in mind that some of the items (not pictured)  don't  arrive to our warehouse until the day before the sale!
    Doors open at 5:00, Auction starts at 6:00

    • Our auction will contain a great mix of items from area estates.  We will also have our wall of box lots and more.  Please stay tuned for information about our Thursday night auction in December.  There are lots of great deals to be had so if you are a bargain hunter, resaler or just like incredible deals this auction is for you!613 Westhill Blvd Appleton, WI Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC Wisconsin Registered Auction House 458-53.   Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC hires a wisconsin licensed caller for each auction.  Caller license and registration information will be posted online and available at the store and auction location during the week of the auction.  Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC reserves the right to replace the caller in the event of an illness, emergency, etc.  Information presented day of sale takes precedence over printed information. 
      • Future auction dates at this location:  Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 10.  We will more than likely add additional auction dates as we progress.  These four auctions will be open at 5:00 for previews and start at 6:00 sharp.  We will have reasonably priced food and beverages (nonalcoholic) available.  The auctions will last from 6:00 to approximately 10:00.  
      • TERMS:Cash or charge (checks only from preapproved people) (I.D. Required to Register),  All items to be paid for and removed from the hall the day of sale. All Items Sold AS-IS, all sales Final. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. Nothing to be removed until settled for. Announcements day of sale take precedence over public information and any prior printed material. 10% buyer’s fee applies to all bids because we payout our consignors within 48 hours, we are not required to collect sales tax. Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC Registered Auction company #458-53. Robert J. Loderbauer, Auctioneer.
  • Jan 10-11: Oshkosh Estate Sale
    • Fri, Jan 10, 2014   9:00am - 5:00pm
      Sat, Jan 11, 2014   9:00am - 4:00pm


      Early sign up 7:30 am Friday morning, half off under $50 at NOON on Saturday

    • 3750 Pao Ko Tuk Ln. Oshkosh 54902

      This is a great collection of treasure from a large lake home off of highway 45 just south of Oshkosh.  The owners were former toy store owners and world travellers and have quite an interesting collection of items.  We will be updating pictures and the toys list with more specific information.  For now we posted a general list of toys along with pictures prior to set up.  This is one great sale you are not going to want to miss.

      Friday 9-5, Sat 9-4.  Parking may be somewhat limited.  You may want to park on Camelot and walk in, the lake access road in front of the house is skinny, even more so due to the snow.  

      Pictures can be found here:    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumblepuppysales/sets/72157638888657146/ We have a limited amount on here, but there are over 300 on our flicker page.  You can alternatively get there by going to www.bumblepuppysales.com and select our events page.  The listing for this sale contains the link to the pictures.  We have over 300 pictures currently and will add more as we set up.

      Please note that you will see some price tags on some items.  Please note that these prices may not be the estate sale prices listed on the item during the sale  They may be more, they may be less depending upon the item.

      Furniture:  Buffet (large and small), asian enamel cabinet, end tables, blue sofa, variety of chairs, fainting couch, white leather dining set, vintage brown leather chairs, vintage crib, retro enamel top table, latex 60's/early 70's living room collection (plush orange), wicker end tables, wicker rocker, dressers, office chair, king size bed, shelves

      Electronics: vintage stereo cabinet, record player, light blue hard case vintage radio, 
      Toys:  collection of toys many in original packaging from the 1950's, some new.  Yo yos, marbles, marx golf set, toy guns, tin tanks, metal trucks, police car, models, trains, toy helmets, children's books, firetrucks, puzzles, games, metal parking garages, antique doll, wicker bassinet, tin ship, old comics, pull toy leather horse, wind up toys and much more… check out the pictures and watch for updated link.  
      Collectibles: vintage 1957 world champion Milwaukee bravespin, vintage green and white bobble head football player, peoples beer cans in package (vintage), 
      Christmas/Holidays:  paper mach santa, three paper mache pumpkins, antique christmas ornaments and decor, large plastic Christmas yard pieces, Huge nutcracker collection, variety of vintage Christmas decor, Charles Dickens, Dept 56 village, Christmas bears (Daytons)
      Kitchen items:  espresso machine, new in box corning ware, drinking glasses and other items, vintage sets of printed drinking glasses, captain kangaroo cups, vintage beverage shakers, pyrex bowls, ceramic spice containers, pots and pans, large variety of serving dishes and pieces, china sets, Shawnee cat creamer, mixers, coffee pots, towels and wash clothes, carnival glass dish, 
      Travel collection:  the owners of this wonderful collection were worldwide travelers who took nearly 20 trips around the world.  There is a large collection of souvenir pieces including carved asian pieces, asian dolls, carved figures, linens, tchotchkies, brass animals, and a variety of other items
      Other items: vintage linens, four vintage dresses, coats, folding chairs, exercise bike, treadmill, vintage costume jewelry, collection of jewelry from around the world, vintage sheet music, beer mirrors, original artwork, antique frames, vanity set, Hoehner accordion, barometers, sheepskin rugs, late bass fiddle (decoration only), very large amount of candles, cleaners, vases, telescopes, antique lamp with glass shade, other antique lamps, pilgrim glass, silver pieces, spoon collection
  • Jan 11-12: January Indoor Flea Market:  SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST!
    • 613 Westhill Blvd
    • Sat 9-4, Sun 10-3
    • Lots of great vendors, junk sale, linen sale and more!
  • Jan 13: Partner Sale Urban Evolutions Moving Liquidation Sale... Jan 17-18: Ripon Sale

      MONDAY 1/13 & MONDAY 1/20 1-6 PM 
      Urban Evolutions Old Outlet Store LIQUIDATION!
      867 Valley Road, Menasha

      Huge Bargains! Markdowns of up to 75% off of already reduced outlet prices! 
      We're moving this month and everything must go. We've got reclaimed wood & architectural elements, reclaimed wood furniture and furniture pieces so you can build your own unique pieces. Antique wood elements you just won't find anywhere else. Plus gift, decorative, and furniture items from our Appleton showroom at clearance pricing! 
      Only 2 Monday Sale Days Left!



      For pics see this link...



  • Jan 24-25: Potential Town of Ellington Estate Sale
  • Feb 6:  Thursday Night Auction
  • Feb 8-9 February WInter Flea Market


We have some new things in store for the year as we work to improve and change our business.  Highlights of these changes are below:
1. We have introduced a monthly auction that will help us clear out our warehouse and store more quickly
2. Reintroduction of the purple sticker.  This means that items will be full priced for two weeks, 25% off for one week and half off for one week.
3.  Quarter day changes:  Items Under $10 will be a quarter on quarter day (Sunday).  Items $10-$19.99 will be 75% off and items $20 to $199.00 will be 60% off and items $200 and over will remain half off.
4.  We have eliminated the book section, clothing section and quarter tables.  You will find the clothes, books and quarter table items at our junk sales and auctions.
5.  We have created an ebay, craigslist, bumblepuppy online auction and store office.  We are  accepting consignments for these venues starting in mid January.  Please wait until you see our terms and consitions before bringing in items to consign to this venue.  We expect to be open for consignment in these areas soon.
6.  We've also switched around our booth at the Fox River Antique Mall.  Everything in it is either $5 or $10.  
7.  We've signed on for a booth at Originals Antique Mall in Oshkosh.  Look for our items there starting in mid January

Other news and announcements:

  1. Bumble Puppy is hiring.  Bumblepuppy is hiring a FULL TIME POSITION.  Persons applying need to be available to work almost every Friday, Saturday, Monday in addition to two other rotating days.  Most weeks will average 40 hours.  Some weeks will be more (so the applicant needs to be able to work overtime) and others may be less.  The average hours worked per week during a year will be 40.  We are seeking people with a positive attitude that can lift at least 50 pounds, be on their feet all day and have availability during the weekdays and also possibly some weekends.  job responsibilities would include customer service in the store, estate sale set up, store set up, etc.  Strong customer service skills are a must.  Knowledge of antiques and collectibles pricing a bonus, design and decorating skills also desired. The ability to list a minimum of 4 items on ebay per hour also desired.  Computer skills are helpful as we move into additional online sales. If you are looking for an interesting full time job, this may be for you.  Be warned that this is hard work and not all estates are created the same.  This is not a job where you will be sitting.  This is not a job where you will be digging for treasure.  This is not a job where you will be able to stay clean on a daily basis.  This is not a job for the feint of heart or for those who may run in fear of rodents.  Pay $9-$13 an hour depending upon experience.  Apply at the store or send letter of interest and resume to  bumblepuppysales@gmail.com.  At this time BumblePuppy is unable to offer health insurance.  Full time employees receive holiday pay in addition to other benefits.  This position will be added to the team in January or February.
  2. We are looking for bulk buyers for clothing and books.  Purchase by the garbage bag for clothes and by the box for books.  These are not smelly/yucky items.  They are in good condition.
  3. We could use some boxes and bags.  If you have extra bags and boxes laying around and you can bring them to us, we would appreciate it.
  4. As always, if you refer an estate to us and we end up doing an onsite sale at the house, you will receive a $100 referral bonus!  We just need to know who referred the customer to us!  Please note that the person who is doing the state needs to mention you specifically so we know to get you your referral bonus.
  5. Cleanouts!  Interested in getting a lot of merchandise for a bulk price?  We are looking for people to give us a quote on cleaning out estate sale leftovers from some of our estate sales.  If you are interested in being on our list, please contact us!
  6. BumblePuppy received our Auction House license this fall.  We are excited to offer this new sales venue.  We are working on our online sales platform as we speak and will soon offer online auctions as well as weeknight and possible other special auctions.
  7. We are seeking guest bloggers!  Do you have a passion for collecting, antiques, decorating, junking, etc!  Please let us know.  Guest bloggers receive a BumblePuppy coupon as well as recognition on our blog and links back to your own blog, business or page! 


Did you know you can connect with BumblePuppy online?

We have three facebook accounts:

Our twitter feeds can be accessed at:        https://twitter.com/bumblepuppy 

If you are interested in reading past newsletters they can be accessed on mailchimp here:        http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=c714795043305dcb458531697&id=155e72da5b  There is also an RSS feed that you can link to your browser or device to get additional access to newsletters if email is not your preferred delivery method!

BumblePuppy uses other social media platforms as well.  Did you know we offer a FourSquare discount?  Congratulations to Alyssa M. for being our current Mayor.  She's checked in two times in sixty days.  You can be the mayor if you check in more often!  Mayors receive 5% off!   Check in with FourSquare to see what the heck this is...        https://foursquare.com/v/bumblepuppy-sales/4eb46ed78b81a81f901e9d47

We are on Pinterest too!  We have a pretty extensive board dealing with fabulous ways to upcycle and repurpose old things.  If you are interested, give it a look!        http://www.pinterest.com/bumblepuppy/repurposed/


Flea Market Info

FREE Admission and Parking

The BumblePuppy Winter Flea Markets are in their third year. We have room for over 50 vendors at our market and are often completely full. Vendors are selling a variety of wares including antiques, collectibles, baked goods, new items, garage sale items, junk, repurposed objects, as well as direct sales vendors like Avon, Pampered Chef and more. Vendors change each month. If you’d like to sign up to be a vendor, please check out our vendor page.

Janel Bedor (920) 213-0927

BumblePuppy Sales

621 Westhill Blvd
Appleton, WI 54914

Flea Market Vendors

Click here to signup for Flea Market Vendor Emails

Flea Market Sign Up Form

You can pay by paypal.  See the paypal payment link info on the bottom of the page at      http://bumblepuppysales.com/services/flea-markets



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