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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Thank you to everyone who helped make this past year a success. Success to me is not just measured by finances, but more about how you hold yourself in life, that you have great friends and associates and that you can say you try to be a good person.
If you can accomplish this most of the time, then you are a success and life has truly blessed you!

May you all have a Joyous, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season! Look forward to seeing everyone in 2011!

Take Care and God Bless,
Renee & Staff

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

UPCOMING ESTATE SALE - 12/11 & 12/12

Thank You to all that attended the Sale this Past Weekend and For making the Sale so Successful. Happy Holidays to Everyone!

SALE this upcoming weekend ~ San Francisco
December 11 & 12, 2010

ESTATE SALE Details, see Craigslist Ad:

Something for Everyone - See you there!

What: Carrera Marble Baker's Table & Chairs (Antique), Victrola, Carrera Marble & Mahogony Chest of Drawers (Antique), Garden Statuary, Tons of Crystal / Vintage Cut Glass, Victorian Stained Glass Window piece, Lalique, Lladro, China, Porcelain (plates etc.), Antique Furniture, Danish Mid Century Desk, Antique Lamps, Stained Glass pieces, Clocks, Knick Knacks, Kitchen items, High End platform ed, Etc. ~ A more DETAILED list to follow ~

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Estate Sale Advice

It doesn't matter whether you're a family member, representative, attorney, or executor, there is always the difficult decision of how to disposition an estate. However, if you're reading this then you're already thinking of options as how to accomplish this daunting task.

Unless, you have the emotional fortitude to handle all aspects of an Estate Sale including dealing with the public, which sadly to say is not always so kind or easy, please do yourself a favor and consider hiring a professional company. These individuals will take care of all aspects required to disposition the effects of the estate so you can deal with what's truly important; helping your client(s) through the disposition of the estate or as an individual(s) allow yourself to remember fondly and grieve over the loss of your loved one.

Finally, remember do not throw anything away: 1) let the Estate Sale / Liquidations company deal with this 2) you might be throwing away something that you'd like to retain or is valuable

Remember not all Estate Sale / Liquidations companies are created equal. Most charge a percentage of the Sale Only but have additional charges for other means to disposition the estate, some like myself try to make the process from start to finish all inclusive, except hauling or if you contract additional services not related to the Estate Sale.

Granted the days of a hand shake to seal a deal are gone, but you can use your instincts about a person, get references from the company and always get a contract.

We have personally experienced the loss of loved ones, therefore we can relate to what you are going through. We will always handle your affairs with the utmost respect and consideration. However, in the end, you must feel comfortable with the people handling the estate and trust that they will perform the essential tasks at hand.

Our Best,

Le Papillon Estate Liquidation Services

Before Start/ Pre-Set Up

Ready to go for Sale Days:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Our NEW Consignment Services

Recent Consignment ~SOLD

Placed with Client on the East Coast

Whether you are a one time or repeat client, we believe in handling your pieces or estate as though they were our loved ones. What this means to you is that we will treat your affairs with respect, professionalism, discretion and all the while we will do our best to sell your item(s) for a fair market price.

Unlike the bigger shops, we only consign a few select pieces at a given time. This way we can focus on your special needs.

Your consignment will be displayed in a Sausalito boutique and shop for maximim exposure.

Our commission and fees are competitive. We also offer special services such as shipping, crating, pickup, delivery and moving.

Please contact us via e-mail or telephone to discuss how we can be of service to you at:


(650) 685-2402

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Visit the new Virtual Store by simply clicking on the following LINK:

Our Local Area: San Francisco, CA

Any one of these treasures could be yours, all you have to do is contact us (see info at bottom of page). Available items will be updated frequently.

We accept Cash Only for a Local Purchase or for Non-Local Purchases use your PayPal account.
Some items are LOCAL PURCHASES ONLY and will be stated next to each piece description.
Can ship items(s) with a PayPal account.
Purchaser to pay for shipping, handling and insurance.

Purchase(s) will be shipped once PayPal verifies and deposits funds from your account to my account! Will send a confirmation with a tracking number.


If you have any questions, please contact me at: info@lepapillonestateliquidation.com

Thank you,

Renee Lazear
Le Papillon Estate Liquidation Services
650 685-2402

Percentage of most Sales will be donated to American Lung Association in California:

Charity Team Blog:

Friday, July 9, 2010




Picture Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24587587@N05/

When, Where & What:

Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 10 AM - 3 PM

365 Wawona Street
San Franciso, CA


Please NO Early Birds, thank you!

Please be considerate of the neighborhood do NOT park in or block a driveway, thank you!

Some of the Items offered are:

Sporting Goods: Exercise Bike, Tent, Surf Board, Boogie Board, (2) Bicycles, Scuba Tanks & Gear, Wet Suits, Etc.
Outside & Garden Items: Newer Pots: Hanging, Small to Large, (3) Garden Benches, (3) Vintage style Metal Shell Chairs, misc. chairs/chaise etc.
Refrigerator (Double Door)
Tools: Grinder, Ryobi 1.5 Router w/Table, misc. tools, Misc.
Garage: Paint, brushes, etc..
Games: Some children & adult
Books: Tons of Science Fiction, Historical, Science, Art Books, Coffee Table, Fiction & Non-Fiction, Modern topics, Classics (Hemingway, Chaucer, etc..)
Furniture: Mission Style: TV Entertainment Armoire, Desk, China Cabinet, small oak roll top, Indo style roll top desk, footstools, upholstered couch, leather couch, office chairs, lamps, Ikea style Blond: end tables, sofa couch & coffee table & small armoire, Glass top & bronze legged coffee table, Traditional style high boy, misc. pieces
Children's Clothing, Blanket, Books & Toys etc..
Kitchen Items: Fiestaware dishes, pyrex / corning ware, serving trays, chip & dip, pots & pans, baking, silverware sets, coffee pots, children's dishes, storage containers, Etc..
Glassware / Crystal: Mikasa Champagne flutes, punch bowl/chip bowl with glasses, Etc. CD/DVD/VHS/Playstation's/Vinyl Records: Children's/Pre-Teen, Fantasy IV etc..., Some music CD's, Music Cassette Tapes Electronics: Several stereos, DVD player, Playstations
Decorative Items: Vases, candles, candle holders, frames, framed & unframed prints, wicker storage cube

We look forward to seeing you this weekend,

Renee & Staff
Le Papillon Estate Liquidation Services

Friday, June 4, 2010

Staging - Post Estate Sale / Liquidation / Renovation

After the Estate Sale, Liquidation or Renovation is complete, the executor, trustee, or family will most likely need to decide whether to rent or sell the home.


If the decision is to sell, now comes the choice to Stage or not to Stage. Staging allows prospective buyers the opportunity to see how warm the home could look and imagine themselves building a life in their new home when staged. There is also the thought that because people are not seeing a plain vanilla shell that a property views better thus sells faster, has less days on the market & the prospective buyer can realize their dreams sooner.

So, whether you decide to Stage or not to Stage which is a very personal choice, we are there to provide our Staging Expertise & Services.


Happy Dream Shopping!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Private Estate Sale


Do to the Condo Associations Security Guidelines, we will be holding a PRIVATE ESTATE SALE (to be announced shortly).

Please see picture link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24587587@N05/

The condo is small but chocked full of treasures especially Farber Bros. Glassware and Depression Glass. Also, Barware, Vintage Cocktail Shakers & Ice Buckets, Silver Plate pieces (big & small), Ethnic artwork, Furniture: sofa beds, coffee table, lamps, Custom Made Vintage Club Chairs, etc... Bridles Etc., Mid Century Danish Extension Dining Table. Kitchenware, copper molds, china, dishes, glassware, crystal, porcelain, trays, microware etc. Vintage: Custom Made Leathers. Vintage Posters: Leather Scene & Bull Fighting. And, More......

Again, since we must respect the Condo Associations Guidelines regarding Quiet, Security, & Privacy, this will be a Private Estate Sale.

We will be scheduling appointment times and strictly adhering to these time slots.

Only 2- 3 people per time slot will be allowed in the Condo at a time.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending
@ info@lepapillonestateliquidation.com

Date for Sale: To Be Announced Shortly.

Thank you,

Le Papillon Estate Liquidation Services

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hazel Stitt ~ Local Sausalito Artist

Sausalito's Corinthian Yacht Club - 1957
(Original Watercolor)

Hazel Stitt is a native of Texas, however, she has been a resident of northern California since 1945. For the past 25 years, Hazel has lived at Sea Ranch.

Prior to coming to northern California, she studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. She was employed as a fashion artist in Chicago after graduation, and continued in the commercial field in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Fresno. She continued studies in California with watercolor painters including George Post and Richard Yip. Other studies included print making at the College of Marin and the University of California Extension in San Francisco.

Hazel Stitt has had many one-man shows at the Sea Ranch Lodge, has represented the late Richard Yip in Marin, continues to be an exhibitor and award winner in many group shows throughout northern California, Nevada, and Texas.

San Francisco's illustrious Golden Gate
(Original Watercolor)

If interested in either piece, both are currently for sale. Please contact me @ info@lepapillonestateliquidation for further details and pricing.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Apologize for my Absence

Sorry, I have not been posting any new information lately.

For the past month, I have been preparing for a Charitable Event for the American Lung Association. The Event was the 2010 Fight For Air Climb to the top of the Bank of America building this past Saturday, March 27, 2010. The climb is 52 Floors; 1,197 steps. Everyone participates for various reasons; some to cross train and challenge themselves, some because a friend or family member has a Lung Related Disease (asthma, C.O.P.D) or like myself have lost a Loved One to Lung Cancer. Whatever the reason, we all do this to make a difference in everyone's lives. The Event this year to date has raised $350,000.

On June 26, 2010, we have another event in Sonoma County. It is the Breathe Easy Ride. For information, you can go to:

Event Page link: http://action.lungusa.org/site/TR?team_id=11760&fr_id=1320&pg=team

Blog link - Join, Donate or Sponsor Our Team:: www.oceansideairmasters.blogspot.com


Thank You With All My Heart,

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Toys like these are what many of us
spent many entertaining and happy hours playing with as children.

Who would have imagined that these, as well as many other adorable and fun
toys would become so desirable to collect...

Marx and other American Manufacturers were very
popular in the 1920's - 1960's. Now they have become extremely collectible not only for the wonderful memories that they evoke from our childhood but are a terrific investment. Many, depending on their rarity, can bring at auction hundreds and even thousands of dollars a piece.

Check the attic or basement at Grandma and Grandpa's, who knows what you may find?


Louis Marx & Co. was founded in 1919 by Louis and David Marx in Erie, Pennsylvania. Louis Marx was born in 1896 to Jacob and Clara Lou Marx in Brooklyn, NY, and after graduating from high school he worked at Ferdinand Strauss, a manufacturer of early mechanical toys. Marx specialized in and became the dominant American manufacturer of tin toys that reflected the quality and design inspiration of their European counterparts. Tin plate toys were originally introduced in Germany around 1874, using tin plate mostly used in the manufacture of oil cans. In the years following World War I, Germany lost its position as the leading producer of tin toys for children, and they were overtaken by the Japanese who produced tin toys for a global export market. With the founding of Louis Marx & Company in 1919 to produce tin plate wind up toys, an American company also sought to take advantage of this fundamental change in the global marketplace. At first, Marx mostly marketed toys from other factories overseas but they gradually built up U. S. production capacity by renting factory space from Carter Toys in Erie. Marx had the opportunity in 1922 to buy his old employer Strauss, and along with the purchase Marx gained dies to some famous Strauss toys such as the Zippo climbing monkey and the Alabama minstrel dancer. In 1928, Marx produced the first Yo-Yo and signed a distribution deal with Sears Roebuck & Co.

During the years of World War II the Marx factories were recruited into the war effort and became an important supplier to the U. S. Military. Following the end of the European conflict in 1945, Louis Marx was named an industrial adviser to Germany by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. After the war, Marx returned to toy manufacturing and achieved a dominant position in the U. S. market during the 1950s and 1960s. Friction-based trains, fire engines, and cars were introduced in 1948, and the Marx plant in Girard, PA first produced the famous Marx trains while automobiles and other vehicles were first produced at a new factory in Glendale, West Virginia. In 1955, electric trains and automobiles were introduced, and later that year Louis Marx appeared on the December, 1955 cover of Time Magazine with the moniker "The Toy King!" As an early adopter of overseas manufacturing, Marx had established factories in 10 countries by 1964 and licensed others for export. Nevertheless, the Japanese were flooding the market with low cost, mass produced tin toys, and by the 1970s tin was being replaced by plastic and newer metal alloys. Marx' first plastic toys were very disappointing for their lack of durability, and they soon switched to a stronger variation polyethylene.

Quaker Oats bought the company in 1972 upon Louis Marx' retirement, and under corporate ownership the culture of the company suffered and the new product introductions began to fail after a near perfect string of successes. In 1978, the original Louis Marx & Co. ceased production. The box can make it easy to date Marx toys; for example, 5 digit zip codes and 2 digit state abbreviations were first used in 1963, zip + 4 in 1983, and bar codes were introduced in 1975 and did not become prevalent until 5 years after that. Prior to 1963, Marx toys either had postal zone numbers if produced within the U.S. and Japanese production was marked "Made in Nippon" from 1921 and earlier, "Made in Japan" from 1922 until WWII, and "Made in Occupied Japan" from 1945 - 1952.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's February, OMG!

Cannot believe that's it's already February 1st!

Super Bowl Sunday, Easter and Tax Time is just around the corner.

Speaking of Tax Time, perhaps this is the year you can set up a new filing system to make your 2010 Taxes and Organization easier and more efficient.

And, if you haven't sat down and created a Will and Living Trust, do it this year too!!

For some guidance, there are some terrific legal sites out there that you can use as rereferences before having your attorney draw up the papers.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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