Monday, October 31, 2011

Vaseline Glass or Uranium Glass

Vaseline Glass is the common name for Uranium glass.  Vaseline or Uranium is glass which has had uranium  added to a glass mix prior to melting. The most typical color of vaseline glass or uranium glass is a pale yellowish-green. 

To confirm that vaseline glass is true, a black light held up to a piece of vaseline glass will make the glass glow.  I have sold several pieces of vaseline glass over the years, however, the value has diminished greatly.  There are vaseline glass collectors out there, however, they are looking for a bargain or a piece that is unusual. 

Below is a sample of a few pieces I have had.

Upcoming Storage Auction

This week's upcoming storage auctions are scattered. The storage auction in Tuscon looks to be a big one, I'd love to be there but I have prior commitments.  Two days of auctions with 85 units up for bid - heaven!
As always call ahead of time to make sure there have not been any auction cancellations. 

Dowtown Storage, November 5, 2011, 11:00 - 2390 Center Street, Cleveland , OH - Six Units up for auction.  Auctioneer:  Paul Bender, (440) 552-3742

A Family Discount Storage Lockers, Tucson, AR - There will be several locations with approximately 85 units are up for bids over a 2 day period.  The auctioneer will be T & T Auctions, (520) 358-7881.  The following will be on Nov. 1, 2011 starting at 8:00 a.m.

4320 W. Ina Rd, Tuscon, AZ 85741 (6 units)
3535 W. Magee Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741 (3 units)

3905 W. Magee Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741 (1 unit)
3131 W. Orange Grove. Tucson, AZ 85741 (6 units)
3939 N Romero Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705 (5 units)
1901 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705 ( 13 units, 1 car - mercury sable, 4 door)
5450 S. Country Club Tucson, AZ 85706 (4 units)
9025 E. Camino Abril Tucson, AZ 85747 RITA RANCH (3 units, one camper shell)
8300 E. Valencia Rd., 85747 (1 Unit)

Day 2 - Family Discount Storage Unit Auction, Nov. 2, 2011, 8:00 a.m.
7185 E. I-10 Frontage Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756 ( 1 unit, 1 ford explorer POS)

1747 S. Swan Tucson, AZ 85711 (7 units)
8325 E. Golf Links Rd. Tucson, AZ 85730 (4 units)
8125 E 22nd St. Tucson, AZ 85710 (5 units)
8600 E. Speedway Tucson, AZ 85710 (5 units)8801 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85749 (2 units)
9685 E. Broadway Tucson, AZ 85748 (2 units)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Upcoming Storage Auctions

Here are a few upcoming storage auctions going on this week.  As always call to confirm that there hasn't been a cancellation.

October 27, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. - 11 Storage Units available for auction
Lawson Self Storage, 3718 Samuelson Rd Rockford, IL - Auctioneer: Kaptain Kirk's Auction & Appraisals, Contact Number:  (815) 494-8045

October 27, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. - 7 Storage Units available for auction
Tuscany Storage - 214 Vista Rd, Pasadena, TX - Auctioneer:  Worstell Auction Company, Contact Number:  (713) 946-8888

October 27, 2011 - 3 Storage locations with several storage units available for auction, U-Store will be the auctioneer, contact number: (703) 276-9160

U-STORE 4151 Kenilworth Ave, Bladensburg, MD,  10:00 a.m. - (301)277-1900

U-STORE 3860 Kenilworth Ave, Bladensburg, MD, 11:00 a.m.  (301) 277-9077

U-STORE 6120 LivingstonRd,  Oxon Hill, MD 1:00 p.m. (301) 567-3340

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Upcoming Storage Unit Auctions

     I have found several more storage unit auctions for this week in several different states.  If you enjoy going to these storage unit auctions bookmark this page as I am trying to list these each week as I find them.  Please check these out before going to make sure there has not been a cancellation and to ask what the procedure is.  I like to bid on whole lockers like you see in the television program Storage Wars.  However,  I have encountered to many lately that drag the contents out and bid out individual items.  If I know in advance I can make a decision whether or not to attend.
Storage Unit Auctions in Virginia:

Saturday October 22, 2011 at 9:30a.m. - Fort Knox Self Storage, 755 Gateway Drive, S.E., Leesburg, VA There are 8 storage units in this auction, possibly adding more. Contact the Auctioneer - Greg Smith at (410)775-0115 for more information.  Following this storage unit location there will be two more storage unit auctions at different locations - 2933 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, VA at 10:45 a.m.. This auction only has 3 lockers available the last one will be at H Street Self Storage, 624 H. Street, NE, Washington DC at 12:00 p.m.  There will be 15 units available at this location

Storage Unit Auctions in Maryland - 3 storage auctions at 3 different locations from the same auctioneer on the same day

October 19, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. - Fort Knox Self Storage, 211 E. Pleasant St, Baltimore, MD   Frederick Self Storage, 5106 Old National Pike, Frederick, MD 6 storage lockers available, sale starts at 3:30.  Another storage auction at Frederick Self Storage location - 120 Monroe Ave, Frederick, MD. There are 4 units available at this time with the possibility of 2 cars as well.  Auction starts at 4:15 p.m.  with the auctioneer - Greg Smith.  Contact Greg at (410) 775-0115 for more information.

Storage Unit Auctions In Missouri
October 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. - All Purpose Storage, 10857 Hwy 21, Hillsboro, MO - 17 storage units are up for auction.  Auctioneer: Auction Action Co. (314) 277-3257

Storage Unit Auctions in Ohio

October 22, 2011 at 10:00 - Sandusky Mini Storage, 1942 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH, Auctioneer: Steven W. Kraus (419)239-4283 - 7 Units are up for bid

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Upcoming Storage Auctions

     Recently I have had so many questions from people interested in finding more information on locating storage auctions.  I do find them quite often and I thought I would post them on this blog as I find out about them.
     Please keep in mind that not all storage locker auctions are the same.  Some storage unit auctions offer entire lockers, others piece them out, many have been gone through and the auctioneer or the storage company can provide a list of what is available in each locker. Contact the auctioneer if you want to know what procedure they are planning on sale day.
    If you are going please always call to confirm the times, sometimes there are last minute cancellations, which is both disappointing and aggravating.
    This weeks auctions are posted below:

Storage Unit Auctions in Illinois

Bunker Hill Storage Unit located at 702 S. Washington, Bunker Hill, IL 62014 on October 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. There are 11 storage lockers available. Contact JCA Auctions at (217) 942-5121 for more information.

Storage Unit Auctions in North Carolina     
The Elite Auctioneering Services is holding a auction at the Fort Knox Self Storage located at 2550 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC.  Saturday October 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.  There will be 12 units up for auction.  For more information you can call the  auction company at  (336) 455-4005 or email at .

Storage Unit Auctions in Ohio
Stuff Storage  is holding a auction on October 15, 2011. This auction has 17 storage lockers available.   Located at 88 Old State Road S, Norwalk, OH 44857.  For more information you can contact the auctioneer Paul Bender at (440) 552-3742.
Storage Unit Auctions in Pennsyalvania
Secure Storage, Rt 590, Hamlin, PA, October 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.  There will be Six units available.  Call Dunn & Madden Auction Service at (570) 937-9300 for more information.

Honesdale Self Storage, 14 Commerical St, Honesdale, PA, October 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.  There will be 7 lockers available.   Dunn & Madden Auction Service (570) 937-9300 for more information.

Storage Unit Auctions in Virginia
JK Moving and Storage, 44112 Mercure Circle, Sterling, VA on Saturday Oct. 15, 2011.  There will be 58 storage lockers available.  You can contact the auctioneer, John Rickard at (866) 822-5140 for more information.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Storage Unit Auction

     I went to a storage unit auction Saturday and the bids were so outrageous I feel like I just wasted my day being there. 
     Storage Wars, American Pickers, Picker Sisters and Auction Hunters and the other television auction sites have become so popular that everybody thinks that there are treasures hidden in each unit and every cornfield in America.
     Eventually this popularity will wear off of these storage unit auctions and we can get back to affordable prices.  For now I think I'll keep my money until  the storage auction prices are not so inflated. 
     I do wish all of you auction hunters good luck on every storage unit you bid on, I'll be watching and waiting!