Thanks for taking time out to get to know us better.
Here's some history on us.
We opened J&D Antiques & Collectibles on May 1, 1999 (exactly 10 years after my father passed away). We had been collectors for many years. We always wanted our own business. We had been told to be successful, make your hobby your business and voila...here we are!
We didn't specialize in any one type of collectible, we liked to know a little bit about a lot of items. We have a wealth of avenues of expertise available to us. Such as fellow appraisers, military experts, glass experts, furniture experts, and many others.
Integrity Estate Sales was born after seeking guidance from the Lord. As antique dealers for some reason people kept asking us if we did estate sales, our answer was "no". After answering "no" many times we decided it was time to ask the Lord if this is what He wants us to do. Those of you who know me, know I'm a rather bold person. My prayer to the Lord went something like this.....Okay Lord, if this is from You then YOU make it happen. I'm not advertising, I'm not doing anything, YOU make the phone ring if this is what you want us to do! Four hours later I received a call from a lady about doing an estate sale for her. Let me tell you I was humbled instantly. We knew for sure without a doubt this is from the Lord. That was in June of 2004. At that time we also stopped being antique dealers as we saw that as a conflict of interest.
We are very excited to be doing estate sales. Over the years we have seen so many families try to conduct an estate sale and we've seen items that we knew should have been sold for much more, go for too little. One example is a cobalt and white milkglass pedestal cake plate, when I saw it I knew, as a dealer, I could easily get $200 for it, the family sold it to another dealer for $8! The family probably thought they were saving money by not hiring someone to do the sale.
We chose the name Integrity because that is what we believe is essential in the estate sale business. My husband is retired from the Air Force Reserve and I currently still serve. Integrity is first in our core values there and in our business too. If you haven't guessed by now we are a Christian based company.
We would love to hear from you!
Call Janet Wescott at 586-344-2048
Or Email: Janet@iluvantiques.com