What does “vintage” mean?

At A-Lot Sales we use very specific words in our descriptions to help communicate to you exactly what an item is. Here is a glossary of some terms and their definitions that we commonly use for clarity in our item descriptions:

Vintage — Certain items produced more than 25 years ago. Also used to describe an item form a particular generation that has come back into style. These could be based on our opinion, so it is a good idea to preview items and do your own research.

Antique — Items produced more than 100 years ago.

Collectibles — These items could be vintage or antique, but it will mean there are other items out there which this item would be added to, or to complete a set, such as certain flatware, dishes, toys, tools, signs, ceramics, etc.

Old — This typically means we couldn’t confirm the date but know it’s an older item from before 1979.

Primitive — Pottery, fossils, etc.

We use many professional resources to identify ages to the best of our ability, but we can be (and have been) mistaken. It is always a good idea to preview our items and determine ages for yourself.

January Auction, Direct Sales Page Coming Soon

Our next auction is scheduled for mid-January 2014 and the firm dates will be announced soon. We have A TON of items getting set to bid on and a really great mixture of furniture, jewelry, antiques and collectibles. Don’t miss this!

Coming soon: We will be adding a MAKE AN OFFER section with items that you don’t need to wait for the auction to buy.  If you are interested in one of those items, come in and check it out in person. Make an offer and if we accept, you take it home.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping to make 2013 a great year.  We wish you a safe and prosperous 2014.