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George & Ruth Ann Hughes
5812 78th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424
F O U R D A Y S A L E ! ! ! !
Sunday, March 18 From 1 p.m.. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 19 From 9 am. to 3 p.m. (20% Off Sale)
Tuesday, March 20 From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (30% Off Sale)
Wednesday, March 21 From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (50% Off Sale)
We hand out numbers one hour before opening time on opening date. One number per person. Initial entry is 40 at 1 p.m. Sunday.
As two leave, two get in. If you are not present when your number is called, you lose your place but may obtain a new number. This is because someone has come after you, received a number, and has stood in line. I didn't make the rules. Our shoppers did. This system is completely designed and dictated by you, our customers.
We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards. We do not accept Discover.
Please read our rules:
1) Bring your own help to load heavy items. We are unable to help.
2) Larger items have removable price tags. Pull the tag and hand to any worker who will mark the item "SOLD." Please put your name and phone number on the sold tag. Please do not take a tag off and carry it around "while you decide." That may cost us a sale. And it may cost you a purchase. If a customer asks me about an item without a price tag, and nobody fesses up to have chosen it, I will sell it to the one making the inquiry.
When you remove a tag from an item, you will be required to follow through on your purchase. Further, please do not carry items around "while you decide." As you empty your carry bag to the cashier, you may decide against one item, but not several. You will be required to follow through on your purchase.
3) Keep young children by your side. We don't allow children to run loose. We encourage you to take whiny kids outside so they do not disburb others.
4) Prior to the sale, we are unable to accept phone calls and/or e-mails regarding price, size, etc. A team puts a sale together, and I probably don't know the answer. That's what you come to the sale for.
5) We are unable to let you claim items prior to the sale. We operate on a level playing field. Shoppers who have patiently stood in line expect to find the pictured items in the home. Our customers' biggest complaints against other liquidators is waiting to get in, only to find an item gone. Those liquidators allow their "pets" in early. We don't. Your money is just as good as someone else's. So again, we play on a level playing field.
6) In many cases we have a holding table, enabling you to go for more items. Please take only what is yours from this table. We have a basket of cloth shopping bags inside the door of every sale. We encourage you to take one and to carry your items around with you. People do steal from the holding table, and we are unable to control it.
7) Please respect neighbors by not blocking their drive or mailbox. Use our driveway only for loading, as some of us must come and go during the sale.
8) Ladies: You don't need purses the size of luggage. You hog limited space and bump into our merchandise and into others. You block traffic. You raise suspicion.
Thank you for shopping with Access to the Past, specializing in finer estates at very realistic prices. We have conducted more sales per year during the past 12 years than any other liquidation company in Lubbock. Thanks for your referrals and for making us Number One year after year.
Overwhelming variety and quantity in this big home. All 9 rooms, big garage, back yard, and shed are overflowing with quality items you'll be proud to call your own.
Whoever bought the miniature doll house at Ruth Schiermeyer's sale on 78th a few weeks ago lamented the fact that there was no miniature furniture for it. We have miniature plastic furniture - a box of it, including a nifty wringer washing machine. So whoever you are - COME BACK!
Also we have showcases full of costume and sterling jewelry, a large brass eagle, 2 rolltop desks, game table, marble-top bistro table with 2 chairs, 2 cool vintage pole lamps , patio furniture, two 8-track tape players, 2 record players, air purifiers, 2 treadmills, two dining suites, game table w/ chairs, fans, cleaning supplies and toiletries galore.
Also very fine Heywood Wakefield dining room furniture, buffet, table & chairs, bedroom furniture - not the original blonde color, but refinished years ago in a light brown. The finish work is spectacular - not amateur, and will make many mid-centurists somewhere between happy and ecstatic.
Also quartz heaters, roll-away bed frame, vintage Royal typewriter, wooden legal file cabinet, yard tools, pegboard sheets, Halicrafter short wave radio (in shed), two fine old Singer portable sewing machines, an extra tall cedar chest to fight over, a king bedroom suite, maple bedroom furniture in another room, small vanity, and a big wooden rocking chair.
Also fine gents' clothes and ladies' clothes, including size 10 women's shoes that are so hard to find. We have a leather sofa and matching love seat, occasional tables and lamps, nice oil paintings everywhere, a 5-piece glass-top breakfast set, a wonderful new-old-stock American Tourister train case on cute little feet, many fine religious books, and a wait for this: tons of paperback novels, including Louis L'Amour, and lots of romance novels - you know, the kind where the cover has a handsome shirtless man holding an adoring brunette looking upwards, lovingly into his dark eyes.
All of this, plus a helpful staff second to none.