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Friday, March 17, 2017

Bonkers St. Louis Estate Sale Includes Mastodon Fossil, Parachutes and So Much More

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:43 AM

click to enlarge That big weird ball sculpture thing? You can buy it! - PHOTO VIA MOMODERNE ANTIQUES ESTATE SALES

In the market for a mastodon fossil at a discounted price? You're in luck!

An estate sale in the Central West End slated for this weekend will include one such archaeological curiosity — and that's just the beginning.

Need a kiln? They have two. How about some parachute gear from the '50s? You're covered! A drum set from the '70s, a baby grand piano, tons of furniture, reams of paper, piles of books, Commodore 1702 computer monitors, Atari gear, microscopes, pottery wheels, Shure amplifiers, a big weird octagonal sculpture — all present and accounted for. Really, you might be better off asking what is not for sale.

According to the listing, 4504 Westminster Place spent decades of its life as an auditorium before being converted to a Montessori school called the Learning Center that operated in the '70s and '80s. In keeping, a slew of old books, education supplies, desks and chalkboards are up for grabs as well (a full list of the items for sale, as well as 473 photos of said items, can be found here).

The sale is slated to take place on site Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Line numbers will be distributed to the early birds at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Large items come with a one-week window for pick up, so don't worry about sourcing a truck by this weekend.

For more information, contact MoModerne Antiques Estate Sales at 314-495-4095.

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