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WASHINGTON DC / CHEVY CHASE- 'URGENT' ESTATE SALE of FAMED RUSSIAN-AMERICAN

Featuring: oriental rugs; a large collection of books in English & Russian; antique furniture including barrister bookcases and adjustable chair; antique/vintage fencing gear; golf clubs; cameras; trunks; pocket barometer; artwork; lamps and more. This estate sale only includes his items. It has been over awhile since anyone lived in the house, so some of the furniture and trunks are dusty, but will clean up nicely. Half of the oriental rugs were recently cleaned. (NOTE: there will be a round 2 as a lot of items and furniture were moved to a storage unit).

This is the Estate of Vladimir Grinioff. He was known to be a virtuoso pianist and classical guitarist who even played concerts for the likes of various heads of state, and the President of the United States. He was also a prize-winning author famous for writing two widely publicized books, including Tale of a Whistling Shrimp, a satire about life under communism in Russia, later titled The Banker's Daughter. Vladimir took Its title from Kruschev's statement that "We will abandon communism when the shrimp learns to whistle" published in the 1950's.

Stories about Vladimir includes tales that make him sound more like a real-life James Bond style character. Including that he worked with double agents sharing his vested Russian/American interests, and was a fundamental collaborator with, the political groups who eventually helped to overturn and dissolve the U.S.S.R. in the ear1y 1990s. When he wasn't utilizing his talents as a musician and writer, Vladimir was working as an economist for the Federal Reserve Board and the United States Department of State. He went on to retire as a consultant to the C.I.A.

Featuring: oriental rugs; a large collection of books in English & Russian; antique furniture including barrister bookcases and adjustable chair; antique/vintage fencing gear; golf clubs; cameras; trunks; pocket barometer; artwork; lamps and more. This estate sale only includes his items. It has been over awhile since anyone lived in the house, so some of the furniture and trunks are dusty, but will clean up nicely. Half of the oriental rugs were recently cleaned. (NOTE: there will be a round 2 as a lot of items and furniture were moved to a storage unit).

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE BIDDING!

REMOVAL: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 15th ONLY.  ALL individuals entering the facility to pick-up items must wear a protective face covering. Winning bidders are required to bring necessary boxes, packing materials, tools, equipment, and assistance to safely remove their items. All items must be removed no later than 2:00 p.m.  PLEASE, allow yourself plenty of time to have all items removed from the residence by the pickup closing. A service charge of $25.00 per quarter hour will be assessed for individuals requiring additional time beyond the posted closing times. 

WE REQUEST:  Individuals purchasing books to pick-up between 1:00 & 2:30, and individuals purchasing book shelves to remove them after 2:30. 

Extended Bidding: If a bid is placed in the last 2 minute(s) the auction will automatically extend for an additional 2 minute(s)

Location:  5515 30th St NW, Washington, DC 20015

Preview:  No preview is scheduled for this event. 

PAYMENT METHODS:  Payment will be made by processing your credit card on file immediately following the close of the auction. 

CARDS ACCEPTED:  VISA, MASTER CARD AND DISCOVER.

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Buyer's Premium: There is a 15% Buyer's Premium in effect for this auction.

DISCLAIMERS:  All items are sold "as-is" and "where-is" with no warranties expressed or implied. There are no refunds or exchanges. Please bid accordingly.

Managed by Scott's Sterling Estate Sales - Call with Questions: (240) 274-0389

Status Closed

Event ID 13000776

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  Starts 11/9/2020 5:31:56 PM
  First Lot Closes 11/13/2020 7:00:00 PM (# of Lots: 95)
This Auction Uses Proxy Bidding.
15 %  Buyer's Premium - All Prices Listed in USD
Additional Information
PICK UP LOCATION 5515 30th St NW, Washington, DC 20015
PICK UP TIME 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. SUNDAY, November 15th ONLY.
Schedule a Pickup No Sign Up Necessary. Show up between 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. SUNDAY!
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