ESTATE SALE: The 2019 Vintage HOLIDAY MARKET Dec. 7-8 & 14-15
Saturday December 7, 2019 and Sunday December 8, 2019
Saturday December 14, 2019 and Sunday December 15, 2019
TIME: The nominal start time is 10:00 a.m. and we will close around 5:00 p.m. We reserve the right to open later or earlier than the nominal start time, as crowd conditions dictate.
LOCATION: 20312 Vashon Highway SW
DATELINE: Alert, Nunavut, Canada
During a hastily staged press conference at the Alert Airport, in Nunavut Territory, Canada, Santa Claus announced that he was ceasing all North Pole factory operations effective immediately.
The surprise move comes after Claus failed to reach a labor agreement with his Elven workforce. The two parties had been in labor negotiations since early July, shortly after Claus began outsourcing toy production lines to China. On Thursday, as a negotiated Black Friday deadline approached, Elf labor leaders Celebrimbor the Youngest Elder, Eldaernth the Side Bearded, and Tarasynora of the Southern North, released a statement indicating a strike was imminent.
Carrying red and green banners and blowing toy whistles, protesting Elves and their supporters took to Alert’s main square on Saturday, pledging to carry on with their open-ended strike until their demands are met.
“We are only asking for a little job security,” Tarasynora said.
Clause responded to the strike by immediately closing the factory and sending all production overseas.
“I am confident I will be able to fill all Christmas orders without delay,” Claus said.
Claus has retained Vashon Island Estate Sales to liquidate his entire factory and contents, including all production woodworking machines, hand tools, fine break-room furniture, and all remaining Christmas decorations.
“We have stuff dating to the 1920’s cluttering the shelves of the back rooms,” Claus explained, “It all must go!”
Liquidation of the Claus assets will begin December 7th.
You can expect to see a table saw, band saw, wood shaper, wood routers, drill press, spindle sander, belt sander, bench grinder, tile cutter, a fine woodworker’s bench, dozens of fully restored hand planes, molding planes, compass planes, draw knives, bevel gauges, router planes, fasteners, hardware, plus furniture, including, shelving units, leather sofa, love seats, coffee tables, roll-top desk, fine dining table, an Italian-made, designer glass dining table with chairs, modern chairs, vintage chairs, also tons of contemporary and vintage Christmas decorations, a huge collection of fully-restored cast iron cookware including skillets, dutch ovens, muffin pans, and roasters. In addition, there will be hundreds of unique gift items available, including jewelry, candles, soaps, collectibles, fine china, home décor and more.
We hope to see you there!
Michael and Catherine
Vashon Estate Sales and Property Liquidation Services