Selling a lifetime

Freeman Staff

Dec. 12, 2013

WAUKESHA - The collection of a lifetime is up for sale. Packed into nearly 7,000 square feet in a sprawling home at 1126 E. Roberta Avenue are the treasures a couple spent more than 30 years accumulating.

According to Tom Ewart of Open House Estate Sales, the couple frequently traveled to England to find treasures and expanded their home several times to accommodate their ever-increasing collection.

Unique items range from a railroad station bench to a 19th century post office clerk’s station and a riding toy Wienermobile. The couple had hundreds of Hummel figurines dating back to the 1930’s, along with china, stamps, baseball cards, Christmas ornaments and furniture. Ewart said this is the largest collection he has seen.

The sale is open today through Sunday.