Past Sales




NOVEMBER 20, 21, 22


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This sale is being held by appointment only and is coordinated by Paula S. Epler of PSE Estate Sales, LLC.  

We will be booking appointments between 9 am and 4:00 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, NOVEMBER 20, 21 and 22.

We will be following the Covid-19 guidelines, there will be restrictions as to how many people will be allowed in the house at one time. Face masks are REQUIRED for anyone attending. Hand sanitizer will be available at the door and is required for use prior to entering, if waiting outside please practice social distancing and stand 6 feet apart.

This estate sale is in the prestigious Back Bay of Boston, taking place in one of the last remaining single family homes on Marlborough Street. The owner, Barbara Papesch, loved ballroom dancing, singing, searching for antiques and collectibles, she harbored a life long passion for opera, ballet and the theater, enjoyed outdoor sports and activities including skiing, skating, camping and boating. She loved books of all kinds, evidenced especially by her extensive cookbook and gardening collections.  She collected items from both sides of her parental family, antiques, photographs, postcards and letters, dating back to the 19th century.

To include: antiques and collectibles, paintings and prints, fine china with sets by Rosenthal, Limoges Chambord, two sets of crystal candelabras, bone china, stemware, Asian items, many pieces of Wedgwood jasperware, moderne colored glass, ceramics and pottery, silverplate, 1951 baseball exhibition cards, woodenware, Harmony Kingdom pieces, historical plates, lots of brass items, Rookwood vase, Delft, many books on gardening, art, cooking, etc., opera, classical, jazz and show tune records, ephemera, radios,  seashells, photography from the 19th century through to the 1960s, postcard collection, baskets, lots of kitchenware, stereo equipment including a Scott 3578 receiver.

Lots of clothing from the 1960s to the 1990s with a nice selection of evening dresses, Galanos, Givenchy and Adolfo fur coats and other furs including fur hats, collars, purses, gloves, English riding boots, scarves, large collection of costume jewelry, table linen, some sterling jewelry.

Furniture to include midcentury teak furniture including two coffee tables, (made in Sweden), desk, tea cart, gateleg table, bed, Drexel Counterpoint dining room furniture, Maison Jansen style etageries, rattan furniture, mahogany sheet music cabinet, mahogany inlaid game table, two mahogany bachelor chests, English decorative credenza, sofas, bentwood chairs and rocker, antique ornate gold mirror, book cases, great vintage Fisher television set, upright piano, rugs, fireplace equipment, end tables, and more!

Camping gear, Brinkman Smoke ‘N Grill, office supplies, computers, sewing machines, Brother printer/scanner with ink cartridges, 8 millimeter film lot, vintage travel slides, Johnson outboard motor, Game Fisher twin motor, Sevylor inflatable boats, two Dahon folding bikes, (in new condition), etc.

Barbara had a uncle named Paul Tombaugh, he graduated from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1920 and he was an Adjutant General who served during World War II under General Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Supreme Headquartersof Allied Forces in Europe.  There are several paintings of him, lots of photographs, letters to him including invitations to the White House, West Point photos and yearbooks. It is a very interesting lot.

All this and much, much more, not to be missed!


Please email your request for a date and time, on the hour, 9 am-4 pm, Nov 20, 21 or 22, we will do our best to accomodate you, however, appointments will be made on a “first come, first served” basis. We will confirm your appointment by return email.

To book an appointment please contact Paula via email at

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