Bruce Moving Sale

If you’re feeling a little bored, you won’t be after seeing this ‘grand’ allsorts. From Oak & bling to artistry, boats to haberdashery, from curios to brewing things & music gear to cookery, plus all the fun & funky stuff  between.

827 Bruce Ave. Nanaimo

(South of John Barsby between Nova & Deering)

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Fri, Nov 18 (9-5) & Sat, Nov 19 (9-4)

The assets of this 2-day sale include the contents of a professional photo studio and two generations of family antiques. Our client is a graduate of the Emily Carr school of fine arts & invested a lot of money in various vintage camera gear, plus there is vast and varied selection of fantastic original photos. The flag ship items are a Victorian old cut (.40ct) men’s diamond ring that has been appraised at $3400 & a pair of spectacular custom stain glass windows. For home-brewing, there is 20 glass & 300 resin carboys plus kegs, taps and pumps. Home entertainment features professional karaoke equipment, X-box, high-end stereo gear and a upright baby grand piano.

The selection of antique Oak furniture is showcase quality and there a many unique antiques & collectibles in lamps, decor, comics, memorabilia & postcards. Recreational items include a SS BBQ, yacht dingy, fiberglass canoe and other sports equipment. The home is full of high-end small appliances, kitchen wares, linen, plus a shed full of great power & hand tools. Building supplies include antique bricks, dimensional lumber, a beautiful Victorian fireplace mantel, lots of wood flooring and shop supplies. Outside is where rocks, tiles, wood chunks, landscape path stones, various furniture and funky decorating ornaments abound.

Featured Items

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Diamond Ring & Jewelry

  • Men’s gold ring, highlighted with .40 Ct Round brilliant diamond (See appraisal)
  • Good assortment of coins & costume jewelry


  • (20) Glass carboys
  • (300) Resin carboys w/tops
  • (3) Metal beer kegs
  • Beer taps apparatus
  • Brewing pump gear

Antique Furniture

  • Oak circa 1920s display case (liquor not included)
  • Oak circa 1930s sideboard/display cabinet
  • Oak circa 1930s ladies dresser w/mirror
  • Oak circa 1930s mens dresser w/mirror
  • Set of Oak dining room chairs
  • Victorian Cane & Oak chair
  • Antique Oak dining room table c/w two leaves
  • Antique drop-leaf desk
  • Antique trunks
  • Victorian Oak painted fireplace mantel
  • Antique upright grand piano with stool
  • 1850 wicker rattan chair

Modern & Garden Furniture

  • Black leather sofa & ottoman
  • Teak patio furniture
  • Metal powder coated garden bench
  • 10-Foot boardroom table
  • Foldable futon
  • Cast iron garden furniture
  • Ceramic garden fireplace

Art Originals, Prints & Photos

  • BATEMAN limited edition print
  • Great selection of antique prints & photos
  • Joe Allen Black Tusk
  • Les Smith silk screen x3
  • Sid Dickens tile
  • Noah’s Ark
  • 1920s scrap books
  • Antique family photos
  • Nick May – Silent Hunter
  • Karen Guzack original lithograph signed
  • Derek Rickwood lithograph
  • Maureen Wiseman’s photograph
  • Various Emily Carr collectibles
  • 1920s ephemera
  • Original unframed photos

Stereo & Home Entertainment

  • Bluetooth Panasonic linkable remote speakers for karaoke & dance parties
  • Hitachi flat screen TV
  • Stereo surround sound system
  • Nikon digital camera on tripod
  • Multiple I-phones with original boxes
  • Walkie Talkies

Unique Collectibles & Home Decor

  • Pair of custom-made stained glass windows in dining room (requires removal)
  • Several ornate pole & table lamps
  • Antique tools
  • Antique postcards
  • Vintage comics & magazines
  • Antique Melfort, Saskatchewan glass projector plates in original box
  • Original Bugatti car horn
  • Hudson’s bay coat
  • Oriental fans
  • Whiteheart pub bill of sale
  • First Nations mask
  • Viewfinder good guys gift pack camera

Boating, Fishing & Motocross

  • Antique Paetz rod & reel
  • Fiberglass yacht dingy
  • Gamefisher fiberglass canoe
  • Kawasaki motocross bike (not running)

Shop Tools & Building Materials

  • FIRMAN dual fuel portable generator
  • Radial arm saw
  • Great selection of power and hand tools
  • New Mater craft compressor
  • New shop size hot water heater
  • Modern table saw mounted on stand
  • Stack of antique Nanaimo Brick Factory bricks
  • Stack of antique barn boards
  • Pile of dimensional cedar and fir lumber
  • Stack of wood flooring
  • Pile of round wood fence posts
  • Shop supplies galore

Cameras & Accessories

  • Cambo professional camera
  • Nikon d300
  • Fuji fine pix s2 pro camera that takes Nikon lens
  • Nikon f601
  • Sb900 flash linked with cameras
  • Camera accessories galore including digital camera reflex mirror cleaner
  • Remote flash trigger
  • Waterproof camera bag
  • Trail camera
  • 4×5 Cambo camera for ansell Adam’s type nature photography
  • Focus loops & other accessories
  • Nikor collection of lenses for close up nature photography
  • Canon power shot

Household, Cookery & Storage

  • Bakers/coat rack
  • President’s choice SS BBQ – new burners & heat deflectors
  • Selection of electric small appliances
  • Several canners
  • Numerous Cosco metal shelving units
  • Piles of plastic totes
  • Large cooking pots & other kitchen ware
  • Linen & bedding




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