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Learn more about our store, history and even new merchandise for sale in our Cincinnati Ohio store, including antiques, jewelry, furniture and much much more. To see just some of the many fantastic items we have for sale, check out the Legacies Facebook page. For even more options, visit our retail store. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky!

Estate Sales Made Easy at Legacies Upscale Resale

When you find yourself needing to dispose of a large number or variety of previously-treasured household items, it can be tricky figuring out what has true market value and what should go to Goodwill. If you have an entire estate … Continue reading

What’s a Fair Price for Lladró Figurines?

Lladró porcelain figurines are delicate, handmade statuettes created in Valencia, Spain between the 1950s and today. Bought new, the figurines cost anywhere from $100s to $1,000s. The highest price ever paid for a vintage Lladró was $130,000 at auction. Lladró … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Crystal and Glass?

Crystal is a subset of glass. There are three main criteria for crystal as established by the European Union in 1969: a lead content over 24%, a density of more than 2.90, and a reflective index of 1.545. John Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Tax–and Other–Benefits of Donating to Legacies

You can save money on your taxes by donating property to Legacies Upscale Resale. Tax-deductible donations are contributions of money or goods to a tax-exempt charitable organization. These donations can substantially cut your taxable income, and at Legacies, they also help people … Continue reading

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Collecting Vintage Glassware? What you Need to Know

A popular category at Legacies Upscale Resale is vintage glassware from Pyrex, Fire-King, Corning and other brands. Pyrex Around 1910, Bessie Littleton acquired a wet-cell battery jar made with a new type of glass her husband, Jesse, had told her about. … Continue reading

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Still Popular 129 Years Later: Swarovski Jewelry

Swarovski jewelry was born in 1892 when Daniel Swarovski, the son of an Austrian glasscutter, patented a machine that could cut glass into crystals that were virtually indistinguishable from diamonds. To make a Swarovski crystal, quartz sand, potash, sodium carbonate … Continue reading

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What is Midcentury Modern? How Can You Tell? Why is It Popular?

“Midcentury modern” is a hot buzzword. So-called midcentury furniture and design are everywhere–on TV show sets, in fashion and hip restaurants. But what does midcentury modern really means? The word is used very loosely to describe furniture, architecture and graphic … Continue reading

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Identifying Your China Maker, Pattern and Value

If you have acquired heirloom china or glassware, you are probably wondering the name of the manufacturer and the pattern name—along with whether your possessions are of particular value. Here are some clues: The Type There are three main kinds … Continue reading

Jewelry Event at Legacies Starting March 20th!

Legacies invites you to stop in and check out our March Madness Jewelry Event starting March 20th and running until April 4th. We will be offering our largest selection of costume jewelry at our deepest discounts. Get ready for spring … Continue reading

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Kitchenware Event Starts on March 2nd!

It’s that time again! Our annual Kitchenware event is here! Join us as we showcase a wide selection of new and gently used small kitchen appliances, modern and vintage cookware, table ware, and serving pieces. Some featured brands include Cuisinart, KitchenAid, … Continue reading

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Legacies Is Looking For High End Jewelry For Their Big Jewelry Event

Now through the end of the year! Legacies is launching its annual high end jewelry event for our 26th Anniversary and we’re looking for consignors and donors of: •    Gold •    Silver •    Gemstones (Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, etc.) •    … Continue reading

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Yes, Legacies Sells Hermès Scarves in Cincinnati!

Since 1937, Hermès’ hand-hemmed, 65-gram silk scarves made from the cocoons of 250 mulberry moths have never gone out of style. Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn made these gorgeous accessories must-haves, and today’s celebrities keep them … Continue reading

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Where to Save on Preowned Wristwatches in Cincinnati

In the market for a designer watch? Shocked at the prices and lack of availability? Here’s a secret: you can find a distinctive, name-brand watch at Legacies, the Upscale Resale shop in Hyde Park Plaza. And no one will ever … Continue reading

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Where to Save on Designer Purses in Cincinnati

Shopping for a classy shoulder bag or tote in Cincinnati? They can be hard to find or require long waits. And the prices can take your breath away. A great place to look for bargains is Legacies Upscale Resale. We … Continue reading

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Legacies Has Reopened! New Hours (COVID-19 UPDATE)

Updated 6/10/2020 We’ve Reopened! Legacies has reopened as of June 9th, 2020 with new shortened hours: *Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm 10am – 11am reserved for at-risk shoppers Sunday: 12pm – 4pm (We’ll be closed Mondays). Masks are required … Continue reading

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