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Can't-Miss Estate Sale in Old Firehouse on Broad Street

The estate sale this weekend at the old SFFD station on 117 Broad Street is filled with so many rare, valuable, historic and downright kooky collectibles, it will light a fire under your feet. Use that motivation to hot-foot it to this sale, because it's a can't-miss opportunity for people who want to own a bit of San Francisco history—or just something that's truly unique.

Please believe me when I say I've never seen anything like Robert and Marilyn Katzman's home. They moved into the 113-year-old Victorian fire station (home of Engine Company No. 33) after it was decommissioned by the city 33 years ago and, almost accidentally, started collecting fire memorabilia after people started bringing to their door. Perhaps motivated by their environs, they started running San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures in a vintage Mack fire engine they acquired. Fast forward to present day, and on the brink of retirement, they are ready to hang up their fire hats (although they'll keep running the tour business), sell off their vast collection of collections and start anew living the simple life near Lake Merced. Read more...