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Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:04 pm
Hello All
I know it is a long heading for a post but if it's collecting coins figurines and other things you have to have the room
or safe to keep all these things. Then when you reach the age like me of going on 84 what am I going to do with this stuff Smile .
Who do I leave everything too. One son does not what the coins the other will take them most likely dump them all. I find
if you think you could sell all your collectables to a dealer don't even try. Dealers only what dead people stuff because
they want it for ten cents on a dollar Smile . Years ago I told everyone if I die my wife would fine another guy to take my guns
who may thank me for leaving him all the bullets Smile .

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Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:49 am
I know what you mean. I have a collection of modern studio glass and a library of books as well as my silver. Individual items will be left to specific persons, a few items will be donated to specific museums (yes, they will want them!) but the residue will be left to my heirs, who can do with it as they wish. I have drilled it into them that the old and tatty books are actually worth something and to get the collection valued before they sell it. The same goes for the glass. Fortunately, one of my nephews does like the glass, so it will be looked after. My carnivorous plants will go to a nursery run by a friend, but that will happen when it gets too much for me to deal with rather than be a bequest.
Any sale will be at a lesser value than the dealer will sell it on for, they have to make a living after all and have significant on-costs, but they will do their best not to be completely ripped off. Ultimately though, I collect for my own enjoyment and not to leave a treasury to the next generation. The enjoyment that I have had is the value that I paid for.

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Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:07 pm
The answer is simple. Leave it all to me! I am in a similar position being a mad collector of many things from coins to Tudor Mint figures and have no kids. I think one should enjoy one’s hobby, and not worry about what happens after you die.

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Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:22 pm
ArcaneCollector wrote:The answer is simple. Leave it all to me! I am in a similar position being a mad collector of many things from coins to Tudor Mint figures and have no kids. I think one should enjoy one’s hobby, and not worry about what happens after you die.

You've convinced me @ArcaneCollector - I'll remember you in my Will.
I won't leave you anything, but I'll remember you.

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