The Next Generation Of Collectors
Posted 12 April 2005 - 10:19 PM
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:03 PM
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:07 PM
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:28 PM
My mum is the second of 9 and my dad is the fifth of 10. Always another mouth to feed somewhere!! I'm inundated with an over supply of relatives. I would like to have a happy medium. Can I send at least half of them over?
Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:43 AM
Good question, Lisa, it's got me thinking. My collection will most likely be passed on to my sister; but in the meantime, I liked Ron's response that we are "caretakers" for the time being.
Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:12 AM
My youngest son who has shown me the way to the fascinating world wide web and even helped me to buy the first solids on ebay because I haven't had my own paypal account then, he knows of the value of my solids and has my ok to sell them (rather in the farther than the nearer future I hope)
Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:49 AM
Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:05 PM
Here's what I am doing. I have one adorable grandaughter, Reagan , plus two darling grandsons, Jackson and Grant.....who would only want a solid if it was Darth Vader or Han Solo!!!!! I am trying to gather the pieces for a few "themes" that I think she (Reagan) will love. If they ever do a Star Wars collection, we're set!
In light of this, I am selling everything else that I have. One of my pieces is on our "For Sale" page. I would like for our "Caretakers" to have first choice before I put them on E-Bay. Anyone interested can e-mail me.
I will continue to collect the special pieces for my Reagan. Someday, she can display them.......Gosh.....I hope she will love them as much as I have
..... They make me happy every time I look at them!!
Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:53 PM
Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:47 PM
Received the following email last week
"There is a very fine line between a hobby and insanity".
Have two grandsons; while both of them look and admire my solids, at present the oldest (11) would like to sell them and buy a dirt bike. The youngest (5) asked "Grandma what happens to these when you die? Do the people who live in this house next get to keep them?" I had a hard time answering for hiding my laughter.
Posted 14 April 2005 - 04:00 AM
Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:01 AM
So it would seem that many of my Collection I will leave to some of my lovely Collector friends. That would be my wish!
Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:40 AM
Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:46 AM
I understand how you can't part with your solids, but this is actually a serious topic that most people haven't thought about. A large solid collection could be valuable. It should be insured. Collectors should make provisions for them - and everything else in their estates. Instructions should be written out in a will so they can be followed by an executor. I've seen fights among family members, and valuable keepsakes sold at estate sales. Also, state laws vary, but without a will, your possessions could go to someone you don't want to have them.
In addition to earthly goods, we should each have a living will - what you do or don't want to happen if you can't make decisions for yourself.
None of us wants to think about it, or believe anything can happen to us, but it's best to be prepared.
Posted 14 April 2005 - 11:59 AM
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