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What Is It Worth ?

 
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Posted 10/07/2009   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add philb to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This question is frequently asked...what is the collection worth ? can I answer a question with a question ? Are you the one who spent hundreds of hours and hundreds possibly thousands of dollars putting the collection together ? If not, what do you care what its worth ? Its certainly not worth as much to you as to the person who put it together !!
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Posted 10/07/2009   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cgrotha to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Truly sage words Phil. It's always saddening when a cololection that meant so much to a loved one can mean so little to the ones left behind.
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Posted 10/18/2009   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yaakov ben David to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think that a stamp collection is truly a personal pastime in that nobody will appreciate the amount of tender, loving, care (TLC) that you have lavished on your collection as much as you do. I will enjoy it up until the day I die. Fortunately, I have a wife and son who are avid stamp collectors also. I think if I didn't have them, I would try to find someone locally who loves collecting at least as much as I do and then maybe leave my collection to that person. How can you place a value on the TLC that you have placed on your collection? You could never recoup the monetary value so all that is really important is the heart and soul expended on your collection. Actually, what I would receive monetarily would probably be insulting. I would want to find someone, preferably a young someone, who displays the traits about collecting that I think I display. If they come close to my expectations, then I might leave it for them. Otherwise, I might try to find someone through the stampcommunity to receive my collection as a gift.
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Edited by Yaakov ben David - 10/18/2009 2:07 pm
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Posted 10/18/2009   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wanna adopt me?

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Edited by khj - 10/18/2009 4:57 pm
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Posted 11/26/2009   1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zaro to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with all the above, no money can match the quality time spent on ones collection. I still enjoy going through my albums and admiring the qualtiy of the stamps, early issues are best.
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