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Posted 05/27/2021   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gwanghoops to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My wife and kids don't collect but I worry they'll be ripped off...So I

- left some written instructions to either: sell on eBay face value binders, give to charity, and either keep or sell individually marked binder/items
- marked by binder their disposition
- slowly briefed the wife on stamp collector widow stories, the fallacy of financial gains in collecting, and the eBay seller bloodletting

I just got a "don't be uninformed" item in the mail -- around 1500 USPS souvenir and commemorative panels over 20 years weighing 75lbs that netted less than $200 after selling costs. Hopefully the widow knew what to expect.
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Posted 05/29/2021   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@JohnBecker said >> 3. Absolutely worst, leave it as a burden to family members to manage who know nothing about it - or worse yet, care nothing about it. A recipe for items being damaged or lost to the hobby. <<

Burdens are never dealt with well.

And that was kinda the thought I had in my origibal post. Giving our heris/left behinds SOME sort of something to go on -- whether it's an inteicately-researched text file, an Excel file denoting different levels, or like me basic colored stickers on the Safe cards on what may bemore or less notable and what probably isn't hecause there are just stamps I collected because I liked 'em and have little/no SCV or SMQ value -- I think we owe it to themand the hobby to at least give them something of aheads-up.

But OTOH, if some kid cleaning out their recently-passed geek-dad's house pitches a small album of, say, MNH OG 1893 Columbian Expo #236-pluses that wpuld ring pristine, it'd surely be a crime ... but the actual population just went down and collectors of those rejoice.
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Edited by STTScott - 05/29/2021 1:46 pm
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Posted 05/29/2021   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
See this thread to the end: http://goscf.com/t/77500

Now go back and reread this thread. Repeat until it sinks in.
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