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
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.