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amsd
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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
10 Sep 2021
07:32:24pm
Hi all,

I'm ususally decent (not superb, mind you) at researchiing stuff, esp when I know it exists. Such is NOT the case with my trying to find the link to the discussion/article/somepin on the steps to take when confronted with an inherited collection.

The reason i ask is I have promised to write an article for the local paper in which i discuss exactly that, and rather than use precious space describing it, I thought I'd provide the link AND get SOR exposure while helping folks who have those rare purple 3c silhouttes of Jefferson.

Help my look just a little closer to superb.

David
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10 Sep 2021
08:08:28pm
re: help me find the discussion on what to do with an inherited collection

David, are you thinking of this article.
https://stamporama.com/articles/display_article.php?id=RAzVsUyz8ryqE

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Especially the last link on the page.

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12 Sep 2021
05:43:00pm
re: help me find the discussion on what to do with an inherited collection

Was that the article or should we still be looking?

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Just one more small cover .....
12 Sep 2021
08:41:48pm
re: help me find the discussion on what to do with an inherited collection

David,
As well as the article that Vic(Sheepshanks) referenced, the following articles that Bob(bobstamp) wrote is also very good on this subject:

https://stamporama.com/articles/display_article.php?id=RASd3nKLqcQNo

Regards ... Tim.

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
12 Sep 2021
10:52:29pm
re: help me find the discussion on what to do with an inherited collection

thanks; that's it

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13 Sep 2021
09:39:19am
re: help me find the discussion on what to do with an inherited collection

The link in Tims post is the one I referenced in the Edit of my post.

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Tom in Exton, PA
13 Sep 2021
11:40:51am
re: help me find the discussion on what to do with an inherited collection

Wow! I just read Bob's article and I don't imagine anyone could do a better job of explaining the topic! Wonderful article! It needs to be forwarded to anyone who inquires!

Regarding the lore of dishonest stamp dealers--
Back in the day, in my teens from probably 15 to 19, I used to help out at the local stamp and coin shop. The two owners were coin guys and I actually knew I lot more about stamps than they did.

People would bring in these collections... I got to the point where I immediately recognized the free stamp albums distributed in VA hospitals. They'd usually have mostly damaged and heavily canceled stamps in them. Value- Nothing.

Then we'd get those Franklin Mint (and the like) "personalized collections" of the 50 State Capitols, Olympics or even the Fleetwood album of first day covers. Again, value- Nothing.

It was tough to tell these folks what they had. Those with Uncle Boswell's old VA album had those visions of sending kids to college on that piece. The ones with the "instant collectible" cushy cover albums, remember what they paid for it and thought it certainly would have greatly appreciated!

I had people get angry and since I was young, demand to see an adult as "what would this kid know?" The store owners would tell them I knew more than they did! And those folks would call us crooks... and I'd remind them that we made them no offer, nor were interested in buying their treasure. It was the tough part of the business.

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