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Posted By: Alan Dinsmore
Posted On: Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 7:46 AM
 
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Box Advice Part 2
Thanks again for giving me the benefit of your thinking. I can't imagine that my heir and assigns will want this collection. I am a small timer compared to a lot of you, my collection numbers about 350. Your comments made me think of another issue,the burden on my executor. I will leave an estate in good, organized condition. However, each state regulates how much an executor can be paid for services. When my friend takes a look, how much time do I think he will spend on marketing models? Best I can do is monitor the high value ones and flag them. The rest go to car model heaven. Whatever that is.

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Box Advice by Alan Dinsmore #26216
I'd fear they wouldn't sell. I know I've scrolled past cars without boxes. by Ed Glorius #26216.1
+1 Agree. I don't buy unboxed for fear for shipping damage. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #26216.1.1
I've been questioning this box saving game for quite a while. I had by Don Anderson #26216.1.1.1
By all means keep them. As Ed says, I don't even look at an unboxed handbuilt. by Harvey Goranson #26216.2
A common car won't sell (or will sell cheap) but some rarer ones will still sell but cheaper. by Robert Bolin #26216.3
boxes by Paul Patterson #26216.4
Do you ever envision selling them? by Robert Jacobs #26216.5
I also keep the boxes because the thought of them being "disposed of" by Jack Dodds #26216.5.1
1-2 years ago, a collector left his collection of thousands of models to a charity. Unfortunately, by Frank Racibozynski #26216.6
If a model was one that I really wanted & hard to get, no box was OK by me around a half dozen times (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #26216.6.1
box advice by Alan Dinsmore #26216.6.1.1
I've done both with all the scales I've collected. Inexpensive models that pleased my eye..... by Tom Ciryak #26216.7
Agree Tom that the inexpensive models' boxes aren't worth saving. Train table cars. (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #26216.7.1
Box Advice Part 2 by Alan Dinsmore #26216.7.1.1
And sadly Alan, what we call models, others may think of as toys. by Don Anderson #26216.7.1.1.1
I was at a toy show with Don Anderson a few weeks ago in the small town of Limestone, TN. by Harvey Goranson #26216.7.1.1.1.1
And furthermore, related to that show.... by Harvey Goranson #26216.7.1.1.1.1.1
A short while back I bought some Madison models on EBay by John Quilter #26216.7.1.1.1.1.2




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