Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 38

What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

Article about: I would hope that I am a long ways away from being six-feet-under, but I've always wondered what will happen to my collection when I'm gone. I think family members and friends would be very

  1. #11

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    Hi Joe, once a museum has an item, they are the legal owners and can do with it as they see fit with it. In many cases this means sell it. If the item is not what the museum wants, ie their specialist subject, they often have no real interest in it. Things also go "missing" ......They are under no obligation to display an item. I know Vets who have donated items which have never seen a display case. Also some storage conditions in some stock rooms are terrible. As is the way they catalog items.

    I have been behind the scenes in many UK and European museums and on the whole I am not impressed.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

  2. #12
    ?

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    I've heard many similar stories about museums, thankfully the local aviation museum displays everything they have, from fully restored aircraft, to relic wrecks which are in storage (the visitors have access to see them.). Even the workshop where parts are restored is partially open to visitors.

    Considering I'm 18 and just started collecting recently, I think my stuff is safe for now.

    Nitram

  3. #13

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    my 6 year old daughter keeps reminding me that im just looking after my collection untill she's ready , so i quess its an investment for her

  4. #14
    ?

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    What bits and pieces that I have when I "kick the bucket" will be split between my two sons - but it will be the wife who decides HOW it will be split, thats assuming that she doesn't just sell it and split any proceeds.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

  5. #15
    ?

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    I tell my wife to keep what my son wants and to sell the rest. I also tell her not to sell to a dealer ( no offence to you dealers out there) but you guys don't pay . Also if anybody offers to appraised my collection don't sell to them either

  6. #16

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    Thanks for the responses, fellows!

  7. #17

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    Have you ever thought how complicated it will be to sell a militaria collection if you do not know anything of the real value of these items? And it is also true that only a few relatives have the same hobby we do. For example for my wife all helmets, ammo crates etc. is just a useless junk. When i'm gone she has nothing to do with all of this stuff. The only part of collections she likes are the awards because she likes the design of III Reich military awards. So I belive it is just the best solution to give in your will some addresses of the militaria dealers you trust and also prices of the items so your relatives can easily sell your collection.

  8. #18
    kc1
    kc1 is offline
    ?

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    Personally i'd pre brief someone to sell by auction. Don't put any items in a will to be left to anyone otherwise the taxman will put the value onto your estate which may mean a tax bill for inheritance tax (U.K only) And the big assumption we are all making is that anyone will want to buy these items in the future.

  9. #19

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    A sad thing to start thinking from now, but i hope that until then i will be able to know the right person who will take my collection.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

  10. #20
    ?

    Default Re: What will happen to your collection when you're gone?

    Bit of a bleak question! But I've thought about it too (despite the fact I'm only 17 and, like everyone, hope I have a while to wait). It's odd thinking how although we enjoy these collections now, they will ultimately outlast us. I'll probably pass them down the family, or if not, assuming I have any similarly interested friends at the time, I'll pass it to them.

    Robbie

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. My Little Collection

    In Art - Decor - Exotica of the Third Reich
    05-05-2012, 10:47 AM
  2. My collection

    In Collections display
    12-20-2011, 06:52 AM
  3. Our Collection

    In Collections display
    11-01-2011, 06:23 PM
  4. EK 2..two new ones, for the collection.

    In 1939 Eisernes Kreuz forum
    09-03-2010, 11:19 AM
  5. Whats happen to WWII Soviet helmets ??

    In Headgear and Steel Helmets of the RKKA, Red Army, & Soviet Army
    09-22-2008, 09:30 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •