Im not sure the term besmirching would be a correct choice of words, and you appear to have taken to heart my assessment of my country and its museums, that by the way have nothing to do with where you work. "please be very careful and sure of what you claim" I am sure of what i "claim" and work with a number of museums. ..now on my very valid point about art museums, would you like me to google search and list the hundreds if not thousands of cases of art fraud in many musuems through out the world..it would be ridiculous to pretend that museums are beyond scrutiny...jeffrey robertson | Institute of Art and Law Blog ...on going cases for the return of indigenous Australians remains held in various museums around the world...This is not me besmirching what you claim to be 'your' industry..as stated i work within the industry and others here do too...its not a personal criticism of you in any way but you appear to have taken it as such
When you talk about 'your' country and 'your' museums, I recall you are from Australia are you not? Guess where I am from...
I know where you are from, and i also know what i have said
Time to take this offline, so as not to spoil this fine thread...
This has made me reconsider where my trinkets are ending up when i go to Valhalla.
Im not certain what to do anymore after reading this. I really really dislike greed
Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
Make sure that in your will you declare which of your beneficiaries receives your collection and make sure that a detailed summary of each piece is included (price paid, approximate appreciation rate etc) plus your intended wishes and hope that said beneficiary maintains your collection as you desire. At the end of the day, should they liquidize your collection and snuff it up their nose what should you care? By that time you should be speaking with the original award receptees anyway!
Sell it all before you die and have a last splurge on coke and whores.
Whatever its just an opinion.
The items in my collection are catagorized and we'll described with approx values at time of purchase but many of the items in my collection will need to be re-assessed at the time of my demise as the market has taken a sharp upwards turn since I started collecting .
I have asked two good friends to see that my wife does not get burdened with trying to dispose of my collection as it would be quite over welming and I would not want her to be taken advantage of.
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!