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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke6 View Post
    putting a price tag on our treasures would certainly help
    Our problem here is...will ANY of it be worth ANYTHING in a few years. The way they keep devaluing things in our line of interest...? I mean in my case.
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    I don't know about you all but after my little swaray in Sept last year I have looked at what I have modestly amassed over 50 years of collecting different themes and items related to war and history including arms and ordnence.
    I humbled myself looking just around my room and was aghast as to trying to value it some of it is intrinsic a few items for value increasing as they have done.
    When I was well enough my wife and I spoke if I perch it and she has a legitimate point "I have no idea Ron of what things are worth that you have" and I felt really sad for my wife as not only will I be gone but the vultures will swoop as I know they will because they are collectors and will want to kill the pig by offering low ball figures.

    I have about 2 trusted friends who could help her one an ex police sergeant the other I have been friends with for 40 years and he also collected but sold off his collection still it would be a daunting task for anyone as there is a heap squirelled away in sealed boxes all over the shed and inside.
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    I was thinking about starting to put a tag on my guns too.
    No-one in my family would know the value of most of my pieces, and even friends would be in deep trouble, because they are all mostly shooters, not collectors.
    I'm a shooter too, but I took the direction of shooting collectible guns, so I'm somewhere in the middle, and so I put a few really nice pieces together.
    Should anything unpleasant happen, all that stuff could be helpful if the value could be clear to everybody at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Our problem here is...will ANY of it be worth ANYTHING in a few years. The way they keep devaluing things in our line of interest...? I mean in my case.
    Thats the big problem with Firearms Jim, We all know its coming one day but when............ having the reaper walk past me last year was enough for me to have a good think about my hoard, its the smaller stuff that fits in draws etc that can be forgotten about but adds up to a small fortune, This is the stuff I,m sorting out now, certainly boosted my paypal account.

    Added: A prime example this morning, looking at some scopes in cupboard, my other half said " I'd just throw them out" ........ thats a £1000 she would stick straight in the bin, thank god the bin doesnt close with a rifle inside.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke6 View Post
    I'd just throw them out
    Seen far to much of that. My kids said "At least we know your stuff is worth money"...I just have to hope they can corner the right two guys to come in and clear it. I'm moving as much as I can right now.
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