Re: Restoration Projects and 1:200s for sale
A few years back I helped a widow dispose of her husbands garage full collection of vintage unbuilt model kits. She tried selling them on Kijiji but realized the vultures were trying to steal her husbands models for pennies on the dollar. She found me and asked me to help her realize the collections value for her two kids college fund. Models people responding to her Kijiji ads were offering her $5.00, eventually sold for hundreds of dollars. It felt very good to help her and the kids by using my experience and knowledge to maximize the collections value.
The other thing you must consider is most collectors have a passion to collect and often it is not shared by the spouse, but tolerated. When the collector passes, the spouse is left with a burden they don't fully understand and can be overwhelming for them. Don't feel bad buying part of someones collection. You are likely helping.