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chrispurs2012
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: *HELP* MASSIVE CLUEDO COLLECTION Reply with quote

Hi all,

My dad has recently died and in his possessions he has left behind an enormous Cluedo collection. The collection consists of various versions of the classic game, identical games in different languages and other related memorabilia.

I was wondering if anyone could provide me with any assistance in what I should do with this collection?

As you can imagine, attempting to sell each individual item will be very time consuming so an auction house may be my best bet.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this. I appreciate any feedback given.

Thanks,

Chris Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, first let me say I'm sorry for your loss.

What an interesting man he must have been to have such an elaborate Cluedo collection.

Not sure an auction house would be appropriate here. They will most likely take far too much commission for what you would get for it. Chances are, a collector will not be interested in the entire lot, and unless they are mint-condition, still factory sealed games, they are not likely to be of any interest to a serious collector at that level.

EBay is likely the best way to go. You could catalogue the entire collection, take a few pictures of a group of games, and offer it as a single lot at first to see how well you might do. depending on what's in it, a collector most likely would take the entire lot to get a few desirable pieces, then take the responsibility of selling those they don't want off your hands while ensuring they get a good home.

Alternately, you could take them to a local eBay Assitant who will sell them on consignment, and likely for much less than an auction house.

A final thought occurs, that depending on where you live, one of us might take the lot off your hands and/or sell it for you in exchange for first crack at some of the games.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind words and advice.

I will consider the Ebay option and potentially seek out the services of an Ebay Assistant.

All my Dad's items remain factory sealed - so regarding your fourth option, I will generate a list of the collection and enter it onto this forum in case a collector is interested (there may even be a rare game!)

Many thanks again. I appreciate your response a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your dad. If he was a collector, i wonder if he was a member of one of the forums related to the game. Perhaps we know who he is?

I'm very interested to see the list of games. Perhaps you could post a picture of the collection?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he was a member his username would most likely have been rogwyn.

I will look at generating a catalogue and picture of the collection for all interested parties.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would definitely be interested in seeing the collection.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrispurs2012 wrote:

All my Dad's items remain factory sealed.

I have to say, this changes things somewhat. Definitely post a list of items here, so we can advise accordingly. However, if these games are factory sealed, they could potentially fetch quite a lot. Still not sure an auction house is the place to sell them, but depending on what's in the collection, it could be an option.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also sorry for your loss.

It's interesting, though, because just the other day I was thinking about what would happen to my collection one day when I eventually pass. I wanted to share my decision because I think it's a neat idea.

I will leave instructions to have my entire collection piled on a table at my wake. As the visitors leave, they will get to take one of the games with them. It's a very personal keepsake that they can take with them to remember me by.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always said that when the Smithsonian turns down the donation, just burn it all in a big bon fire.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for not replying. I was unaware more comments had been placed.

I have just compiled a catalogue and will upload it on here shortly...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The list above was buried in the spam folder. My appologies. Are these still available?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
The list above was buried in the spam folder. My appologies. Are these still available?


If so, I call dips on Clue Suspects.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy to sell items individually!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you'd take some photos - particularly of the foreign Cluedo versions even if it's just groups - it would be helpful. I'd be interested in any I don't already have.
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