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Old 19th April 2017, 01:23 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by kahnjar1
... As we all know by now, there are those out there who will be keen to clear an estate lot for a very small amount, just to (according to them) help the grieving wife "get rid of the rubbish". ...
Stu, you are so right. When my father died 20 years ago, he had a nice collection of old cigar boxes, cigarette lighters, and other smoking-related memorabilia. Since he died from lung cancer due to his smoking, my mother just wanted done with all the tobacco-related things. A dealer offered to take them off her hands for $200. A little research revealed their true value, and she eventually sold them for more than $4500! This type of thing happens all too often.
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