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Selling junk or hanging ontoTreasures
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kraigWY    Posted 04-28-2004 at 06:32:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old guy down the road has a collection of Treasures for sale. I checked them out and realized he isn't selling nothing at the prices he is asking. Then I met his daughter. She told me she was making him get rid of the junk, an eye sore. The old boy is pushing 90 and don't need the stuff anymore. She had no ideal what the stuff was worth so let him set the prices. I soon realized he wasn't selling junk, he is hanging on to his treasures. I hope I am lucky enough to pass on before I have to sell my junk.

Doc    Posted 04-28-2004 at 19:24:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

dogbardave    Posted 04-28-2004 at 09:49:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
junk vs. treasure.

Wife and i are at the point where we have to help clean out her parents home...converted barn that they have lived in for over 40 yrs.

I KNOW there are valuables there, but how the heck can we find out just who in Brawley NC will want this tiny ambrose type picture or this little comb or that little doo-dad. Good grief, we have some 4,000 sf to clean out. I am very overwhelmed.

I sense dumpster time.

Clipper    Posted 04-28-2004 at 10:20:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get a couple of antique dealers in there to have a look see....when yer done with them put up YARD SALE signs and simply be there for the open house sale....whatever don't sell you can figger on taking to the dump.... :^)

dogbardave    Posted 04-28-2004 at 13:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
...that's a VERY good idea!

Clipper    Posted 04-28-2004 at 13:17:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya think so? Dang...ever once inna while these durn 3 brain cells werk all at once and Viola!!! LOL!

Actually that is zactly what I did with the wife's Aunt's estate and I cleaned out the whole house and garage.....course I spose I shoudda waited fer the old gal to come back frum her vacation and kick the bucket fust but..... :^)

Jim in michigan    Posted 04-28-2004 at 06:57:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am having to sell my "junk" almost all my implements are for sale and at least one tractor. I am planning on keeping just enough to make hay with and a few tractors that hold a special meaning...Jim

Les    Posted 04-28-2004 at 07:18:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jim, I wish you were closer. I might just be looking for a baler. How come you have so many of them?

Jim in michigan    Posted 04-28-2004 at 15:10:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well,,I have so many because I just couldnt pass up a good deal...I use a NH 68 hayliner and have a parts machine of the same ,,,then I have 2 NH 66 balers and 2 JD balers, I bought them all reasonable and was going to use them as backups, but when my 68 dies I will buy my hay,...the 24T is extremely nice,,paint is a lil faded but overall it is cherry,,,Jim

eb    Posted 04-28-2004 at 06:41:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep...Every piece of "Junk" has a memory for the ol' boy. Ya can't put a price on your memories.

thats right eb    Posted 04-28-2004 at 08:31:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
i say that to the mrs. everytime we pack up and head out somewheres. so far it's a workin jus fine. mud

jeanette    Posted 04-28-2004 at 10:14:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
you might be suprized how much that 'junk' is worth, i was cleaning out my closet the other day and found an old monopoly board, with wooden houses. found out it could be worth 50 bucks, we had to play it to see if all the pieces were there. they were, and it was fun.

wallsal55 - Get This...    Posted 04-28-2004 at 10:31:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, have an auction and invite every antique
dealer around. The most worthless looking, but Sentimental object on my grandma's auction--was
a hand carved wooden rocking horse with a tattered rag for a tail. (It was that old, dirty lookin' but you knew a little kid/kids had used
it in the 1800's to 1898. (and it was made by a
dad or grandpa)
Anyway, it brought the Top dollar at the sale!
Was going to look mighty fine in front of somebody's stone fireplace someday or log home.
I think we would have kept it if we had really
known if it had been from my grandma's or grandpa's family and the story behind it--but
we had no 'story' to go with that piece. All
the other pieces we knew the history of.

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