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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2023 07:58    Post subject: Caring Collection  

More important I feel is preparing for your death, e.g., your Will. If you get hit by a bus tomorrow and die what happens to your collection? Have you made preparations to avoid someone just saying throw the rocks in a dumpster. We all have personal attachments to at least part of our collections, and possibly nobody interested in our collection besides what they can get for it on eBay. There may be local museums or schools you can leave the collection to and hope it'll be accepted and help inspire others.

On the sun fading issue, this is typically from the UV sunlight. Where I live, new house windows must be made from UV blocking glass and that may be a good option for the main front glass panel of your display case. Just get the glass replaced so the UV does less damage. I got extra glass shelving panels cut cheaply and double stacked each shelf in my case that was bending from larger heavy specimens without detracting from the looks.
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2023 08:01    Post subject: Re: Caring Collection  

SteveB wrote:

Mote important i feel is preparing your death eg your Will


some good advice:

"your collection will not survive your relatives"
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2023 10:17    Post subject: Re: Caring Collection  

Two brand new members, one posting a suspicious link on an OP with generic info
...anyone else find this weird?
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2023 10:26    Post subject: Re: Caring Collection  

Bergur_E_Sigurdarson wrote:
Two brand new members, one posting a suspicious link on an OP with generic info
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Yes, Bergur, both trolls.

Already banned both and deleted both posts.
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