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Hi! I am preparing to sell off my late husbands aircraft kit collection. It is 1/72 scale and all purchased over many years but no later than Sept 2000. There are over 1000 kits as well as some decals, magazines and books. Any advice on the best way to sell these items?
10. February at 22:00:55 Share
Rick Taylor Colleen,

It depends upon how much money you need to get from the collection and the amount of effort you are willing to expend.
1. Least money and least effort. Sell the entire collection to a local hobby store. They will look it over, cut you a check, and haul it away. It can be done in just a couple of days; but, you will get pennies on the dollar.
2. Medium Work and Effort. Sell individual kits at model shows or local club meetings. This requires renting tables at a show or shows. Assume that each show will take a full weekend and that it may take several shows. There will be a percentage of the kits that no one will buy. You will probably get dimes on the dollar.
3. Most money but lots of effort. Sell the kits individually on eBay. This is a TON of work to photograph and list each kit, and then box and ship each as it sells. Some will likely sell for much more than the purchase price, others for much less. This is a ton of work.

Another option is to donate them to a local model club - you won't make a dime; but, they will be gone quickly and the club will benefit. I've told my wife to donate mine to the local IPMS club for their annual raffle.
11. February at 04:46:02
Colleen Loggie Hi Rick, Thank you very much for replying to my question. You have confirmed what I thought. Just started looking at selling on eBay and have realized it will be very time consuming as you stated. I may try to sell a few and see how it goes. Thanks again!
11. February at 17:16:54
Spanjaard i would suggest to maybe buy a modelling magazine, in the last one that i got, i saw several announcements of people who buy complete collections. of course, they will not pay as much as selling them one buy one, but certainly will take you a lot less effort. you can of course send the list to several ones, and then accept the best offer, or the one that you trust more. good luck!!
11. February at 20:54:01
Spanjaard i did a quick search on internet and found a couple of them, but i am sure there are more.
https://oldmodelkits.com/sel..uy-kits-and-collections.html (US)
https://toymart.com/toys_wanted.php (UK)
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