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Inherited a Massive collection

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  • Member since
    November 2019
Inherited a Massive collection
Posted by Kellie B on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:34 PM


My father Peter Bave recently passed away and left me his entire scale model collection. There are dozen if not hundreds of kits, supplies, and built models. I know he was published in this magazine before so I wanted to reach out and see if anyone knew the best way to go about selling the kits. If you have any resources that you can recommend I would appreciate it. 

My dad loved scale models. It was his escape from the day to day. He won countless awards for his skill and attention to detail. Unfortunately I did not inherit his gifts so the kits are better off in the hands of folks like him.



  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:05 PM

Hi Kellie! Sorry for your loss.

Here is one way to sell your dads kits. E-Bay. 

You could also donate them to Veterans hospitals and homes to be used for re-hab. Childrens re-habs are also prime candidates for the kits to help the kids. You could donate the completed planes and other military vehicles to places like the VFW posts. They are usually grateful for them and it is a way for your fathers work to be remembered. I donate my older built kits to a WWII museum. It makes more room on my shelves too. 

Hope that this helps.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:16 PM

In addition to what Fox suggested, There would probably be a few here that would be interested if you want to go that route of one or two at a time.  Would have to be done as PM's, as no selling allowed on the forum itself.  Would have to inventory what you have and price it out.

Another thought is, if you have a hobby shop close by, see if they would put up a list of what you have for you, with your contact information.

You have my condolences on your loss, I know the feeling well.


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