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simonw

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Collections: Donations/Bequests
« on: December 04, 2019, 03:23:45 PM »
I'm not planning anything anytime soon (I'm only 62) but the thought is these days sometimes beginning to seep into my head; "What's going to happen to my stuff when I'm no longer able to use it (i.e. I'm either too frail or I'm dead)?"

 I don't really like the idea of breaking my collection up and/or selling it piecemeal. I would much rather that it continued in use as a collection and continued to provide pleasure to gamers in the future.  I reckon it's about £20,000 quids worth (replacement cost) and comprises primarily 'matched pairs' of 'big battle' 28mm scale (Tactica 2) armies as follows: Sumerians v Sumerians, New Kingdom Egyptians v Hittites, Neo Assyrians v Neo Babylonians, Trojan Wars, Early Achaemenid Persians v Hoplite Greeks, Macedonians/Successors v Mauryan Indians, Republican Romans v Gauls and some LOTR stuff in 28mm (but I won't dwell on that). In addition I have numerous sets of rules and reference books and some WW2 bits and pieces in 20mm as well.

So my question is, does anybody know of any Wargames clubs which would be willing and able to accept and accommodate my collection in the future. I don't know for instance if there is any desire or  capacity in any of the hospitals and/or clubs for retired servicemen to accommodate it. Is there scope for the Society to compile and post a list of potential 'users'.

I suspect that I'm not alone in this situation. Suggestions welcome!
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Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 03:40:57 PM »
I'm not planning anything anytime soon (I'm only 62) but the thought is these days sometimes beginning to seep into my head; "What's going to happen to my stuff when I'm no longer able to use it (i.e. I'm either too frail or I'm dead)?"

 I don't really like the idea of breaking my collection up and/or selling it piecemeal. I would much rather that it continued in use as a collection and continued to provide pleasure to gamers in the future.  I reckon it's about £20,000 quids worth (replacement cost) and comprises primarily 'matched pairs' of 'big battle' 28mm scale (Tactica 2) armies as follows: Sumerians v Sumerians, New Kingdom Egyptians v Hittites, Neo Assyrians v Neo Babylonians, Trojan Wars, Early Achaemenid Persians v Hoplite Greeks, Macedonians/Successors v Mauryan Indians, Republican Romans v Gauls and some LOTR stuff in 28mm (but I won't dwell on that). In addition I have numerous sets of rules and reference books and some WW2 bits and pieces in 20mm as well.

So my question is, does anybody know of any Wargames clubs which would be willing and able to accept and accommodate my collection in the future. I don't know for instance if there is any desire or  capacity in any of the hospitals and/or clubs for retired servicemen to accommodate it. Is there scope for the Society to compile and post a list of potential 'users'.

I suspect that I'm not alone in this situation. Suggestions welcome!

I imagine any club would snap them up (our Durban club certainly would).
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simonw

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Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 05:15:13 PM »
Justin,
Some of them have indeed been to Australia (and back) but Durban is a bit further from Glasgow in Scotland than I had in mind. Still, if nothing closer crops up, I'll keep you posted (hopefully in another 10 to 20 years)!.
Good luck down there.
Cheers
Simon
28mm Painted Ancients Totals:
Generals:   67   
Total Foot:   around 4000
Total Cav.:   around 1000
Camels   32
2 Chariots   84   
4 Chariots   41   
Artillery Models   6
Artillery Crew   16   
Elephants   26
and counting. (i.e. still painting). Not including LOTR or WW2 stuff.
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Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 01:13:55 PM »
There are plenty of closer clubs I am sure would be only too happy to take you up on that. I'm the secretary of the Kirriemuir Club for example, and I am sure we would be delighted with a bequest.
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Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 01:35:22 PM »
Doug,
Always enjoyed my trips up to Kirriemuir for the show in November but I haven't been for 3 or 4 years now since my MS has progressed. The show is one of the few that actually has meaningful painting competitions as well as a nice Pub over the road for lunch (as I recall).
Best regards
Simon
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Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 07:22:05 AM »
The loss of the good pub across the road was the first sign of serious decline at claymore, I think.

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Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 01:00:24 PM »
That's one of the things I miss is somewhere to socialise. Though as I have been away for years I don't know that many folk.
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