Losing a relative often is a traumatic experience at best, whether it is a parent, sibling or spouse. A secondary hurdle, depending on the terms of the wills and codicils, is what is left behind and what to do with the personal property items.
Ed Tuten, the antiques and collectibles columnist for The Best Times, has said the collecting of items is akin to a hunt, or a search that can become personally consuming.
Dear Old Man: I have inherited a collection of blown glass Easter eggs. Can you tell me anything about them? Who made them? When were they made? Do they have any value? JJ
Dear Old Man: My wife and I enjoy The Best Times and your articles. We have inherited a dining room server and I am hoping you could give us your opinion as to style and value. JA
After living in the same house for 40 years and it’s time to move on, you might wonder where all this “stuff” came from? And more important, you might ask, how do I get rid of it?