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Posted: 25 Jan 04, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had my entire Queen collection appraised this weekend (for my homeowners' insurance, an annual thing) and thanks to a lot of people on this list's help and advise with their great websites and information, my collection is worth so much more than last year's appraisal!! Is anyone else here as serious a collector as I, and wants to protect theirs as much as possible?
(My Beatles collection eclipses it -- it's worth more than my house now!)
Good news though -- like Beatle memorabilia, Queen is coming up also. Especially the original stuff! It increases yearly and that makes me very happy. According to Eil.com, they're the fifth most collectable band worldwide, and that is quite a feat!

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Posted: 25 Jan 04, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, honey, you opened up this wormbin. You're happy because your collection is worth more than you thought ($ wise, I assume). So...does this mean you only collect Queen to sell it one day? Or will you NEVER sell? I'ts the age old Ebay question.....


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Posted: 25 Jan 04, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rusty, what "wormbin" did I open? I asked an honest question to serious collectors. I'm sure you're one of them, otherwise you wouldn't have answered.
A lot of people on this list have put a lot of time, effort and money into their collections and add to them from time to time via garage sales, used record stores, private sellers and yes Ebay, the world's market. I've been a collector since the first Queen album came out in 1973, so it's been about 31 years now and I'm still at it.
How about yourself? :-)

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Posted: 25 Jan 04, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow lisa! i'd probably die if i seen your collection!! so what one queen item do you own that you would consider the most valuable $ wise, and what queen item means the most to you personally?

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was thinking of insuring my Queen collection too but I'm too lazy. What's the value of your stuff, Liza and how did you calculate the prices? I mean - some 7" singles can cost $5 on ebay.com but $150 on eil.com

I guess my collection is worth about 8000-10000 dollars (which is still only a percentage of what other people have - Henrique, tell us about your collection :-)

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 03:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

me too some years ago asked a guy who works for an insurance company if I could ensure my collection and he said that it was not possible, my thousands of Queen vinyl/cds/memorabilia would be calculated as "second hand stuff" as I could not demostrate that, for example, my german Now I'm here is worth 20 euros while the french on is worth 10 times more. Moreover, for signed stuff I would have needed a declaration of the person who signed the stuff (in this case Queen) or their legal representatives/relatives. I gave up, I know my collection is worth a lot and I won't sell it, and this is enough for me


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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Henrique, tell us about your collection :-)

Believe it or not, I have no idea!
I frequently think about insuring it, but the marathon task of evaluating every item AND to keep the values and list of items up to date every year when renewing the insurance apolice always made me forget the idea :-/
I know, I know, if my appartment goes on fire I will regret :-(
Also I think it will not be easy to find a company in my country that understands the value of this kind of collection, as Queensite said. From what I have looked around (here), in general they seem to make insurances only of paintings and art objects collections, things like that.

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my dad's Beatles collection is worth about $250,000 USD.
Glad im a only child.


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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whoa!!! 250,000!!! , man, at least the beatles were good for something


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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think mine's less than $600. I'm not really a 'collector', I just buy the CDs to get the music I want, not every variation of artwork, or memorabilia.

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine's probably worth around $5000 - but "het is maar net wat een gek er voor geeft".

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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mine used to be US$ 22,000 but Im selling a lot now. dont know its current value


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Posted: 26 Jan 04, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mines worth about 6-10 thousand £££, my mother told me to value it and photograph it, but it takes forever!


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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear Lady in Red:
Sounds like EVERYONE missed my question, which I thought would provoke a little discussion. So here it is in different shorter words. Does everyone collect to collect, or collect for the money? Simpler?


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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Almost nobody collects for money. I don't know about others but I collect for the joy of it - it's very exciting to find something new, to get something which is very rare or something which once belonged to a Queen member (for example).

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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I collect for money and the collection - if I saw, for example, an absolute bargain somewhere, I'd buy it to sell, whereas if I saw something I wanted, I'd pay however much it was worth to me.

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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WOW!! I am so overwhelmed by the responses!
Leah -- until Breakthru 2003, the worthiest Queen item I own are my bootlegs! (Vinyl of course) Now, it's the certificate I won for runner-up in the Costume Contest (as the Great Pretender Red-y Freddie), signed by both Brian and Roger in Sharpie marker, and that famous "rain-washed" Miracle t-shirt I won at the auction (that Brian signed, though it's a bit faded from the rainwater, and actually wore per my COA that Jacky finally sent).
Martin and Rusty: I collect for the fun of it also. I equate it to a hunt sometimes -- the more scarce the Queen item, the more I want it and pursue it until it's mine!! (LOL) I got prices from Eil.com, private collectors and those nice people at Goldmine Magazine and Great Escape in Nashville, TN.
BTW, value of the Queen collection was $23 K. My Beatle collection is appreciating again, worth $325 G now. Most worthy piece: original Butcher Block album cover, promo copy, mint condition (not wrapped), $10,500.
Note to collectors: the more original the item, the more it appreciates in value, especially those certified autographs!! (Freddie's is worth close to $1000 depending on age and condition.)

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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But when you collector's die, who's going to have your Queen collections, assuming they're worth equally as much as they are now, if not more in the future?

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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to have a mausuleum made and be buried with my collection..you won't put your sticky hands on it! ;)


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Posted: 28 Jan 04, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"But when you collector's die, who's going to have your Queen collections, assuming they're worth equally as much as they are now, if not more in the future?"

I always wonder about that. The DVDs, the Queen stuff, and the porno. I hope it all ends up in good hands. I'm hoping I have a long drawn-out and fatal illness so I have time to sell stuff first.