It's actually not a bad idea to leave your collection to another collector, if you value the
tradition of collecting and wish to continue on interest in whatever got you into collecting. Alas,
the younger people really interested and educated in old recordings are few and far between. Some of
them find spinning vinyl trendy, but we'll see if they own a record or record player by the time
they hit 30. With the demise of music education, variety on the airwaves, etc. etc., it's hard for
younger people to gravitate to older musics and media. But, just like with vintage recording gear, a
few young people pop up, stay interested, get humble and still enough to actually listen and absorb
some knowledge, and become experts in their own times. Those are the people who might be prime to
inherit a collection.
Libraries not only "have more than they can use," of old media and slow-circulating items of any
kind, most of them don't care about what they have or are actively disposing of it.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] John Tefteller's Advice to REcord Collectors at the ARSC Conference
>I am trying to clear out all my doubles and multiples.Even if it means selling at a fraction of the
>ridiculous prices you see on ebay.I hope one day I can find another collector to leave my
>collection to.Libraries have more than they can use.
>> Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 13:52:54 -0400
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] John Tefteller's Advice to REcord Collectors at the ARSC Conference
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Those points are all spot on. Did anyone make the biggest point -- your family/heirs may well not
>> care at all about record collecting and may not have any idea about your collection, so leave a
>> little bit of a guide to the thing so they can enjoy maximum value when you're gone. Oh yeah, and
>> the other key point -- when you get past doubles of your favorite items, you are mostly like just
>> cluttering your life and adding some new headaches for your heirs.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:42 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] John Tefteller's Advice to REcord Collectors at the ARSC Conference
>> > This is the closing of John's Plenary presentation. The Conference began
>> > with Kurt Nauck saying that MOST of your collection has value only to YOU.
>> > And it ended on Saturday with Tefteller's advice. And he has some HUGE
>> > collection!
>> > Here it is in less than a minute:
>> > http://tinyurl.com/lxzkgpu
>> > Steve Ramm