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Starting to get ready for the first auction.....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by quads, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    You're welcome! I enjoy sharing my pics and stories with you guys. And yes, all the mess that my cousin left for us is very annoying. Out of the 27 heirs to his estate, there are only 3 or 4 of us that are doing any of the work and none of the others have even offered to help. My cousin used to tell people that his relatives were going to be unhappy with him because he wasn't leaving anything to them. But he lied about having a will, he never made one even though he said he did. Well, I can tell you this, there are 36 or 4 of us relatives that would have been very happy if he had left all of this to someone else! HAHA!

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  2. Crane Stoves

    Crane Stoves Burning Hunk

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    One thing i know about is the adverse effects to those dealing with an estate with no will =\ Ive seen cases where will's were lost, disappeared, etc. to the benefit of those who had access to the property during those final days. Ive seen will's appear months or years later from deposit box keys found or old local attorney's who were holding a copy, at any rate whomever was named executor by the court should have the right to collect up to 10% of the estate for the work involved (you can ask a local attorney about these rules), a court can also be requested to assign compensation to the beneficiary's who paid any money's (including their labor) which was paid on behalf of the settlement of the estate (this would certainly include all this preparation, heavy equipments, labor, time, auction fee's and expenses, etc,etc.). Those expenses and labor costs would come right off the top PRIOR to the division of assets to each beneficiary! save all your receipts, save all your time logs, save all your photos of the work which was preformed to get this estate settled (some distant beneficiary sucking on a martini in Cost Rica should NOT expect to do nothing and pay nothing for all that's involved in settling an estate such as this!). It is a tremendous amount of work and time involved in order to get the full and best value of the estate made "liquid" (this cost money, time and labor to do and a court will know this and allow for it!)
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  3. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Yes, you are correct. The estate administrator keeps telling me that I have to get paid for the work I am doing. I keep telling her that I'm not doing it for the money and that I am not keeping track of my time. She says she is keeping track of my time for me. HAHA! It's not a big deal to me. When he was alive I milked the cows for him just because I liked the cows. I am helping with the estate just because it's the right thing to do, and has to be done. If I get compensated for it in addition to whatever my inheritance may be, well so be it.
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  4. nate379

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    The 2 gay dudes that pick through peoples barns on that TV show would have a field day over there! And they said I had a car problem... I'm only at number 7 or 8!
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  5. Crane Stoves

    Crane Stoves Burning Hunk

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    Thats great and he is surly smiling down from the heavens seeing you taking care of what needs to be done, Its also good the administrator is well aware of your efforts and theoretically its her job to do everything like this so im sure she will make certain your treated fairly in the end for helping her deal with things that your much better equipped to handle then her (im sure she has alot of stuff she has to deal with that she is better equipped for as well)..... team work and like minds always wins!
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  6. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    HA! Funny you mention that, I was just handed their contact information a few minutes ago and the guy that gave it to me told me they are aware of the place and want to attend the auctions.
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    Funny, But I wouldn't want them at my auction, They won't pay you what anything is worth, they are just looking to get good crap for cheap IMO!

    Never thought about them being gay....Not that there is anything wrong with that! LOL
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  8. nate379

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    Nothing wrong with it, but I figured everyone would know who I was talking about since I couldn't remember the name of the show. I just have seen in in passing as it bugs me that they root through old peoples stuff and give them pennies on the dollar for it.... AND brag about it right on the show!
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  9. Crane Stoves

    Crane Stoves Burning Hunk

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    idk man... ive seen those guys pay pretty good money for stuff and even go back to the seller to share more money's if they happen to hit a crazy good score. I think they make their money on the show moreso then the items so they dont have to screw people over.

    P.S. yaa...ive long thought they were gay as well (not that their anything wrong with that)...
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  10. Pallet Pete

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    Quads I am glad you seem to be doing ok those pics should be framed for sure ! It looks overwhelming from a distance but it would be fun to come and see.

    American pickers ? There commercials are driving me crazy lol.

    Pete
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  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Wow. Quads that is an incredible story.
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  12. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    As of today, 105 cars in the pasture. I may have miscounted by a car or two tonight though. About 30 more in the sheds yet. We also got a couple of the shed cars evaluated by some car buffs today. 1969 Mustang Cobra Jet. It is potentially an $80,000 car, I guess. The engine is out of it, but it seems to all be there. As is, worth $40,000. Still can't believe how much cars can be worth. Honestly, it's all junk to me and I wouldn't give 50 bucks for a car that I had to overhaul the engine. 1966 Ford 7 Liter convertible, serial number indicates the 4th car off the line, in excellent original condition other than covered in dirt from setting in the shed for so many years........$65,000 as it sits! Unbelievable to me!

    I don't have pictures of any of the shed cars yet, but here are a few snaps I took tonight:


    An artsy pile of rims:
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    A black and white of an old Chevy and one of the farm houses:
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    One of the outside Mach 1 Mustangs;
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    Old Dumpy:
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  13. ohio woodburner

    ohio woodburner Feeling the Heat

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    Dumpy.... i love it. Great pics as usual quads. I still say i'm bringing the trailer and coming to the auction.
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    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    As I have said before you have a great eye for picture taking. The B/W pic with the house in the back is poster quality. If you need a profession, send some of your pictures to studio's looking for photographers.
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    And that right there . . . that attitude . . . is why you of all people should get a bit of the compensation . . . because you are thinking with your heart and your soul.
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    You're from Maine originally . . . I'm pretty sure it's a requirement of residency here that you own at a minimum 3 or 4 vehicles and that you keep 3-4 vehicles that don't run out back of the house in case you want to restore them or part them out. ;)
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    I wouldn't feel too badly for the folks selling their old stuff . . . most know what it is worth or have a fair idea of the price. I was reading that when they came up to a place here in Maine they had a scout from the show visit first to see if there was anything good or not before the Pickers came along (shocking isn't it -- a reality show that doesn't mention the fact that they've had someone at a place to scout things out and see if there is some valuable stuff or if it is just junk) . . . and they had to be assured by the seller that some items would be sold for a decent price. However, it seems as though the actual stars of the show don't know what they may find . . .

    http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/...els-american-pickers-visit-lisbon-collectors/
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  18. quads

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    The date for the auctions has been set. The household items/farm machinery/antiques will be on July 20th and the automotive items/cars/trucks will be on July 21st. There will be another auction at a later date for the third farm that is not attached to the main farm, approximately 20 miles away.
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    Is Central Sands west of Waupaca?
  20. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Yes, south of Grand Marsh on Hwy B. Gavin Brothers are doing the auctions. It's not on the web site yet, they will be taking pics and making lists as early as today for the advertisements.
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    I love the pics Quads....especially the B/W pic of the house.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great pictures Quads.
    Some of the stuff you're finding probably surprises you :)

    Looking from here, at the big picture of one of your "life is" events, You are doing a great job!
    Lots of respect from here ::P
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  23. quads

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    Thanks! Surprises is an understatement!
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    Your cousin looks and sounds like he was one cool dude ;)

    Good luck with the rest of the work eh.. :)

    loon
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