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JimCobb
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Hey all, newbie here. My father was a Buick salesman and eventually General Manager for a dealership in Milwaukee for many years, from the mid-1970s through the early 2000s. He passed away recently and we've begun the process of cleaning out his house. While we'll be keeping some of the Buick memorabilia as remembrances and mementos, there's still a ton of stuff that will likely be posted here for sale in the weeks to come. As such, I had a couple of questions.

 

1) Are there certain Buick memorabilia items that y'all might be especially interested in that I can look for as we sort through boxes and such? Thus far, I'm seeing everything from golf outing key chains (new and in boxes) to promotional flags, pens to paperweights, and a whole lot more. 

 

2) We have a whole mess of awards that he won over the years. Is there any sort of, I don't know, museum or something that might be interested in them? He worked his butt off to earn them and I don't want to see them just end up in a dumpster or something. But, at the same time, they really aren't things that I'd expect anyone would want to display in their homes. I'd love to donate them to someplace, if possible. I'm open to suggestions, please.

 

Thanks!

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Here is a good place to sell but in order to do that you would have to have a price which is extremely difficult. Also exposure is limited as not every Buick collector is a member of AACA The easiest venue and also having the largest exposure and potential for some money is Ebay. Pretty much every Buick collector on the planet scours US Ebay and indeed there are Buick clubs around the globe. Some trinkets are worth a surprising amount. Start your auctions low with no reserve and let the market determine value. My condolences for your loss and best of luck finding a good home for all Dads Buick booty! I went through this process after my folks were gone and its not easy. 

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14 hours ago, Lawrence Helfand said:

 Pretty much every Buick collector on the planet scours US Ebay... 

 

I don't scour Ebay.  In fact, I've never even

glanced at Ebay for automotive memorabilia,

and I'm a generation younger than the average

car collector.

 

I do look at actual cars for sale on Ebay, though,

and I think the Buick memorabilia would be great

at a swap-meet table at the next large Buick meet.

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