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DALE CLEARY'S MODEL AUCTION.(aka Sir Desmond Glazebrook).


MARU 5137

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So Gentlemen  I received this PM on LSP from Morgan  Dale's  Nephew. 

I already posted the thread on LSP 

 

Anyway have a look and if you want to Bid.

Those in Australia  and New Zealand  might like to.

 

Mate,

I saw your post on the passing of Dale Cleary and was really touched by the responses, it seemed he was a much liked and admired member of the community. It was really lovely to see. I’m Dale’s nephew Morgan and was very close with him. It was such a shock earlier this year when he passed away, but hopefully he’s resting well after a pretty rough few years. 
I’m writing as when he passed away, he had an extensive unopened model collection and I’ve been trying to find them all a good home with those who will make and enjoy them. We’ve endeavoured to gift much of his opened and started models to his students and others, and we’ve also been able to find an auction house in Melbourne, Australia which specialises in models and collectables for the remaining collection, and the online auction has gone live today. 
I’m not sure if this would be of interest to you or the community, but thought it may be a good place to view his collection and see if there was anything of interest and certainly for me, it was important that the models go to a good home. 
This is the link to the auction site:

 

 https://online.doningtonauctions.com.au/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/78

I’m sure he’d be happy to see these go to members of the community. 

 He was a really top bloke. 
Cheers,

Morgan

 

Thank you Gentlemen and Friends.

 

MARU 5137.

 

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I declined to take part in this enterprise...

I know that as Modellers, we often acquire kits that we'd like to build at a later date, sometimes to the extent that we end up with more than we'd ever complete over the span of a long life. But here was a Man who had 387 unstarted model kits, aside from those he was already working on, and knew that he was likely to literally die the next day.

Dale was generous to a fault. He gave freely of his time, his knowledge and experience, and his possessions. To turn his hobby into a money-making exercise is the antithesis of how he lived his life, and doesn't sit well with me.

S

 

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On 9/28/2021 at 7:40 AM, Wumm said:

I declined to take part in this enterprise...

I know that as Modellers, we often acquire kits that we'd like to build at a later date, sometimes to the extent that we end up with more than we'd ever complete over the span of a long life. But here was a Man who had 387 unstarted model kits, aside from those he was already working on, and knew that he was likely to literally die the next day.

Dale was generous to a fault. He gave freely of his time, his knowledge and experience, and his possessions. To turn his hobby into a money-making exercise is the antithesis of how he lived his life, and doesn't sit well with me.

S

 

Well...  if it makes you feel better, a basic funeral is like 10,000 dollars.  I know because my wife had to add ten grand to our mortgage using the redraw facility when her younger brother passed away.  It's a big cost to bear especially if it isn't shared around.

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I realise this Gaz...

After my Partner's suicide 5 years ago, I've spent $20 thousand of my own money finalising her Estate and making repairs to the house she left to our Daughters. 

I don't begrudge his family a cent they made from selling these kits. My main objection was to the 30 to 40% skimmed off the top in Auction fees, postage and GST. There would have been individuals either from this Site or the other one he frequented who I'm sure would have seen to his wishes had he only asked, or had his Family do so. Of secondary concern to me was the sheer waste of amassing so many kits when by his own admission, Dale could have died any given day.

If I've taken anything else from Dale's demise, it's to lead a more simple life and just have less 'stuff'... This was also reinforced by the amount of crap I had to wade through to renovate a house formerly inhabited by hoarders.

S

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12 minutes ago, Wumm said:

I realise this Gaz...

After my Partner's suicide 5 years ago, I've spent $20 thousand of my own money finalising her Estate and making repairs to the house she left to our Daughters. 

I don't begrudge his family a cent they made from selling these kits. My main objection was to the 30 to 40% skimmed off the top in Auction fees, postage and GST. There would have been individuals either from this Site or the other one he frequented who I'm sure would have seen to his wishes had he only asked, or had his Family do so. Of secondary concern to me was the sheer waste of amassing so many kits when by his own admission, Dale could have died any given day.

If I've taken anything else from Dale's demise, it's to lead a more simple life and just have less 'stuff'... This was also reinforced by the amount of crap I had to wade through to renovate a house formerly inhabited by hoarders.

S

I'm guessing his family had no idea who to trust other than an auctioneer.  I don't know if Dale nominated a friend to take care of his models for his family.  It's something we all should do.  I'm 55 but haven't done it, yet.  I have club members who are friends....   but I don't really have a close friend who I feel I could give the burden.  We've mentioned it at club meetings...   but I haven't taken anyone's details to leave to my family.

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Perhaps that was the case...

My Wife would either put my kits on eBay; or sell them herself at the Aspley swap meet held May every year; she's been up there a couple of times with me in the past, so knows what to do. Otherwise I have a Will, have had one since I started working in the 80's. I'm often surprised by the amount of people I speak to who don't have one. Everyone who's working in this Country at least has Superannuation, which means that there will be a lump sum due to somebody when you pass. Better your loved ones than go to the Government!

Speaking of Wills... My former Partner's Will still hasn't been read all these years later. Makes joke of those Movies where they get told "Your rich Uncle just died and left you a million dollars". Yeah, nah... Doesn't work like that.

S

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