Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inventory

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Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inventory

Postby JR Smith on Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:10 am

I received an email from "Ernie" Ernest Leedham Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 12:30 AM
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Just to let you know that Evelyn has passed away.
If you know anyone that would like to buy the checker library, checkers, and board, both numbered and un-numbered. I will let them go ready cheap, the only thing is they will have to come a pick them up. There is a great deal on a lot of books plus boards!

Write: Ernest Leedham, 16 Romac Dr., Toronto, Ontario M1C 4V6, Canada; Call: 416-287-9616; or email: dgoodw9616@rogers.com

I will try to post Evelyn Micallef’s obituary soon.
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Re: Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inven

Postby Ed Trice on Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:47 pm

JR Smith wrote: I will let them go ready cheap, the only thing is they will have to come a pick them up.


I emailed him just to ask how much money they wanted.

I was told $20,000 and that a full-sized truck would be required to haul everything away.

I don't think that fits most people's definition of "really cheap."
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Re: Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inven

Postby John Acker on Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:26 pm

Well, the last price he quoted was $150,000, so $20,000 is some improvement. But I still don't think you could make your investment back.
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Re: Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inven

Postby tgf on Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:59 am

This link viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3680&p=29789 quotes $250,000 but also warns of xerox copies.
Many books are at the $2-3 dollars range, at the glance 400 books * $10 are about $4000 (old price). But it might be more than one copy of each.

I think the real value are the bound magazines, those run at over $100 a piece. Its a nice collection, would be nice to have them preserved in the online library if someone wants to take on such large project.
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Re: Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inven

Postby chipschap on Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:56 pm

I won't comment on the prices, but I always thought Evelyn was just the nicest lady. I corresponded with her a little in the past, and I'm so sorry to hear she passed on.
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Re: Evelyn Micallef died and Ernest wants to sell book inven

Postby Ed Trice on Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:04 pm

chipschap wrote:I won't comment on the prices, but I always thought Evelyn was just the nicest lady. I corresponded with her a little in the past, and I'm so sorry to hear she passed on.


Yeah I didn't mean to sound negative, if that's how it appeared. I vastly underestimated what was involved based on my own interpretation of the original post. If there was a count of the inventory or a summary of the most valuable articles, that would have been helpful. Just posting "checkers library for sale" spans a wide gamut of possible interpretations.
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