I'm 44, have a wife and three children, and the time has come to sell my star wars toys.
It's a large and comprehensive collection. I was the kid that bought all his friends toys when they went off them. I kept the boxes. I've got it all.
The problem is I'm a bit out of touch with collectors, fan-sites and such. I really don't know where to start.
I read a piece in the paper last year (Telegraph? FT?) about getting large collections valued and auctioned, so I guess I'm looking for an expert who deals in such things. Does anyone have an auction house contact, or know a specialist who deals in large collections?
I'd be very grateful to be introduced to such a contact.
It's a dream collection; a full set of figures and weapons, most ships and playlets boxed and near mint. A boxed and complete Palitoy Death Star, a vinyl jawa, the list goes on and on.
I've done a lot of research and have seen what these items can reach on eBay etc. But I just don't have the ability to sell and post everything separately, hence I thought it could all be auctioned.
Any advice and insight would be gratefully received.