This is not hoarding when everything is attended to and well preserved. Hoarding is junk collecting where there is little to no value, or even rhyme or reason. This is collecting, like coins, stamps, models.
Looks fairly pre-curiated without a spec of dust. More like a stylistic photo shoot of someones collected props than an undiscovered barn of coolness. I'd rather sift through dust and grime, than oggle pre-polished prized convo pieces.
Sadly, the repainted, restored cans hold much less value to the collector than if they were in "as found" condition. Patina counts in collecting. A mint item must be factory mint not refinished. Nice collection but he hurt the value by repainting them.
I worked as an early teen at the Sinclair and we kept 2 gallon gas cans to sell when folks needed to buy gas when they ran out of it and walked in. Gas would have been about 54 cents and can $1. A "regular" customer could bring the can back for a refund of the buck. Most keep it in their trunk for future!
This article made me think that the best way to sell my collection of Series 1 parts might be an auction. I purchased a complete body, frame, engine and lots of spare parts to essentially make at least one car. I am curious what would be the best way to dispose of my collection. I have stored the parts for over 20 years now. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
The "buzz" she refers he got, may have been from all the petroleum products. What a great collection. Some folks collect, stamps, coins, guns, dolls, etc.. This is no different. I think he truly loved it and hopefully the next will enjoy as much as he did. Is it not wonderful to live in a free country free from persecution just because you can collect memorabilia of your choice.