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Wow. You learn something new (almost) every day. I did google Swedish death cleaning. Never heard of it before. My dad described himself as "half Swedish, half smorgasbord," but culturally he was more German, he'd probably agree.

So far all I've done is tell my son that there's value in all the stamps(including my own collection) and if I go, to find an expert to deal them. And I did the same yesterday after finding a coffee can I probably know about but forgot about - my mother's 1/2 dollars and dollar coins & they are the full silver ones.

I'd say that's the right way to approach it. My dad had a coin collection which I didn't know about until after he died. We didn't have any problem selling it, and we went to a dealer in coins, jewelry, and other stuff (precious metals, swords, other collectibles.) Our lawyer had recommended the place. Never a mention or question about receipts, etc.

And this stuff was old, including some Confederate bills. A pretty random assortment of stuff, except that there was a series of silver dollars from quite a few consecutive years.

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