[Groop] Defending DeFuccio's Hiers

John T comics230 at cox.net
Wed Aug 27 17:42:34 PDT 2008

I'm not sure how hard I'm going to defend them, but I will try.


As a part time dealer, I've been to lots of estate sales. Most of time
collections are 'picked through' by the family. They usually keep the pieces
that they fondly remember or are extremely valuable. Also, this is life time
of gathering of things. How many of you have extra room to keep that much
stuff?  Then there is money. Do you know if Defuccio's family doesn't need
the money? Is his wife alive or does she need medical care? They just may
not have the means to keep these items. When my sister pasted away, we just
could not keep all her things. My sisters, mother and I kept those items
that meant the most to us. Some times those things are not even valuable. 


As to going to back to the artists or their families, that's not a task I
would want. He must have had hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces. Some
that could not be identified. My sister's friend was a huge Tolkein fan and
expert. He had the trivia book cover art by Tim Kirk. I've contacted at
least four Tim Kirks around the world with no luck. (I try every couple of


I'm sure we would all wish any great collections stay together. It reminds
me of the story of Forrest Ackerman, editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland.
He had the greatest collection of Science Fiction items and props in the
world. As he got older and sicker, he sold off his collection piece by
piece. He died poor, and collection was scattered. What a waste on both


I know there is a lot greed involved with estates and divorce, but it is not
always the way we would like it to be.  


John P. Torregrossa

PO Box 28184

Providence, RI 02908-0184

eBay ID: Groo

eBay Store: ParaFANalia Toys & Stuff


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