I wanted to let all on here know that the sale of Chelsea Dave’s system and music collection is now complete.
With pretty much everything sold, and almost all to Forum members, as per Dave’s wishes, we have hit an estimated grand total of just over 24K.
This is certainly beyond my expectations and well above what any dealer sale would have achieved.
This means of course that Macmillan will benefit from a substantial donation, as per Dave’s will.
In addition, many AA members now own a little (or large) something of Dave’s legacy, and I hope this means he will be remembered on here long after his passing.
AA will also benefit from a financial contribution when the probate process completes.
With profound thanks to:
@coco for your assistance and good counsel on the valuation of the system, posting on the forum and lugging kit back and forth!
@Ruprecht for your invaluable advice and work on valuing the record collection and practical suggestions about how to optimise the sale and stay true to Dave’s wish that AA members benefitted.
@stu for your immense efforts and organisation of the music sale that went well above and beyond, your unflagging enthusiasm and good humour. Dropping the records and the CD’s off Astra-powered, Santa-style around the UK was epic.
This whole process has revealed the best of AA; you have all been so supportive and approached this in the spirit intended.
Dave would have been over the moon.