Good advice, unfortunately I do not have ready access to a stooge fan with the requisite knowledge base to help me out which is why I am seeking help on line (you would not happen to know of one in the St Louis area would you?).
Yours is the 1st response I have received since I posted the original set of photos and you have already pointed me to the difference between Moe and Mousie Garner, so I will correct that and do some more research on the rest of the photos.
I have already ascertained that some of this collection originated from the estate of a Jules White, which as I understand it is a good thing, likewise I have ascertained that certain items need to be drawn together as they are stored in separate containers.
So far I have only posted photos of ¼ of the collection, and have no idea if any of it is missing, although it seems to me on its face so far that the $25,000 figure I was originally quoted was excessive.
I presume that the common items you referred to are things like the Butane lighters, pencils, magnets, and such like that. I found the Statues and plate’s exceptional items but have not been able to locate a list of relative value, the stack of comic books (which I have not posted yet) should be easy enough to appraise.
Would you recommend keeping the entire collection together or dividing it into smaller lots? I do not wish to sell it as individual pieces, and would prefer that it goes to some one who would value it.