Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
John Walker

When I pop my clogs...

Recommended Posts

When I pop my clogs my wife will receive my Alamy payments. When we are both gone our estate is passed to our four children. Any suggestions on best way to ensure any Alamy payments go to them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Pop my clogs"?  That's a new one on me, John. :rolleyes:

 

I must set that up myself. I trust Alamy to always do the right thing; they have with me. Or, since it is a legal matter, ask a solicitor.

 

John, how is the USB flap on your Sony RX100/3 holding up? 

 

Edo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

"Pop my clogs"?  That's a new one on me, John. :rolleyes:

 

Not on me, I've been using that expression all my life (probably a Northern English term; Lancashire or Yorkshire). I'm so old now that I no long clean my clogs, as I expect to pop them very soon.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

"Pop my clogs"?  That's a new one on me, John. :rolleyes:

 

I must set that up myself. I trust Alamy to always do the right thing; they have with me. Or, since it is a legal matter, ask a solicitor.

 

John, how is the USB flap on your Sony RX100/3 holding up? 

 

Edo

Hi Edo

 

My father came from Bolton, Lancashire and wore clogs in the early 1900s.  I guess that's the area where Steve knows it from too - a Northern term.

 

No problem with my flaps so far.  I have two secondhand RX100/3s - one my wife uses.  Also had an RX100/1 when they first came out.  The flaps are rather delicate so I treat them with 'Kid Gloves'.  Fingers crossed.  :)

 

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I keep a spreadsheet of all financial info to be passed to our children in the event of.......

 

It includes details of how to log in to Alamy and change our bank details to theirs. That’s all that is needed.

 

I’ve grown up with the term ‘pop one’s clogs’ so it’s probably northern England. Pop is another word for pawn so when someone died their work clogs were pawned for a little cash. 

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Thyrsis said:

I keep a spreadsheet of all financial info to be passed to our children in the event of.......

 

It includes details of how to log in to Alamy and change our bank details to theirs. That’s all that is needed.

 

I’ve grown up with the term ‘pop one’s clogs’ so it’s probably northern England. Pop is another word for pawn so when someone died their work clogs were pawned for a little cash. 

 

Also "Pop goes the Weasel".

 

Believe "Weasel" was a hat.

 

Allan

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Also "Pop goes the Weasel".

 

Believe "Weasel" was a hat.

 

Allan

 

 

 

 

Alternative theory, Cockney rhyming slang - Weasel and Stoat = coat

 

'Pop my clogs' is very common around here (Manchester).  When I was a young lad in the early 1950s, when the world was black and white* and we still had house coal deliveries, I can remember the coal merchants always wore clogs.

 

*sometimes literally when the smog came down...!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I am from the south-west UK.  As far as I know, clogs have not been a particular thing around here, but I still know the phrase "pop my clogs" really well.  

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

 

 

It includes details of how to log in to Alamy and change our bank details to theirs. That’s all that is needed.

 

 

It probably isn't.

The contract is with you and ends on your death.

Alamy is unlikely to permit a different name on the account.

Edited by spacecadet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the Dutch wear clogs, but do they pop them? They may not even wear them anymore. I'll have tp check with Wim. My favorite Brit saying from my Oxfordshire days was, "Pull the other one, it's got bells on it." 

 

Mark, are saying we can't leave the earnings from Alamy to others??? 

Edited by Ed Rooney

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Actually, it isn't.

The contract is with you and ends on your death.

Alamy is unlikely to permit a different name on the account.

 

So Alamy automatically pulls our images from their database after we cash in our chips (assuming that someone tells them about it)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, John Mitchell said:

 

So Alamy automatically pulls our images from their database after we cash in our chips (assuming that someone tells them about it)?

I meant changing the bank account beneficiary online.

I would expect them to require contact from the executor before they would act. I mentioned this in the duplicate thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two wills.

 

One will that covers my entire net worth, except my photography.

 

A second will that covers my photography only, to be administered by my executor. The executor can do anything, always in the best interests of the estate, with the photography. This is not specified in the will, but he/she could sell the images outright and add the money to the estate, collect the Alamy sales money and then distribute it amongst my heirs on an ongoing basis, close the business down, donate photos to a charity or educational institution in return for a tax exemption for my estate. It is up to the executor to make any judgement in these matters, or any other devices that come to his/her mind.

 

My wife also has two wills that accomplish the same things. We have always been 50/50 in our marriage so this makes it easier.

If my wife survives me, she is the executor and sole heir for both my wills.  If I survive my wife, I am the executor and sole heir for both of her wills. If we are both dead, there are a number of undeserving heirs with a media lawyer as the executor.

 

I would not want Alamy to become involved in splitting sales money to pay heirs. Alamy pay the money to the estate, and have the executor split the money. The estate could run your Alamy account if it wants to, if you leave a proper will.

 

Everyone, regardless of their net worth, or age, or health, should have a will. When you set up any will, consult a lawyer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

I meant changing the bank account beneficiary online.

I would expect them to require contact from the executor before they would act. I mentioned this in the duplicate thread.

 

Thanks. You must mean this one. I thought you could only pop your clogs once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

It probably isn't.

The contract is with you and ends on your death.

Alamy is unlikely to permit a different name on the account.

There was a thread a long time ago about doing something like this. I can’t make the link work but if you do a forum search for ‘ alamy income heirs’ it’s the only thread that is found.

 

Quote: Alamy  did mention that it would be useful if the will had a specific clause clarifying who the images on the Alamy account are being bequeathed to. The beneficiary can then contact Alamy (preferably with a copy of the will confirming that they are the new rightful owner, and then Alamy will give the new beneficiary access to the account.

Edited by Thyrsis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My three sons will incorporate and Alamy can replace my name with the corporate name.

 

denden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

It probably isn't.

The contract is with you and ends on your death.

Alamy is unlikely to permit a different name on the account.

 

That cannot be the case if the account in a limited company - which is an entity in is own right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Thyrsis said:

There was a thread a long time ago about doing something like this. I can’t make the link work but if you do a forum search for ‘ alamy income heirs’ it’s the only thread that is found.

 

Quote: Alamy  did mention that it would be useful if the will had a specific clause clarifying who the images on the Alamy account are being bequeathed to. The beneficiary can then contact Alamy (preferably with a copy of the will confirming that they are the new rightful owner, and then Alamy will give the new beneficiary access to the account.

 

That was what I took away from that old conversation -- i.e. the beneficiary can contact Alamy in order to get account access. I imagine that it would also be a wise idea to let Alamy know your intent before you hop the twig.

 

Which reminds me, I still haven't gotten around to updating my will. :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to know, Funky. Don't like it when traditions vanish. Pop pop!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Matt Limb said:

 

That cannot be the case if the account in a limited company - which is an entity in is own right.

I'm well aware of that but when an individual asks a question about an account in his own name I think my answer is appropriate.

Edited by spacecadet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the main thing about wills is to avoid a situation where solicitors/lawyers/executors gobble up significant chunks of your assets. When it comes to photographs it's relatively simple; you leave the copyright to someone specifically (preferably someone actively interested in your photography) or set up a trust and then it is down to them to proceed with Alamy or other agencies. It would do no harm to drop Alamy a note in advance of any clog popping, but don't expect them to get actively involved while your feet are still on the ground. Or in your clogs. more likely to be crocs theses days

Edited by Robert M Estall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.