I noticed this week that Harvey Stack's reminiscences have begun appearing on the Stack's Bowers company web site. See below for a link. The current one mentions collector Harold Bareford, and this prompted Alan Weinberg's memory.
Here's Harvey's remembrance:
The dinners held at the end of each show became a "roast" of the Stacks, who always arrived late because of the closing of each auction. Harold Bareford, who served as master of ceremonies, always jested at dinner: "I guess you guys were too busy counting your profits from your sale to be on time for dinner! I'm hungry, so sit down so we all can eat!" This was a typical friendly-sarcastic remark one would hear from Harold.
Alan V. Weinberg writes:
I met Harold when he was an elderly man, presumably in his late 70's, early 80's, short, perhaps 5' 5" as I recall in a dark suit and tie, silvery hair . I was studying some really magnificent early US coins on exhibit on the balcony overlooking the annual NY Metropolitan coin show at the Park Sheraton in the very early 60's.
He stood behind me and asked if I liked what I saw. I said "yes, wonderful coins" as I took notes. I distinctly recall a superb 1793 Liberty Cap large cent. He introduced himself as the owner. Little did I or he know that someday I might own some equally impressive coins.
To read the complete article, see:
Remember When: Harvey Stack Remembers The 1940s
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