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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 13, March 26, 2000, Article 9


Though no one knew it at the time, November's sale of the Ken Lowe library would be the last sale for The Money Tree. Several E-Sylum subscribers were in attendance at the sale, which took place in Dearborn, MI, on Saturday November 27th, 1999.

John and Nancy Wilson penned an article about the sale for the December 7, 1999 issue of Numismatic News. The final passage of the article follows:

"We would like to say a few words about our friend Kenneth M. Lowe. He was a good friend of almost everyone that is known in our numismatic hobby. To sum up Ken’s life - he was like Will Rogers who never met a person he didn't like. We never heard Ken say anything bad about anyone, and he always had a smile on his face. He always had a kind word or cute greeting when you met him at a convention. He was a great conversationalist. We have been receiving The Money Tree catalogs almost from the start and always enjoyed participating in their sales. Over the years, Ken edited one of the most interesting publications you could ever find, “Out on a Limb.” Every year after the ANA convention, he would take the time to do an article in the Limb on the convention. It was always interesting and well done. His passing left a great void in our numismatic hobby. This two part sale of his outstanding library (floor & mail bid and mail bid only), is a testament to how great a collector Ken was when it came to numismatic books and literature."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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