BILL MURRAY REMEMBERS FRANK KATEN
NBS Board member Bill Murray writes:
crashed, but my computer guru has me back on line with
what he guarantees is a temporary fix. Perhaps I am late,
but here's my say about Frank Katen:
I never got to know Frank Katen well personally, but his was
the first numismatic book seller to send me books through the
mail. I only recall one occasion where we actually had a
conversation, and my memory of that reflects his reputation
for being one of the real gentlemen of the world. My dealings
with him always resulted in prompt and accurate reaction to
requests. He was, and is, revered by all who knew him, and
I never heard any word about Frank Katen that did not reflect
his knowledge of numismatic literature, honesty and integrity."
John Adams notes:
"I attended Fuld #1, Fuld #2 and Wylie #1.
Frank conducted those auctions with great dignity, the more so
because there was so little competition and many lots went
begging. Frank himself never begged - he just soldiered on,
knowing, no doubt, that the hobby had to have a small
beginning before it could have a big future. Needless to say,
we would never have arrived at that big future were it not for
Wayne Homren, Editor
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