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THOMAS M. FLYNN 1929 - 2008
John and Nancy Wilson forwarded this news item. Tom Flynn was well known to many E-Sylum readers. Our condolences to his family. -EditorIt was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of our good friend Thomas M. Flynn, of Scottsdale, AZ. from the June 23, 2008 Coin World. He passed away on May 29th at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Tom was a longtime resident of Dubuque, IA before moving to Arizona. Tom was one of the dealers who you loved to see at coin or paper money conventions. He always had a cordial greeting and was friendly with everyone who stopped at his table. We loved to talk to him about collecting. We always knew that Tom was a collector and attended many auctions around the country. At many times, we attended the same auctions.
When we received our Heritage CAA auction catalog for the Central States Numismatic Society Convention this past April, we were shocked to see the scope and breath of his collection. He had exceptional collections of U. S. Large and Small Sized Currency, Fractional Currency, National Bank Notes, Military Payment Certificates, Encased Postage, Canadian Paper Money (said to be one the finest collections ever formed) and Foreign Currency. We attended the sale of his currency collection in at the CSNS convention in Rosemont, IL. this Spring. Tom, his wife Mary and some of their children attended the sale. When the final hammer came down for the sale, the Flynn collection generated prices that in many cases were staggering. We covered some portions of the Flynn consignment, and our story can be found in the June, 2008 Bank Note Reporter.
We will miss Tom at the International Paper Money Show in Memphis later this month. He was a true gentleman, dealer, and collector who will be missed greatly by his many friends from around the United States and other countries. All of our condolences and prayers to his wife Mary, their four sons and the rest of the Thomas Flynn family.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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