Alan V. Weinberg writes:
Dave Stone was a bit incomplete on his list of Americans who attended the 1954 Cairo Farouk coin auction. Maurice Storck, who is still very much alive in Tucson, AZ according to Tony Tumonis, attended and was an active buyer in the sale. Maurice admitted to me in a letter over a decade ago that he still has a few Farouk lots intact.
You'll recall the lengthy Coin World columns by Abe Kosoff some years ago. They were all consolidated into an inch thick soft cover book which I ...and likely you...have. In that book there is at least one column on the Farouk sale and in that article Abe recounts the Americans who attended the Farouk sale and even a picture of approximately seven attendees in a line including Sonny Kliman and Bob Schermerhorn.
There's also the late American dealer F.K. Saab, an Egyptian by birth, who attended. I remember him from my youthful collecting days on the East Coast. Very personable to deal with this once quite young collector. He did attend the Farouk auction but I don't know if he ended up in the United States before or after the Farouk sale.
The book is Abe Kosoff Remembers, compiled and published by Sanford Durst, 1981. There's a whole chapter containing multiple columns on the Farouk sale. Here's the image, from p62.
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