Howard A. Daniel III submitted these remembrances of NBS member F. Gordon Frost. Thanks!
The gravestone shown in the last E-Sylum for F. Gordon Frost is fantastic, and I am sure he is looking down on it with a smile.
I cannot remember an uninteresting conversation with Gordon. No matter what subject I picked, he had something interesting to say about it, but he often stumped me with many of the subjects he picked! He almost got me into adding all books on treasure ship/boat discoveries in Southeast Asia but I resisted and only added those on which coins were also found.
At one show where I had a club table, I saw him coming down the aisle pushing a cart with a box on it overflowing with books. I helped him move the box behind my table and he sat down with me to discuss it. He had been watching me select books from my "stash" to give out to collectors who came to the table. Some were donated to me and some I bought but I hand them all out in the name of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. He saw that I carefully selected the book that would be of interest to the collector and I did not just give out the top one on the stack.
Some of the books in his donation are uncommon to scarce about Asian numismatics and I told him he could sell them for much more money than a tax deduction. He replied that he knew I would get them into the right "hands" and that was more important to him.
One of these days, I will drive to the cemetery where his gravestone is located and put my "hands" on it and thank him for his friendship and generous donations.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MONUMENT UNVEILING FOR F. GORDON FROST
Wayne Homren, Editor
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