Dick Johnson submitted these remembrances of his friend Hans Schulman. Thank you! I've included an photo of Hans from the referenced John Lupia article on the Schulmans published last week.
John Lupia's article in last week's E-Sylum on Jacques Schulman triggered a flood of memories for the American branch of the Schulman dynasty of coin dealers: Hans M.F. Schulman. Hans and I bonded as friends in the
late 1950s. remaining so for three decades. Our relationship was professional, personal and social.
Hans was a cousin of a Jacque Schulman in Holland, undoubtedly a descendent of the Jacques Schulman in John Lupa's article last week. Hans was born in Amsterdam, coming to America in 1939 ahead of the Nazi
occupation of that country. He established his coin dealership in New York City, conducting his first auction sale the following year.
After purchasing numismatic books and primitive money by mail I finally met him in person traveling to NYC while stationed in Washington DC.
I greatly admired Hans and asked him to write a weekly column when I first started Coin World. He traveled to Europe often . We received his columns often from different countries as he traveled about.
Hans had a respect for numismatic literature. He had the policy to purchase several copies of new numismatic books for sale to his customers stocking these on floor-to-ceiling shelves on several rooms of his five-room
office suite. He wrote two books: a general book on the field with Hans Holzer, and a coin investment book with Neil Berman.
We enjoyed each other's company occasionally attending Broadway shows together both with his wife Zita, my wife and several times with their daughter.
Throughout his life as a coin dealer he compiled a card catalog much like the one illustrated in last week's E-Sylum, recording the sale price of every coin over $100 value. This continued even after he semi retired,
working on it wherever he was. This was testimony to the usefulness of auction records.
Hans died in 1990. It remains for the Dutch Schulmans to continue the family coin dealership dynasty.
As noted in John Lupia's complete article, the firm of Laurens Schulman (son of Jacques Schulman III) is now run by his daughter Yvette. For John's article this week, we'll have a look at
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
JACOB "JACQUES" SCHULMAN (1849-1914) (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n17a20.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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