P. Scott Rubin writes:
A few weeks back Dick Johnson wrote a piece about getting a signed copy of his Encyclopedia at a New Jersey show and how it was a bright Idea of Stanley
Apfelbaum's to do this. The fact is that Mark Auerbach was in touch with someone at Doubleday and with my help we invited Walter Breen to work with us in setting up a signing
session for his new book, at that time. The date the convention started was June 24th, 1988 and it took place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
A large poster was created by Doubleday and was used at the show. Mark had Walter sign the poster and later sold it to Armand Champa. The books were shipped to my house in
Lawrenceville, and kept in my garage until the day before the show when Walter came to my house and he signed a few copies dated June 23rd and marked signed in Lawrenceville.
The next day we put the boxes in my car and Walter and I drove to Cherry Hill where Mark met us and we set up a display just outside the door of the convention. Walter told me
that this was the first time he had ever made any direct money for a sale of a book he had written. Since he worked for F.C.I., Apfelbaum's company his salary was his
compensation for the book, and I took it to mean that anything he had written previously was under similar deals.