Dave Bowers shares about great coin collectors Speaker(s): Q. David Bowers.
Speaking at the Chicago PNG/PCGS Super Show on May 10th, 1997, Dave discusses
What is a great collection?
What does it take to form a great collection?
Not necessarily, Dave mentions John Pittman, who was not a wealthy man but who nevertheless assembled a significant and very valuable collection.
Dave also cites Oscar Schilke, whose name does not appear on an auction catalog, but was a numismatist par excellence. He visited Wayte Raymond every Saturday. Raymond and Schilke both gave young numismatists a 10% discount if they could tell him something about the coin he was selling.
Schilke was a founder of the New York Metropolitan Coin Club.
Bowers purchased many parts of Schilke's collection privately.
The rest of the talk centers on higher profile names like the Norwebs, the Garretts, Virgil Brand, and Louis Eliasberg.
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