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An old box came into my LCS today...

rwheelrwheel Posts: 28 ✭✭✭

An old time customer came in with bu rolls of silver quarters from a Numisco auction. I thought the box was the best part.

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,669 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure he would want his address made public.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    It's OK. That's not his current address.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    ... or his name?

    Unless that's not his current name either. ;)

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @astrorat said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    ... or his name?

    Unless that's not his current name either. ;)

    That's the coin dealer's return address. He's currently residing in heaven.

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't get the best part

    Current maintainer of Stone's Master List of Favorite Websites // My BST transactions
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    maybe they got the address out of the phone book or local cemetery?

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought it was an old box

    Must not be too old

    Current maintainer of Stone's Master List of Favorite Websites // My BST transactions
  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @astrorat said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @astrorat said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    ... or his name?

    Unless that's not his current name either. ;)

    That's the coin dealer's return address. He's currently residing in heaven.

    Heaven? I thought he was a coin dealer? >:)

    Yes, but he's not a flipper. Hmm...purgatory?

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    It's OK. That's not his current address.

    But someone intent on breaking in and stealing a coin collection may not know he doesn't live there anymore and may still break into the house(?) at that address and steal what's available.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:

    @MrEureka said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    It's OK. That's not his current address.

    But someone intent on breaking in and stealing a coin collection may not know he doesn't live there anymore and may still break into the house(?) at that address and steal what's available.

    I didn't check, but I'm certain that he would have used his business address on the package, for obvious reasons.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    @MWallace said:

    @MrEureka said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    It's OK. That's not his current address.

    But someone intent on breaking in and stealing a coin collection may not know he doesn't live there anymore and may still break into the house(?) at that address and steal what's available.

    I didn't check, but I'm certain that he would have used his business address on the package, for obvious reasons.

    That is probably correct.

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,252 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was his old office in the Chicago Board of Trade Building. By the time I started working for him in 1984 he was up on Fullerton.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • VeepVeep Posts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭

    Walter was a bit eccentric in my opinion and was quite the accomplished dealer. He used to have a coin show on one of the barely visible UHF channels back in the ‘70’s. I’m always happy to find a coin in one of his old Numisco holders.

    A few years ago, I met a couple of his family members who asked me to to look at some coins but alas, they turned out to be ordinary— no doubloons.

    "Let me tell ya Bud, you can buy junk anytime!"
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is the purpose of the $20 bill in the OP?? Cheers, RickO

  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    What is the purpose of the $20 bill in the OP?? Cheers, RickO

    To illustrate the size of the box.

    I'm addicted to exonumia ... it is numismatic crack!

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    USAF Retired — 34 years of active military service! 🇺🇸
  • 3keepSECRETif2rDEAD3keepSECRETif2rDEAD Posts: 4,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MsMorrisine said:
    I don't get the best part

    …what, you don’t see that $20 attached to it? ;)

  • WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For those who haven't heard of Walter Perschke, below are some links to a couple of good articles about him. If you search on these boards, I know he was discussed here, especially around the time his Brasher Doubloon was auctioned in 2014 for $4,582,500.00.

    Don't think I ever met him, but probably saw him at some larger shows.

    I do recall viewing lots at an auction in the mid 1980's and one of the people handling boxes for viewing mentioned that someone she knew bought a coin for $430,000. Later realized who she was referring to.

    .
    .
    In Memoriam: Notable Chicago Coin Dealer Walter Perschke Passes Away at Age 77

    https://coinweek.com/people-in-the-news/in-memoriam/memoriam-notable-chicago-coin-dealer-walter-perschke-passes-away-age-77/

    Brasher doubloon former owner Walter Perschke dies

    https://coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/brasher-doubloon-former-owner-walter-perschke-dies.html

    A short video also:

    Appearance of the Perschke Specimen of the Brasher Doubloom at the ANA in Philadelphia 2012

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=ph4Q6nNGL8Y

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    @MWallace said:

    @MrEureka said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Not sure he would want his address made public.

    It's OK. That's not his current address.

    But someone intent on breaking in and stealing a coin collection may not know he doesn't live there anymore and may still break into the house(?) at that address and steal what's available.

    I didn't check, but I'm certain that he would have used his business address on the package, for obvious reasons.

    It's a downtown Chicago business address.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,123 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 22, 2021 4:40PM

    @rwheel said:
    Sheesh- he passed away not to long ago but this was his office off of Lasalle street in Chicago. He was an active dealer and owned a Brasher doubloon- quite a character in the Chicago coin community. Thought it was cool to have original packaging from a bygone era. Just interesting to have it walk in like that

    He did a coin show on ch 26's Stock Market Observer on Wednesdays at noon IMS. He could be quite insightful at times. Later in life he bought a rather spacious mansion in NW Indiana that was most notable for having what looked like a highway bridge crossing a creek in his front yard.

    His show ran for years in the mid-'80's to early '90's. Ch 26 went on to become one of the most widely watched channels in the country and still is. They've always had pretty good programming.

    Tempus fugit.

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