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Our friend Stewart

Anyone that knew Stewart even a little knows that he was a straight forward individual. Further he was a collector of coins. Not labels or stickers.

Stewart was very guarded and very discriminative as to whom he got close to. He had a sharp disdain for hypocrisy and had no respect for those that function within it. What he respected was integrity, knowledge and courage.

My wife and I became quite close with Stewart over the years and enjoyed many very candid and emotional conversations with him. In addition to enjoying a relationship built on honesty and the courage to express it we had many wonderful business transactions with him. At a core level he was a great man.

Recently Stewart revealed to me his sadness that most dealers wouldn’t offer him coins any longer because he was so open and honest about “coins”. He was very saddened that in this day and age of marketing labels and stickers the “coin” has lost its mystique and value. Of course we all know he possessed the expertise to voice valid opinions and the drive to acquire personal education.

One of the greatest things Stewart said to me was “CAC is the stupidest thing I’ve seen come along in numismatics but people pay for stickers so they’re worth having when it’s time to sell”. So true!

We will greatly miss Stewart’s knowledge, honesty and courage. He was one of the last of the true “coin” collectors in numismatics. A leader, not just another follower

Love ya buddy….enjoy your next journey!

Kenny, Margarie, Kyle and Trisha

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,097 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wonder if he changed his mind about CAC after a period of time.

    peacockcoins

  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a poster I always found him to be candid and honest and will miss the expertise and input he brought here.

    I didn't know him though.

    Condolences to his family and friends.

    Tempus fugit.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TelecomFab.... Welcome aboard. Thank you for that very thoughtful and well worded tribute to Stewart. Cheers, RickO

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