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#42662 - 03/15/10 06:42 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
JR Online

Registered: 05/22/00
Posts: 5472
Loc: Fort Collins, Colorado
Chip and Frog that collected German daggers.


#42663 - 03/15/10 06:44 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
JR Online

Registered: 05/22/00
Posts: 5472
Loc: Fort Collins, Colorado
Gailen & Chip.......


#42664 - 03/15/10 08:00 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Swordfish Offline

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 2291
Loc: Out California Way
Never knew him, never done business with him, etc. However it saddens me anytime a member of the community passes away. RIP.

German Sabers

#42665 - 03/15/10 11:03 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
militarymania Offline

Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 5342
Loc: austin.texas usa
i second your comments swordfish...

#42666 - 03/16/10 03:53 AM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino

Sorry to hear this sad news.

#42667 - 03/16/10 11:29 AM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Ed Martin Offline

Registered: 08/29/00
Posts: 1945
Loc: South Florida
My sorrow like all go's to the family.Didn't know Chip but his reputation was always there.
You know you're over the hill when "Happy Hour" means Nap Time

#42668 - 03/16/10 12:52 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
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Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 1039
Loc: N.W. Minnesota
While my history with Chip does not extend as far back as many.I will also miss his messages and his way about how he conducted himself. when my dad died he offered to help me with his coin collection in any way he could. I even meet another collector through Chip. Tom Kendall..... Who I beat out by a few ticks of the clock on a very late Alcoso navy. Chip gave me his contact info and I have considered Tom to be one of the few nice guys I have meet via the internet. Over the years Chip would always help me out when he could. After he moved he even cut me some good deals on hang tags for my collection. I think we have all lost a good fellow here. Sure those who knew him will have an empty space. Bret Van Sant

#42669 - 03/16/10 05:35 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Erich Offline

Registered: 08/02/02
Posts: 2365
Loc: Nord Amerika
My only contact with Chip was years ago when he sold me a nice pre- RZM Party badge. He was one of the good guys and he will me missed.

#42670 - 03/16/10 07:26 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Serge (aka Wagner) Online

Registered: 07/16/06
Posts: 2597
Loc: Gold Country
I didn't even know he was ill.
Condolences to the family.


#42671 - 03/17/10 07:36 AM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Vigs 48 Offline

Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 442
Loc: Brigantine,N.J.
I had some verynice dealings with Mr Gambino and my sympathies go out to his family and friends Paul

#42672 - 03/17/10 12:18 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Baz69 Online

Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 4502
Loc: England
I was lucky enough to meet him a few times and bought a few items from him as well, he was a very nice man, he'll be greatly missed.

#42673 - 03/17/10 04:03 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Billy G. Offline

Registered: 03/31/00
Posts: 4671
Loc: USA
Originally posted by WW2-Collector:
A True Gentleman and one of the most honorable guys in the hobby.

One of the good guys in the hobby, sincere condolences to his family.
GDC Gold Badge #290
GDC Silver Badge #310

#42674 - 03/17/10 07:09 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Roy Carroll Offline

Registered: 10/30/00
Posts: 2933
Loc: York,PA,USA
Wow one of the greats is gone, Chip was a great guy easy to talk to and damn he had some of the best pieces ever just thumb through any major reference book and his name appears in the credits of owning some of the best pieces ever to surface, I bought several rare birds off of him in the last 10 years, anyone remember Mike Hansens collection? Most of the top end stuff came from Chip, this is a sad sad day Frown
"Drive Fast and Take Chances"
Author... Roy Carroll

#42675 - 03/17/10 09:07 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino
Robert H. Offline

Registered: 10/18/01
Posts: 4426
Loc: USA
RIP, Robert

#333367 - 11/21/17 09:45 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino [Re: Robert H.]
J.R.Scott Offline

Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 2007

> Ich bin krank <

#333379 - 11/22/17 02:23 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino [Re: J.R.Scott]
Skynyrd Offline

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 2027
Loc: Michigan
Don't think I've ever seen an RIP flood, are you done now I hope ?

#333384 - 11/22/17 04:51 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino [Re: Skynyrd]
J.R.Scott Offline

Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 2007
Well as long as nobody dies I'm good to go. When you have a stroke, one looks at life a bit different.

Edited by J.R.Scott (11/22/17 05:12 PM)

> Ich bin krank <

#333854 - 12/08/17 12:10 PM Re: Sterling "Chip" Gambino [Re: J.R.Scott]
Rich Yankowski Offline

Registered: 09/26/01
Posts: 3022
Loc: U.S.A.
Only met Chip once but liked him right away! He was a real stand-up guy!

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