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#155340 10/16/2007 02:32 AM
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A few years ago , my Cousin's Son died suddenly ...way too young. Michael had a Heart defect that was never detected.
He always loved our Hobby and 6 years ago he decided to jump in and start his own collection.
I loved that kid and never though I'd end up Inheriting his things ...it should have been the other way around.
Last week , my Cousin gave me his Collection ..I thought you'd all like to see his pride and joy ---

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#155341 10/16/2007 02:33 AM
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I introduced him to the Forums ..he tried to copy us and insisted on getting a case for it

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#155342 10/16/2007 02:34 AM
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the glow

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#155343 10/16/2007 02:36 AM
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Smile

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#155344 10/16/2007 02:38 AM
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A nice Pack ..

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#155345 10/16/2007 02:43 AM
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I still have a box full of Helmets,Caps ..2 boxes of Books (many of which I had given him to start him off) and a bag full of American Uniforms...

#155346 10/16/2007 03:21 AM
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Sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin's son. It's good that you were given his collection, rather than being lost to the world of ebay, or worse.


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#155347 10/16/2007 03:46 AM
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Mike,
That's tragic, so sorry to hear it.
I'm sure he would have been happy that everyone here can admire his fine grouping.
Thanks,
Johnny


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#155348 10/16/2007 04:10 AM
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Thanks Johnny , Tim ..I'll keep everything together , memories I guess.
He always loved spending time in my Collection room , always full of questions. One of his visits , I brought him by Chip Gambino and introduced him. Chip showed him that Army and he bought it.
I'm sure Chip will read this and remember him.

It just goes to show that we never know what the future holds for us.

#155349 10/16/2007 04:12 AM
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BTW ...Nice seeing you again Tim !! Big Grin
I hope the store is doing well and you can get some Collecting time back in.

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Enjoyed the chat Tim. I can only echo Mikes thoughts.
Jim

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I'm currently working on my first Million$$$. As soon as I get there, I'm going shopping!!! I miss collecting, but I don't miss the BS.

Jim; it was a pleasure chatting with you last night.


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#155352 10/16/2007 01:28 PM
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"I'm currently working on my first Million$$$."

Shhhhhh , If "Uncle" reads that , he's gonna grab ya by your ankles Razz

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#155353 10/16/2007 05:05 PM
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Mike, Sorry to hear about the unexpected passing away of your cousins son.

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#155354 10/20/2007 03:22 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Serge (aka Wagner):
Mike, Sorry to hear about the unexpected passing away of your cousins son.

Serge (wagner)

Thanks Serge ...I really hoped that he would have developed an interest in this Hobby so I would have had someone to pass some of my things to. As I mentioned before , I never dreamed that things would turn out the other way around and I'd be inheriting his Collection.
I guess TR collecting will out-live us all and then some.

Years ago I bought a Solid Gold Byzantine Coin , still have it.
Sometimes I look at it and wonder just how many Collections it has been in ..how many people over 100's and 100's of years owned it and treasured it and made it possible for me to now hold it in my hand.
I'll never know who they were or it's "Story".
Makes you wonder how far in time our "Relics" will travel ..and how many Collections they'll end up in.

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