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#42637 03/14/2010 09:36 PM
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It's with great sorrow that I have to tell you that Chip Gambino past away Saturday after a long illness. Those that didn't know him personally missed knowing a wonderful person. He was one of my very best friends and I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to his wife Liz and his two children.

Gailen David

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My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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Chip was a great guy. He will be missed.


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#42640 03/14/2010 10:29 PM
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To Chip's family and friends, my condolences as well. Regards, Leipzig


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#42641 03/14/2010 10:29 PM
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Sorry to hear of Chip's passing.....
Condolences go to his family...
Good Guy.....


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Let me add my condolences as well.
Chip was one of the truly good guys in this hobby.
Dave Hohaus: As a symbol of respect upon the passing of a long term collector the hue of GDC used to be turned "black and white" for a period. Perhaps it would be appropriate to do so now.
Jim

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A True Gentleman and one of the most honorable guys in the hobby.

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Some of my nicest items in my collection came from Chip. He was always a pleasure to deal with and responded quickly and honourably to any questions or concerns.

My condolences to the family.

This hobby will be diminished without him.

John


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Holy smokes.................... I'm shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#42646 03/15/2010 12:31 AM
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Wow! I didn't know he was ill. My condolences to his family and to our collecting community.

His ebay selling was perfect:


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Do we have a pinned memorial of all those who have passed? Would be nice, and have a picture too.


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#42647 03/15/2010 03:36 AM
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I am shocked as well. He was one of the most pleasant people that I've had the pleasure of dealing with in this hobby. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

#42648 03/15/2010 03:56 AM
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the forum and the hobby has lost one of the kingpins very sad day

#42649 03/15/2010 09:12 AM
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I'm truely saddened to hear of Chips passing.He was one of the good guys in this hobby who was a pleasure to have known and I for one will miss him.My deepest condolences to his family.

#42650 03/15/2010 09:20 AM
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Saddened to hear of Chips passing.
A really nice guy with whom I had great
chats and nice buys.
God Bless you.
Seiler

#42651 03/15/2010 10:14 AM
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So sorry to hear that- one of the greatest guys I've known in this field and any field- Mike

#42652 03/15/2010 02:33 PM
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A legend and a true gentleman.one of the best.my condolences to his family and to you Gailen on the passing of your friend.

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I am deeply saddened to hear of this. I only had one dealing with Mr. Gambino & when I called him we had a couple of very engaging & pleasant conversations. One of the nicest gentlemen you could know with an absolutely unblemished reputation. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.


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#42654 03/15/2010 07:25 PM
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Jim,

The leaves the guy earned were turned gray. Chip only ever made one post, so he had no leaves.

I only met him once. At MAX about 7-8 years ago. Nice guy and he'll be missed.

Dave

#42655 03/15/2010 08:00 PM
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LIFE IS FLEETING AND MEMORIES CHERRISHED. He will be missed and sorrow is deep.


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#42656 03/15/2010 11:03 PM
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Gailen asked to post this. Gailen and Der Frog

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#42657 03/15/2010 11:04 PM
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A couple of mine

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another

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#42659 03/15/2010 11:06 PM
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Interesting fallout from Gailen's picture.

Der Frog tried to sell Chip a bad SA dagger as seen above. You don't do that to a guy called Gambino

Dave

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Sorry to hear of the loss of one of the finest in the collecting community.
My sympathies go out to his family and friends.

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Thanks Dave for putting the pictures up. That's how I would like to remember him. You don't get the many opportunity in life to have a friends like him. I just can't believe he's gone.

Gailen

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Chip and Frog that collected German daggers.

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#42663 03/15/2010 11:44 PM
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Gailen & Chip.......

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#42664 03/16/2010 01:00 AM
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Never knew him, never done business with him, etc. However it saddens me anytime a member of the community passes away. RIP.


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i second your comments swordfish...

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Sorry to hear this sad news.

#42667 03/16/2010 04:29 PM
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My sorrow like all go's to the family.Didn't know Chip but his reputation was always there.


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#42668 03/16/2010 05:52 PM
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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

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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.

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I didn't even know he was ill.
Condolences to the family.

-serge-

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I had some verynice dealings with Mr Gambino and my sympathies go out to his family and friends Paul

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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.
Gary

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quote:
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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.


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#42674 03/18/2010 12:09 AM
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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


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RIP, Robert

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R.I.P.


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