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#347561 08/31/2020 02:53 AM
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It is with a heavy heart I write this tonight... last Thursday morning- our dear friend and colleague in collecting Steve aka DAK 41 suffered a massive heart attack and passed away shortly thereafter at a nearby hospital. Steve was a good neighbor and friend to me and many others. He was loved very much by his family and grandchildren. He leaves behind a legacy of knowledge in USA ww2 jeweler and theatre made period rings that has no compare. He wanted to write a book about them that sadly will not come to its fruition. I had spoken to him a day or two before the tragedy befell him and his family- and he was in good spirits with a good new job and a new and positive outlook on the year ahead. I dont think that I have gone a week without talking to him in the past 7 years we became friends over coffee at a local breakfast house. Like many here I will miss Steve. He was truly a good and honest man. Rest In Peace my friend.

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shocked Oh man ,,
..so sorry to hear about this.. I think I've seen and maybe even photographed his collection. I'll take a look for them.

A good guy,, a good member here,,he'll be sorely missed..

Mike please pass on my condolences to Steve's family..

R.I.P. DAK41

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hi members
sadl to hear of this great lost to our forum steve aka-41 as he was caled by us third reich collectors of american-german ww 2 rings jewelry he was very savy with these items a walking book of knowlge we chated a lot he would show me the best american=german rings he had god bless steve and family my condolences steve may you rest in peace my friend andy militarynut

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So sorry to hear. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Sad news. I did not know Steve but read a few of his posts. We have lost several collectors in the last few years. Condolences to Steve s family.

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r.i.p friend you will be greatly missed. mike

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I've met Steve at the MAX a couple times. Here are shots of his wonderful collection....

Steve was a young guy with a family.. PLEASE -

- make some sort of inventory of your collection. Maybe even a tiny price of worth behind each ring. Leave a note with your finale wishes,,,of what you want done with your collection.
Maybe a friend your wife can contact who would help her liquidate the collection.
Or leave a list of a couple auction houses your family could contact IF the pieces are going to not stay with them.. The time is now not later to do this....

again,, Rest easy Steve...........

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Yes, we all need to do that.
I really like that 8th Army ring. I was under it in Korea 68-69.
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Gaz,

Contact his widow.

If she wants them sold here, I give her a free Premium Membership to do it. Or to whoever is doing it for her.

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Wow, he certainly had a great collection.

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Steve asked me for my permission to leave my contact info in his boxes and my word that I would help in the case of his passing - in accordance to his and his familys wishes at that time. I gave him my word. I have been in contact with his wife. She is aware of his wishes and I promised her as I promised him I would help in whatever regard was specified. He trusted no one in militaria. I am humbled and honored to do this for him. As they become known to me- I will update with her and Steves wishes for his collection.


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