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MEMORABLE COIN SHOW MOMENT posted by Wissahickon Collection

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A Walter Breen Encounter


I was reading the PCGS coin forum, and ran accross a thread entitled, OUTSIDE THE ROPES Coin Show Moment. That started me thinking (always a dangerous thing).


I recalled attending a show sometime in the late 1970/ early 1980 time period. And I do not recall the exact location; either Cincinnati, Philadelphia, or New York. My memory is really vague on both time and location.


I got in a hotel elvator to go to the show site, and as the door was closing, a very large man with an unusual appearance stepped through the doors. His attire was buckskin-like clothing and a large leather shoulder bag. His hair was long including a long bushy beard.


I knew who he was immediately from pictures. We didn't speak, but I spent our upward journey looking at him while trying to appear not to be looking at him.


My first and only Walter Breen encounter!


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Interesting story. From what I read on the internet it sounds like Breen was an accomplished collector and author but a pretty poor excuse for a human being.

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