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California Collection

Post by HawkeEye » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:33 pm

I think I have seen this topic before but cannot remember the answer. When you see a Morgan and the label has "California" on it what collection is it from?
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Re: California Collection

Post by messydesk » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:37 pm

It's from the collection of the late Lloyd Gabbert (2008 VAM Master recipient). Lloyd was a huge supporter of VAMs and built several top VAM sets before the registry was around, as well as top-ranked PCGS registry sets.
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Re: California Collection

Post by DHalladay » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:55 am

Lloyd was also one of the nicest people it has ever been my privilege to know... and i still miss him.
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Re: California Collection

Post by HawkeEye » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:35 pm

Thanks and sorry I never had a chance to correspond with him. When did he pass away?
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Re: California Collection

Post by DHalladay » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:43 pm

HawkeEye wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Thanks and sorry I never had a chance to correspond with him. When did he pass away?

August 16, 2015
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Re: California Collection

Post by Bigbub » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:31 am

Yeah, when I saw this one I just had to have it. It's only one more. :mrgreen:
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Re: California Collection

Post by morganman » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 am

This post really goes to show us how time and the people involved in our beloved Morgan vams
really get lost, especially from EAST Coast to West Coast. Lloyd Gabbert was so well known but yet
many East coast vammers never knew his existence. Lloyd put more money into vams than anybody
i know, of course he was very wealthy, so everything in cont

Then my mentor & friend Gene Henry from Issaqua Wa, passes away , silently leaving some 115,000 ++
Morgans in his collection, of which Gene was a avid early vam advocate collector. I have many thousand
of his coins today, as we bought,sold, traded between us for many yrs.

Seemingly not many new youg collectors forthcoming, so it will be very interesting moving forward
in time. Lets hope new blood comes into this great sport and its massive history of the Morgan -its errors/
vams and the people who helped make its history.

This brings up a suggestion- maybe we need a Written Biograghy about each individual who
contributed to Vams/morgan $ collecting. All centralized in one designated place, for History and
valuable insight. Sure would be a great compilation that would tie in well with VAMWORLD

Just saying IMHO---- What do you members think?? of this idea??
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Re: California Collection

Post by ljs123 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:38 pm

I had to pick one up also. It's a 1A2, not a 1A1


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Re: California Collection

Post by collectinsince65 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:44 pm

@morganman
I think that's a great idea Scott.

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Re: California Collection

Post by messydesk » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:18 pm

morganman wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 am
This brings up a suggestion- maybe we need a Written Biograghy about each individual who
contributed to Vams/morgan $ collecting. All centralized in one designated place, for History and
valuable insight. Sure would be a great compilation that would tie in well with VAMWORLD

Just saying IMHO---- What do you members think?? of this idea??
I'm ahead of you, Scott, if only by a couple days. We're in the process of writing up some bios for the VAMMaster winners and adding them to the SSDC awards page I just set up, along with a head shot if we can get them. Lloyd's is one that will be ready first. They'll read like book jacket bios or keynote speaker introductions. It is important that people new to the hobby become familiar with what those we consider to be the "big names" did, in some cases decades earlier.
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Re: California Collection

Post by morganman » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:22 pm

Fantastic John; Wierd karma that i brought this up just now-- Thanks for all you do!!!!!
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Re: California Collection

Post by messydesk » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:54 am

morganman wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Fantastic John; Wierd karma that i brought this up just now-- Thanks for all you do!!!!!
A few bios have been added the the SSDC Awards page, including Lloyd's. More to come.
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