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How did you get into this business?
As a kid, I collected all kinds of things: match covers, stamps, coins, trading cards, buttons. I collected all kinds of things. After finishing four years of college and one year of law school, which I hated, I took a job in the coin department at Kaufman's in Pittsburgh. The coin store was a leased space run by the Friedbergs, who owned the Coin and Currency Institute which ran leased departments in department stores across the country. Then I had an opportunity to take over their store in Washington, D.C. at Woodward and Lowthrop. I was single then and jumped at the opportunity. That was 1963. When the Friedbergs closed down that department in 1979, I took over the Friedbergs' inventory on consignment and set of on my own, establishing Capitol Coin & Stamp on Connecticut and L Street. I've been collecting and helping other collectors ever since!
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First Lady Biden Ball Cap
Item number 42301
Date 2024
Price $40.00 add to cart
Only 50 pairs of these were.
St. Patrick's Day Cufflinks
Item number 42299
About Only 50 pairs of these were.
Description Only 50 pairs of these were.
Date 2024
Price $125.00 add to cart
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