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stevie wonder
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jhodgson
Ex Tom Flynn:

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MEC2
Nice notes @stevie wonder - post 1934 smalls are not my bag but those are quite nice examples... I like those stars, even though the 50E is one short of the others, it's still sharp, no reason to be Uptight... Everything's Alright...
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TookyBandit
Lovely!!! 💕 
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Lincoln28
Yes. Thank you very much Thomas M Flynn Click image for larger version - Name: lf (6).jpeg, Views: 114, Size: 422.54 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20200515_215920.jpg, Views: 113, Size: 1021.32 KB
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larry510
Excellent 👍😀
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HoneyBadger
Yeah, thanks...

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Amrys
Thank you Thomas M Flynn!
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MEC2
If Stevie posts enough I will eventually run out of songs titles to integrate in my responses...
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EarlySmallSizeFanatic
1950 plain stars are surprisingly tough to complete as district star sets. 
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JimFitz
For the newbies in the room, Tom Flynn was a complete gentleman, quiet, unassuming, and one I remember being at a casino and playing craps with him.  As one of the Heritage employees that picked up his collection in late 2007 - it took four of us (me, Allen Mincho, Len Glazer, Dustin Johnston) to get it packed and shipped out via Brinks, then a great dinner with he and his family talking about hunting and how they can pour concrete in the winter, as Tom was in the concrete business.  We then had to drive from Dubuque back to O'Hare in a freezing fog (who ever heard of such a thing!  Not this Texican!) as our flight was cancelled out of Dubuque the next day.

Then cataloguing and getting it ready for the 2008 Central States auction, and having the collective of us all asking him to attend - he didn't want to go to the auction!  

He, along with most of his family did attend, and during one of the breaks he mentioned to us that he was happy to be there, but wasn't feeling too well, but the mood in the room really helped.
I remember he shot me a stare when I reminded people in the room to get Tom to sign their catalogs!!!  It was in good fun though!!
I called the final lot at approximately 4:45AM...his collection realized just a bit over $8 Million. 

His collection came along at just the RIGHT time - a massive collection of notes by Friedberg number, when you have three deep pocketed collectors (along with many others) chasing Friedberg numbers - what some don't remember is that he had a marvelous Canadian collection as well!  Truly the high water mark as far as prices are concerned, as well all remember that the financial world would go down the tubes only months later.

Lastly, what most don't know is that Tom passed away 30 days after the sale...
All things Texas
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Steve in Tampa
Thanks for the story and background Jim.
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MEC2
Fantastic story @JimFitz... it makes you wonder, would he have been happier not selling it and waiting for his estate sale, or happier seeing it done and handled properly knowing it's dispensation...
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Amrys
Great story! Thank you!
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jhodgson
I sat in the back row near Tom during the auction.  He was very happy to see it sell.

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