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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Nine

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Nine

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

After a break to reminisce about the coins in the Pogue Collection, I return to my discussion of teenage collecting. In the earlier parts of this series, I focused on how my generation of Americans collected, through such challenges as the Great Depression and World War II. At the conclusion of Part 8, I was discussing collecting during the 1950s through 1970s and how the rise and fall of Proof sets and other modern issues had affected the hobby during that era.

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The Pogue Collection, Part Two

The Pogue Collection, Part Two

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

As we enter the final week before our offering of The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, I continue with my reminiscences about coins in the Pogue Collection. It has been my pleasure in these days before our inaugural auction of this incredible collection, to once again make the acquaintance of some lovely coins that Stack’s had the honor of presenting in the past.

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The Pogue Collection, Part One

The Pogue Collection, Part One

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The day we at Stack's Bowers were chosen to offer the D. Brent Pogue Collection at auction was a great event in my numismatic life. Unquestionably among the finest collection ever formed by a single collector in my time in the hobby, the Pogue pedigree will be treasured now and in the future.

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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Eight

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Eight

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

It must be apparent to those who have followed my stories about my "teenage collecting” that numismatics wasn't an easy hobby for many, as in most cases it required money to build a coin collection in this rough economic period. 
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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Seven

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Seven

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Much of my youth and my teenage years occurred in the time surrounding the Great Depression of the early 1930s. I was lucky in that my family was able to survive all right financially and it was not until later years that I realized how difficult those times were for a lot of people. 
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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Six

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Six

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

I am often asked: “Since your family was so involved in coins, why weren’t you more involved with coin collecting? First of all, collecting coins during my childhood was financially difficult as having a few cents extra was a big deal, not just for kids and teenagers, but for the whole family. 

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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Five

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part Five

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The Great Depression of the 1930s was terrible for millions of people, and many of those who had been involved in collecting, be it coins, stamps, art or anything else, disappeared from the scene. While the general public was struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, for those who were still rich, like Morgan, Hetty Green and her son, Col. E.H.R. Green, the Kennedys, Rockefellers and Hearsts, collecting was still well within their means. 
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What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part 4

What Did I Collect as a Teenager? Part 4

As the recession started to loosen up, and money became a bit easier to come by for some, we kids and teenagers had a few extra pennies in our pockets. I had a paper route to sell the Saturday Evening Post and made a few extra cents that I could contribute to my family’ earnings. 
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