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By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​After Mr. Lilly's passing, the Indiana State Bank in Indianapolis was named the executor of his estate. The bank sent Mr. Lilly's vast rare book library to Indiana University in Bloomington. The Lilly home, Olmstead, which is now located near the Indiana State Museum, was given to the Museum as an additional gallery, with all the art and paintings included. The Lilly Collection of Revolutionary guns and armament together with his collection of some 5,000 miniature lead soldiers, dressed in the many uniforms of our nation, was given to his son, who opened a museum on Cape Cod, where many great items from Mr. Lilly's nautical collection found a home as well.​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​In 1967 Stack's continued its active over the counter and mail order business, as well as offering exciting public auction sales. Collectors visited our shop to see what we might have added to our inventory, meet with other collectors on Saturdays and use our library for their research. Our monthly auction sales, which usually took place on the weekends, brought many to view lots and participate. Of course, our usual buying and selling over the counter kept us very busy, and usually one or two members of the Stack family, were on the road attending shows and visiting collectors.​