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1878 series

Post by crabscrape » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:19 pm

I want to thank a man whom I really and truly respect. Mr. Larry Eakins. I am only going to mention 2 coins of his collection. 1878 Vam 14.7 DMPL 64 and a remarkable 1878 Vam 14.20 AU 53 PCGS! Hit List 40 coins for the people who don't know!! AWESOME Larry!!!!!

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Post by lured_in_again » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:59 pm

I have had the opportunity to sit across a table from Larry and discuss VW and Morgans on a number of occasions. I am always amazed at some of the coins he has slid across the table for my viewing and the numismatic knowledge he shares. An amazing guy that I feel very fortunate to have met and I consider him a good friend....... thanks for posting this thread.

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Post by keydates » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:06 am

Thanks guy's I am still upgrading my set some. Has been fun trip meeting some very nice people over the last 15 to 17 years collecting vams.
We used to have some big lunches in Kansas over the past years.
And we always had a nice bunch of rear vams to share.
Have had another group in St Louis lunches and always had rare vams there also.
Think best time was when we had 2 1889-p vams 23A at group of probably 12 vam people.

Do not know how many of vam guy's know that I lose my wife on Nov 3 2018.
We were married for 55 plus years. She always was interested in my vams.
Was the worst time of my life.

thanks everybody

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Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 am

Sorry to hear about your wife Larry.
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:34 am

Larry, my condolences on the news with your wife. I have a brother and sister-in-law that lost their mates in the past year, and their emptyness is indescribable.

But yes, I recall many a fun time in St. Louis at shows and food tables sharing coins and banter. I was there at the table with two V23As. Great memories. Maybe again one day big fella.

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Post by messydesk » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:47 am

Sorry to hear about your wife, Larry. My condolences. I heard stories about the 89 VAM 23As in St. Louis -- being given a dip in iced tea, or was that something else? VAM dinners are a great part of this hobby.
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Post by bigjayvee » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:38 am

Very sorry to hear about your wife passing, Larry.Please accept my condolences.

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Post by vampicker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:49 am

I'm sorry for your loss.
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Post by colwillys » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:25 pm

I am sorry to here of your lose of your long term partner your sidekick most of all your wife ..
My wife and I have been married 52 yrs , I must look at life more closely . Love to you Larry .

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Post by PacificWR » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:57 pm

May God be with you and comfort you. He will not let you down.

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Post by tbconcrete » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:03 pm

Yes, Crabman, Larry has been the man for rare VAMS. Very good to work with. I own a few coins that slid across his desk to mine.
Deeply sorry about Mrs. Ekins. A loss many cant ever fully understand without experiencing it. I'm 30 years married to a woman who puts up with my VAMs and shows interest if I'm excited :D . I couldn't imagine my world without her. She is Breast C free for 12 years. Hug the ones you Love. I dont mean your coins ;)

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Re: 1878 series

Post by vamsterdam » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:08 pm

Larry, I can’t imagine how bad if feels to lose your wife. I have thought of it because my wife has already had breast cancer once, and frequent health problems now. So much of this house is all about her. How empty your house must be without your wife.
I remember our wild dinner at Saint louis. The v23a’s and whatever else we brought. You, Ray, Alan, terry, smitty, me, who else?

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Post by iwillbenice » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:45 pm

My condolences for your loss.

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Post by vamnuke » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:37 pm

Sorry for your loss, Larry.

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Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm

Sorry for your loss
Challenge yourself,start doing your own date study!

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Re: 1878 series

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:55 pm

You have my utmost condolences Larry. We are all here for you if you need us 😢
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