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« on: February 13, 2017, 06:34:17 pm »

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On Feb 13, 2017, at 13:59, herakles_inc@yahoo.com [Moneta-L] <Moneta-L@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Guy Clark on Saturday night. He was as easy going a person as you could ever meet, honest, sincere, knowledgeable, and a great sense of humor. Among many things, Guy did much for the young numismatists in the hobby. They all loved him. He had been suffering with corticobasal ganglionic degeneration, a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease, since 2012. He was a good friend and will be greatly missed.

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 08:26:38 pm »

Very sad to hear.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 09:06:29 pm »

Vale Guy Clark. Very sad to hear of his passing.

Guy, along with several others, was among the first group of
dealers I met in person (having travelled over from that distant
land of Australia!)
and became friends with over 25 years ago.
Always good for a chat, and a quiet beer or two after the shows.

A real nice chap, who will be missed greatly. R.I.P. dear friend.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 09:12:22 pm »

Too young.
I knew him well.
Yes, a Gentle Man.
May God bless and keep him in His house.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 12:55:29 am »

 How utterly sad! I can't say I knew him well, though I did buy a coin or two from him over a decade ago; a bronze of Hieron II of Syracuse with the Poseidon obverse/Trident reverse in average condition at a reasonable price. Very sad, he will be missed.  Cry
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 01:04:04 am »

Very sad
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 04:44:56 pm »

That is very sad.

Back in the mid-2000s when I was a fairly new collector, and only had some late Roman bronzes, I decided I wanted to get a cheap "12 caesars" set.  I had just read Suetonius - the usual story.  (Well not exactly 12 caesars, but the early caesars as I knew that I would have to skip the expensive ones.) 

There were really no ancients where I lived in Ottawa and the only dealers I dealt with at the time were dealers in late Roman / uncleaned coins.  Someone, I can't even remember who, pointed me to Guy's website.  This was long before he was on vcoins.  I emailed him to tell him what I wanted.  Bronzes in the $10-20 range for the 1st century caesars.

Guy had infinite patience for me - a collector totally new to that period and not intending to spend much money.  In addition to the two I had seen on his list he found me about 4 or 5 more from unlisted stock.  I am sure that he took pity on me because I got some nice coins that I bet he would have listed for a good bit higher than he sold them to me for.

I just looked at my Emperor's Portrait tray and still, 12 years later, my Augustus, Tiberius and Titus are from that original batch from Guy.

RIP my friend.

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 05:28:22 am »

It is very sad to hear about Guy.  I knew he was suffering for several years but despite his illness he was always gracious, always friendly and more than willing to share his knowledge.  He was a very smart guy.  He told me he was, if I remember correctly, a marine biologist by training and was well versed in many subjects beyond coins.  He told me about his disease and over the years I could see how it had affected his speech and his motor skills.  But his mind was always sharp.  I even talked to a neighbor of mine who works for the National Institute of Health to see if they had any research programs that might admit him but alas no.  RIP Guy!

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