Pat McBride of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is the Administrator of the estate of the late numismatic
literature dealer John H. Burns. He provided this update on the settlement of the estate. -Editor
John Burns at his PAN show table (undated photo)
All of John’s possessions have been sold and checks were issued in December to retire his debts. This was no small endeavor, as many of you know.
It came to be with a lot of help from the numismatic community.
The final items were sold at the recent PAN Fall Coin show this past October. The liquidation went very well. There was a lot of enthusiasm to
view and buy the large variety of material that John collected.
There are some final papers to be filed with the court over the next couple of months to officially close out the estate. To everyone that helped
or bought some of the items, please accept our thanks.
Ed Krivoniak and Don Carlucci selling Burns estate items
Wayne Homren purchasing Burns estate items
As someone who's seen the Before and After of John's townhouse and multiple storage lockers, I know firsthand what a
Herculean task Pat and his helpers faced. He mobilized an army and saw the battle through to the end. He deserves a huge thank you from all of us in
the numismatic literature community. Many thanks also to everyone who donated to the John H. Burns Memorial Fund, which helped Pat defray many of the
up-front costs of administering the estate and final arrangements. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
JOHN H. BURNS 1958-2014 (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n02a02.html)
MORE NOTES ON JOHN BURNS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n03a09.html)
UPDATE ON THE JOHN BURNS ESTATE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n10a08.html)
JOHN H. BURNS LAID TO REST (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n24a06.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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