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Old 08-21-2018, 12:19 AM
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Isn't he the guy who started collecting when he was a postman, had a Wagner, and chucked it all at least for a time to go live in India?

Wow! Rather odd life path, from Ravi Shankar to light fingered Lester.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:27 AM
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David had a weekly auction in SCD in the early to mid-1990s. He had some great stuff in there. He did go to India at one point. I saw him when he got back and was set up at White Plains. He had lost a lot of weight but seemed happy and healthy. I am shocked to hear this. What a pity!
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:43 PM
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Bought quite a bit of stuff from Festberg in the day. He also bid on and won 3-4 items from the Barry Halper auction for me. A shame where he's wound up now. Remember getting a lot of T330 Piedmont BB Stamps from him in one of his auctions. Wish I still had them......probably 35-40 total.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:13 PM
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Just added a back picture guys....

Festberg smoked me once, I left a ceiling bid on a Washington times card of $2400. The auction ended late Saturday night so I looked Monday and it showed I won the card for $800.

Days later a bill comes for $2400.

I call Dave and he tells me his employee forgot to enter the bids.

I am like "come on Dave" Really?

Well I had to have the card so I just ate it.

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Old 08-21-2018, 08:28 PM
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Just added a back picture guys....

Festberg smoked me once, I left a ceiling bid on a Washington times card of $2400. The auction ended late Saturday night so I looked Monday and it showed I won the card for $800.

Days later a bill comes for $2400.

I call Dave and he tells me his employee forgot to enter the bids.

I am like "come on Dave" Really?

Well I had to have the card so I just ate it.

Dan Mckee
I would have passed on that one out of principle. Or maybe offered to split the difference.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:45 PM
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I remember his store in Brooklyn was real cool and also the shows at the JFK Sheraton or Marriott were always jammed. Shame the karma changed...
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Sorry to learn this about Festberg. I, too, participated in his SCD auctions back in the 1990's - my most memorable wins were two T214s that weren't listed in the Standard Catalog.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:45 AM
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With so many good guys out there, there is no reason to bid with bad apples. That is why I quit bidding with Lew Lipsett. Just because you been in the game a long time doesn't give you an excuse to screw over people.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:24 AM
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whoever he sold the stolen cards too at the convention now know why they got such a good deal....time to send them back and eat the loss
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:02 AM
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Does any have a recent picture of Festburg so I have an idea of who not to deal with instead of just a name?

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