I have to do a profit/loss statement on his items, as he was a hit and miss investor. Good with gold, but bad with silver. Lamar died in 2017, almost one year after my mom's horrible death from Alzheimer's, and he left behind a 91-year collection of everything an engineer could ever want and keep, mostly coins and duck prints and golf clubs, oh my!
They both attended Compton College (where my grandpa,'Pop' Powars, was a team coach) and then Lamar got his degree in engineering at USC. Lamar was a handsome, smart and strapping young veteran when he first spotted my gorgeous mom across Compton college campus after returning from the horrors of WWII.
When he showed up at the annual Sadie Hawkins dance, my mom, the kind peace-keeper and beauty queen from a loving family, asked my dad to dance, and they never again parted until her death. They lived in the same house next to the Country Club in California for 45 years, which was stuffed full of treasures and junk.
He was greatly impacted by the Great Depression, and so hoarded anything deemed even remotely, possibly, potentially useful sometime in the next half century or so. He was one of the original'Preppers,' always stockpiled with food, water, precious metals, and hunting and fishing gear--well prepared for any Armageddon, which, of course, NEVER came. Still, my mom is the one I miss most, as she alone kept the peace within our family.
There will be hundreds of coins and some of his treasures, including items from his tenure at Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee, all carefully preserved in his big house on the golf course in California. The item "Roll of 20 Silver Standing Liberty Half Dollars from estate varied coins 1940s" is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Liberty Walking (1916-47)".The seller is "lamarstreasures-7" and is located in Morgan Hill, California. This item can be shipped to United States.