The Dave Surber, founder of WildWinds.com, Collection and Numismatic Library
We are pleased to announce that this entire sale is dedicated to the Dave Surber collection and numismatic library.
The Surber collection includes a number of Lindgren plate coins, a nice selection of south Italian Greek coins and a nice variety of Greek, Roman Imperial and Provincial coins. Dave was an avid collector and it is a great honor to be trusted with the sale of his collection. What makes this collection so special are not great rarities or extremely expensive coins. What makes it special is that there are many collectible coins which can be purchased at a modest price and which were owned and treasured by a very important figure in ancient numismatics in the 20th and 21st Century. Thanks to Dave’s creation, hundreds, if not thousands, of new collectors got their start and tens of thousands continue to use Wildwinds on a regular basis.
Sadly, Dave passed away suddenly on February 20, 2009, at the age of 49. His passion and commitment to his hobby has fueled the growth of the field of ancient numismatics and has inspired dozens of research websites as well as thousands of collectors.