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  1. You had to remind me about that lovely lady, now.. I did not sleep last night! It must have been 10 years ago or more. Roy, I am going to get back into marbles too, and will see you at a show, and bring you my rare socks...I am saving them for you! Jerry
  2. Hey Roy, how are you!? those are rare shoes But, you are too F'n funny! Good to hear from you. Jerry
  3. For anyone interested, I am selling some very old marble books on Ebay 5 different books Hardy, Grist, Morrison and Terison,, Castle and Peterson, very early Baumann http://www.ebay.com/itm/321109272617?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Jerry Biern
  4. Sweet, William SWEET, WILLIAM 'BILL', 87, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at his home on March 27, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Providence, the son of the late Daniel Sweet and the late Sarah (Wishnevski) Sweet. Bill was a kind, gentle, and loving father, grandfather, and friend. He served bravely in World War II, both in North Africa and in Europe. Bill's passion was collecting beautiful antique treasures. He was known throughout the region as a knowledgeable marble expert. He will be sadly missed by his loving son, Eric B. Sweet of R.I., his loving daughter, Kara Sweet of Cape Cod, his beloved grandchildren, Zachary and Erika, his former wife and loving friend, Susan Sweet, and by many close friends. A brief service celebrating his life will be held at Swan Point Chapel on Blackstone Blvd. in Providence on Friday, March 30 at 1:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of Bill's love for animals, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or the Humane Society of the U.S. The family was assisted with arrangements by SUGARMAN- SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Published in The Providence Journal on 3/29/2007. Notice • Guest Book • Flowers • Gift Shop • Charities
  5. I have not been on the board in a while but for those who did not know. Bill Sweet ,my friend and a friend to many of yours, passed away March 27, after a brief illness. Bill enthusiastically collected marbles, mostly handmade marbles for 45 years, and made many friends amongst collectors all over the country as he enjoyed his marbles and many friends in the hobby. I attended the celebration of Bill's 87 years today. He was a very fortunate man . His numerous friends, devoted family, and longtime great health are a tribute to a life well lived. Bill had many diverse collections.... but the marbles were his favorite. His son, Eric, enjoys the marbles too and will remain active in the hobby, as Eric attended all marble shows with his dad. Jerry Biern, Raremarble
  6. Les will be so terribly missed! I cannot believe this. Les was the most stand-up guy in the hobby, a customer, a supplier of fine marbles to me, and a friend. I can relate a fabulous story about the time I bought a high end marble from Les only to realize it had a new pontil on it. This was already a day later. Les was shocked and recognized the gaffe that got by both of us. He made good on the transaction and never made a mention of it after the fact . I think that the whole experience brought us closer together. My sincerest condolences to the wife and girls and hopes that you continue the fine tradition and legacy of a true prince of the hobby. May God bless. Jerry Biern/ Raremarble
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