Don and Connie Moore - Burns Auction, March 1987
To quote the Auctioneer, Tom Burns of Burns Auction Service writing in 1987: Words cannot express my pleasure in presenting, at auction, part of the Don and Connie Moore collection. Don and Connie are one of the most widely known and respected couples in our Carnival Glass hobby. Don is one of the top authorities on Carnival and in addition to his three books, has written extensively for most of the major antique publications, including ..... The Antique Trader."
"They have decided to reduce their collection in view of ..... the increasing problem of obtaining adequate insurance coverage on so large a collection. The constant threat of earthquake in the San Franciso Bay area is also a constant worry. He intends to continue to collect Carnival and to write and lecture throughout the country. This is a unique opportunity to obtain a choice piece of glass from this world renown collection."
Auction brochure provided by Ray Steele - we are very grateful that he shared it with us.
After Don Moore passed away, his wife Connie recorded a number of reminiscences that we published in our (old) NetworK magazine. NetworK has since been revived as an online ezine, and in Issue #2 we re-tell Connie's "Brownie Mary" story.
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