Numismatic stories and slide presentations
“RUDDY’S 1930s GENERAL STORE MUSEUM; A Time Capsule of Collecting Passion” (11 minutes) tells about one of the several world-class collections assembled by numismatic giant James F. Ruddy — his decades-long pursuit of merchandise that would have been sold in any General Store during the 1930s. Every item had to be pristine, filled with original contents. Then Jim build a museum to house his collection, which he ultimately gave to the City of Palm Springs, where it is now a favorite tourist attraction. This was Jim’s last project (we finished the last edits just before his demise in Spring of 2017). I must state that Jim was the finest gentleman I ever met.
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