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Posted 02/26/2021   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Condolences to his family and friends. Very sad :( I did not know him well - but remember him being very active when I joined) - very funny and really insightful.
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Posted 02/26/2021   9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Paul Mitchell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He had a great sense of humor and he will be missed.
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Posted 02/26/2021   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very sad news. He gifted me a box of old issues of Postal Stationery a little over a year ago.
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Posted 02/27/2021   05:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So sad. I like the comment that he was one of the sharper knives in the draw with his wit and words.
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Posted 02/27/2021   08:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My condolences to his friends and family.
His contributions here will be greatly missed.

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Posted 02/27/2021   09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As did others, I enjoyed his posts, the witty ones and questions. Got some off board advice from him which was generously given, too.
Condolences to his family.
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Posted 02/27/2021   1:25 pm  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is sad, a true lateral thinker his posts were always entertaining and often informative.

Ikey first made my acquaintance on another forum where I had offered a box full of philatelic journals from various societies free to anyone who was prepared to pay the postage.
Ikey PM'd me to say that if anyone wanted them but could not afford the postage he would be prepared to pay half rather than see them land up in recycling.

Truly generous in spirit and in deed, he will be missed.
Clive

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Posted 02/27/2021   6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A true story to cap this. On 11 February I traveled to Austin, Texas on family business, a date that had been worked out in December. I booked into the historic Driskill Hotel downtown (opened 1886) in order to be able to walk around and see things. The "Valentine's Day freeze" struck, I was unable to travel home on 15 February and spent 5 more unplanned days sitting in the hotel room waiting for flights to resume. It did offer the opportunity to fully explore the Driskill, and in idle time, I found myself recalling that Ikey loved the "Old Hotels" postcard thread here:
http://goscf.com/t/33043
So I started trolling eBay for covers with Driskill Hotel corner cards to have as a souvenir of my imprisonment there, with the thought of sharing it with Ikey as well. I submitted a bid on 18 February and forgot about it. I made it home on 19 February, won the auction on 21 February and received the cover on 26 February, the same day as Bobby's original post here. So another tip of the hat to Ikey, who will always have a connection to this cover in my collection.

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Posted 03/01/2021   06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So sad

Condolences to his family.

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Posted 03/01/2021   2:12 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just saw this today. Michael will be missed. A gentle and generous soul.
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Posted 03/01/2021   2:48 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We didn't have the same collecting interests, so I've only seen I'm sure a small % of his posts, but what a witty guy, and very funny and I bet in person he had that rare quick wit! Will miss him on SCF and I send thoughts and prayers....
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Posted 03/01/2021   4:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I true loss. His posts will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.

Hal
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Posted 03/01/2021   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add moneil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am sorry to hear this and my condolences to his family and close friends.

Once when I was fairly new to the forum I mistakenly posted a picture of a FDC in a postal stationary thread I knew better, I had just gotten in a hurry and posted the wrong image. Ikey sent me a very kind private message which gave me the opportunity to remove my post and not look like an even bigger idiot than I already am . On another occasion he took the time to give me a detailed answer to a question I had. His kindness I'll always remember.
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Posted 03/03/2021   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Condolences to his family and friends. Im sure his quick wit will be missed in many circles.
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Posted 03/08/2021   02:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guilloutran to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's indeed a sad news to our community as well as the philately in general. May he Rest In Peace.

My condolences to his family.
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