After years of notable private purchases and sales, Ira and Larry conduct Superior’s first public coin auction, the Dr. A. F. Pradeau sale.
For the Stansbury family of Long Beach, we begin selling over 1 Million BU silver dollars. Included are bags of BU “CC” Mint and scarcer date dollars.
We acquire a fabulous collection of world crowns from Abner Kreisberg & Jerry Cohen for over $1/2 Million, one of the largest coin purchases at the time. The coins are part of the Von Furstenburg Estate.
Ira joins Larry in 1962, and together they head the coin department.
Larry becomes a full-time employee at Superior.
Ira and Larry begin to build a collection of U.S. and World Coins for Edwards Huntington Metcalf.
Cousins Ira and Larry work for their fathers cleaning floors, emptying ashtrays, soaking stamps off covers, and making stamp packets, while developing a keen interest in coins.
Harold Goldberg enters the Pacific Theatre, returning to Superior at War’s end.
Marshall Goldberg enters WW II. Returns from Europe in 1945 with two purple hearts and joins his brother Harold at Superior.
Isidor Goldberg, Ira & Larry’s Grandfather, forms Superior Stamp & Coin Company in Downtown Los Angeles.