Im deeply saddened to announce that the Currency fraternity lost one of the most passionate guys involved in currency.
My father William Baeder Sr who started collecting currency in the late 60's developed what we all call an addiction to collecting currency. Most of us have this. It's starts out slow an becomes nothing but a day to day ritual. Throughout his collecting adventure he made pit stops at almost every single Memphis show there was except for 3.
The first one, the last one an one other. He developed an attention to fancy serial numbers.
That led to establishing some of the stand out notes, sets that are still in is holdings today.
Willy had a way about him that most of you know by reading this. He looked forward to going to any of the major shows.
Because this was a time he could meet up with friends of the currency family.
If it was behind the table of USARARE or his days of walking the floor he always made at point to stop an say hello.
Im very grateful to have a father like this. I cherished every moment I could all the way to the end.
He never wanted me to be upset, but that next to impossible coming from a guy that did so much for me an my family.
He will be so missed.