Most, if not all, of us had dealings with the late Bill McKivor. It is no secret that the Conder Token Collectors Club would not have existed without his drive and enthusiasm. When Bill passed away there was the risk that his Copper Corner website would disappear as well, but his family has graciously allowed the club to archive important things on the club’s website. I invite you to take a look here:
Included are all of Bill’s old price lists from #59 (the first he did in 2010 as a PDF format) on up to his final list, fittingly #100. These are invaluable research tools, and the club is pleased to preserve them for posterity. Scans of his earlier lists would be welcomed to be added to the total; please contact Eric Holcomb for details if you have them.
Also worth viewing is Bill’s personal collection of Boulton and Watt pieces, many in the original shells they were preserved in for 200 years. This group has not yet appeared for public auction, and the photos here are the only easy way to see some of these magnificent items.
Bill’s introductions to various series, though sometimes a bit dated, are excellent entry level accounts of what makes them special and worth collecting.
Our friend may be gone, but the good work he did lives on – and really, isn’t that the hope that we all have for our own lives?
Enjoy! – Jeff Rock, CTCC President