Jim Alfredson has Died

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Richard Kaufman
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Jim Alfredson has Died

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 5th, 2015, 1:42 pm

Just got the lousy news that my friend Jim Alfredson died this morning. He'd been in dicey health for quite a few years, but still made it to many collector's and history conferences.

He was a swell guy who would occasionally post here and he will be missed.
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Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 5th, 2015, 3:45 pm

That is lousy news. He was a lovely man. My condolences to his family and many friends.

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Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Postby David Stahl » January 5th, 2015, 3:47 pm

This is really sad news.

I have many fond memories of Jim over the past thirty some years. I will miss sharing a laugh or two with Jim, while enjoying a beverage after a day full of lectures at our collectors conventions.

RIP Jim. I will miss you.

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Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Postby Andrew Pinard » January 5th, 2015, 5:41 pm

So sorry to hear that. Jim was the guest of honor at The Yankee Gathering in 2012 and was always interested in helping out others interested in magic history and collecting. I had the great pleasure of spending some time with him in 2012 and truly enjoyed our time together.

He will be deeply missed...

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Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Postby Jim Klodzen » January 5th, 2015, 6:56 pm

....great person.

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Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Postby Kevin Connolly » January 5th, 2015, 9:12 pm

Jim Alfredson was a great guy. I knew him for 30 years. The stories he told me and the laughs we had are too numerous to remember.(And better than most lectures you could have attened) All I know is that he befriended a young Houdini collector many years ago and that I am grateful for.

I will miss you Most Illustrious One.

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