This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Jacques Schiff. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Cheryl Ganz
Condolence: I was so happy to see Jack at the NY2016 stamp show. He hired me when I was about 20 to bid for the book at his annual Chicago auctions. He was a stamp professional who educated collectors to be aware of stamps that had tampering and he was a leading authority on stamp production errors and varieties. He was a positive force for so many in philately. My deep sympathy to his family.
Friday January 05, 2018
Condolence From: Philip Czochanski
Condolence: Jack
Thanks for all the good memories of Rangers games in section 441 Row A. Thanks for offering me work at your auction house when I was between jobs. Always was nice to see you when you were passing thru Newark Airport on your way to far flung journeys in pursuit of another large consignment of stamps. My Condolences to The Family.
Rest In Peace My Friend.
Phil Czochanski
Tuesday January 02, 2018
Condolence From: Carilyn Jennings
Condolence: Jacques was born and raised in New York City. He was an avid collector at a young age. He started collecting at the age of 5 at the urging of his grandmother, who was trying to engage an active boy. His love of collecting also showed itself in another way. In his early teen years, Jack was a young autograph hound, connecting with hotels and venues to be one of the first to greet the stars. He garnered hundreds of autographs and met everyone from Greta Garbo to Babe Ruth. He was pictured with Margaret O’Brien and a young Natalie Wood in Life magazine. But it was the stamps that took root. He worked at a local stamp store while in high school and then turned collecting into a business, working out of in his parents apartment on 111th street in NYC. He began to specialize in freaks and errors, and started his own auction house thereafter. He eventually moved his business to NJ in 1979. His most shining moment was the $1.00 candle invert discovery, which was widely reported with Jack featured in Time magazine. He was also interviewed by Dan Rather during the media storm and carried until current day in his wallet a note written by an employee that read “Jack….hurry it up…you have channel 2 in conference room 1, channel 4 in conference room 2, other reporters waiting outside” He was a life-long fan of the NY rangers, and was the first president of the NY Rangers fan club. An end of an era. X0x
Thursday December 28, 2017
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