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However, I wonder if a little more should be said about his wonderful sense of humour.

This started at school and carried through into later life where long lunches with him were an absolute delight.

His colourful description of events on the upper floor of the building opposite CL Burman, in Shepherd Market (curtains injudiciously left undrawn), will remain with me forever.

His laughter lightened my life.

Jolyon Warwick James

Silver historian, consultant and valuer

Sydney, Australia