Bob, you didn't have to volunteer all that. I WAS certainly curious why I hadn't noticed your FB score in the bidding histories (there was a time over the past years when if I saw a certain type of piece, I didn't have to even look at the bidding history to see who bought it :-> )... honestly, I thought it was perhaps you that had consigned these to him.
"1799" is definitely a legit guy... he typically handles interesting exonumia, IIRC, from over the years - scarce counterstamps, etc. I thought it wasn't impossible that it was his own collection, but I guess not.
The only piece I was going to legitimately bid stupidly for was the 1741 pillar CC... had a $600+ snipe set, wasn't really close. Aside from that, some of these have gone for pretty strong money... but then again, some are very interesting pieces.
I know that John Lorenzo has basically turned to other interests and he sold his collection 8R counterfeits. Gordon is still around and buys CCC 8Rs from time to time.
LOL, John bought a interesting French 1/2 ecu CC from Gordon I had on my watchlist... just today!!
But anyway, Bob, best wishes to you getting things back in order in the midst of this general madness going on. Keep your chin up!