|A personal note:
As we put together this display we are reminded of the special
thanks due our sons Mark & Matthew who were raised in a
house full of antiques. We could not have made a living or
pursued our personal collecting efforts without their cooperation
and support as they grew up attending antique and Civil War
shows and going to shops, auctions and flea-markets all at the
same time keeping up with school and their sports. Many a neat
piece came our way when one of our ambitious young sons would
approach a show participant with; 'Please hold this till my Dad or
Mom sees it! ' In those days we were known by our friends in the
business as the 'The Corporation'. Our boys continue in there
aid and support of the Hayes family collection.
Thanks Guys !