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 !