Hans Schulmann (circa 1955)
Hans Schulman (1913-1990)
Hans M.F. Schulman was born in the Netherlands in 1913 into the Dutch coin dealing family of the first Jacques Schulman, who founded a coin dealership in 1880 (the successor dealership exists in Amsterdam to this day, and recently held its "Jubilee" auction). Hans eventually fled to the United States as the Nazi’s grew in power in Europe. Schulman became a pioneer of modern professional numismatics in the United States and was founding member of both the Professional Numismatics Guild and the International Association of Professional Numismatists. Hans' auctions were not limited to ancient numismatics, and he was one of the earliest dealers to expand into every corner of numismatic. In 1946 he published The Coin Collectors Almanac. Schulman was a dealer to many notable collectors of the mid-20th century, including King Farouk of Egypt, King Umberto II of Italy, Col. James Curtis, George Lee, Howard Gibbs, and Adolph Menjou, the actor. He died in New York City in 1990 at the age of 77.
Biblio: Neil S. Berman (description); Newman Numismatic Portal (image)