APRIL 2014 • INSIDE LINCOLN
The friend he received itfrom told D'Ambrosia tohold onto the letter openerbecause it would be very valuable someday. D'Am-brosia had it since he wasin his 20s and today hasapproximately 150 ivory letter openers.“People have spent alifetime collecting thingsthat were/are very impor-tant to them,” D’Ambrosiasaid. “However, our chil-dren don’t have any inter-est in them. When the timecomes and the things arepart of the estate, the sur-vivors may just toss theitems.” “My advice is to disposeof the things while you’restill alive because youknow the value and thenleave the money for thekids if that’s what you wantto do, or better yet, spendit because if you don’t, they will!” D'Ambrosia said with some amusement.Since the idea of thestore came to him in 2010,D'Ambrosia said helooked “for just the rightlocation.”That location was in thehistoric part of Lincoln.The new business is in theold alterations section of Alma’s Bridal Shop on 547Lincoln Blvd. “I hope the business is well-received by the Lin-coln community. So many people have been excitedabout the fact that we’reopening,” D'Ambrosiasaid. “I plan to offer a serv-ice to people who are look-ing for a ‘fair and honestshake’ of things they nolonger need ...jewelry, col-lectible items.”Pay Lincoln Gold andCoin a visit by bringing inone of your treasures orlooking for something elseto add to your collection.
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James D’Am-brosio recentlyopened LincolnGold & Coin at547 LincolnBlvd. The storeis open from10 a.m. to 5p.m. Mondaysthrough Fri-days and from9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturdays.The phone is543-GOLD(4653).
PHOTO BY DEBBIEBROWN • INSIDELINCOLN
Lincoln Gold and Coin owner Jim D'Ambrosia dis-plays a sheet of $2 bills. The bills look just this waywhen they come off the presses before they’re cut.
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Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 9-2 547 Lincoln Blvd.