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Golden Monopoly Set at the Museum of American Finance

Sydney Mobell and Kent M Swig with the Golden Monopoly set

I had such a wonderful surprise visit at lunch the other day with the great jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, who originally made his business debut in a jewelry store located in the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, which my family owned and operated for more than 5 decades.

Coincidentally, Sydney was visiting New York City to unveil the 18-karat gold, jewel encrusted Monopoly set that he created and designed and which is now being exhibited at the Museum of American Finance, located in over 35,000 square feet at 48 Wall Street, a 324,000 square foot office building that Swig Equities leases and manages and owns in association with MacDonald & Cie.  This spectacular Monopoly set is on loan to the Museum of American Finance from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, of which The Museum at 48 Wall Street is an affiliate member.

It was so nice to see Sidney as it has been almost 20 years since I last saw him and the Executive Director of the Museum of American Finance, David Cowen, who set up the lunch as a surprise for Sidney.  Needless to say, Sidney was so pleased and surprised to see me and we had a wonderful lunch and caught up with one another and reminisced about all the “old” stories of the past.

Then, after lunch, I was fortunate to be given a private showing of this most spectacular piece of art.  Well done and congratulations to Sidney!!Sydney Mobell, Kent Swig ,David Cowen and John Herzog

Kent Swig with the Golden Monopoly set

Left to Right: John Hersog, Founder of the Museum, Syndey Mobell, David Cowen, President of the Museum, Kent Swig

Kent swig viewing the golden monopoly set

John Hersog, Syndey Mobell, David Cowen, and Kent Swig viewing the Golden Monopoly set


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October 20, 2010 at 10:29 am

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