Each month we will be doing a blog about one of our dealer-merchants from each of our three stores that offers unique, one-of-a-kind antiques and merchandise for your home and garden. We have a lot of creative, savvy and talented dealers and we thought you would enjoy getting to know them!
Fred Edwards ( Dealer Code FE) has been a dealer for over 15 years in the Alpharetta Queen of Hearts. In fact, he was one of the original dealers when Jim and Stacey first opened the store.
He loves being at the Queen of Hearts because he enjoys the great job that the Queen does in promoting their stores, the great people that work at the Queen, and the good sales that he has had each year.
While most of the items in his booth are pharmacy related, he also carries old signs, framed advertising signs, primitives, coke items, and man cave items. He also has a display case up front with coins.
Fred says he enjoys selling coins because they usually bring back customers to purchase additional coins and many like to have their collections appraised.
Fred has been married to Carol for 54 years, has two daughters, and two granddaughters. He grew up in Indiana and went to Purdue University, graduating in the school of Pharmacy. He practiced Pharmacy for six years and then moved into management becoming President of a drug chain in Georgia called Reed Drugs. Later, he moved to Washington, DC to become Executive Vice President of Peoples Drugs. After retiring from Peoples, he has consulted to small independent drug stores who need help in competing with larger businesses.
Besides collecting and appraising coins and antiques, he enjoys fishing and going to garage sales and auctions.
Fred will be at the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta on Thursday, February 26, from 6 to 8 pm to answer your questions about coins and give tips on how to begin your own coin collection. Come and meet him and learn about the fascinating world of coins and collecting coins!