Thursday, February 5, 2009

Peter B. Schiffer, 1948-2008

We have just learned of the sudden passing of Peter Berwind Schiffer at the age of 60 on December 19, 2008. Schiffer was the founder of Schiffer Publishing Ltd. of Atglen, PA, which is located on the Schiffer Book Farm, approximately 30 minutes east of Lancaster, PA.

Schiffer Publishing specialized in a wide variety of book subjects, ranging from antiques and collectibles to lifestyle, aviation and military history. The HLCCA's Fiesta, Harlequin and Kitchen Kraft Dinnerwares was published by Schiffer Publishing. Some HLCCA Boardmembers had spoken with Peter in the last year or so about a possible update to the HLCCA book.

Schiffer is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy Nutt Schiffer; his mother, Margaret Berwind Schiffer; a sister, Susan Berwind Schiffer; and two sons, Herbert and Peter.

(Thank you to the ACC/NAC website for the source material for this post)

You can read a more detailed obituary on the Philadelphia Inquirer's website by clicking here. (Thanks, Saarin)

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