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Featured Larry Goldman ~ 1936–2020

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Ken Edwards, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    Larry Goldman of Saginaw, Minnesota, passed away on June 23, 2020. He was the owner of a groundbreaking supply company, Hide and Beak, a molding and casting expert, a woodcarver, taxidermist, inventor and author. He was a past President of the Minnesota Taxidermy Guild, and a founding member and past Vice President of the International Guild of Taxidermy. Larry wrote a popular question-and-answer column for Breakthrough Magazine for the past 24 years and was a frequent seminar instructor at many conventions.
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  2. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    So sorry to hear... Thank you Ken.

  3. Very sorry to hear. He was a very familiar name and face in our industry and I always enjoyed reading his article.
  4. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Larry way back when he was on the board of directors of the International Guild of Taxidermist. Must have been around 1986 or so. Down to Earth type of guy.

  5. i use to order LOTS of stuff from hide and beak.. loved the place could order one set of eyes and they were in the mail box next day or two.. and Larry was usually available to answer any questions...was great guy.
  6. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Damn ... Cheryl and I were just reminiscing about Larry not too long ago, how he and I both originally hailed from Brooklyn, NY. His favorite line: "Saginaw ... Minnesota!" (Please correct that, Ken ... thanks. ;)) You had to be there! That's the way Larry was. This is so heartbreaking ... Rest in Peace, dear sir ...
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  7. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Sorry to hear and thanks for letting us know. I’ve had many great conversations with that man and all was so enjoyable!
  8. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    So sad to hear Larry has passed. Larry was a great guy and I always enjoyed taking to him when I placed an order. That is when I could get him off the phone. :D A very personable guy and interesting too boot. Amazing someone from Brooklyn could end up a taxidermist and taxidermy supplier that loved to hunt and fish. But that was Larry - Amazing!
  9. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    If my memory is correct Larry designed his own logo for his company and also had it made into a belt buckle which he proudly wore. I always thought that was pretty cool. Sad to hear that he is gone.
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  10. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Allways wondered how a Minnesota iron ranger got that accent.... Larry was one of the good ones...
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