The Burger Brothers, Arthur and Gus, were another of the ‘old-timers’ in the stamp business. Their business reached back into the 19th century as you can see from the interesting cover I just added to my Stamp Dealers collection. Apparently they were quite cantankerous and could be difficult with which to deal. There are several stories in Nassau Street about them. Apparently there was an informal Fox Club one could only join if you outsmarted the Burger Brothers on a purchase – buying from them and selling it at a profit in an auction. Since, as Herst notes, the Burgers were ‘anticipatory’ in pricing, it was a small rather elite ‘club.’ Purchasing from them could be an exercise unto itself. A customer might be quoted $20.00 from one brother, who would turn to the other brother for confirmation, "That sounds about right." At which the brother would say to the customer - who had heard the entire conversation - "$40.00."