Found out today that Mark Vuono was killed at his jewelry store in Stamford, Connecticut Saturday afternoon in an apparent armed robbery. Mark was our hobby's foremost expert on early historical flasks with probably the finest collection currently in existence. He followed in the collecting footsteps of his father, Charles and was always accompanied by his son, Andrew at bottle shows who also took a keen interest in early American flasks. A vast amount of knowledge was lost with his passing. I pray that God will comfort his family as they cope with this senseless loss.