By Ingrid Floyd
A HUGE BIRTHDAY CAKE with 50 candles on it is ready to be lit this year in York, Pa., for a trusted and respected business: Hake’s Americana and Collectibles.
The three heads of the business: Ted Hake, the creator; Steve Geppi, the owner; and Alex Winter, the president, are why so many people have discovered the joy of collecting and finding the one treasure to touch their hearts and shelves.
The three leaders all feel quite lucky that a childhood, joyful hobby has turned into a passionate lifetime career. Just look at the company’s website, www.hakes.com, to realize the immense plethora of memorabilia Hake’s offers in its auctions, from Disney items, to pop-culture collectibles, to high-end sports desires to political buttons, new and old.