Estate of Emanuel Trompeter, Deceased, Robin Carol Trompeter Gonzalez and Janet Ilene Trompeter Polachek, Co-Executors - Page 38

                    2.  Specific Assets                                               
                         a.  Music collection                                         
               When he died, the decedent owned a music collection                    
          consisting of reel-to-reel tapes (and to a lesser extent records)           
          and three or four tape players.  The decedent had been collecting           
          reel-to-reel tapes for approximately three decades, and his                 
          life’s goal was to own the best collection of reel-to-reel tapes            
          which money could buy.  The decedent’s music collection was                 
          unique and of fine quality, consisting mainly of music from the             
          1920s and 1930s and including tapes of the famous Italian tenor             
          Caruso and numerous other tapes of music from Latin America                 
          through music of the present day.  The decedent kept his tapes at           
          home in several rooms.  In one room, in particular, the room                
          where he routinely listened to his tapes on a high quality,                 
          highly sensitive sound system, the decedent covered one wall                
          completely with his tapes.                                                  
               Henry Schiffer (Schiffer) was the decedent’s accountant and            
          a long-time friend.  Once or twice a month, Schiffer would visit            
          the decedent at his home to handle his accounting requirements or           
          simply to converse with him in his music room or in his gazebo.             
          For estate tax purposes, Schiffer prepared a one-page document              
          entitled “ED TROMPETER ASSET LIST (NOT INCLUDING COINS) AS OF               
          FEBRUARY 21, 1992".  This document listed Schiffer’s                        
          understanding of some (but not all) of the assets owned by the              

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