Hobby Pioneer Stuart Evans Dies

Stuart Evans, a pioneer in the collectibles business, passed away on Jan. 4 at his home in Dorado, Puerto Rico, after suffering a stroke. He was 80. Evans is the father of Joshua Leland Evans, founder of Lelands.com. After a career in advertising, Stuart Evans began doing shows in 1969, and worked full time in the collectibles field for nearly 40 years. Services will be held in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and in New Jersey on Jan.11.