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Charmy’s (DELAYED) November 2019 BALTIMORE SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!

First of all – HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I hope you are all able to spend some quality time with your loved ones. I know I am very grateful for my family and friends, including all you folks who have always been so supportive, friendly and helpful to me on this forum. I am also thankful to PCGS for having a platform such as this forum that allows us all a place to ask questions, gain knowledge and share our numismatic (and other) passions with each other. Next, I sincerely apologize…

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Charmy’s 2019 PORTLAND PNNA Coin Show Report w/Pics!

This will be a rather quickie show report since Baltimore is just around the corner. I love going to the Portland show since it’s an easy 2 1/2 days, and is on my same coast which makes it a quick and easy flight. Plus Portland is a really pretty city with some great places to dine! In general, this is a much more relaxing show than most of the national shows I do, so I have time to walk around and check out everyone’s inventory and chat with my dealer…

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Charmy’s September 2019 LONG BEACH SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!

Another Long Beach show has come and gone – and it seemed to happen so quickly! I always enjoy being at the Long Beach show and seeing all my friends and regular customers, as well as meeting new folks! Most people I spoke with about this show said it was slower than the usual September show. I know several usual east coast dealers weren’t there, possibly due to the storms. For me, Wednesday I did my usual buying, and Thursday was busy, but Friday was slow, then Saturday was surprisingly…

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Charmy’s 2019 CHICAGO ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY SHOW REPORT w/Tons of Pics!

I always look forward to the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money show as there are a lot of events and activities in addiiton to the buying and selling of coins. I had several business and club meetings, a presentation, and some cocktail receptions to attend, so I was doing preparation for this show a few weeks before I left. As is typical for the WFM show, I knew it was going to be a very busy week! I was very pleased to see that the popular CBS Sunday Morning show…

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Charmy’s June 2019 LONG BEACH SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!

I was anticipating that this Long Beach show, like other June Long Beach shows, would be on the slow side, but I was pleasantly surprised to find overall it was quite a busy show with both abundant coins to buy and very active sales. As usual, I arrived at the loading dock Wednesday morning, unloaded my car at the bottom of the ramp, and me and my booth mate Rich then pushed the loaded cart up the ramp to wait for the noon setup to begin. With two booth helpers,…

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Charmy’s 2019 PITTSBURGH ANA NATIONAL MONEY SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!

With all the harsh weather the east has been getting lately, and the several flight issues I had last year around this time, I was a little apprehensive about traveling to the Pittsburgh show. But I was very pleasantly surprised to find out I didn’t even need to bring my heavy coat. The weather in Pittsburgh was beautiful, as was the city itself with the three rivers and those hundreds of very cool bridges. The convention center was also one of the more open, well lit and architectually eye appealing…

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Charmy’s March 2019 BALTIMORE SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!

I was really concerned about making it to this show since I got stuck in Houston during last year’s March show and had to turn around and go home. With all the recent harsh weather especially on the east coast, I began to think it was going to be de ja vu all over again. But I am thrilled to say that I had no travel or weather issues whatsoever, it was smooth sailing all the way there and home! I arrived at the John Wayne airport early Thursday –…

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Charmy’s January/February 2019 LONG BEACH SHOW REPORT w/lots of pics!

First, let me apologize for the lateness of this report. I left for Oxnard the day after the show ended to meet up with my brothers and sister so we could spread my Dad’s ashes out to sea as he wanted, and to spend the week cleaning out my parents’ home where they lived since 1959. I just got back home and this is the first chance I’ve had to write up a show report. Needless to say, t’s been a long and emotional week. But we did make some…

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Charmy’s 2019 FUN SHOW Report with Lots of Pics!

Having had a 6-week hiatus away from shows, I was REALLY looking forward to the FUN show. For me, it’s always been the best show of the year, both buying and selling. And this show did not disappoint. I’ve read a few reports with mixed reviews, but based on my personal experience at this FUN show, it was super busy and very successful. On Wednesday I did most of my buying, and on Thursday, I never even left my table until 5pm. Friday was a little slower than Thursday, but…

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