2022 World's Fair of Money

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Chris B, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    My wife and I will be hosting a club table at the upcoming World's Fair of Money for our state ISNA (Indiana State Numismatic Association) club. Table 528

    We will have free wooden nickels for anyone that stops by.

    We would love to meet some of you guys. Make sure you mention you are a CT member.

    Here is a picture of the last club table we had at an ANA show.

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    She had fun arranging the wooden nickels.

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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    I remember the Worlds fair of Money when it was in Baltimore. What a cool show...Im not a fan of large shows... but must say I really liked going to that show. Watching the kids going from country to country having their pass ports stamped and getting a free coin. Also the displays at the show...were great.
    Enjoy the show wish I could attend...
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  4. Burton Strauss III

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    Hoosier Daddy?
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  5. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    I live, effectively, down the around the corner and plan to attend with my almost 14 yr old with me.

    I try to remember to stop by and say hi.
  6. Chris B

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  7. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    I'll be there Tuesday through Thursday. I'll stop by. It'll be my first post-covid major show so I'm looking forward to attending and seeing old (and hopefully making new) friends.
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  8. mlov43

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    I'm at table 1546. Come on by! I'll try to swing by Chris B's table, too!
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  9. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    We made it and splurged and found a beautiful bust half. I will send a pic soon
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  10. Chris B

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    I came by but you must have been gone for the day. I was in meetings most of the day.
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  11. Dimedude2

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    My trip to the ANA was a mental detour but it was great to be there with my wife. I was hoping to find some standing liberty quarters in cent grades and holders, but that just was not happening. For the detour, We are also interested in Bust Halves and there were decent specimens, but we found one table that had wonderful selections, and saw one we are happy with.
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  12. mlov43

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    Yeah, I was busy, too. Hustling the book, which all of the major auction houses and grading companies bought!
  13. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Stopped by and met Chris B. I was with my 14 yr old son. It’s always a nice show.
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  14. Chris B

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    It was a heck of a week but man am I tired. We finally got home last night after 9:00pm. I was able to pick up a number of new items. I will be posting details of some of them in other threads.

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    3 CT members stopped by my table at separate times.

    @Mr. Flute
    and another that I believe may be a member here but I didn't get his name. I was away from the table and missed him.
  15. mlov43

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    I never did get to see Chris B., but I did manage to swipe a wooden token from his table!

    But I did sell a huge load of books. More than I expected, for sure.

    There is something about showing the book, IN PERSON, to people so that they can flip through the book and see the quality of the binding, presentation, photos and read a section or caption or two...

    When dealers and the people at the auction businesses, "numismatic orgs" and the grading companies saw it in-person, about 8 out of 10 of them purchased it on the spot. I was really surprised...

    I also snagged a Korean coin collector or two walking past my table!

    Promoting this book is going to be hard. It seems I can do all the online promotion that I want (IG, Pinterest, YouTube, etc) but none of that gets book sold like in-person sales at big shows like this. I see now that I'm kinda screwed, in a way! I can't attend these shows too often.

    Anyway, it was a great show!
  16. mlov43

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    OH! You got that Forging Secrets book! That is a really attractive book, and I was at that dinner! I missed you again... dang.
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  17. Chris B

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    I was the one that won the auction for book #1. My wife really wanted it.
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  18. Burton Strauss III

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    Find a friendly dealer, cut them a case lot price, and let them sell at shows you can't attend. I wasn't at the WFoM show, but in previous years, this year's TNA, etc. there were dealers selling books. It looks like it worked best if the book and dealer specialty were somewhat related...
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