London Coin Fair November 6 2021

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  1. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    I am planning (barring some covid related disaster) to attend the London Coin fair which is held on Saturday November 6 a few blocks north of the British Museum. It looks like a good show with some 75 dealers in attendance. I am curious if anyone else is planning to attend. I have a few of these still. I never thought of making more IMG_5023.JPG
     
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  3. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Dang. I'll be in London the 2nd week of December. Is there a similar coin show then? lol
     
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  4. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I won’t be in attendance, but I like the idea of the badge. I wonder how many fellow CoinTalk members I may have run into at shows and never knew it…
     
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  5. WuntBeDruv

    WuntBeDruv Member

    I will be in attendance. It's a great fair.
     
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  6. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member

    I won't be going to that one, but I will probably go to The Midland Coin Fair in December
     
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Anyone care to send a plane ticket my way? I will happily attend :)
    I haven't been to London since I moved away in 2004. :(
    That city is my favorite place on earth. I spent many a Saturday exploring the British museum. I wish I had been seriously into collecting coins at the time.
     
  8. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    That's the old Coinex. I used to attend that show in the 1980's, coupled with a visit to my sister in London. It was great fun and I picked up a few nice crowns, which I was collecting at the time.
     
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  9. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    It's not actually Coinex - that was in September and I managed to go.

    The London Coin Fair is 4 times a year - 1st Saturday of February, June, September & November. I've gone a few times but 6th Nov. not looking good as quite busy.

    ATB,
    Aidan.
     
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  10. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Looks like I am all cleat to go to the show. Passed my second Covid hurdle Have to initiate my third. So far trip has been really good though I had not realized how out of shape I had become with this pandemic shut down. Visited many of the coin shops while here Saw a lot of great coins but picked up only one
    Septimius Severus Ae Sestertius Rome 195-196 AD Rv Fortuna standing left RIC 706 Photo from J Vico sept sev.jpg This coin did have some stiff competition from one other but it was always the front runner. I am going to have it shipped so that it will arrive after I am back in Canada
     
  11. robinjojo

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    There is a weekly gathering of dealers at Charing Cross, on Saturday. I think it is still being held. Do you plan to attend?

    I was there in 2017, in an area that is part of a garage, as far as I can tell. It was a small gathering of dealers selling coins and currencies and other collectables. It was lot fun attending, though the lighting was kind of dim, but I did pick up a couple of coins there.

    I would love to go there with another collector and have lunch and a pint somewhere nearby afterwards - maybe in the next life....

    Here's a link:

    https://charingcrossmarket.com/
     
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  12. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    I have one. TC gave me one at the last NYINC. I also saw the Harry Potter play.
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  13. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...It's this much fun to see this many Brits and Anglophone (Fr.: anglophone) Canucks in one place!
    I only went to one major show, on the US west coast a couple of decades ago, which was big enough to have really major dealers. Now I can't begin to remember who the one, most memorable, obviously major British dealer was. They had stuff which, at the time, was frightfully expensive, relative to my effectively nonexistent budget. ...Cf. the phrase, 'wish I knew then what I know now.' Except, you could replace the 'knowledge' part with, um, Funds.
     
  14. Terence Cheesman

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    Okay tomorrow I will be there. I will be a white haired guy with a blue jacket purple shirt grey slacks and a red scarf,. Also I will be wearing a CT button and will have a grey overnight bag. Hope to see some of the gang soon.
     
  15. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    Holy smokes that's a gorgeous sestertius!:jawdrop:
     
  16. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Okay I managed to attend the coin show, and I enjoyed it very much. Didn't really buy much mostly books but it was so very nice to be able to converse with other collectors as well as one from CT. @Only a Poor Old Man showed me some nice Byzantine Ae's. However this was the first show and the first real vacay since January 2020. If anyone is interested in doing this show I would say that is is very good and worth attending.
     
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