The FUN show has been canceled

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by johnmilton, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I just got a note from Bob Russell, who chairs the exhibits, that the January Winter FUN show as been canceled. It's the first time in 66 years that this has happened.

    I have a "cursed exhibit" that I have tied twice to display. The shows have been shot out from under it by Covid. I get the message. I'll put it up here for you to see. No use going to all that trouble for nothing.
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  3. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Best Guess: The summer FUN and Whitman shows will happen.
    Last show I went to was the Nov 2019 Whitman Show (I think).
    Definitely nothing since then.
  4. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

    Well that is no fun. :(
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  5. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    That’s a huge bummer. I’d hoped shows would start to happen again
  6. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Agree, huge bummer. I think that the show itself could be managed to minimize virus transmission, but the big risk is in all the human contact outside the show: airport shuttles, plane flights, restaurants, and the all too human impulse to be social and hang out with friends you haven't seen in a long time. With a huge spike in cases, overflowing ICUs and a daily death toll approximating 9-11 I don't see how the FUN chair could have called it any other way.
    I do look forward to John Milton's virtual exhibit, though.
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  7. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Me too! He had a superb early half dime exhibit at the last FUN.
  8. mlov43

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    They couldn't figure out how to do virtual "Zoom tables?" The dealer could zoom from the comfort of his/her own home.

    Just imagine the effort involved for the Dealer:

    Me: Oh, so your Zoom link does work! Nice.

    Dealer: Whatcha looking for?

    Me: Lincolns, mostly. You got any Japan, South Korea?

    Dealer: Yeah, both of these cases have Lincolns. Sorry, I left my World Coins back at home.

    Me: Hey, man, you are at home!

    Dealer: Oh. Yeah, right. But they're in a big pile of stuff in the basement and I don't wanna go through the trouble right now.. What date Lincoln?

    Me: Early teens.

    Dealer: Here, lemme just hover the camera over my cases here for you to see...

    Me: "Hey, open up the case on the right.... No, no, man, Your other right. Yeah. Pick up that 13-S Lincoln in the two by two.

    Dealer: "I got two of them. They're both XF-40.

    Me: Oh, you have two there? Okay, hold 'em both up. Closer to the camera. Closer. I don't... oh, okay. Now shine that lamp on 'em a little better. Tilt that one in you left hand back and forth like. No, man, your other left.

    Dealer: This 'un?

    Me: Yeah that one. Now reverse. No, man. The reverse side of the coin. Flip it over, I wanna see the other side.

    Dealer: You like that, huh?

    Me: Yeah, what's your fire sale price on that one?

    Dealer: Ah, ...$90 on this one.

    Me: Aw. Well... thanks for showing 'em.

    [Leave Meeting]
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  9. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    20201229_165623.jpg 20201229_165627.jpg I got my PCGS calendar in the mail today. Lol the FUN show is listed.
  10. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    I was at a local show in the fall, and I would say 90% of the attendees, including dealers, were wearing masks and tried to social distance as much as they can. This really bothered my wife and myself as there was a required policy to wear masks. Some folks still don’t get it. For a larger national show like FUN, and with increased COVID positivity rates, controlling this will be incredibly difficult.
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