Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tibor, Jan 26, 2021.
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I live just south of Baltimore. Today it was announced that the state will be turning the convention center into a mass vaccination center along with several other places.
While I am bummed that the show isn't happening, I'd rather see the convention center used in this way to get as many people vaccinated as possible, than for a coin show. The sooner we get people vaccinated, the sooner we can safely hold coin shows again.
Easy as that
The word is that the Baltimore Convention Center won't be available.
Someone is trying to find another location.
But the way COVID shots are NOT being given around here, I don't hold out much hope.
I'm 79 and am not even scheduled for my shot yet.
And don't forget, the COVID vaccine is a TWO shot series.
The November show could be the next Baltimore show.
IF I can get my shots in time I've got my eye on two other shows:
-- Central States (I think that's a summer show)
-- summer FUN show
Problem is, the cost of transportation and hotel is the price of a good coin or two.
I agree that the June summer show is a bit of a stretch. I hope we as a country are able to get vaccine production and administration kicked into high gear soon. I don't know if that is possible though.
Summer ANA, this year in Rosemont (Chicago). Surely one or two of
these will take place.
Anybody been to Central States in recent years ? How has that show held up attendance and dealer-wise ?
And that's why I haven't even been to FUN and Central States.
But I'm getting desperate just to GO to a show so they are in the mix.
The Baltimore Whitman shows are just up the road from me and at most cost me 4-5 gallons of gas; that has spoiled me.
Looking forward to hitting Baltimore Whitman in November.
Much longer trip for you I know, but my 1st and only time last January @ FUN was a blast.
Anywho. I guess they like to do a regional thing a few times a year or something. but that's a good place for a large, one shot a year thing.
Only one I'm able to get to is the Orlando FUN show, but even that is like a 3-1/2 hour dive that I don't want to do. there's smaller local things, or there used to be, and I'm not booking a flight to go across the country to a coin show. driving it's 5-1/2 hours on the interstate just to get out of Florida from south Florida. Longest Drive Ever. LOL. probably the only thing worse is trying to drive out of San Antonio tx. to any other state.
FUN January definitely wants to be in Florida in January. It's right after the Holidays and it's the reason they draw so many people at that time of the year.
I read that Central States has seen attendance and dealer declines, maybe they should goto Indianapolis.
Supposedly, there was supposed to be a coin something starting later.
Everybody is goin crazy. When I was 13, were were given sugar cubes with medicine in them. We had to have 2 more boosters later.
Have I gotten on the wrong forum. If so, I am sorry. Best of luck to all of you and good health.
Any word on this weekend's coin show in Timonium, MD?
Last I saw, those hadn't been happening.
I've gone to the last few Central States shows because it's the largest show in the Chicagoland area (when the ANA is not in town). I've read that some dealers stopped attending and that attendance was falling slightly. I like it since the other shows in the area feature fewer dealers (mostly just locals), have less choice, and don't have as many people to sell to. The ANA show and FUN (never been, only read reports) are quite bigger but Central States is easier to maneuver. It is big enough to offer a good selection (although it can fall short in the world/ancient departments) and at the same time small enough to see most tables in a single day.
They used to move it around to other Midwest states (this was before I first attended) but attendance was often lower and it was less convenient. Central States is now in Schaumburg, IL. That is close to O'Hare (~20 minute drive) so it is easy to fly in for out of state dealers. It is also a fairly quick drive from many of the surrounding suburbs and Wisconsin.
remember correctly. When they were in Indianapolis the show was
not very well attended by national dealers (400+ miles away). They
said it was to hard to get with the airport not being a major hub
and you had an extra connection.
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