NYINC 2019 Show Report (Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat)
I don’t usually come in on Wednesday, but I decided I want to experience a CNG auction in person, and since I live in a nearby area, I figured why not...
On only two hours of sleep (I can’t sleep the night before I know I will leave dog; he was being extra attached to me from when I started packing to when I started to put on my coat), I drag my butt to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, check in, drop off my stuff, grab lunch at a nearby Luke’s Lobster Shack with an Italian dealer and then make my way to the CNG auction.
The auctioneer was painfully slow, well beyond the point of being deliberate on large value lots, and I almost pass out from exhaustion. My lots of interest eventually arrived (starting with Italian States), and to my dismay I got shut out including one “must-have” lot. And to be clear, I got shut out not because I was looking for a rip, but because those Italian States lots I liked simply went full retail. Next up for me was British. Again, the nice Anglo-Saxon lots generally went high. I picked off a nice rare Harold II that went cheap. I didn’t pay careful attention to the rest of the British lots until the Stuarts where I lost on one lot and won another (that I had been lusting after since the Summer ANA). For both of my wins, I paid much less than my max. Ordinarily that might concern me, but I had viewed both lots myself and consulted with a trusted advisor and so feel comfortable with the results.
At this point, I want to give a shout out to @Nap who was shadowing me and the auction from his home. It’s nice that he did that so I didn’t feel alone during the action.
As soon as I won my second lot, I left and retired for a quiet evening in my room where I ate dinner, watched TV and did video chat with @Zohar and others before doing video chat with my wife and dog.
Big day tomorrow, starting with a bagel with cream cheese and sliced lox in the morning.
How does one get a hater to stop hating?
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