NYINC - haRasha Report - Thurs; Fri; Sat
From my point of view, this is shaping up to be one of the better shows, from my point of view. Lots and lots of medals! And when I arrived at about 12:30, many vendors already were in business.
First stopped at Berman's table, since I am considering a new "project" involving papal medals, but surprisingly, he did not have much worth a darn.
Donald Young still was putting out his inventory, so I wandered around, finally reaching the Educational Coin Co. table. I noted two Dutch medals with which the proprietor had no familiarity, so I educated him on their value.
I returned to Donald Young. The man does not look well (kein ayin hora), which saddens me since much of my appreciation for the art medal comes from all the time I went looking through his inventory. I purchased three medals, but only one of them was for myself; a Dutch medal, apparently recognizing charitable acts.
I continued to wander around, fascinated by the wide variety of so much freakin' interesting stuff. Josh was busy with a customer, so I proceeded onward. I always wanted to buy something from Ingrid O'Neil and for the first time, found some inventory that I liked.
I stopped and chatted with Joseph Lang, of Stephen Album Rare Coins. He shared some valuable insights about Q'ing cash coinage and I will be looking forward to bidding in the Album auction next week.
Ended up the afternoon, before fleeing for the Oyster Bay Line, with an exchange of observations, with EVillageProwler.