Any Gettysburg show reports??? Sounded like it should be a good one.
I heard last evening around 5 pm that the early bird ,after set up the show had strong traffic , im guessing that the spring holidays passover and easter also had something to do with people coming out asap.
Due to religious services ..... but ill echo again this show has always been a favorite, recalling the 1st show where dealers were throwing table fees for the following year, to the Battle field group right after the show closed.
"That's why I wander and follow La Vie Dansante"
Hope to see some reports soon... Always has been a great show with lots of reports following. Cheers, RickO
Just talked to a friend who attended today - Saturday- he said it was 'Packed" and the dealers said it has been crazy.
Echoing watersports, i was there yesterday and the bourse floor was very crowded indeed.
Gettysburg is a tourist town and after last year, folks are itching to get out.
Every dealer i spoke with commented on how busy they were and how good sales have been.
I reconnected with a few dealers i have not seen in a few years and the general concensus is that good coins are hard, and getting harder to find.
Although i always seem to find one nice coin at this show. This year it was a super bright and frosty cc morgan dollar in 66 from gus tiso; fairly priced as well. First time i ever met and dealt with gus. We talked for a while about coins, and that was enjoyable and educational.
Mr. Dixon and crew put on a good show and i plan to go back for the September edition. Who knows what the coin market will look like then?
The show was a great success! The attendance was 859 and dealers were overjoyed with their sales. Everything from collector coins to silver and gold bullion was selling. Many dealers sold out of Morgan and Peace dollars. One dealer said it was the best show he had ever had. He said he sold more than he had in Baltimore, PAN, Long Beach or FUN. Another stated this was his 200th show over the years and was the best show he had out of the 200. Attendance prior to COVID averaged 1000 with the COVID show in September 2020 only having 425 attend. Looking at the sign in cards, there were 15 states represented to include California, Oregon, Nebraska and Texas.
One of the currency dealers came in to setup and I spoke to him. 3 hours later I saw him coming through the door with his showcases and I asked him if he had been in earlier. He said whenever he got to his table he had several people waiting on him and sold $16k before he had time to get his cases from his truck. It was CRAZY!
Our next Battlefield Coin Show™ will be June 3-5, 2021 in Altoona, PA with Thursday, June 3rd being Dealer Setup and Early Bird passes ($25 each). If you are in the area or can fly into Pittsburgh, it will definitely be worth the trip!
Sorry to have missed it. I've been to a couple and enjoyed them. The next visit should be the Eisenhower Ballroom, although Altoona is a fun place to visit.