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Just found out that PPI is not going to be doing the security this time. How does this happen? They are the best in the business. I've been setting up at this show for years and never had a problem. Sometimes it not about trying to save a couple bucks but about the safety and security of others. Bad move Whitman!


  • knightemknightem Posts: 125 ✭✭✭

    Wow. How did you find out? Was there an email or something that went out? If so, can you post a copy? In advance, thanks!

  • TiborTibor Posts: 2,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OT I signed up for Whitmans Email concerning their shows 5 years. Never an Email
    about the show , lot of box cluttering Email about their products. They do know how
    to put on a show. Gives FUN a run for their money.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is PPI just a private security firm? What makes them so special?

    BHNC Associate member #AN-07 … 88 and counting.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd like to read that article (maybe)

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the security at the Baltimore show goes down, it could be end of it. With crime on the rise in Baltimore, it's not the time to cut corners.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • JBatDavidLawrenceJBatDavidLawrence Posts: 500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We've always appreciated the professionalism and feeling of safety that PPI has provided at the shows they work. We've often seen other major shows that did not utilize PPI and their security left a little to be desired.

    One thing that Whitman has done the past several years is that they allow the dealer trading rooms to occur in their convention building. This has been a fantastic thing that has allowed for a much safer experience at shows.

    If other shows would follow that, it would reduce a good amount of stress for many.

    John Brush
    President of David Lawrence Rare Coins www.davidlawrence.com
    email: [email protected]
    2022 ANA Dealer of the Year, Past Chair of NCBA (formerly ICTA), PNG Treasurer, Instructor at Witter Coin University, former Instructor/YN Chaperone ANA Summer Seminar, Coin World Most Influential, Curator of the D.L. Hansen Collection
  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,080 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always a safe venue and have never had any issues of any sort having been to shows there since the Early '90s. A lot of concrete is about the worst I can say.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.

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