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I was just thinking ... where are the educational exhibits developed for ANA shows?

retirednowretirednow Posts: 391 ✭✭✭✭✭

I just looked at the ANA survey about exhibit awards, and it got me thinking.

If one does not travel to an ANA shows, where can you view these exhibits. I enjoy the Penny Lady show reports as she usually includes several photos of the exhibits. However, I found no other clearing house that records and display these exhibits, nor the information developed and shared with them. Seems like a lost opportunity to capturing the educational content that goes into the exhibits if there is no place to view these on the web. Be nice to share more broadly than the few thousand people that visit the show. Does anyone know if and where you can see exhibits on line?

If not, the ANA could take some action here!

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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are two types of exhibits

    • Professional, e.g. ANA Museum, US Mint, The Tyrant, etc.
    • Amateur, put together by random people for the joy of exhibiting

    Most of the pieces created by professionals come from their collections. Might be off-exhibit items or sometimes there will be an item removed from the exhibit.

    Amateurs pull from their collections.

    But no, there is no photography of the exhibits that I'm aware of. It would be nice, but it's a PITA to photograph with the variable overhead lights, glass cases, and you would need a platform to get far enough above the case to really capture it.

    -----Burton
    ANA 49 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus" because ANA can't count)
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven ... Wow... That is a great, educational display. Thank you for the pictures. I will study it more. Cheers, RickO

  • retirednowretirednow Posts: 391 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    I created for this past January FUN show in Orlando my first Educational Exhibit. While it featured coins from my unique Indian Head Cent collection, my goal was to make the exhibit educational. My set is unique not for being ranked currently #6 in the Registry (#8 at the time of the exhibit), but because it’s the only set ever put together where every coin has both a CAC sticker AND an Eagle Eye Photo Seal. The exhibit discusses the redundancy of this, but at the same time points out the differences and advantage of having both stickers on each coin.

    As you’ll see in the photos of the five cases below taken at home early on (before the text was reprinted, pasted on mat board, and evenly trimmed), as @BStrauss3 correctly points out, it’s tough getting good quality photos due to the angles, overhead lights, and even worse at the Exhibit area glass with the cases that must remain locked. It’s also difficult to read the info in each case from these photos. You will have more success reading the info if you enlarge each photo.

    My exhibit did not win any of the judged awards, but I was fortunate to have won “The People’s Choice Award”, as the exhibit that received the most votes among the public who went through the Exhibit Area and voted for their favorite exhibit!

    Steve

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    Steve
    Now that is what I am speaking about ... nice educational display. In reading your notes I learned more about Indian 1C history.

    It would be great if other displayers, like you, would post details to share.

    Wish the ANA would take more of lead on this and encourage others to post their topics znd maybe create a forum on the ANA SITE to be a central clearing house to host them for public consumption.

    Thank u for sharing and nice work

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for your kind words, but as I indicated, it’s tough for amateurs like me to post pictures decent enough to make it EASY to read.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,730 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 13, 2023 4:37AM

    Showcase images are nice but what’s really needed is individual coin images, other illustrations and the text, probably exhibited in some sort of standardized format. Everything is easy except the photography. Perhaps the ANA can help with that.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    Showcase images are nice but what’s really needed is individual coin images, other illustrations and the text, probably exhibited in some sort of standardized format. Everything is easy except the photography. Perhaps the ANA can help with that.

    Excellent suggestion. While your points are clearly directed as a general recommendation, for anyone interested, here's a hotlink to my Registry Set. If you click on any photo, you can then click left or right to see at least three photos of every coin in my set.

    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/half-cents/indian-cents-major-sets/indian-cents-basic-set-circulation-strikes-1859-1909/publishedset/266583

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996

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