Charmy's November 2011 TUCSON SHOW Report w/lots of Pics!

THURSAY: I just got new tires on my SUV and new stero speakers for my birthday so I was looking forward to listening to my latest book on CD (John Grisham’s “The Litigations”). It was a beautiful day, clear and sunny, and I enjoyed the 7-hour mindless drive. I arrived at the show around 2pm for set up and took some shots of the convention center, including the very typical cactus and rock landsape.

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I took my time setting up, then walked around the show but didn’t see much that interested me – except of course all the beautiful coins in Rick’s cases that I have to restrain myself from! The October/November show is usually smaller than the January show, so we only have half of the convention room.

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This is a pretty painting on the wall inside the lobby
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After set up, I checked into my hotel, then headed over to Rick’s new office/store for an open house and poker game.

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Rick showed us some of the interesting things on display in his store.

This is an “impaler” was used by Central African tribes to scare away their enemies by displaying their enemies’ heads on the impaler.
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African Throwing Knives
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The drawing depicts executional swords that were used to tie their enemies’ heads to tree sapplings that were then flung into the forest.
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Rick got this medal from CRO which depicts a world map from 1825, and a framed Atlas map from the same period.
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Another interesting map
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Rick in his office surrounded by his photography set up
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Rick’s published books
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Rick’s helpers:

Karin (who did all the work putting this show together for Tony)
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Karin’s cute daughter/assistant, Brittany
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Rick’s new store assistant, Bruce Benoit (pronounced “Ben-wa”)
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Tony Tumonis – the show promoter
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After the reception, several of us played a rousing game of poker - I ended up being the biggest loser!
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FRIDAY: The show started out slowly, then picked up, then died down in the early afternoon. I sold a couple nice coins, but overall it has been pretty slow. The good thing is that my wonderful sister Corrine (who designed my logo) drove from New Mexico and met me here at the show so we could spend some time together. A quick amusing little story – Corrine and her husband and me and my husband celebrated our anniversaries together last month in Cabo. While we were there, Corrine and I both lost our designer Brighton sunglasses while playing in the surf when a wave knocked us over. So this is the first time I’ve seen her since that trip and we both showed up with the EXACT same style of new Brighton sunglasses!
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Also, I had previously given Corrine and her husband this wonderful tequilla that me and my husband enjoy – Don Julio 1942 – and they ended up really liking it and finishing off their bottle, so I brought a new bottle from home for us to share, and we toasted a shot when she got here!
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Then a bunch of us headed out to dinner across the street to great Mexican restaurant here in Tucson, El Minuto.

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Then of course it was off to the casino! I started out losing a few hands in a row, then I won a few big pots, but then in this one hand I had a straight flush draw but another guy flopped a full house, then Rick ended up winning that huge pot with an even bigger full house! Damn that Rick!
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SATURDAY: Here are Karin's daughter Brittany and her friend at the registration table
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I’m once again on the kids’ treasure hunt and here are a few of the kids who stopped by my table.
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This time they have to find the little star sticker located somewhere at my table – can you find it in this picture?
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Rick and his son Kenny - can you find the little star sticker at his table too?
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Sadly, the show is slow again today (I heard there was a mix up with the advertising), but we did have spurts of crowds. I did sell a few nice pieces that helped, but overall the show has had a disappointing turn out as can be seen from the bourse photos.
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So tonight my sister and I are on our own – I think we’ll head downtown and try to avoid all the UofA college kids who will be celebrating their huge homecoming game tonight! Maybe I’ll have more fun stuff to add after tonight – depending on how well we behave ourselves on our own!
Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
President of Women in Numismatics

ThePennyLady.com
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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice pics. thanks for sharing.

    The show is pretty close to the Nebraska show two weeks ago in both size and traffic.

    There are lots of kids doing the treasure hunt and lots of new collectors, who up until now have only been buying silver and gold.
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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
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    No, Wei, his name is not Cleveland.
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  • curlycurly Posts: 2,930
    I look forward to these pics, Charmy. Your sister is as beautiful as you are. I hope to someday visit Rick's new office. I couldn't find the little star sticker (I felt like I was seeing double).
    Every man is a self made man.
  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 13,288 ✭✭✭
    Very cool visit with Rick. Looks like a good time!
    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
  • MoldnutMoldnut Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the report Charmy, I even see some other local dealers made the trip too. Mr. Snow, I would like to know about the soccer ball under the glass.
    Derek

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  • mustanggtmustanggt Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭
    Another great report, to bad the show wasn't more active...
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>I look forward to these pics, Charmy. Your sister is as beautiful as you are. I hope to someday visit Rick's new office. I couldn't find the little star sticker (I felt like I was seeing double). >>



    Thank you Curly, you are a sweatheart! By the way, I changed the blurry photo of my table with the star so you should be able to find it now. I also added a couple more photos to the thread.
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • dragondragon Posts: 4,809
    <<< but then in this one hand I had a straight flush draw but another guy flopped a full house, then Rick ended up winning that huge pot with an even bigger full house! Damn that Rick! >>>




    A always thought a straight flush beat a full house? image
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    yes ty for posting as usual Charmy.

    quite enjoyable for the pics and your commentary.
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i><<< but then in this one hand I had a straight flush draw but another guy flopped a full house, then Rick ended up winning that huge pot with an even bigger full house! Damn that Rick! >>>




    A always thought a straight flush beat a full house? image >>



    It does, but I only had a straig flush DRAW and stayed all the way to the river (which was costly), but it didn't come.
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • dragondragon Posts: 4,809
    <<< It does, but I only had a straig flush DRAW and stayed all the way to the river (which was costly), but it didn't come. >>>



    Ooops......I guess I missed the draw part.
  • mozinmozin Posts: 8,756 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the neat report Charmy. I didn't even know there was a show in Tucson.
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    No, Wei, his name is not Cleveland. >>



    All he's missing is a loudmouth stepson and falling out of a second story bathtub and we're all set.
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  • illini420illini420 Posts: 10,854 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for sharing, good report as always image





  • << <i>All he's missing is a loudmouth stepson and falling out of a second story bathtub and we're all set. >>



    I have no idea what this means, but that's OK.
  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 14,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for the report! Feels almost like being there. image

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  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,569 ✭✭✭✭
    I love Tucson.


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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    So my sister and I went out down town to the Congress Hotel (where Dillinger was shot) and had a wonderful dinner. Unfortunately, they didn't have any Guinness so I couldn't have an Irish Car Bomb! The UofA homecoming game just ended and sadly, UofA lost.

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    The movie theater across the street still had some really cool Halloween decorations up
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    So I'm headed back home tomorrow morning (I can finish listening to The Litigatiors!) and my sister heads out in the opposite direction back to New Mexico. We had a great time being together, as always!
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • Nice pics and report, Charmy!

    BGG
  • Every show Charmy goes to looks like a fun time! Another nice report. image
    Let's try not to get upset.
  • joecopperjoecopper Posts: 1,218 ✭✭✭
    Another great report - thanks.
  • morgansforevermorgansforever Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭
    Hell of a way to scare people, an actual skull on a stick.
    Do all dealers have as much fun as you?
    Thanks again for the report.
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  • << <i>Hell of a way to scare people, an actual skull on a stick.
    Do all dealers have as much fun as you?
    Thanks again for the report. >>



    Always a fun read, thanks for taking the time to post
  • As always, Great show Report Charmy!

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  • rickoricko Posts: 52,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great report - as usual Charmy. Thanks. What, no wine this trip?? The tequila looks interesting though....Cheers, RickO
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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    image Happy Birthday, BTW.

    Oh, it's Dillinger, not Derringer.
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  • shorecollshorecoll Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭
    CRO...Grover Cleveland a little too recent for you?
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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 16,621 ✭✭✭✭
    nice report charmy and a wonderful smile as well. nice to see ya again to image
  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 8,243 ✭✭✭✭
    Nobody posts better show pics. Thanks!
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you everyone - even though the show was very slow, we did have a fun time!

    Rick, I knew that - don't know why I wrote Derringer (I corrected it).

    Ricko, I forgot to take photos of the nice wine we had during the show and at Rick's open house! One was a Kendall Jackson Cab and the other was a Cambria blend. Both very tasty wines. But the tequila is a wonderful "sipping tequilla" that my husband and I enjoy on special occasions at home (costs about $110/bottle) - it has a very smooth flavor that you want to savor rather than "shoot."

    ColonialCoinUnion, though Wei is my friend, sometimes it's best to just ignore his tasteless attempts at humor. image
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • rickoricko Posts: 52,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Charmy, never tried that tequila, but sounds great. Glad you had some good wines....KJ has a couple of nice ones. Cheers, RickO
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