Charmy's September 2012 LONG BEACH SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!!!

I believe the Long Beach show is getting better and better! CU is doing everything they can to improve the attendance by both dealers and collectors at this show. They had every table filled and also had very good attendance by the public.

Set up began at noon on Wednesday. The day was really warm but we had some light rain too, so that made it very muggy.
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And since the large warehouse door was open in the back so the dealers could unload their inventory, they didn’t turn on the air conditioner, so for a few hours it was terribly hot and muggy inside the bourse. They eventually closed the large door and turned on the air conditioner! This is the loading dock at the back of the convention center where most of the dealers load/unload (with the loading door closed)
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After my booth was ready to go, I walked around the bourse to hunt for some coins on my customer want lists. I didn’t find the specific coins I was looking for but found some nice raw early copper for general inventory.

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A friend of mine knows I collect penny teapots and brought me over three more for my collection, two Indian cents and a Canadian cent, so I decided to display them all in my case!
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Soon it was time to open a bottle of wine I had gotten from Temecula! This is a very handy wine opener set my son brought me from Italy.

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Then at 5pm, CU once again treated all the dealers to taquitos and beer.

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After set up, a group of us headed to our usual Wednesday night dinner spot in Naples – Pasta Al Dente. We all bring a nice bottle of wine to share with each other. Here are a couple of them.

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On Thursday, there was quite a bit of public coming through the doors and they eventually tricked back towards the center of the room where my table is, so soon we were quite busy. In between sales, several “vest pocket” dealers stopped by to show me their copper and I ended up buying quite a few nice pieces, including some 18th and early 19th century certified large cents. Later in the day I got a chance to check out some of the exhibits, as well as take some photos around the bourse.

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PCGS and NGC were busy as usual
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This is a very helpful map of the bourse and dealers set up in the middle of the room
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I also took photos of several dealers – including of course Mark Feld on two different days!

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John from Sierra Gold & Coin
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Bonnie with Albanese Rare Coins
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Larry Shapiro/PQPeace
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Todd Pollock/Blu62vette
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Rick Snow/EagleEye
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More very cool errors at Fred Weinberg’s table!
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This is fellow forum member Bryce M who stopped by my table a few times to look at some pretty red Indian cents. Bryce is one of the nicest guys, very patiently waited for me to finish with some other customers, and was very enjoyable to talk with. He eventually bought a beautiful red 1909 Indian cent.
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Later in the afternoon, we opened a very appropriate and quite decent bottle of “Three Coins” Syrah wine that I had brought
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After the show, my son (who recently returned from a year in Italy and was helping me at the show) joined a large group of coin dealers at Napes Ribs. We filled our own separate room at the restaurant and then some! And the food at Napes Ribs is absolutely amazing, not to mention abundant!

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Me and my son Erik
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Rick Snow, Cindy (Logan’s daughter Cindy of Vam’s & More), and John (Grassy Valley Coins)
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Jeff (a VAM guy) and Matt/BillGoat on the left, Todd and Ian Russell (GreatCollections.com) on the right
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Me and Tim (one of the VAM guys)
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Friday started out a little slow but soon the room was abuzz with plenty of public meandering around the bourse. I ended up having a very busy day, and didn’t even get to open the wine until later in the day.

This is me and my bff wine buddy Cindy of Vam’s & More
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Friday night we went to another Italian Restaurant down in Napes called Russos. It was very very good! There were 7 of us, and we each had brought a bottle of wine. The restaurant was very kind and only charged us $5 per bottle for corkage (we usually pay anywhere from $10-$20 per bottle at most restaurants).

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After dinner, a couple of the guys ordered these beautiful and delicious desserts – crème brule and cheesecake. They even torched the crème brule at our table!

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Saturday was pretty slow, which allowed me time to prepare a large group of coins to submit to PCGS, gather up coins for Todd to photograph, and pick out some coins to place in Ian Russell’s auction at GreatCollections.com. Then, too soon, it was once again time to pack up and head for home.

Overall, it was a very good show for me, probably a B+. I heard some dealers say they had a pretty slow show, but I know of several who said they had their best show ever! Again, kudos to Expos Unlimited and Collectors Universe for working so hard to improve this wonderful show!
Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
President of Women in Numismatics

ThePennyLady.com
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Comments

  • Great Report!! Ive always wanted to go to a Long Beach show.
  • thanks for the report, wish I was there
    palmer
  • etexmikeetexmike Posts: 6,929 ✭✭✭
    Thanks again Charmy for taking the time and effort to report and include all the great pics.


    Mike
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 3,383 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for the report! I would have enjoyed viewing the Gerald Forsythe WLH collection!
  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 40,809 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds and looks like it was fun. Thanks for the pix! image

    You didn't see anybody sporting the long lost Weeniecoin, now, did you? image

    It's been MIA for like forever, now. image
  • littlebearlittlebear Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭
    As always, a great report!


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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    Another great report. Those California girls really love their wines!
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  • GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 14,588 ✭✭✭✭
    Great report Charmy......you are such an asset to this forum and the numismatic world.

    Of note.....I believe you really captured the passion of Mr. Feld in this pic! image

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  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,151 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Great report Charmy......you are such an asset to this forum and the numismatic world.

    Of note.....I believe you really captured the passion of Mr. Feld in this pic! image

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    Passion or confusion?

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    << <i>Great report Charmy......you are such an asset to this forum and the numismatic world.

    Of note.....I believe you really captured the passion of Mr. Feld in this pic! image

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    Passion or confusion? >>



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  • DennisHDennisH Posts: 13,363 ✭✭✭
    Jeff (a VAM guy) and Matt/BillGoat on the left, Todd and Ian Russell (GreatCollections.com) on the right

    "Jeff (a VAM guy)" is an understatement of epic proportions... like saying Yo-Yo Ma plays a little fiddle. Next to Van Allen and Mallis -- their initials stand for VAM -- Jeff Oxman is The Man in our crazy little part of numismatics. And he's one of the nicest human beings I have ever met.
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  • alohagaryalohagary Posts: 1,618 ✭✭✭
    Great report hope to go there soon
  • Nice report and pictures. Exactly what is a "vest pocket" dealer? See the term used but not sure what it means.
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Nice report and pictures. Exactly what is a "vest pocket" dealer? See the term used but not sure what it means. >>



    It's just a term for a dealer who doesn't have a table but walks the show and brings coins to sell to dealers at their tables.
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    President of Women in Numismatics

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  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 1,989 ✭✭✭
    I've shopped at GreatCollections.com. I like that site a lot.
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    << <i>Nice report and pictures. Exactly what is a "vest pocket" dealer? See the term used but not sure what it means. >>



    It's just a term for a dealer who doesn't have a table but walks the show and brings coins to sell to dealers at their tables. >>

    Thanks. I always wondered if just anyone could attend a show and sell to a dealer (without having a table) but wasn't sure if the term "vest pocket" meant something else.
  • WTCGWTCG Posts: 9,108 ✭✭✭


    << <i>

    << <i>Nice report and pictures. Exactly what is a "vest pocket" dealer? See the term used but not sure what it means. >>



    It's just a term for a dealer who doesn't have a table but walks the show and brings coins to sell to dealers at their tables. >>



    That is one definition but it also means a person who is a coin dealer on a part time, non in-depth basis. Can be considered synonomous with "weekend warrior".
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  • WTCGWTCG Posts: 9,108 ✭✭✭
    Hey Charms, no pics from Naples of "out the door" Ernie?
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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 20,360 ✭✭✭✭
    Hey Charms, no pics from Naples of "out the door" Ernie?

    Hey Charms, no pics of Wei standing outside Hooters with his face practically glued to the window? (Wish I had thought to take that picture myself!)
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  • WTCGWTCG Posts: 9,108 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Hey Charms, no pics from Naples of "out the door" Ernie?

    Hey Charms, no pics of Wei standing outside Hooters with his face practically glued to the window? (Wish I had thought to take that picture myself!) >>



    Touche...
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  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 5,848 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Charmy,

    It was great to finally meet you. LB was great. Your reports are always fantastic.

    I got home and showed all my NewPs to my 6 year old. You know what he liked best? Your copper "Penny Lady" token! In his eyes it was better than the $3 gold piece, 1909 Indian cent, $10 Indians, and even an MS65 Peace Dollar. Go figure. Maybe he has "the gift".
  • mariner67mariner67 Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭
    Those were some pretty classly Napa reds you had there!
    Great report as usual.
    Thanks.
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  • Looks like a jolly good time had by one and all. image
    Let's try not to get upset.
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 5,322 ✭✭✭
    PennyLady tokens? Do say more puhleez!
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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭
    What a cruel joke, giving taquitos and beers to everyone, must have been a gas.
  • Very cool, thanks for sharing image
  • HighReliefHighRelief Posts: 3,043 ✭✭✭
    Another great report Charmy, thanks for sharing image
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Jeff (a VAM guy) and Matt/BillGoat on the left, Todd and Ian Russell (GreatCollections.com) on the right

    "Jeff (a VAM guy)" is an understatement of epic proportions... like saying Yo-Yo Ma plays a little fiddle. Next to Van Allen and Mallis -- their initials stand for VAM -- Jeff Oxman is The Man in our crazy little part of numismatics. And he's one of the nicest human beings I have ever met. >>



    Dennis, I definitely stand corrected and should have given Jeff the kudos he is certainly due - thank you for the clarification!

    Saor, yes, I have these cool little .999 copper coin cards that I give to my customers (and CU members) who stop by my table. Here's what they look like.

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  • guitarwesguitarwes Posts: 9,090 ✭✭✭
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    I thought this is the "Oh my Lord my colon is about to errupt after seeing Todd's photography bill" picture that's pretty much posted after every show report of Chramy's.

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    << <i>Great report Charmy......you are such an asset to this forum and the numismatic world.

    Of note.....I believe you really captured the passion of Mr. Feld in this pic! image

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    Passion or confusion? >>



    I thought this picture looked more like a guy that recently escaped from .... image >>



    At least one dealer is showing some gravitas like...image
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  • Now, was this a coin show? or a Wine show?
    I'm soooo confused.
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  • Great report as usual Charmy! The wine looked really good as well!
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Now, was this a coin show? or a Wine show?
    I'm soooo confused. >>



    Well, I think that's a great idea - a coin AND wine show! image
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  • morgansforevermorgansforever Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭
    All these pics of food n drink, appears to be a good time being a dealer.
    I wanna be a dealer, I hate my job.
    Thanks for sharing Charmy.
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  • RealoneRealone Posts: 17,400 ✭✭✭
    Great pics of the show, but can we please 86 the wino pics, thanks! I appreciate it!
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Great pics of the show, but can we please 86 the wino pics, thanks! I appreciate it! >>



    Sorry, won't happen - I like my wine, and apparently so do many other forum members - and wine photos have been part of my show reports since day 1. Realone, feel free to just "skip" over those photos if they bother you when perusing my report. image
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  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Great pics of the show, but can we please 86 the wino pics, thanks! I appreciate it! >>



    So sorry, it is the price of the admission to the thread. One bottle minimum with no complaining tolerated!
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  • SoCalBigMarkSoCalBigMark Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭
    There is a reason I hang out at the Vamsandmore table. image
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 5,322 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Great pics of the show, but can we please 86 the wino pics, thanks! I appreciate it! >>



    Huh? I don't drink but very rarely, but I appreciate seeing wines from the homeland.
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  • shorecollshorecoll Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭
    While you're at it, please skip the creme brulee pics as well, I'm addicted and it's very cruel. image
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  • Great report as always Charmy!!! Thank you for always noticing the hard work that goes in to putting on the show. We had a blast and look forward to improving and delivering even more to our Long Beach dealers! Thank you again!
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  • rickoricko Posts: 52,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great report Charmy, as always....love the wine pictures. By the way, I am temporarily back at work, and in Illinois. There I found a very pleasant Cabernet - Uppercut - I highly recommend it. Cheers, RickO
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Great report Charmy, as always....love the wine pictures. By the way, I am temporarily back at work, and in Illinois. There I found a very pleasant Cabernet - Uppercut - I highly recommend it. Cheers, RickO >>



    Ricko, thank you, I will have to add that to my list of wines to try!
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  • Yes, great report and most enjoyable. Inspirational, even. This report made me want to drive the 400 miles to attend Long Beach, something I have yet to do. Maybe next time.

    I vote to keep all the wine and food pics, as they are extremely important to convey the overall feel of the experience, which is what you do so incomparably well, Charmy!

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  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,087 ✭✭✭
    Superb reporting Charmy, thank you.
    I see that Fred's coin still has the spring struck/stuck in it. Now how on earth did THAT make it out of the Mint???

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