Charmy's 2012 HOUSTON MONEY SHOW REPORT w/lots of Pics!!!

I left a beautiful sunny Orange County for Houston early Wednesday morning.
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I arrived in Houston that afternoon and discovered the weather in Houston was just as nice as what I left in California!
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I checked into the Hilton which is right across the street from the convention center. It is an absolutely beautiful hotel. I copied these photos from their website.

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I arrived at the hotel around 2pm and unfortunately, they had 900 teenage thespians also checking into the hotel for the weekend, and my room (as well as many others) was not yet ready so I went over to the lounge dragging along all my bags and had some lunch, courtesy of the Hilton. When I finally got to my room, it was nice to have a few hours to unwind and unpack and not have to be anywhere until the next day. Here’s a photo I took from my room looking towards the convention center

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And here’s the same view at night
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Thursday – registration began at 8am and set up at 9am.

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When I arrived, I saw many of the same people I had just left last week in Baltimore! Here’s a photo I took during set up.

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These are just a few of the many volunteers who help put together the Houston Money Show.
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The show opened to the public and people slowly began streaming in. As always, I enjoy and appreciate seeing and talking to the forum members and other people who stop by my table just to say hi. It’s especially nice to put a face to the username! Here are photos of people who stopped by throughout the show

Mark Feld – it’s not the same show report without a comical photo of Mark! He made me promise to put in my report that the reason he’s holding five fingers out is because that’s how much he charged me to take his photo!
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Al/HardTimes brought me another bottle of great Texas wine!
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Jeff/JCM Houston
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David/Heritage
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Mike
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Stuart/Stuart and Damien/DizzleCC
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Wendy/CyberSpaceVoid
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Nick/NickCap
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Rick and Robin/900Fine (dealers)
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Walt Ankerman (dealer) – he is one of the nicest dealers (and he has some amazing muscles!)
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After set up, for me, Thursday was pretty slow most of the day - the show never seemed to get that usual “buzz.” So I decided to do some more practicing with my camera, using the different photo settings. Here are some of the results!

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Wei took this picture of me and my new iPhone and my color coordinating phone cover!
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I also walked around the room and took some typical photos of the bourse.

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PCGS
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After the show was over, they put out a very nice bbq dinner for all the dealers. However, we opted out and went to Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse for dinner. It’s an absolutely wonderful steakhouse, very classy and has some of the best steak around! This is the bar area where we waited for our table to be ready.

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This was a very very tasty rib-eye steak – I had half, then had the other half for lunch the next day!
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They also have amazing wine!
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By the way, I was very fortunate and grateful to be treated to this wonderful dinner by another dealer friend who had just concluded a big deal and was celebrating.

Down the street from the hotel is a great grocery store that has a small wine section on the second floor, so we stopped by and picked up a couple bottles of wine for the show.
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This is a picture of the lights and area right in front of the Hilton – it was very festively decorated.
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Friday started out pretty slow again, but soon picked up. I made quite a few sales, including my 1877 in PCGS AU55 and 1914-D in MS63 BN. But of course, I also bought quite a few nice copper pieces – I just can’t resist pretty pennies!

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Here are some of the exhibits – as always, you can tell the exhibitors put a lot of work and effort into presenting their exhibits
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In the afternoon, I opened a couple of the bottles of wine. As I mentioned, I had bought two bottles at the store, then Al/HardTimes brought me the Texas wine, then Wei also brought me a nice bottle of Cab – when it rains it pours!! I opened Al’s bottle and the Washington wine. My neighbors were friends of mine from Orange County and they had brought some cheese, crackers and olives. Soon, many of my dealer friends were at my table and I was having an impromptu wine and cheese party! It was a nice way to wind down Friday!

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After the show on Friday a group of us headed out to El Tiempa Mexican restaurant for dinner. We had heard it had wonderful food and boy, were they right! Their list of fajitas alone was huge! One of the people in our group had quail fajitas which were served on this little hibachi grill right at the table. They also had some very tasty margaritas! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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This is one of our party taking of picture of me taking a picture of him.
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Saturday began very slowly as well but then business picked up. I did a fair amount of business before it was time to pack up and head home. As usual, the PCGS crew and I were on the same flight home, so they were very kind enough to let me ride to the airport with them.

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It turned out that Wei’s flight was around the same time as ours, so he hung out with us for a little while too.
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And this is a picture of one of the brand newly designed “plastic” Boeing 787 Deamliner airplanes that was passing by our gate
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Here’s a picture of the plane taken from their website
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We boarded our flight and I quickly fell asleep. Soon we were getting ready to land. I took a few photos of Orange County just before we were told to turn off our electronic gadgets.

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Overall, I’d say the show turned out pretty well. I spoke to a few dealers who all said, while the show started out slowly, they said they had a good show – some even said it was fantastic. While Carl, Claude and their whole crew do a fantastic job putting this show together, advertising, helping the dealers, etc., public-wise I don’t think it draws quite the same quantity of public as Baltimore or even Long Beach, which for me are usually very active shows. But to me, I like the city, the people are very friendly, and I do well enough that I will keep it on my schedule.

Now I'm home relaxing with my hubby in front of a warm cozy fire in jammies and brand new kitty slippers!

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Next up, the Ontario show this weekend, then the PCGS show in Las Vegas, then I get to relax for a few weeks before I head off to FUN!!!
Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
President of Women in Numismatics

ThePennyLady.com
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Comments

  • curlycurly Posts: 2,930
    Another good job, girlfriend. Thanks for posting.
    Every man is a self made man.
  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 6,981 ✭✭✭
    Nice pics as usual.

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "Gold is the canary in the financial coal mine." (Alan Greenspan)

  • LotsoLuckLotsoLuck Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭
    Wonderful report and pictures as usual Charmy. I'm gonna pull a "My Fish Your Fish" here as for holiday lighting done right. This was in Leavenworth Washington this last weekend.



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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 12,520 ✭✭✭
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    holy macaroni, that is a lot of pics. ty charmy
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    OT---Gen-1:1,Ex-20:3-17,Lv-11:1-47,Dt-6:5-6,Dt-14:3-21,Jsh-1:8*,Jb-28:28,Ps-111:1-113:9,Ps-111:7-8,Ps-111:10,Pv-1:7,Pv-3:5-6*,Pv-8:13,Pv-9:10,Pv-15:33,Ec-9:5,Ec-12:13*,Is-40:8,Is-49:16,Is-55:8-9,Ml-:8,
    NT---Mt-4:19,Mt-5:17-19,Mt-5:25,Mt-6:17-18,Mt-7:1-5,Mt-7:7-8,Mt-10:16,Mt-10:30-31,Mt-10:32-39,Mt-16:24-28,Mt-17:20,Mt-19:21,Mt-22:36-40,Mt-28:18-19,Mk-10:21,Lk-12:48,Lk-16:17,Jn-3:16-17,Jn-14:6,Jn-20:29,Ac-6:4*,Ac-8:22-23,Ac-9:4-5,Rm-3:19-20,Rm-6:14,Rm-6:23,Rm-9:31-32,Rm-12:1-2,1 Co-1:25-27,1 Co-1:29:31,1 Co-6:19,1 Co-7:5,1 Co-12:4-6*,1 Co-15:45-57,2 Co-4:16,2 Co-12:9-10,Ep-6:10-20,Ep-6:12,Pp-3:7-10,Pp-4:13,2 Tm-3:16-17,Ts-3:9,Hb-10:16,Hb-11:1,Hb-11:6,Hb-11:1-40*,Jm-1:12-18,Jm-5:20,1 Pt-4:8,1 Pt-5:6,1 Pt-5:8,1 Pt-1:21,1 Jn-1:8-10,Rv-3:2-3,Rv-22:20,

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  • StuartStuart Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭
    Charmy,

    Thanks for a taking and posting a very nice group of photos from the Houston SW Money Show.

    I enjoyed seeing you here in Houston again this year, and am pleased to be part of your photo shoot! image


    image Stuart's Heritage Auction PL & DMPL Morgan Dollars - BS&T Thread image

    Stuart

    Collect 18th & 19th Century US Type Coins, Silver Dollars, $20 Gold Double Eagles and World Crowns & Talers with High Eye Appeal

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  • HighReliefHighRelief Posts: 3,043 ✭✭✭
    Great pictures this time around Charmy and a another super show report.

    The Morgan collection looks to be PL and DMPL with some very nice high end examples.

    Thanks for taking your time out and posting image
  • etexmikeetexmike Posts: 6,929 ✭✭✭
    It's just not a coin show without a Charmy coin show report. image

    Another good one.


    Mike
  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 6,358 ✭✭✭✭
    Another great report- I was a little late getting by your table- you were packing up!
    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 7/2013- 1983 No-S Proof Set
  • I don't always say it, but I really enjoy your coin show reports and photos. Thanks for keeping Houston on your schedule! image


  • << <i>Great pictures this time around Charmy and a another super show report.

    The Morgan collection looks to be PL and DMPL with some very nice high end examples.

    Thanks for taking your time out and posting image >>



    High Relief, that collection is TexasCoin #2 PCGS registry set of DMPL Morgans. Great set.

    See my forum thread on it.

    Charmy, it was good meeting you again. Thank you for talking with my son and giving him the copper Penny Lady coin.


    Forum Thread TexasCoin DMPL
    Morgan Everyman Set
    Member, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors.
    Looking for PCGS AU58+ 1901-P, 1896-O, & 1894-O
  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 12,520 ✭✭✭
    ok you matched this

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    but can you match these!!!

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    OT---Gen-1:1,Ex-20:3-17,Lv-11:1-47,Dt-6:5-6,Dt-14:3-21,Jsh-1:8*,Jb-28:28,Ps-111:1-113:9,Ps-111:7-8,Ps-111:10,Pv-1:7,Pv-3:5-6*,Pv-8:13,Pv-9:10,Pv-15:33,Ec-9:5,Ec-12:13*,Is-40:8,Is-49:16,Is-55:8-9,Ml-:8,
    NT---Mt-4:19,Mt-5:17-19,Mt-5:25,Mt-6:17-18,Mt-7:1-5,Mt-7:7-8,Mt-10:16,Mt-10:30-31,Mt-10:32-39,Mt-16:24-28,Mt-17:20,Mt-19:21,Mt-22:36-40,Mt-28:18-19,Mk-10:21,Lk-12:48,Lk-16:17,Jn-3:16-17,Jn-14:6,Jn-20:29,Ac-6:4*,Ac-8:22-23,Ac-9:4-5,Rm-3:19-20,Rm-6:14,Rm-6:23,Rm-9:31-32,Rm-12:1-2,1 Co-1:25-27,1 Co-1:29:31,1 Co-6:19,1 Co-7:5,1 Co-12:4-6*,1 Co-15:45-57,2 Co-4:16,2 Co-12:9-10,Ep-6:10-20,Ep-6:12,Pp-3:7-10,Pp-4:13,2 Tm-3:16-17,Ts-3:9,Hb-10:16,Hb-11:1,Hb-11:6,Hb-11:1-40*,Jm-1:12-18,Jm-5:20,1 Pt-4:8,1 Pt-5:6,1 Pt-5:8,1 Pt-1:21,1 Jn-1:8-10,Rv-3:2-3,Rv-22:20,

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  • mozinmozin Posts: 8,756 ✭✭✭
    Thanks Charmy for allowing me to enjoy some of the Houston Show.
    I collect Capped Bust series by variety in PCGS AU/MS grades.
  • What are those coins with your name on them?
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  • renman95renman95 Posts: 6,330 ✭✭✭
    Airplanes, wine, food, nice hotels, coins...what's not to like. Thanks, comrade pl.
    HE>i



  • << <i>What are those coins with your name on them? >>




    Those are basically a pure copper Business Card. It has the Indian Head and Penny Lady on one side and contact info on the reverse.

    Morgan Everyman Set
    Member, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors.
    Looking for PCGS AU58+ 1901-P, 1896-O, & 1894-O


  • << <i>ok you matched this

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    but can you match these!!!

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    Lance, that is only for MR Penny Lady to know. image
    Morgan Everyman Set
    Member, Society of Silver Dollar Collectors.
    Looking for PCGS AU58+ 1901-P, 1896-O, & 1894-O
  • DorkGirlDorkGirl Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭
    Thanks!
    Becky
  • goldengolden Posts: 4,348 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for another great report.
  • CMCARTCMCART Posts: 2,406 ✭✭✭
    Great - thanksimage
    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
    5$ bills are WOW with the numbers - wanted:
    02121809
    04151865
    Wanted - Flipper notes with the numbers 6-9 or 0-6-9 ON 1$ 2$ 5$ 10$ 20$
    Wanted - 10$ Sereis 2013 - fancy Serial Numbers
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>but can you match these!!!

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    LOL! Well, actually, yes I can!! This iphone case cover is also one of the colors I ordered and should arrive shortly!!!

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    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • CMCARTCMCART Posts: 2,406 ✭✭✭
    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
    5$ bills are WOW with the numbers - wanted:
    02121809
    04151865
    Wanted - Flipper notes with the numbers 6-9 or 0-6-9 ON 1$ 2$ 5$ 10$ 20$
    Wanted - 10$ Sereis 2013 - fancy Serial Numbers
  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 16,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice.....now show me any Conders that you picked upimage

    btw.....are you going to Ontario?


    Ahh, just read you are goingimage and to Vegas.....I hope to go to both
  • 19Lyds19Lyds Posts: 26,338 ✭✭✭


    << <i>These are just a few of the many volunteers who help put together the Houston Money Show.
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    Is that Peter Davis on the Left?

    Also, I recognize that fellow on the far right but cannot remember his name. I believe he's a dual member of the Northside Coin Club out of Colorado.
    I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.



    The name is LEE!
  • hammer1hammer1 Posts: 610 ✭✭✭


    << <i>

    << <i>These are just a few of the many volunteers who help put together the Houston Money Show.
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    Is that Peter Davis on the Left? . >>



    Last thing he needs is a slice of pizza.
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Last thing he needs is a slice of pizza. >>



    Wow, Hammer, was it really necessary to post that? image
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 12,520 ✭✭✭


    << <i>but can you match these!!!
    LOL! Well, actually, yes I can!! This iphone case cover is also one of the colors I ordered and should arrive shortly!!!
    >>


    Touché Madame image
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    OT---Gen-1:1,Ex-20:3-17,Lv-11:1-47,Dt-6:5-6,Dt-14:3-21,Jsh-1:8*,Jb-28:28,Ps-111:1-113:9,Ps-111:7-8,Ps-111:10,Pv-1:7,Pv-3:5-6*,Pv-8:13,Pv-9:10,Pv-15:33,Ec-9:5,Ec-12:13*,Is-40:8,Is-49:16,Is-55:8-9,Ml-:8,
    NT---Mt-4:19,Mt-5:17-19,Mt-5:25,Mt-6:17-18,Mt-7:1-5,Mt-7:7-8,Mt-10:16,Mt-10:30-31,Mt-10:32-39,Mt-16:24-28,Mt-17:20,Mt-19:21,Mt-22:36-40,Mt-28:18-19,Mk-10:21,Lk-12:48,Lk-16:17,Jn-3:16-17,Jn-14:6,Jn-20:29,Ac-6:4*,Ac-8:22-23,Ac-9:4-5,Rm-3:19-20,Rm-6:14,Rm-6:23,Rm-9:31-32,Rm-12:1-2,1 Co-1:25-27,1 Co-1:29:31,1 Co-6:19,1 Co-7:5,1 Co-12:4-6*,1 Co-15:45-57,2 Co-4:16,2 Co-12:9-10,Ep-6:10-20,Ep-6:12,Pp-3:7-10,Pp-4:13,2 Tm-3:16-17,Ts-3:9,Hb-10:16,Hb-11:1,Hb-11:6,Hb-11:1-40*,Jm-1:12-18,Jm-5:20,1 Pt-4:8,1 Pt-5:6,1 Pt-5:8,1 Pt-1:21,1 Jn-1:8-10,Rv-3:2-3,Rv-22:20,

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  • WTCGWTCG Posts: 9,108 ✭✭✭
    Charmy never tells me when she's photographing me. That's two show reports in a row that I had no idea I was in until I saw myself in it.

    On second thought, on Saturday I probably should've worn another shirt altogether. Not only was my flight delayed by what turned out to be 4 1/2 hours, the next day the Niners laid the biggest egg of the season when they gift wrapped a game and tucked it right under the Rams Christmas tree.
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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 12,520 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Charmy never tells me when she's photographing me. That's two show reports in a row that I had no idea I was in until I saw myself in it.

    On second thought, on Saturday I probably should've worn another shirt altogether. Not only was my flight delayed by what turned out to be 4 1/2 hours, the next day the Niners laid the biggest egg of the season when they gift wrapped a game and tucked it right under the Rams Christmas tree. >>



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    OT---Gen-1:1,Ex-20:3-17,Lv-11:1-47,Dt-6:5-6,Dt-14:3-21,Jsh-1:8*,Jb-28:28,Ps-111:1-113:9,Ps-111:7-8,Ps-111:10,Pv-1:7,Pv-3:5-6*,Pv-8:13,Pv-9:10,Pv-15:33,Ec-9:5,Ec-12:13*,Is-40:8,Is-49:16,Is-55:8-9,Ml-:8,
    NT---Mt-4:19,Mt-5:17-19,Mt-5:25,Mt-6:17-18,Mt-7:1-5,Mt-7:7-8,Mt-10:16,Mt-10:30-31,Mt-10:32-39,Mt-16:24-28,Mt-17:20,Mt-19:21,Mt-22:36-40,Mt-28:18-19,Mk-10:21,Lk-12:48,Lk-16:17,Jn-3:16-17,Jn-14:6,Jn-20:29,Ac-6:4*,Ac-8:22-23,Ac-9:4-5,Rm-3:19-20,Rm-6:14,Rm-6:23,Rm-9:31-32,Rm-12:1-2,1 Co-1:25-27,1 Co-1:29:31,1 Co-6:19,1 Co-7:5,1 Co-12:4-6*,1 Co-15:45-57,2 Co-4:16,2 Co-12:9-10,Ep-6:10-20,Ep-6:12,Pp-3:7-10,Pp-4:13,2 Tm-3:16-17,Ts-3:9,Hb-10:16,Hb-11:1,Hb-11:6,Hb-11:1-40*,Jm-1:12-18,Jm-5:20,1 Pt-4:8,1 Pt-5:6,1 Pt-5:8,1 Pt-1:21,1 Jn-1:8-10,Rv-3:2-3,Rv-22:20,

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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    Excellent report. Sorry I missed it. Looked like a great time.
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  • Great report and I really enjoy the nice large pictures along with the comments.
  • WhiteTornadoWhiteTornado Posts: 2,162 ✭✭✭
    Charmy, thank you once again for a nice report and the great pics. BTW, love the specially-made Penny Lady coins image
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