Monday, March 24, 2014

Off to the Baltimore Coin Expo

Here are some remnants of Lester Burzinski's
collection from the last Expo. There were more
CTs than even I could handle. You can see all
the slabbed CW tokens under the glass below.
It is that time again. The Whitman Baltimore Expo is this coming weekend: March 27-30th.
     Hopefully my trusty Honda will get me there -- it just turned over 200,000 miles. The engine light has been on for years, but I checked under the hood, and the engine was still there. It is a 4 hour drive, so I will need to make up some travel CDs to get me there.
     Once again I plan to search for CTs and give a report of how many tokens were available at the show. I am also bringing some large cents and a few silver coins to sell or consign at auction.
     If I am fortunate, I will come across a CT or two for myself -- it is hard to beat the ebay marketplace. Nonetheless, I always allow myself to impulse-buy a book or some odd token.
     I also plan to eat a few crab cakes. I know where the best ones are made: thick & buttery with lots of backfin.
     I will meet up with a few other token & coin collectors to catch up on the news. If you are going to Baltimore, let me know on this blog, as I would be happy to say hello on Friday or have lunch together.
     I have to be home on Sunday to complete my chores: my wife will have big list: for example, picking up and burning sticks.

3 comments:

  1. If you find a dealer with a sizeable (or any) inventory of CTs, would you share here. I'm headed to the ANA show in Chacago in August and would seek out any dealers with CTs to sell.

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  2. Hey Bud, As you can tell by my recent postings, Steve Hayden has a good selection. Also, check his website. Other exonumia dealers are hit or miss with rarely more than one or two CTs in stock. But, I always ask because I have found a few here and there that way. The ebay marketplace is hard to beat, as this is where all the dealers go. As you know, we are a small group, and CTs are not easy to auction off for significant money unless you get all the potential buyers in one room. I am not sure if SH is going to Chicago.

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