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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2019 08:03    Post subject: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

EAST COAST GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW
Date: Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Better Living Center, Eastern Staes Exposition Grounds, West Springfield, MA.

HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
LOCATION: Better Living Center
ADMISSION: $10; Children under 13 are free with paid adult

PARKING: $5/Day

Discover minerals from around the globe or the disc, if you're a Flat Earther.



East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM



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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2019 15:42    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

VIC,

Now that the 2019 East Coast Show is over, I suggest giving us a review. How was the attendance, the displays, the dealer sales, etc. Was there anything new that caught your attention. What did the show goers and dealers have to say.
Anything about the general health of the collecting hobby that is worth discussing??? BOB
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2019 13:37    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

Bob Harman wrote:
VIC,

Now that the 2019 East Coast Show is over, I suggest giving us a review. How was the attendance, the displays, the dealer sales, etc. Was there anything new that caught your attention. What did the show goers and dealers have to say.
Anything about the general health of the collecting hobby that is worth discussing??? BOB


Solid attendance numbers were not available as of Sunday. The staff is going thru a change, and Regina Aumente, the absolute foundation of the staff, is retiring. You can't go wrong when the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum bring together fifty display cases of the finest pieces under their curation. These exhibiters go thru considerable stress to transport and handle the hundreds of specimens they do, flawlessly. As does the maestro, Dave Bunk. I hope everyone had a good show, my small, informal poll was general satisfaction with sales, average to better. I'm sure I will be schooled differently. The show layout went thru changes as well as the staff and wholesale was moved to an new building, confusing dealers and the public. Some details could have been handled differently, and we will be schooled on that as well. Always new stuff, never disappointed. See the meager coverage below. From my experience the state of collecting is strong, every level, every price range and quality is presented for your perusal, and the youth has a large presence at this show. I'm the positive type, so you'll understand that I see positive trends, even though they may be a product of a fevered mind. I'll drop it there.



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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2019 10:30    Post subject: Re: East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019  

The exhibit, I will post it in installments, and the quality of the specimens is not represented well by the images.


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