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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2013 06:13    Post subject: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Today is the first set up day for Marty Zinns East coast show, at the Eastern States Exposition grounds, in West Springfield, MA. As per usual there will be over two hundred dealers, large wholesale section, museum store, gold panning, free mineral specimens to the kids, door prizes, lectures by Bob Jones and Kevin Downing to name a few, and over fifty exhibit cases for the Carolyn Manchester collection. The exhibitors always do a great job and service by sharing their collections with us, and at no small expense and effort to them. So come on down and get your fill of fine minerals and mineral folks. Show dates: August 9 -11, 2013.
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2013 06:20    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

vic rzonca wrote:
...So come on down and get your fill of fine minerals and mineral folks. Show dates: August 9 -11, 2013.

And please gentle attenders, download here as much images as you can of the show in order to display to us, unfortunate folks who can not attend, what is happening there! ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2013 20:14    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

The most boring, poorly shot, show coverage ever, at your finger tips, ladies and gentlemen. Hold on to your perkies.


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And a bright spot from the world of Woman Collectors! Carolyn Manchester, with her loyal serf, Dave Bunk.
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2013 02:04    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

vic rzonca wrote:
The most boring, poorly shot, show coverage ever, at your finger tips, ladies and gentlemen. Hold on to your perkies.

Haha Vic! Clever photography using the mirror for rear view! Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2013 11:56    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Thanks Vic,
so far your photo's have been neither boring nor poorly shot; and your witticism adds further interest !
Like your style, man; thanks for sharing !

Mike (who would, given the means, travel to the show just to see the exhibit from the Carolyn Manchester Collection).
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2013 20:43    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Thanks Mike, I'll try harder.


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Now, for something completely different, the collection of Carolyn Manchester. Some of it. All outstanding!
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2013 20:58    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

More from Carolyn's exhibit.


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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2013 01:37    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

I like it Vic! ;-)


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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2013 09:25    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Vic, I like it, too. I feel like I'm at the show. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2013 19:12    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Great photo's. Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2013 07:35    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

It was a dark and stormy morning. The streets were filled with the volume of a billion rain drops. Hope for the weight of dollars ran deep in the souls of the venders. The public arrives today, Friday the 9th, 2013.


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Right this way, ladies and gentlemen. Right this way.
More later.
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2013 08:38    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

You are a poet.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2013 05:30    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Nice one Vic, hope it didn't rain all weekend.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2013 07:06    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

As the mineral collecting public file through door six, and after filling out their door prize forms, they are met with Carolyn's fine exhibit. Oh ya, and a visit to the ATM.


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Fine minerals never fail to amaze.
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2013 05:00    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Just back from the Springfield Show. It has become a major show. Beautifully organized and run with lots and lots of major dealers, plus great attendance. The display of Carolyn Manchester's collection was simply awesome. The specimens were spectacular and admirably reflect the great skill that went into selecting them. The amount of effort that went into preparing her collection (only 20% of it actually, I was told) for the show must have been extraordinary and she did it all herself. I did not take any photos but many others did and I am hoping that those who did will post lots of them here, including my favorite, a simply pyrite cube sitting upon a floral like group of amethyst crystals. A little gem. Vic, did you get a close-up of this one?
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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2013 05:45    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Yes John, Cindy took 151 images of the exhibit and that one is with us. We're going to post them as soon as we can, but it's back to real life for now. Great show, great folks, the beer was warm. And believe it or not, when I was manning the kids give away table, a fellow came up with a piece of slag glass for an ID. It was the best one yet. Didn't get a shot though.
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2013 06:50    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

This will close out my East Coast coverage.


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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2013 11:38    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

vic rzonca wrote:
This will close out my East Coast coverage.

A lot of fun Vic. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2013 11:42    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

At your service, Master.
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2013 13:03    Post subject: Re: East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show  

Excellent stuff Vic, I enjoyed your report and photo's very much.

Cheers, Mike.
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