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  1. Needless to say that a Coin Show promoter's worst nightmare is having a serious weather event threaten to cancel the show. This past weekend Hurricane Matthew did exactly that, but the show promoter felt strongly that the hurricane would not be a major event that far west of the East Coast of Florida. While it certainly wasn't a normal weekend in Lakeland, the show did go on, and as it turned out it was a pretty strong business event. A lot of thanks has to go to all the dealers that attended in spite of hurricane threats in their home areas and shops, and about 10 dealers cancelled or did not show up. The show promoter quickly allowed some of the dealers to "spread out" and the Exhibit Hall was close to being filled. Many of the dealers felt that The Lakeland Center was a much safer place for them and their inventory, as The Lakeland Center is a very secure building, and is a major staging area for EMT's and emergency vehicles. The Lakeland Center housed over 400 emergency responders in their Arena during the weekend, and the back lot of The Lakeland Center's parking area was filled with every kind of emergency vehicle you can think of. Local hotels and motels were filled with folks running from the storm from Florida's East Coast, there were some gas, water and grocery shortages, and many of the great restaurants that Collectorama Show dealers usual eat at, were closed on Thursday night. Even though Polk County was under a hurricane watch, Polk County is a big county, and Lakeland is located near the western edge, and did not suffer any real damage, and very little wind or rain. By Friday morning, when the Collectorama Show opened, things were pretty much back to normal, and the Collectorama Show opened to the public. As expected the public attendance was off significantly, but there was plenty of wholesale business going on to keep the dealers happy. Saturday, the public attendance was quite strong, in spite of I-4 being closed down in West Lakeland, due to a crime scene where two or three armed bad guys hijacked a car in Pinnellas County, and ended up crashing the vehicle and then taking hostages into a McDonalds for several hours. Sunday public attendance was off somewhat, as many folks, especially from the East, had cleanup and shutter removal to contend with, but overall the show was quite strong in light of everything that happened during the weekend. Most dealers reported that they were happy with business. A lot of credit has to be given to all the dealers that attended, especially those that came from South, Central, and North Florida locations along the East Coast, and many out of state dealers coming from North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio who encountered lengthy travel delays and/or possible serious damage from the Hurricane as it passed by. By Sunday, East Coast roads in Florida that had been closed for several days were re-opened, driving moratoriums were lifted, and there were no reports of any major delays for the dealers getting back home after the show. Plans are already underway for the 62nd Semi-Annual Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show to be held at The Lakeland Center, February 17-19, 2017. For more information contact Edward Kuszmar at 561-392-8551.
  2. The 61st Semi-Annual Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show will be held October 7-9, 2016 at The Lakeland Center, 701 West. Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland, Florida Many new first-time dealers will be attending the show for the first time and the bourse is sold out. Dealers from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, etc. All want to do business with you. The Collectorama Show is also sponsoring a Special Young Numismatists lecture and Q&A program starting at 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 8th. There will be several lectures on Numismatics and Hobby Collectibles, and each youngster attending will receive lots of free goodies, as well as get to dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand Full of Money. Archie (The Hobo) Taylor will anchor the program with a hands-on demonstration of how Hobo Nickels were made, and there will be about a half dozen additional speakers, on a wide range of subjects concerning Coin and Currency Collecting. The Collectorama Show "buys" the Parking Lot so show attendees do not have to pay for parking, and there is a one-time $5.00 Family Registration Fee, that will be waived by bringing this notice to our Public Registration Table. The Host Hotel for Collectorama is The Crestwood Suites, located just off of I-4 at Exit 33, and offer show attendees a room rate of only $74.00. Located in a nice quiet area of Lakeland, there is a Cracker Barrel, Applebees, and Wendys withing walking distance of the hotel. Nice large rooms. Lakeland is located about half way between Orlando and Tampa and has some really wonderful Wild Water Fowl lakes that are well worth taking a stroll around. There are also many Central Florida attractions such as Disney, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, and others within a 30-40 minute drive from Lakeland. A good time for the whole family. For more information please visit our website at www.wix.com/coinshows/collectorama.
  3. Forgot to mention show hours: The Collectorama Show is open to the public: Friday, February 19 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 21 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  4. The 60th Semi-Annual Lakeland, Florida Coin and Currency Show will be held at The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland. Over 100 dealers will be on hand to Buy, Sell, and Trade just about everything pertaining to Numismatics, Precious Metals, and a lot of interesting and historical Neat Collectibles. An event for the entire family, and all youngsters, 12 or under, get a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand Full of Money. Dealers and Collectors help keep the Kid's Bucket filled up all weekend with generous donations of "numismatic goodies", supplies, and reference material. Larger material will also be distributed to the youngsters during the weekend. The weather forecast for Lakeland is expected to be sunny, with daytime temperatures in the mid-70's, and temperatures at night in the mid 50's. Show promoters guarantee there will be no ice or snow. Wonderful weather to take a nice stroll around nearby Lake Morton which is one of the best Wild Water Fowl Lakes in Florida. The Lakeland Center is a modern and secure Convention Facility, with ample parking, and all Collectorama Show participants get Free Parking by just mentioning Collectorama at the parking booth. Guests will also receive Free Admission by bringing this notice to show Registration. Dealers without tables are welcome to attend the Thursday 4-8 P.M. "Special Bourse" and gain entry with a $25.00 (minimum) donation, via company check, to the Florida Youth Villa (Bartow, Florida). There will be a special presentation of how to make Hobo Nickels all weekend, and the ICG Grading Company will be on hand for "verbal" appraisals and submissions. There will be the usual tight security all weekend, and a wide selection of popular Gold and Silver Eagles, Silver Dollars, Certified Coins and Currency, Proof and Mint Sets, Medals and Tokens, and a large assortment of fun and popular Paper Americana, Historical Documents, Jewerly, Diamonds, Disney, and small Antiques. The Lakeland Center is easily accessable from Orlando or Tampa, via I-4 taking the Route 98 exit South. Route 98 will turn into South Florida Avenue, just before downtown, and there is plenty of signs directing folks to The Lakeland Center. The host hotel for the show is the Crestwood Suites, (Exit 33 off of I-4), and there are several small restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. For more information, call 561-392-8551. Can't make it this February? Mark your calendars for the 61st Semi-Annual Collectorama Show, at the Lakeland Center, this coming October 7-9, 2016.
  5. One week until the October 16-18, 2016 Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show, at The Lakeland Center. Show looking very strong, plus there will be two other major events in Lakeland that weekend. The huge Zombie Fest out by the Airport (30,000 attendance expected) and the Classic Car Show, around Lake Mirror (35,000 attendance expected). There will be over 600 restored Classic Cars on display. The show promoter has placed several stratigic newspaper ads to help bring new potential customers into the show. Both of the other two big events are just far enough away from the Lakeland Center that there should be no parking problems. Make your restaurant reservations right away. The 59th Semi-Annual Collectorama Coin and Currency Show asks all attendees to bring along some "numismatic goodies" to put into the Kid's Bucket. Every youngster, 12 or under, gets a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand Full of Money, and other hobby supplies. This important project is helping introduce youngsters to all the postive aspects of our great hobby and our business. It certainly does this, and the show expects a whole lot more youngsters coming in. The Lakeland Center is located at 701 West Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mention Collectorama at the Parking Booth and you will receive Free Parking. Bring along this notice and you will receive Free Admission. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be hourly door prizes. While primarily a very good Coin and Currency Show, Collectorama has a long tradition of welcoming Collectibles dealers who also bring in all kinds of Neat Collectibles, Paper Americana, Historical Documents, Confederate and Civil War Memorabilia, Medals and Tokens, Jewlery, Watches, Sports Memorabilia, and a wide selection of popular Precious Metals and Bullion. There will be a virtual museum of America's Past on display at the show. Bring along your trading hat. Collectorama is truley an enjoyable show for all the family. Thusdays at Collectorama are for Dealer Setup, and Special Bourse. Dealers without tables gain entry to the show from 4.p.m. to 8 p.m. with a $25.00 (minimum) donation to Florida Youth Villa (Bartow). A business card and sales tax number are required. Just a few tables and collectibles booths are still available. Call Ed at 561-392-8551 for more info.
  6. One week until the October 16-18, 2016 Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show, at The Lakeland Center. Show looking very strong, plus there will be two other major events in Lakeland that weekend. The huge Zombie Fest out by the Airport (30,000 attendance expected) and the Classic Car Show, around Lake Mirror (35,000 attendance expected). There will be over 600 restored Classic Cars on display. The show promoter has placed several stratigic newspaper ads to help bring new potential customers into the show. Both of the other two big events are just far enough away from the Lakeland Center that there should be no parking problems. Make your restaurant reservations right away. The 59th Semi-Annual Collectorama Coin and Currency Show asks all attendees to bring along some "numismatic goodies" to put into the Kid's Bucket. Every youngster, 12 or under, gets a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand Full of Money, and other hobby supplies. This important project is helping introduce youngsters to all the postive aspects of our great hobby and our business. It certainly does this, and the show expects a whole lot more youngsters coming in. The Lakeland Center is located at 701 West Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mention Collectorama at the Parking Booth and you will receive Free Parking. Bring along this notice and you will receive Free Admission. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be hourly door prizes. While primarily a very good Coin and Currency Show, Collectorama has a long tradition of welcoming Collectibles dealers who also bring in all kinds of Neat Collectibles, Paper Americana, Historical Documents, Confederate and Civil War Memorabilia, Medals and Tokens, Jewlery, Watches, Sports Memorabilia, and a wide selection of popular Precious Metals and Bullion. There will be a virtual museum of America's Past on display at the show. Bring along your trading hat. Collectorama is truley an enjoyable show for all the family. Thusdays at Collectorama are for Dealer Setup, and Special Bourse. Dealers without tables gain entry to the show from 4.p.m. to 8 p.m. with a $25.00 (minimum) donation to Florida Youth Villa (Bartow). A business card and sales tax number are required. Just a few tables and collectibles booths are still available. Call Ed at 561-392-8551 for more info.
  7. The 58th Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show will be held at The Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland. Half way between Tampa and Orlando, a great facility, great security, free parking, free door prizes, and bring this notice for Free Admission to the show. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, it is a show for the entire family. Many of the Coin and Currency Dealers save up their Neat Collectibles and bring them to Collectorama. Take the Route 98 South exit from I-4, Route 98 will turn into S. Florida Avenue, near downtown, and The Lakeland Center is just West of downtown, with plenty on signage pointing the way. Lakeland is a neat city, with neat downtown celebrations and parties many weekends, and has some of the best wild water fowl lakes, in easy walking distance. Lots of very good restaurants, and a vibrant downtown area with pubs, antique shops, and nightlife. Plenty of good dealers, good deals, and active buyers and sellers, of everything in Numismatics, Currency, Bullion, Certified Coins, Proof and Mint Sets, Modern Commemoratives, Gold and Silver Eagles, and some really neat Paper Americana and Neat Collectibles. Bring the family. Youngsters 12 or under get a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand full of Money plus donated supplies and reference material. No telling what the dealers and collectors throw into the bucket for the Kids, there are always some surprises and happy faces. Collectorama Show dealers are very generous to the youngsters. Wear your trading hat, stuff your pockets with cash, and bring along some material you want to sell or trade. There are a lot of dedicated dealers to do business with at Collectorama, and right now a lot of fresh material is need and in very great demand. Plenty of room to expand the bourse area, and dealers interested in table or booth space should call 561-392-8551.
  8. The 58th Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show will be held at The Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland. Half way between Tampa and Orlando, a great facility, great security, free parking, free door prizes, and bring this notice for Free Admission to the show. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, it is a show for the entire family. Many of the Coin and Currency Dealers save up their Neat Collectibles and bring them to Collectorama. Take the Route 98 South exit from I-4, Route 98 will turn into S. Florida Avenue, near downtown, and The Lakeland Center is just West of downtown, with plenty on signage pointing the way. Lakeland is a neat city, with neat downtown celebrations and parties many weekends, and has some of the best wild water fowl lakes, in easy walking distance. Lots of very good restaurants, and a vibrant downtown area with pubs, antique shops, and nightlife. Plenty of good dealers, good deals, and active buyers and sellers, of everything in Numismatics, Currency, Bullion, Certified Coins, Proof and Mint Sets, Modern Commemoratives, Gold and Silver Eagles, and some really neat Paper Americana and Neat Collectibles. Bring the family. Youngsters 12 or under get a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand full of Money plus donated supplies and reference material. No telling what the dealers and collectors throw into the bucket for the Kids, there are always some surprises and happy faces. Collectorama Show dealers are very generous to the youngsters. Wear your trading hat, stuff your pockets with cash, and bring along some material you want to sell or trade. There are a lot of dedicated dealers to do business with at Collectorama, and right now a lot of fresh material is need and in very great demand. Plenty of room to expand the bourse area, and dealers interested in table or booth space should call 561-392-8551.
  9. The 57th Semi-Annual Collectorama Coin and Currency Show will be held October 17-19, 2014 at The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland, Florida. Quite a few new dealers will be attending the show for the first time, as well as all our regular dealers, many of which have attended every show. Bring this notice to the show and present it to Registration and get FREE ADMISSION. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hourly door prizes and every youngster, 12 or under gets a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a free hand full of money. Our dealers and guests help keep the Kid's Bucket full all weekend and is an important project to help develop new collectors and dealers for the future. Lakleand is located about half way between Orlando and Tampa. Take Rt. 98 South from I-4, and when Rt. 98 turns East, continue straight on S. Florida Avenue into downtown Lakeland. There are plenty of signs directing you to The Lakeland Center. When you get to the Parking Booth, just mention The Collectorama Show and you will not be charged for parking. The Hotel for this show will be The Crestwood Suites, located near the Lakeland Hills Blvd. exit of I-4. There are still a few $79.00 rooms available. Call 863-904-2050 for room reservations. There will be many great dealers there to work with, and we hope you will join us.
  10. The 56th Semi-Annual Lakeland, Florida Collectorama Coin and Currency Show will be held next weekend, February 14-16, 2014 at The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, just west of downtown Lakeland. Many national and Florida dealers will be in attendance to buy, sell and trade a wide range of rare coins and currency, bullion Gold, Silver and Platinum, Certified Coins, Proof and Mint Sets, Gold and Silver Eagles, Collector Coins, Medals and Tokens, and many different catagories of fun and popular Collectibles and Paper Americana. Bring this notice and present it to Registration for Free Admission and just mention "Collectorama" at the parking booth for Free Parking. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visiting dealers gain entry to the show's Special Bourse and dealer setup from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday for a $25 (min) donation to Florida Youth Villa. There will be Coin and Currency dealers attending from Wisconson, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia and other states, and a well rounded group of Florida Dealers as well. Youngsters, 12 or under, will get a daily dip into the Kid's Bucket for a Free Hand Full of Money, and other supplies, books, etc. will also be distrubuted to the youngsters. Dealers and collectors help keep the Kid's Bucket filled up with "numismatic goodies" all weekend. Lakeland is located just off of Florida Interstate I-4 about half way between Orlando and Tampa, and is easily accessable from I-4 via Route 98 South, that then turns into South Florida Avenue, and the downtown Lakeland area. The Lakeland Center is also within walking distance of some of Lakeland's lakes and amazing wild bird sanctuaries. The host hotel is The Terrance Hote (sold out) that features a great 5 Star Restaurant, and is only minutes from the show and close to all the downtown Lakeland restaurants, night spots, and fun activities. Many Coin and Currency dealers from the north attend Lakeland and enjoy the mid-70's warm weather and "hot business" during the show. There will be hourly door prizes all weekend, and a free "appraisal clinic" on Sunday for Coins, Currency and Collectibles. IGC will be on hand for free verbal appraisals and accepting submissions for for Certification and Grading. There will also be an interesting "Hobo Nickel" demonstration on how Hobo Nickels are made, and many youngsters will get the opportunity to make their own Hobo nickel. While the Collectorama Show is primarily a Coin and Currency Show, many of the attending dealers save up their Neat Collectibles for Collectorama as the show attracts a strong public attendance who buy and sell some pretty amazing Collectible and Historical goodies. Collectorana is a great show for the entire family, with a virtual museum on display of America's historical past. All of the 2014 U.S. Mint Products, that have already been issued, will be available at the show, including 2014 Uncirculated and Proof Silver Eagles, and several of the new U.S. Mint Proof Sets. A wide variety of the new and exciting 1 oz.Copper Rounds and Copper Bullets will be available. Other areas of Collectibles will include Postcards, Estate Jewelry (Karat and Costume), Stamps and Postal History, Diamonds, Disney, Floridiana, Civil War Items, Columbian Exposition Material, World's Fair, Fossils, Ancients, Slave Documents, Military Items, and a host of great material. For more information call Ed at 561-392-8551 or visit the show's Website at: http://coinshows.wix.com/collectorama.