It was a cold and icy Salem Coin Show in December. Ice started
forming on Dec. 6, 2013, and made for show set up a challenge -
especially trying to get home.
Dealers arrived at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, and began
setting up. By the time the public arrived at 9 a.m., seven dealers
from the Northwest, especially south of Salem could not make the
show. We still had over 90 tables of coins/stamps/postcards and the
number of dealers was in the low 60's. Dealers came in from as far
north as Seattle, Wash.; as far south as San Francisco, Calif.; as
far west as Florence, Ore.; and as far east as Boise, Idaho.
The two day show was successful for most dealers, but the public
attendance was down by half from previous years.
Exhibits were a hit - two YN's provided three exhibits for the
public to view. Katie Reinders and Marie Fernandes each won gold
and silver for their exhibits. Six seniors provided seven exhibits
for the public to view. James Reinders, Danny Bisgaard and Larry
Gaye were the top three winners of gold and silver.
The PNNA elongate machine was on hand to squish pennies for the
public. The Salem Show plans on having a different design for each
year's show for years to come. The machine will next be in
Kent, Wash., at the Boeing show scheduled for January 18-19.
Dealers started tearing down early on Sunday, Dec. 8, to get a
head start home due to the weather conditions. We did have
one dealer come in just for Sunday as he was able to traverse the
southern area of the state.
This year's show is scheduled for December 6-7 - hope all of you
can make it.
Interested in show applications, contact Danny Bisgaard by phone
at 503-588-8162 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.