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Product-Specific Discussions => * Numismatics and Philately => Started by: bobby131313 on April 12, 2013, 11:53:03 AM

Title: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on April 12, 2013, 11:53:03 AM
We have two adjacent corner booths, 1617 and 1716. August 13th through the 17th.

http://www.coincommunity.com/pdf/2013ChicagoFloorMap.pdf

Every single kid that comes to the booth for the entire show gets a goodie bag of free coins and other goodies.
We have a cool dice game that they win other things. (Everyone wins an additional something)

Some images from the FUN (Florida United Numismatists) show in Orlando in January.

(http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/bobby131313/20130113_IMG_0117.JPG)

(http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/Fuzzy317/20130115_IMG_1512.JPG)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg85/stonecypher_photos/20130113_114325.jpg)

One lucky kid may win this...

(http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/bobby131313/20121228_dmpl1.jpg)
(http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/bobby131313/20121228_dmpl2.jpg)

An 1883 O MS63 Deep Mirror Prooflike Morgan Dollar. You can read the newspaper in this coin!
If some lucky kid rolls a 2 or a 12 twice in a row, they get it.
No winners at the last show even though the odds were in favor of a winner.


If you're in the area, come on out and bring the kids for some free stuff!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on April 12, 2013, 07:36:03 PM
How VERY Exciting for you, Bobby!

Fred, would've loved this.
I'll be sure to get the news out as best I can...Twittering!
Being that I'm in FL, it'll be hard to get there but wish I could.
Those kids will have a great time and come away with goodies to inspire them.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: eotrg2 on April 12, 2013, 07:37:54 PM
I'm sending my great-grandson with some loaded dice. :0195 :0195
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on April 13, 2013, 11:33:55 AM
Quote
I'm sending my great-grandson with some loaded dice.

So you're not only going to teach him to gamble, you're going to teach him to cheat at gambling!  :0771

Donna how far are you from Orlando? We will be there again in January.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on April 13, 2013, 12:16:45 PM
So you're not only going to teach him to gamble, you're going to teach him to cheat at gambling!  :0771

Donna how far are you from Orlando? We will be there again in January.

45 minutes.
We go often to Orlando...Disney, shopping, family north of Orlando, restaurants.

Suze is in the area, along with toobusyforswapmeets, Jeri and a few more are in the area, too.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on April 13, 2013, 12:44:32 PM
Susan and I will be buying you dinner in January.  ;)
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on April 13, 2013, 11:27:24 PM
I work in Orlando - it looks like the FUN convention is at the Orange County Civic Center. I live/work at the opposite end of town, but if I'm in town that weekend, I would like to get by there and meet up.  :h0161 I don't get off work until 5pm and no way on earth would I try to get thru Orlando traffic to get there by 6:30 when it closes, so the weekend it is, lol. Donna, OTOH, would benefit being from the Lakeland end coming into Orlando.
(Did I happen to mention how much I *hate* Orlando rush-hour traffic?!?  :whip LOL)
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on April 14, 2013, 11:01:42 AM
Susan and I will be buying you dinner in January.  ;)

Would love it!!!!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on April 14, 2013, 11:05:08 AM
(Did I happen to mention how much I *hate* Orlando rush-hour traffic?!?  :whip LOL)

My BIGGEST gripe with Orlando traffic is that you can be stopped dead in traffic for 45 minutes to an hour and you never find out why? why? why? was I sitting in that traffic so long.

Once sat in stand still traffic for 3 hours coming back from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant...never knew why....no rhyme, no reason, no accidents, no traffic alert.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on April 14, 2013, 01:38:26 PM
My BIGGEST gripe with Orlando traffic is that you can be stopped dead in traffic for 45 minutes to an hour and you never find out why? why? why? was I sitting in that traffic so long.

Once sat in stand still traffic for 3 hours coming back from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant...never knew why....no rhyme, no reason, no accidents, no traffic alert.
I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW!!! ??? I-4 makes me crazy and I am now an official I-4 hostage.  :'( You're right - you can be moving along and suddenly, traffic is at a standstill. You figure,  :053 there must be a wreck ahead... You start making plans for a re-route from the next exit, if you can ever get moving again. You sit there a bit and finally start going. And then traffic gets up to speed and you find NOTHING to explain what just happened. However, you never know - they will also pile up for any reason - cop pulled someone over, wreck off the side of the road, you name it. Thank the good Lord I don't have to go all the way into downtown. But it still sucks, as far as I do have to go. Anywhere from 30 min to 1.5 hours to go the last 10 miles to my exit.

OK now that I have totally derailed the thread, I will [/rant] and  :back2topic
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 07, 2013, 01:53:10 PM
Bump, this is next week if anyone is in the area!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on August 07, 2013, 10:28:18 PM
Wish I could - but please post around the time you come back to Orlando in Jan. and I will try to get by there and check it out (assuming I'm in town). Never been to a FUN show. I'd probably learn something!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 08, 2013, 12:33:53 PM
Bump, this is next week if anyone is in the area!
Bump, Bump, Bump!

Wish I was able to go!
My son loves Chicago...it's in his top 3 cities he's visited over the past years traveling the US.
My sisterinlaw and brotherinlaw are there at a convention this week and she says that Chicago is one of her very favorite cities, too!

Have FUN!!!!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 08, 2013, 02:52:33 PM
We're leaving several days early and spending two nights at a resort on Lake Erie. We're doing a sunset cruise on Saturday night. Should be fun!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 09, 2013, 12:36:02 PM
Pics would be greatly appreciated!
ENJOY your time...you both certainly deserve it!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: wahm922 on August 09, 2013, 06:45:56 PM
Wishing you a successful show!

I will keep Orlando in mind, we are a few hours southwest. I'm sure my son would enjoy it.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 11, 2013, 09:57:45 AM
Grrrrrrr..... They cancelled the cruise because of a couple storm clouds. Wusses.  :s0147
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 11, 2013, 10:03:24 AM
Grrrrrrr..... They cancelled the cruise because of a couple storm clouds. Wusses.  :s0147

Thanks for the morning laugh!
Y'all enjoy yourselves!!!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 11, 2013, 12:38:02 PM
Did I spell it right?
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 11, 2013, 05:21:31 PM
Did I spell it right?

That's the way I've always spelled it...so I say "Sure you spelled it right!"
<smile>

You and Susan have a good time and enjoy yourselves!!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 11, 2013, 08:01:52 PM
Went for a walk today along the big puddle they call Erie...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q80/s720x720/1173863_10200104148720657_348380019_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q80/s720x720/970349_10200104149480676_737634378_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q83/s720x720/535805_10200104150440700_815613296_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on August 11, 2013, 08:08:11 PM
Nice!  :up In Florida, just about every puddle bigger than a bathtub is "lakefront property", lol. That looks huge.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 11, 2013, 09:09:10 PM
Well looking at a map, it appears about four and a half Delawares would fit in it.

Not sure if I should go to sleep, Susan wasn't happy I included her ass in one of the images.  :0771
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 12, 2013, 09:51:43 AM
Yep...I'd sleep with one eye open.
<smile>
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on August 12, 2013, 06:47:17 PM
Not sure if I should go to sleep, Susan wasn't happy I included her ass in one of the images.  :0771
She should know better than to turn her back on you!  :rotfl
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 13, 2013, 08:53:19 AM
She should know better than to turn her back on you!  :rotfl

Good come-back, Suze!
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 14, 2013, 05:03:38 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1148806_675122275849586_371331522_n.jpg)

Makin' kids happy...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/998775_675453612483119_1575376362_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/q72/s720x720/1006317_676071512421329_377917227_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on August 14, 2013, 09:12:01 PM
Nice!  :up
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 15, 2013, 04:29:51 PM
The tagline for your community is perfect!
Love the pics!
Hope y'all are having fun.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 15, 2013, 04:39:18 PM
We've sort of adopted the girl in the picture above. She is awesome. She's here with her granpa all week and stops by our booth 4 or 5 times a day to show me all her new acquisitions.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 15, 2013, 04:40:19 PM
She's adorable.
And that's just great that her grandfather has taken the time to get her interested in coins.
It's memories she'll never forget.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 15, 2013, 04:58:07 PM
Yesterday she wandered a few booths away from grandpa and came back with new magnifier. He asked her where she got the money for it. She sold one of her coins to buy it..... and got a great deal. She's 8ish and negotiating already.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 15, 2013, 05:15:30 PM
$699,289.60 worth of gold in my grubby little hand.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/1186869_10200124089979176_2012585221_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: planetsuze on August 15, 2013, 09:12:31 PM
Armed guards in the vicinity?!?  :o
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: bobby131313 on August 16, 2013, 09:53:23 AM
There's a LOT of hardware here. There's over a billion dollars worth of rare coins and bullion in this hall. I was told by one of the bosses of the show that for every uniformed armed guard you see there are 3 not uniformed.
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: eotrg2 on August 16, 2013, 04:39:09 PM
$699,289.60 worth of gold in my grubby little hand.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/1186869_10200124089979176_2012585221_n.jpg)

And i'll bet the "box" is bolted to the table, which is bolted to the floor.  "Honest that is an orthopaedic device put on by my doc".  :0195 :0195
Title: Re: Coin Community will be at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 17, 2013, 09:48:06 AM
What Bobby said: $699,289.60 worth of gold in my grubby little hand."


Me = Jaw Dropped