Remember in spite of all the fanfare related to the Internet, eBay, web sites, auction houses, etc, the Militaria and Gun shows still provide a vital part of this hobby. The shows provide collectors with an opportunity to rendezvous with other collectors and dealers. There are still many hobbyists out there that still have the "touchy-feely" needs. I certainly enjoy the show circuit and find it is an excellent opportunity to interact face to face with many of you. The shows still provide me, as a dealer/collector, with a vital source of merchandise. Bottom line is SUPPORT THE SHOWS! Here's a partial listing of the Militaria-type shows that I am familiar with. The listing of the shows does not necessarily mean that I will attend/exhibit. It is provided as a source of information to the collector community.
Dear Customers and Friends;
I have been asked many times why I do not attend all the shows that I list in this section. The primary reason is the time factor. The 125 emails per day I receive, in addition to faxes and snail mail, require a great amount of my time. This, combined with the many hours it takes to write up descriptions, shoot the pictures and maintain the website, makes for very long hours. I'm not complaining, just laying out the facts! The shows require a large commitment of time also. This includes preparation, the driving time to get there and return and the actual show itself (which can run up to four days). When I return I am beset by paperwork, unpacking, reorganizing and catching up on the mail that's piled up since I was gone.
You folks are used to receiving the best service in the hobby with regards to response times, combined with receiving items you have purchased. You also have grown accustomed to professional packaging and quality answers to your technical questions. In order for me to try to maintain this level of service, I have found it necessary to cut back on some of the shows.
The show that I have eliminated from my show circuit is Allentown, PA (which I had attended faithfully since 1976). I strongly urge you to continue to attend this fine show. You can see my items 24/7, but the shows give you the opportunity to see and physically examine items and interact with the collecting community. I sincerely hope you understand my position. I will still be going the Show of Shows in February, and of course The MAX in September.
2021 SHOW SCHEDULE
|February 13 & 14||
|May 8 & 9||Allentown, PA||Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc.|
|July 10 & 11||Allentown, PA||Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc.|
|July 22-24||Louisville, KY||
Ohio Valley Military Society
|September 16-19||York, PA||
York Expo Center
|October 16 & 17||Allentown, PA||Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Inc.|