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  1. Brian said it well in his comment. The entire OVMS staff & Roberts Center staff did a great job of providing a clean, well organized show under some very "trying" conditions. Those attending should also take credit for what appeared to be a high compliance to the mask wearing requirement, not an easy chore for most of us.
  2. Ohio Civil War Show 2020 Cancellation OCWS, LLC is announcing the cancellation of the Ohio Civil War Show May 2nd and May 3rd, 2020 that was scheduled at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, OH 44906 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has placed an Executive Order for all public gatherings with greater than 100 participants be cancelled. The Ohio Show is required to comply with the mass gathering directive issued by the Governor. We are as deeply saddened as you, but feel the order is best for all of our exhibitors and attendees to stay safe till the COVID-19 threat is over. The OCWS will be in contact with our cancellation policies. We appreciate your patience as we reach out to all our participants. Thank you all for your continued support and loyalty for 43 years with the Ohio Civil War Show. We will continue the Show in 2021! Mark Your Calendars For May 1st and May 2nd, 2021 Kind Regards, Ohio Civil War Show Management (Note the CDC has issued a guideline of canceling any gathering of 50 or more people during the next 8 weeks)
  3. (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday (3/15 9:30pm+-) recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The agency said these gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings and other types of assemblies. Sure we will hear from Jeanne soon.
  4. Official notice: From: Maryland Arms Collectors Association, Inc. (MACA) Baltimore Antique Arms Show Cancellation President David Booz announces the cancellation of the Maryland Arms Collectors Association, Inc., Annual “Baltimore Show”. March 21 & 22, 2020 Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland has ordered all public gatherings with greater than 250 participants be cancelled. Therefore, MACA is obligated to follow Governor’s Executive Order. MACA will provide information regarding the management process for the cancellation of our “Baltimore Show” in following months. We appreciate the loyalty of our show attendees and exhibitors for the last 65 years of our “Baltimore Show”. We will return in 2021! Regards, David Booz
  5. March 21-22, 2020 66th Annual Show at Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, Md. A wide variety of "For Sale & Trade & Displays from all periods.
  6. If you're in or near Central New York put this on your list. Sunday April 5th, 2020. Contact Bruce Johnston @ NFGSHOWS.COM or 716-542-9929
  7. Agree most look post CW with a raised shield. "I" officer button looks CW period. Albert's button book is a good . He gives Rarity ratings not values. Along with it you should use a military button backmark book. Warren Tice put out a great book in the ninties "Uniforms Buttons of the United States 1776-1865" in 1997 with a little better photography, date ranges and backmark info. The relic site cited above is also a good starting place Civilwarbuttons.com is another great site. Both guys have been at it a long time. Finally take em to a Military/CW show.....have a dealer put his hands on them and have a good conversation. Cheers.
  8. This SOS was another outstanding event put on by the OVMS. Thank you to all ladies and gentlemen who make this happen. Only reason I haven't started putting things away for next year is because York comes first. Two shows: OVMS/MAX & Antique Arms Show, same location same weekend with some mutual advertising. Setting the stage for another banner event. With a side visit to GBurg or Amish country. See you all there.
  9. February 2nd, Sunday Boxboro, Mass. Regency Hotel Start 7:30am done by 11am.....
  10. January 12th, Sunday, Boxboro, Mass. Regency Hotel 7:30 - 11:00
  11. Nice! I'll forward to Zig....he'll be duly impressed. See you in a couple weeks. Chuck
  12. I felt the crowd was a little light, but then over the past years I've seen the ups and downs at this and other shows. I also am aware at least 3 of my regular Syracuse customers were away. (Can't imagine why someone would go to Hawaii & not Syr.) Selling was a little soft but then that reflects my prices and selection as much as it does the collector/public turn out & wants. I had folks several looking for pre WWI items and even sold some CW items. One dealer had two tables and was almost sold out by noon. The buying was very good for me, finding some items that are not often available at a reasonable price. I also passed up a couple I wish now I had bought. Small local shows are all finding it tough to survive these days. Gun Laws, liability insurance rates and public perception are all having an effect on our hobby/business. The promoter of this show has even stepped up radio and TV advertising and depends on the door to pay those bills. Be thinking of ways we can support these smaller clubs and promoters or the days may well be numbered that we can enjoy each other's company at these gatherings. Share those ideas with the promoter. Next time maybe he can do some photos as suggested above. Don't forget this event also supports the Mattydale VFW post. April 4th 2020 Cheers
  13. Need to flip the ID's as I reversed the end cards for the back scan, sorry.
  14. Thought I'd contribute something to the Indian Motorcycle RPPC lot. Came out of Toledo Ohio 35-40 years ago.
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