The Week in Shows (April 9-15)

There are four shows on the docket this week.

Today is the final day of Postalia Spring 2017, which is being hosted by La Société Numismatique de Québec at the SCFP on 5100 Boulevard des Gradins in Québec. There are slated to be more than 30 coin, stamp and postcard dealers in attendance.

MICHIGAN

Today’s also the last day of the Michigan State Numismatic Society 61st Annual Spring Convention and Show. This show is being hosted by the Michigan State Numismatic Society at the Macomb Community College Expo Center (South Campus) on 14500 East 12 Mile Rd., in Warren, Mich., which is about a 30-minute drive from the Detroit Windsor Tunnel.

ONTARIO

Also taking place today is the Kent Coin Club Spring Show, which is being held at the Active Lifestyle Centre on 20 Merritt Ave., in Chatham, Ont. The bourse will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and admission and parking are free. There are slated to be 25 dealer tables featuring coins, banknotes and other numismatic material.

The Kent Coin Club will also be giving a free token or foreign coin to all children attending the show. There will also be hourly draws and a raffle held at today’s show.

Rounding out the week in shows is the Spring 2017 Northeastern Antique, Collectible and Nostalgia Show—the largest collectible show in Northern Ontario featuring coins—which is being held today at the North Bay Elks Club on 325 Elks Ln., in North Bay, Ont. The bourse will boast an extensive stock of commemorative medals and tokens; stamps; postcards; vintage toys; posters; militaria; comics; small antiques; vinyl and much more.

The show will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and admission is $5 (although children aged 12 and under are free).

PROFITS DONATED TO DIONNE PROJECT

According to show co-organizer Jeff Fournier, who’s also CCN‘s consulting editor, net profits from the Spring 2017 Northeastern show will be donated to the Dionne Quintuplet Home Museum Project.

“This is our fourth show,” said co-organizer Bill Alexander. “We have 60 tables with dealers buying and selling stamps, coins, small antiques, militaria, comics, vintage toys and collectibles, train, bicycle and automobile collectibles, old jewelry, postcards and so much more.”

An exhibit of Dionne Quints Collectibles will also be featured at the show.

“We will also be accepting donations to help with the operations of the Dionne Quints’ Museum,” added Alexander.

According to Fournier, the show is popular with all tables sold out.

“We’ll likely have to go with two rooms our next show,” said Fournier, who added there’s a waiting list for dealers. “So, if you are interested in renting a table or booth for our Oct. 22 show, you had better do so very soon.”

“We know that a huge number of people in North Bay are interested in preserving our history. And that’s what collectors do,” added Fournier.

For more information about today’s show, visit the show’s Facebook page at facebook.com/northeasternantiquecoincollectible.

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