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Memphis Show Recap

Posted by Phil Doudar on

I am now heading back to Los Angeles after 5 days in Memphis. To attend the paper money show. This was my 13th year attending the show. As usual, I flew with my friend and fellow banknote dealer Essie Kashani. There was a storm over Atlanta and our flight was delayed. We almost missed our connecting flight to Memphis, but we made it in time." This was the last "Memphis Show" after 40 years. The show will move to Kansas City starting next year.

Show was really interesting, but there was a clear absence of some of the usual suspects. Still, it was good to see Pam West and Ian Gradon that flew from London, Tony Pisciotta, Paul Walters, Israel Asher, Hussam Chaban and Jeremy Stienberg. I could see some of the pre wheeling and dealing in the hotel lobby Wednesday night, but most attendees took to the healthy food restaurants... NOT!

I can't say that I had a busy table, but when my sales are slow, my buying is strong, and I managed to pick up some good Rwanda Burundi, Malta, a super fresh Guadeloupe 5000, and a couple of Seychelles 100 Rupees 1972.

The auction was interesting. Amazingly, a Bermuda $2 2007 that has a catalog value of $4 hammered for a whopping $1100.