Baltimore show report

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Baltimore show report

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:46 pm

Figured I'd post this on this side, just for some practice.
I normally try to be "at the gate" waiting for the doors to open on the first day of any Baltimore show I go to, but this time around we decided to wait to go down until the second day (Friday). I was nervous that everything would be picked over, but, as it turned out, not so much! I got to do some catching up with JR, BR, Burch, Doc and Jack Lee and JR joined my family for the consumption of mass quantities of Brazilian beef (and we all did, in fact, eat our fair share! ;) ).
As for my pickin's, they are as follows:
PCGS MS61PL 1878-P VAM-43

PCGS MS64 1882-O VAM-38B

NGC MS63 1888-O VAM-1b1 (JR called it an H2, but the crack splits in the field, so I may have to check into it a bit more, cuz I REALLY don't want another H2...)

PCGS AU58 1878-P VAM-70 (PL coin, bought to eventually send to ANACS because I just kinda want an "AU PL" labeled holder...)

Raw 1921-D VAM-1u (Nothing special grade-wise, but I never picked one in the wild and, ironically, I was just talking to someone about this one earlier in the week)

And last, but certainly not least, a raw MS63-64 1883-O VAM-22A! First one of these I've found in several years!

So, yeah, great time as always!
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:12 pm

Sweet scores rob. Nice subtle Coneheads reference too! I found an 82o 38b (and 17b too) at long beach as well but in 63. And those AU PL ANACS coins are neat. Mine is an au55 PL DC! (A 99s iirc without looking) and sweet hit on the eds scarface even if it is an h2. And a 22a in raw BU hit is always sweet!
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by fogie » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:41 pm

Sounds like a good tyme was had - at least by you! Good score...

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by crabscrape » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:52 pm

Rob,

I like the 43 and the 22A is a Plus. Let us know if it does make a 64?

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by bigjayvee » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 pm

Nice Rob!!!! Good "Pickins" on the second day!!! I heard a 1889-P vam 23a,PCGS MS 64 was picked for 29.50 on the first day!!! Nah,just joshin!!! Nice picks !!!!

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by PacificWR » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:07 pm

WTG Rob!

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by iwillbenice » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:15 pm

Nice pickin.

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by Tekkie1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:39 pm

Awesome picks Rob.
You know me, very fond of 83-O 22A's

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by vampicker » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39 pm

Bought an 1860-O half dime with an absolutely wild clash from Brian. Didn't buy much else, but had a couple of great dinners. Walked over to Little Italy with Doc and his wife and Jack Lee. Found Gia's again as I couldn't remember the name but I did recall the sidewalk tables and the grilled octopus on the menu. Hit Vaccaros for desert on the way back - naturally. Friday morning I went out for my morning stroll and grabbed breakfast at the Blue Moon Cafe over in Fells Point. It's a fun place to eat and was featured on an episode of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' a couple of years ago. Friday night I went out with Rob and his family to Fogo Da Chao and some serious carnivore behavior ensued. Started walking back to the hotel and saw the National Aquarium was still open. I've been doing the Baltimore show for something like fifteen years and I've never had the chance to actually go in. The show was pretty dead Saturday, and I left a little early for my flight. If you have time to kill in BWI, wander down near the end of Concourse B and hit Obryckis. They make some killer crab cakes. The show wasn't bad, but the food was awesome.
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by impairedsquirrel » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:26 am

Thanks all! The 22a kind of saved it from being a picking stinker of a show...
Jr, I guess that means they let you in the aquarium then? Hopefully you had time to check it all out! ;)
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by ljs123 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:32 am

Rob,
WTG, nice pickin.

JR,
I would love to see clash photos of your 1860-O half dime.

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by VamHelsing » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:19 pm

Looks like you got some good acorns Rob!!!

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by dave700x » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:24 pm

Nice picks especially that 22A!
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by vampicker » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:52 am

Here's a couple of pictures of that half dime...
1860o hd dime clash jpr.jpg
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1860o hd shield jpr.jpg
1860o hd shield jpr.jpg (61.27 KiB) Viewed 2461 times
1860o hd date jpr.jpg
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:51 pm

Sweet clasher JR. Looks like the 1 is doubled at bottom too.
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by impairedsquirrel » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:12 am

We all had some good chat about that half dime, but I don't think we ever decided if it was caused by "Drunkin' Fred" or "Disgruntled Fred" or "Opiated Fred" or what...
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by vampicker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:16 am

Thought we settled on 'Stubby' - it looks like someone could have gotten hurt when that obverse clashed. The reverse got swapped out, so it was probably a fatal stroke
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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by ljs123 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 am

Thanks for the photos JR.

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:30 pm

found a few things in an otherworldly dead show.
1878s vam 36b pcgs62
1888 vam6 pcgs63
1878s vam 103.5 au
1878 vam 116a stage 1 xf-au
1888o vam 21 xf
1990o vam 2a2 xf cleaned
1878s vam 96 xf
1880 vam 9 eds checkmark, serif of 7, and diagonal show ms62
1879s v77a good
4 bu morgans for $25 each
1901o privately made not identified yet vf
1880 vam 33a au

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Re: Baltimore show report

Post by bigjayvee » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:53 am

If you picked a 1880-P Vam 33a,that Vam alone would have made the show for me!!!! Very Nice pick!!! Congrats!!

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