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Post by CHRISCHA » 25 Jan 2004 20:43

Hello, I have started this thread with the intention that military shows, collectors fairs, etc. can be announced with the benefit of informing others.

So, please add details of events. (All counties included).

Chris.

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Post by Dwight Pruitt » 28 Jan 2004 02:12

The Ohio Valley Military Society's annual "Show of Shows" will be held in Louisville, Ky, February 19-22 2004 at the Exposition Hall in the Kentucky State Fairgrounds. IMHO the SOS is the best all militaria show in the US bar none. At the same time, in the same building, a HUGE gun show called the National Gun Day will be held on Feb 21-22.

Both are top notch and shouldn't be missed.

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Post by CHRISCHA » 28 Jan 2004 18:28

Thanks dwight, that is exactly the type of thing I was hoping for.

To steal Andy.H's link, try this for this years War and Peace show in the UK.

http://www.thewarandpeaceshow.com/page1.htm

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Post by CHRISCHA » 03 Feb 2004 17:24

On behalf of Kurt, here is the link to the next Max show.

http://www.themaxshow.com

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Post by antwerpx » 04 Feb 2004 16:32

for the Europeans:

every first sunday of the month, there is a fair in Antwerp (Belgium).
adress: Hangar 15, cockerillkaai


the 25th of April, there is a huge fair in Ciney (Belgium), one of the biggest in Europe. more specifications: http://www.promobel.be/GB_frame.htm

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Post by Domagoj » 15 Feb 2004 18:25

Does anybody know something about military shows in Graz, Austria?
Thanks, Domagoj

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Post by uk wiking » 18 Feb 2004 00:23

regular militaria shows/sales for folk in the northern england and scottish borders areas are held in carlisle at the swallow hilltop hotel every 3 months.
i have heard its not bad and a few gems have turned up, worth a punt?

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Stuttgart, Germany

Post by Geoff Walden » 03 Mar 2004 12:50

There is a huge combination show in the Stuttgart Messe (Germany) the first weekend in April. One admission price gets you into a place that has at least 8 or 9 different shows going on at once (I never counted them all - I never went into the toy show, or model railroad show, etc.).

There is a large militaria show where you can find everything from goodies to fakes, also firearms, there is also a book and paper show where you can find good WW2 items, and a general "flea market" style antique show where some good finds show up. (There is also a "high-brow" antique section, for those who like to spend thousands of $$/Euro on antique furniture and the like.)

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Canada?

Post by sauce » 22 Mar 2004 17:34

If anyone knows of any shows in Ontario, that would be great, ive never been to a big show and would really enjoy it.

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Post by Porsche » 30 Mar 2004 21:10

Hi,
there's a good fair in the south of England in Bedford at the Bunyan Centre on the 11th May.
http://www.arms-and-armour.co.uk/fairs/ ... fairs2.htm
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Post by Porsche » 10 Apr 2004 23:17

Some more fairs in the uk;
War & Peace show at Beltring in Kent between 21st and 25th July.
Another arms fair at Bedford on the 21st and 22nd August
A military Odyssey at the Kent show ground between the 28th and 30th August.
:)

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Post by PolAntek » 16 Apr 2004 21:14

Here in British Columbia, Canada we are looking forward to the 32nd Annual 2 Day Historical Arms Collectors Society of B.C. show coming up on April 24 & 25th. This is the largest annual gathering of ‘gun & war nuts’ in this neck of the woods, and there is usually quite a good selection of WWII items put up for sale. Lat year there was a fascinating display of rare Third Reich items which highlighted original signed document groupings from ‘upper echelon’ Nazis including Hitler, Goerring, Himmler, etc. The show is held at Coquitlam Sport Complex Arena, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, B.C. 9am – 5pm Saturday, 9am – 3 pm Sunday

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Post by PolAntek » 30 Apr 2004 03:58

As a follow up to my last post...

Another great show this year. Smaller than in previous years - but I landed my best score this time around. An original grouping from the famous First Polish Armored Division of General Stanislaw Maczek. Badges, documents, 3 photo albums, personal mementoes - and a nice 100% original tunic in excellent condition. All belonging to the same 2nd Lieutenant of the 1st Motorized Artillery Regiment. Yep - you bet I'm happy!
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Post by dasboot » 30 Apr 2004 06:36

Nice find!

Whats the story behind this Polish Division?

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Post by cannon » 30 Apr 2004 16:18

I saw that tunic there. I also found some great deals, more so on the last day.

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