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Old 14th December 2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Antique weapon show in the U.S.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what are the biggest antique show in the U.S. in terms of ethnographic weapons that we all love to collect. I've heard of the Timonium show and the Vegas show. are there any other out there bigger than these two shows? Is it worth driving 5 hours to the Maryland show? I haven't been to any of them, and I would love to hear from members who has been to any of these shows.
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Old 14th December 2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Definitely worth a 5 hour drive to Timonium. You will find several dealers that specialize in ethnographic weapons.
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Old 14th December 2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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A 5 HOUR DRIVE TO TIMONIUM WOULD BE WELL REPAID AS THE SHOW IS REGULATED AND ONLY ANTIQUE ARMS AND RELATED ARE ALLOWED. THERE ARE NO NEW WEAPONS, JEWELRY OR KITSCH AND QUITE A LOT OF ANTIQUE WEAPONS MANY BEING FIRST CLASS BUT SOME CHEAPER ONES FOR THOSE OF US WITHOUT DEEP POCKETS AS WELL. LOTS OF GOOD DISPLAYS OF WEAPONS FROM DIFFERENT PERIODS BY GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS AND THERE IS AN ARMS AUCTION SATURDAY NIGHT. A GOOD CHANCE TO MEET AND VISIT WITH SEVERAL FORUM MEMBERS EVEN IF WE ARE NOT HAVING A DINNER AND PRESENTATIONS.
THERE ARE SEVERAL ETHNOGRAPHIC ART SHOWS IN SANTA FE NEW MEXICO IN AUGUST THAT USUALLY HAVE QUITE A FEW ETHNOGRAPHIC WEAPONS AS WELL.
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Old 15th December 2014, 04:55 AM   #4
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Does Timonium get pretty crowded? I was just wondering if it pays getting there the day before so I can be there first thing in the morning. Thank you!
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Old 15th December 2014, 06:41 AM   #5
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THE LINE IS USUALLY LONG AND PARKING CAN BE A PROBLEM IF ONE IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA. THERE IS A LOT TO SEE SO ITS NOT JUST A WALK THRU SHOW BUT WILL TAKE MOST OF THE DAY. THE AUCTION IS SATURDAY NIGHT IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THAT I AM NOT SURE WHAT HOURS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW THE ITEMS.
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Old 19th December 2014, 10:24 PM   #6
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I would just add that getting hotel accommodations is also very difficult for that weekend, and should be done earlier rather than later.
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Old 20th December 2014, 01:16 AM   #7
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Some interesting things have been found at Brimfield MA; but you would have to 'winnow the grain' because it is a general focus Flea Mkt. rather than weapons specific and is quite large/huge .
Still .
There's something to be said for scoring a bargain where knowledge is power .
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Old 12th March 2015, 09:45 PM   #8
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Well, it looks like Timonium is around the corner. Anyone going?
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Well, I am, Spunger, Rsword, and CharlesS among others.........
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Again all the cool kids will be there. One of these days I will join U all.

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Just make sure you let your Mums know when you will be back, its a long way to peddle on the sidewalk.
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Again all the cool kids will be there. One of these days I will join U all.

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Happy to be a "cool kid".....maybe the first time I have been one!!
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Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at table L-29. Anyone visiting the show please stop by and say hello.
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Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at table L-29. Anyone visiting the show please stop by and say hello.
Charles "Cool Kid" S. I like it!

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Charles "Cool Kid" S. I like it!

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Old 13th March 2015, 07:29 PM   #16
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Charles "Cool Kid" S and myself are at table L-29. Anyone visiting the show please stop by and say hello.
hope to see you guys there! and am also hoping to see a lot of southeast Asian stuff!
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hope to see you guys there! and am also hoping to see a lot of southeast Asian stuff!
To quote the great didactic poet Sarah Palin once said, " You be'tcha!"
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Am planning on attending the Baltimore show and looking forward to seeing fellow collectors again.
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OFF TO BALTIMORE !
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man if I was not tapped to the gills I would pack up and go ! -- as it is I plan on seeing you guys next year at this time for my first ever visit to timonium, and I shall come with a fist full of dollars!


please post pictures of the show and share your experience when you guys get back!!! for those of us who can't go!
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Old 22nd March 2015, 02:06 PM   #21
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Not a bad show from what I've seen yesterday. I've never seen so many ethnographic stuff in one place. There was a table on row L and almost three tables on row S. I ended up spending the money i brought for the auction on these tables since they have way better selections. This show was definitely worth it!
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