Six weeks after bourse applications were initially mailed to potential booth-holders, the Central States Numismatic Society’s 74th Anniversary Convention, scheduled for April 22-27, 2013, is approaching a sold-out bourse area.
“Just after the Fourth of July holiday, our bourse chairman, Jerry Lebo, received an application for the 200th of the 250 available booths,” said Kevin Foley, show general chairman. “This pace of booth sign-ups by our dealers is unprecedented.”
He attributes the rapid rate of sign-up to dealers’ approval of the show’s new site at the Schaumburg, Ill., Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, generated in part by the facility’s free parking, a popular feature with local attendees.
Multi-session sales from Heritage, the convention’s official auction firm, are another big draw. Full details can be found at www.ha.com.
Rooms are available at the Renaissance Schaumburg at a special discounted rate for CSNS attendees. Call (847) 303-4100 and mention rate code “CENCENA.”
American Airlines is offering a 5 percent discount for those coming to the CSNS convention by booking online at www.aa.com. Travelers should enter authorization number “3243BM” for the discount.
Jerry Lebo will again be bourse chairman. Applications can be requested from him by email at email@example.com.
Complete show details are available on the CSNS website, www.centralstates.info.