Cancellation of the Nov. 2-5 Palm Beach, Fla., Coin Show and the transfer of the show’s Heritage auction to Dallas, Texas, was announced Oct. 28 by Greg Holloway, show chairman, and Greg Rohan, Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers.
“The infrastructure damage has been severe,” Holloway commented about the Palm Beach area. Hurricane Wilma left the convention center alone, but the surrounding hotels are all closed, Holloway said.
“We have decided to relocate our auction to our corporate headquarters in Dallas,” Rohan explained.
“I’d like to stress that only the physical location of the auction has been affected; the session dates and times remain unchanged, except that we are now starting the floor sessions based on Central Time instead of Eastern Standard Time, which means each floor session will actually start one hour later than originally planned,” Rohan said.
“I know that our decision will have a major impact on people’s travel plans,” added Rohan, “and we’re working with airlines and local hotels to keep everyone’s inconvenience to a minimum. Fortunately, we’re told that there are plenty of hotel rooms and ample flight availability to Dallas next week so getting here should be relatively easy. The major airlines also have special policies in force where you can exchange tickets for flights prior to Nov. 15 to and from West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale for tickets to and from other cities, usually for no extra charge. Of course, none of this impacts those bidders who were planning on participating via our phone or Internet platforms,” Rohan said.
“We are pleased to announce,” Rohan added, “that Numismatic Guaranty Corp. has agreed to come to Dallas and grade coins during this event.”
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Additional questions or concerns related to travel, airlines, hotels or other logistical matters, or questions or concerns related to bidding in the auction should be directed to Heritage’s Toll Free Direct Customer Service line at (866) 835-3243. Additionally, those planning to attend in person are invited to pre-reserve seating at the auction and at lot-viewing by calling the phone number above, or by emailing: Bids@HeritageCoins.com.
The next Palm Beach Coin Show will be held March 1-4, 2006.