The following is a reprint from an email received April 16.
We have determined that we are forced to cancel the 44th annual IPMS show scheduled for June 10-13 in Kansas City, Mo., at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel and Convention Center.
We are providing written notification to the hotel today, April 16, so our room block will be canceled, and cancellations of rooms can begin. The Sheraton has been working well with us during this tricky time, but they understand that no one much wants to get on a flight or be subject to quarantine before leaving or arrival. Let's stay close to home and remain safe and healthy.
We are currently working on the auction catalogs (online only) and other events and offerings we can do through our online platforms.
Our next US currency and National banknotes auction is online now and closing live on April 20th at 2 PM CST. This sale contains a wide variety of over 800 lots. May will offer at least 2 different auctions, both US and World. In June we will be offering a wide variety of banknotes, checks, stocks, bonds, currency, polymer, tyvek. Everything imaginable from unusual to really valuable.
We are currently processing payments and sending shipments worldwide, but we can or will hold packages that we feel would be better held in Kansas just a little bit longer. Let's be safe, not sorry.
I have not given up on the possibility of holding an event later in 2020, but we are working on a 2021 date in Las Vegas within our early summer time frame.
We are saddened by the cancellation, but we have a renewed spirit for 2021 IMPS.