Greetings From Long Beach!

Hello from warm and sunny Long Beach! I landed in Los Angeles yesterday morning and got through set-up day unscathed. Long Beach opens to dealers for a dealer-only set up day on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to dealer set-up, the show hosts what is affectionately referred to as the “West Coast Beer-fest” The show treats the dealers to southwestern appetizers and beer. This, of course, is the only reason I get to Long Beach early on Wednesday! All kidding aside, as a retail dealer there isn’t much business consummated during dealer set-up. The show truly begins for me when the public opening occurs on Thursday morning at 10am.

At the end of the day, I headed out to eat at the Green Onion, a Mexican restaurant just outside Long Beach with our good friends Dennis Hengeveld of VOC Numismatics and Lynn and Cheryl Ourso of New Orleans Rare Coins. We had a wonderful dinner, excellent food and great conversation. The first day in Long Beach is, well, long. Having been up since 4 in the morning to catch my flight West and then a busy set-up day and dinner, I arrived at the hotel around 9pm (or midnight east coast time) and finally head to pillow around 1030, nearly 22 hours after my day began. Needless to say, I slept very well indeed!

In addition to the blog I’ll update again tomorrow, I’ll be tweeting from the bourse this trip. Follow us here: Twitter  for the latest news from the Long Beach Expo!

Cheers!

Brian

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Dick Osburn Rare Coins Blog. This blog is run by Brian P Cushing, owner of Osburn Cushing Numismatics (formerly Dick Osburn RC). This blog will provide our customers with show and market reports, company information and new purchase offerings, among other news. Twitter: DORCisms Brian is a professional Numismatist specializing in early United States silver coinage (Seated and Bust). He is co-author of the book "Liberty Seated Dollars: A Register of Die Varieties." (www.SeatedDollarVarieties.com). Brian is most proud of being a Dad to three wonderful kiddies.
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