Clubs and Attractions
The Collectibles display at the June Long Beach Expo featured a variety of items catering to all types of collectors. For the first time ever we feature two remarkable German coin collections that are of highest rank on the PCGS Set Registry TM. Labeled as "The CoinKing Collection," the display included the 25 PFenning Basic Set, Proofs from 1909 to 1912 along with a German 5 Mark Commemorative Proof Set (1952-1986).
We also had the privilege to feature "The Missouri Cabinet". This was truly a rare opportunity to view the Missouri Cabinet in its entirety before the collection is sold and the coins are dispersed. The Missouri Cabinet is the only collection of half cents ever formed which contains every variety of half cent struck for circulation, in the Half Cents Variety Set by Cohen Numbers, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857). In addition, it is the only collection to contain every variety of half cent struck only in proof, in the Half Cents Complete Variety Set, Proof (1831-1857). The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has certified each coin in the collection, and they rank the Missouri Cabinet #1 in all eight registry categories applicable to half cents.
For the trading card enthusiast, a complete set of 1959 Nu-Card Rock & Roll Stars were on display for the first time ever! This 64-card set is ranked number one in its category on the PSA Set RegistryTM and features rare releases for legends like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Annette Funicello.
If you are a young numismatist, or you know a young collector, you'll enjoy the free Young Numismatists Treasure Hunt during the Long Beach Expo on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. You can get information about this fun-filled activity at the Information Desk.
The Long Beach Stamp Club is the oldest continually active stamp club in Southern California. We celebrated our 86th birthday in November 2012.
The Long Beach Stamp Collectors Club was organized in 1926 by a group of avid stamp collectors. In 1928, the club became a chapter member of the American Philatelic Society and today remains a member in good standing. The Long Beach Stamp Collectors Club was incorporated in 1953, and has been known as the Long Beach Stamp Club, Inc. since 1973.
In 1985, the Long Beach Stamp Club established a program for encouraging kids to become interested in stamp collecting as a hobby. At this time our program is committed to having stamps for young collectors to collect and enjoy. Among other activities, the Long Beach Stamp Club Kids Korner helps kids increase their knowledge of the hobby, and will we raffle off a starter collection that a young collector can use to build a beautiful collection.
Over the years, this program has grown so big that we now give away prizes consisting of stamp albums with stamps from around the world. We have a "stamp drawer" and KIDS from 6-17 years old can look through it and pick stamps for free. Everyone who stops by our booth and registers for the Grand Prize Drawing leaves with a stamp book with two countries and a profile of each country.
For more information, contact Lloyd Baumann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free silver coin door prize will be awarded each day to a lucky visitor to the Long Beach Expo. Ask about the drawing at the Information booth. Any visitor that registers online and uses their personalized confirmation ticket to check-in at the registration desk will automatically be entered in the daily drawing. The drawing takes place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Need not be present to win.
The Long Beach Coin Club (LBCC) began in 1950 and has been fully active ever since. The LBCC is a non-profit educational and numismatic membership organization open to all ages. We promote and encourage the study and appreciation of numismatics and related subjects as a hobby for all collectors.
Our goal is to provide an organized outlet for disseminating information by word of mouth, speakers, open forums and written publications. We are numismatic mentors, where we help new collectors through the maze of numismatics so fewer mistakes are made in their quest to collect or discover areas of interest.
The club meets on the first Monday of every month, and the agenda typically includes an attendance drawing, member Show and Tell forum, current updates on local and far-reaching numismatic events, open club business matters, an educational presentation (with speaker), club auction and a club raffle. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. sharp at the Millikan High School Cafeteria, 2800 Snowden Ave. in Long Beach. Our mailing address is: Long Beach Coin Club, P.O. Box 8101, Long Beach, CA 90808.
The Long Beach Coin Club is a dues-paying member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) and Numismatic Association of Southern California (NASC).
The LBCC has a booth (#1068) at the Long Beach Expo, where we help show visitors by giving them detailed information on all forms of numismatics and directing visitors on the large bourse floor. We can direct an Expo visitor to a numismatic organization (coin club) in their area within California.
Last, the LBCC sponsors and judges an educational display forum at the Expo. LBCC members and members of other coin clubs within California can participate, and the winners will be well-rewarded monetarily for their efforts. These displays attract many Expo visitors and give them ideas for their own collecting futures.
We thank the Expo promoters for their long-time support and backing of our coin club.
- Howard Feltham, President of the LBCC
Whether you bring coins from home or are considering purchasing ungraded coins at the show, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will be on hand to accept coins for grading right at the Expo. To make sure your coins realize their true worth in the marketplace, insist on having them graded by PCGS.
Interested in having your prized collectibles certified by the world's leading authentication and grading service? Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) representatives will be on-hand to accept submissions, from trading cards to autographs, at the Long Beach Expo. PSA staff members will also be performing In-The-Presence authentication for those attendees interested in acquiring signatures from any of the celebrity guests.