While you can wheel and deal at the Long Beach Expo, you can also learn how to become a better collector. We have an exciting roster of educational seminars covering a broad range of topics to help enrich your knowledge and provide you with more of the tools you need to build on your passion and become a true expert in your hobby.
Here is a look at the educational programs you can enjoy at this Long Beach Expo:
The Great Train Chase and Collecting Western and Atlantic Railroad Notes
By California State Numismatic Association Educational Director James Phillips
Friday, July 1 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
This presentation will discuss the theft of a train known as "The General" and the epic chase by the conductor and its sister engine "The Texas." The collecting of Western and Atlantic train fare notes and the varieties of those notes has become a popular niche collecting interest since topic expert Dennis Schaufluetzel published an article cataloging the notes in Paper Money magazine a few years ago. Many of these notes are rare, and some unique. Phillips accompanies his discussion with a display of a complete series and denomination set of all issued notes, including a unique note.
Current Status and Evolution of the Sports Cards & Memorabilia Hobby
By True Sports Cards and Collectibles Owner Imran Poladi of Sacramento, California
Friday, July 1 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
As the owner of one of the largest and most successful sports cards and collectibles shops in Sacramento, California, Imran Poladi has his finger on the pulse of where the hobby is today. The bottom line? Things are changing quickly! Poladi shares the latest insights on how to stay smart during an economic shift in the sports collectibles industry and speaks to the adapting marketplace. What do the shifting currents mean for collectors and dealers? Poladi will share tips on how to still be profitable in the ever-changing collectibles market.
How to Use the PSA Set Registry for Your Sports Trading Card & TCG Collection
By PSA Set Registry Brand Manager of TCG Dustin Porras
Friday, July 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join PSA Set Registry Brand Manager of TCG Dustin Porras to learn about the benefits of using the free PSA Set Registry to manage your inventory, follow the value of your collection, and communicate with other members through building sets within the online and mobile platform. He will walk you through the process of signing up, adding cards to your online collection, joining competitive sets, and will be answering questions about how to get started and improve your knowledge of the Registry. Join the 60,000 members and counting from around the world and get the most out of the PSA Set Registry.
How to Use the PCGS Set Registry for Your Coin Collection
By Collectors VP of Brand Development Jamie Kiskis
Friday, July 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join Collectors VP of Brand Development Jamie Kiskis to learn about the benefits of using the free PCGS Set Registry to manage your inventory, follow the value of your collection, and communicate with other members through building sets within the online and mobile platform. Then, PCGS Set Registry Coordinator Paulina Cooley will walk you through the process of signing up, adding coins to your online collection, joining competitive sets, and answering questions about how to get started and improve your knowledge of the Registry. Join the 36,000 members and counting from around the world and get the most out of the PCGS Set Registry.
A Beginner Type Set of Mexican Coins 1537 to Today
By Central States Numismatic Society Vice President Brett Irick
Friday, July 1 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This presentation is developed from Brett Irick's handwritten notes as taken during a 2010 class delivered by past American Numismatic Association President Richard A. Long, a retired leading specialist in this field. It covers over 20 of the most important design types produced over almost 500 years, many of which are underappreciated, very rare, and undervalued. Collecting resources and tips will also be discussed.
Money of the Afterlife: A Fascinating Discussion on Banknotes
By Past American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki, Ph.D
Friday, July 1 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This presentation takes a look at the history, lore, issuance and use of collecting banknotes for use in the afterlife – a small, specialized field of paper money collecting. These colorful, ornate death notes of various sizes were burned at the gravesite and in other ceremonies to honor ancestors and have a mythological history of use in China dating back hundreds of years. Individuals will learn about their naming, figures and symbols seen on these notes, and uses in traditional rituals such as Qing Ming – The Festival of Pure Brightness and the Hungry Ghost Festival. *Mature topic matter may be discussed.
About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading international trade show in the coin, banknote, stamp, and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. Located in Long Beach, California, the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its three shows held three times per year, hosted by Expos Unlimited, a division of Collectors Universe and a sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), Collectors Corner and Coinflation. To learn more about the Long Beach Expo, visit www.longbeachexpo.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.