60 Years of the Long Beach Expo



Overseas Visitors Come to Long Beach

(Long Beach, California) – In additional to Southern California area residents and visitors from across the United States, collectors and dealers from Canada, China, England and Russia also attended the successful May 29 – 31, 2008 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.
“Wang Jinrong, the Chairman of the Board of the Shanghai Mint, personally came to the show with several staff members who set up a table. He said they had a very good show, introducing and selling new silver and gold coins they produced in China,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.
“There were also about a dozen investors and dealers who attended from Russia, as well as dealers and collectors from England, Spain, Japan, Venezuela, Argentina and others from Canada. A film crew from Russia was also at the show to video tape segments about the Long Beach Expo for a future television program in Russia.”
The auctions of U.S. and world coins and paper money by Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas generated over $26.5 million in winning bids.
Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California displayed a virtually complete 150-coin date and mintmark collection of Types I, II and III Liberty Head Double Eagles from 1850 to 1907. Valued at $6.5 million, this was the first public exhibit of the set that was assembled over two decades by a private collector.
The next Long Beach Expo will be held September 18 – 20, 2008 in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. For additional information, call (805) 962-9939 or visit online www.LongBeachShow.com.
The Long Beach Expo (Expos Unlimited) is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc., (NASDAQ: CLCT).