This week started off uneventfully with a little trip about 450 miles away to pick up a nice group of coins. That’s just over the number of miles that I want to drive (by 200!), so I hopped on a short, direct flight for the trip. The actual trip and purchase went very smoothly and I walked away with a fantastic assortment of coins that you’ll see in some of our upcoming auctions. As luck would have it, the return to the airport for the trip home didn’t go quite as well. As I entered the airport, passed security, and reached my gate, my return flight was delayed from 7:00 to 7:30 to 9:30. The gradual progression of delays struck me at 7:30 as a bad omen so I made the executive decision to jump in a rental car and drive…I wouldn’t get home before 2:00 AM, but It was better than spending the night in a random airport these days, without the guarantee of making it home. Well, it turned out to be the right choice as the flight home was eventually canceled and the drive ended up being uneventful. Except for the stop at the gas station for a REALLY large, caffeinated drink.
What’s interesting is that many folks think the traveling to buy coins life is glamorous, easy, and a dream job. Well, it is absolutely a dream job. But life on the occasional road trip is never clean and easy. Alas, that’s the flexibility that’s needed for such a position and the time alone with the radio on my way home turned out to be a nice respite.
The idea of flexibility in traveling also hits home as an important need when working with collectors. Everything isn’t a one size fits all cookie-cutter deal. In fact, every collection is of different size, value, and make-up, which is what makes it interesting. Our collecting habits tell a story of our interests and how we approach things. And there is always a need for flexibility in this. That’s precisely why we offer our customers the opportunity to approach the selling of their collection in that exact way. We’re happy to make an outright purchase offer on almost anything, and you can rest assured that it is going to be a strong and fair offer. But, sometimes coins need to be presented to an audience, and that’s where our consignment and Guaranteed Auction Programs come in. The Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP) is the perfect blending of outright sale and auction upside. There’s absolutely no risk, and you get the upside of the auction…with all of the guarantee advanced at the time of signing off. In addition, our auction consignment program is one of the best and most flexible itineraries in the coin industry. With reserve or without, our rates are the best in the industry and we often hear that we also get the best results! On top of this, it’s all very transparent. There are no fees and we don’t make money unless you do! We don’t want to get cocky, but we think we’re pretty good at what we do. We’ve been doing it for a long time and the system works for collectors. That’s our ultimate goal overall and this flexibility is what we think makes us a Great “Partner in Collecting,” no matter what side of the transaction you’re on.
As far as coins, you can see our most recent Super Sunday Sale is now live. There over 100 new selections from the D.L. Hansen Collection and some other major highlights that have already started garnering some auction interest! We’ll have some highlights on display at the upcoming World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, and we hope that you’ll stop by and visit. If you’re planning on attending the show, we’ll be located at table 220 right across the aisle from the Tyrant Collection Exhibit. We’ll have a few coins from the D.L. Hansen Collection on display there and it should prove to be worth the walk to our location! Also, if you see any coins on our website that you’d like to see in-hand, please reach out to us and let us know so we can make sure that we bring them along!
Thanks once again for reading and we hope to see you next week!
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