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The Fifth National Show! June 29-30, 1974


The fifth national insulator show was held in Hershey, PA from June 29-30th.   Show hosts were Steve & Donna Bobb.  This great early show had 127 sales tables and 27 displays!  This was a Saturday & Sunday show as Nationals were not yet three day affairs.  The show opened to the public Saturday morning and there was a large line of collectors waiting to get in and apparently the walk through was solid through the show hours.  It sounds like the first CD 131.8 known in the hobby surfaced at the show!

Thanks to Steve Bobb for providing the pictures and information for this report.  Additional information supplemented by the Crown Jewels of the Wire magazine.

Show host Steve Bobb

Action at the show!

Forrest Jones, Bill Cosner and wife, Mrs Shoenthal, Mickey & Ellie Dutcher

Show host Donna Bobb, her sister Judy Wizorek, and friend Pat Buckwalter

Dora Harned Editor Crown Jewels of The Wire


Jim Garrity Editor Cross Arms Magazine


Ed Laskey, unknown, Len Buckwalter, & Pat Buckwalter


Dielene & Brad Coleman

First Paisley CD 131.8 that was reported at the show


To really get a feel for a National show, there is nothing better than being there, but these reports hopefully give you the feeling of the show. Click the link below to see the displays at this show!

The Displays


Even though you may have missed this great National, follow this link to this year's show.  It should be another excellent show.



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Last updated Saturday, Nov 13, 1999