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The 2004 National Show! 

July 22-25, 2004


The thirty fifth national insulator show was held in New Kensington, Pennsylvania at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center.  Show hosts John Hovanec, Ron Barth, and Tim Grantz along with the The Western Reserve Insulator Club did a great job planning and coordinating this excellent show!  The show was a sellout from the start with 115 sales tables and 24 displays.

John HovanecRon BarthTim Grantz

Show hosts John Hovanec, Ron Barth, and Tim Grantz

The show was held in the conference hall of the Clarion hotel.  Both NIA day and Saturday had good steady walkthrough and sales appeared strong.  Many collectors had not seen each other since earlier National shows or just met face to face for the first time having only met by phone or internet!

Show Hall

Typical activity in the show hall

For more details on this great show, check out the links below.


National shows are unlike anything else in the hobby.  It is the one time of year where collectors from across the globe get together and meet.  The 2005 National will be held in San Jose, California.   Link for information on the next National Show:


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