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The 2009 National Show! 

July 10-12, 2009


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The 40th national insulator show was held in Coralville, Iowa at the Coralville Mariott Hotel and Convention Center.  Show hosts were Larry & Pat Whitlock, Dennis & Jeanne Weber and Bill & Linda Connell.  The very large show hall contained 110 sales tables and 21 excellent displays with a very high ceiling and good lighting.  Dealers reported brisk sales and there was something available for everyone from the unusual to the very rare.  

Show hosts Larry & Pat Whitlock, Bill & Linda Connell, and Dennis & Jeanne Weber.

Coralville Mariott

The Coralville show provided both excellent accommodations insulators!  The show hall was enormous, well lit, and large enough to allow plenty of space between tables.  The sales tables were in the center with a great grouping of displays at the outer walls.  The location was great with nearby shopping and many good restaurantsAttendance was good with dealers representing just about all regions.


View of the show just as setup was starting Thursday afternoon -  The second shows activity and just how large the hall is!

                                                               Just some examples of insulators available at the show!  Note some of the very rare and unusual items available

The awards banquet was very well attended and the food was excellent.  Dwayne Davenport surprised the guests with a piano sing-along with such hits as "Sittin' on a Pole by the Bay" and "Don't it Make Me Peacock Blue" which hadn't been heard since the Long Beach National.  Ray Klingensmith also held a seminar on hunting for threadless insulators that got high marks from all who attended.  A debt of gratitude is owed to show hosts Larry, Pat, Bill, Linda, Dennis and Jeanne for this great show!

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 2010 National will be held in Boxborough, MA.   Link for information on the next National Show:


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