My Show and Event Schedule
I conduct a major portion of my business at the most important shows across the US. Between shows and en route to them, I call on individual collectors. I can also arrange to have private showings for small groups of collectors.
In addition to shows, I host open house events from time to time and meet with collectors at my office-showroom by appointment.
When we are at home in Monument, we invite collectors to make appointments to visit our showroom. Email is best but the phone works, too.
We also make stops to see collectors as we travel, so let us know if you would enjoy a private showing or would like to share your collection with us. When we know your collection, we can better serve you with suggestions for specimens that would be good additions to it.
The East Coast Show, West Springfield, MA, August 10-12
at the Big E
This is the largest and most important mineral show on the Atlantic Coast with hundreds of dealers and an always spectacular exhibit of about 30 cases of minerals from the collection of one person or couple. This year we will be treated to the collection of David and Karen Debruin. I will be there, as usual, under my old name of Minerals America with Michael Jacob, who now owns that business. We will have a large booth filled with worldwide specimens in all price ranges and featuring our newest and best. Remember, we moved locations in the show last year to booth #3 on the opposite side of the building. We share the wall with Kristalle and Dudley Blawet's Mountain Minerals in the heart of the Fine Minerals section of the show.
While at the East Coast Show under the name Minerals America, Michael Jacob suggested that I join him in Lebanon, PA for his show the following weekend, so I did. I had the chance to meet several customers that I knew from the Carnegie Museum Show and some others in the east. The show turned out well enough that I am seriously considering returning next year. I'll let you know for sure in time to plan to join us there.
My 2018 Summer Show Schedule
Leonard Himes Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens
Larry Rossum displayed this case of his amazing field-collected Elk Creek Barite specimens at the recent Rocky Mountain Federation Show in Rapid City, SD. I didn't get them all, but I did get some and they will be in our booth in Denver having been through my lab so that they are even better than when they were in the case.
The Denver Gem and Mineral Show, September 14-16
at the Merchandise Mart, the show that started it all in Denver.
This the second largest annual mineral event in the nation, second only to Tucson's Main Show for the number and quality of exhibits by individuals, clubs and particularly, museums. The show hosts many of the worlds best dealers along with many activities and lectures. This year the show is featuring the Minerals of Mexico.
This is a Graeber & Himes show with us in main floor booth #101 on the left wall as you enter the hall. The booth numbers have been revised, but we have the same booth as before. We will be sure to have some nice Mexican specimens for your consideration along with our very finest crystals.
Cal Graeber and I will exhibit our best in our large booth along with Keith Graeber's very nice and affordable jewelry and Bobbie Lang's carvings, spheres snd eggs, and famous gem trees. If you happen to collect gemstone eggs, you will be very excited to see ultra fine eggs from the collection of Carol Sues and Bob Jones.
I'll be showing several fine newly acquired Elk Creek, SD matrix Barites from the collection of field collector Larry Rossum and several new specimens from Gerge and Judy Megerle's collection. Both are classics and priced less than you would expect.
Many dealers and customers tell us we have the best selection of specimens of any show dealers anywhere in Denver and we do our best to have the most competitive prices. We will have many flats of excellent specimens at half price, too! Come see for yourself.
If you are seeking something in particular, let us know immediately so we can pack it for the show.