Leonard Himes Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens
My 2018 Show 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.
I expect to attend shows in Tucson, Santa Ana, Colorado Springs, Springfield, and Denver this year. I will post the details in a timely fashion. If you are a show dealer chairperson and think I might be an asset to your show, please let me know.
Tucson becomes one huge mineral, gem, and fossil showcase from late January through mid February each year. There are around 50 separate shows opening and closing during that period. We participate in three of those on consecutive weekends. Come early, stay late and see them all.
February 8-11 The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
in the Tucson Convention Center downtown.
This is the show that started it all and features a huge selection of dealers of all types and the finest private and museum displays anywhere on Earth. If you miss this show, you miss the greatest show on earth.
I'll be there again with Cal as Graeber & Himes with the largest display of minerals that we exhibit during the year. We will have something for everyone.
Our giant booth by the entrance to the food court also features Kreith Graeber's custom jewelry at very affordable prices.
February 2-5 The Westward Look Fine Mineral Show
at the Westward Look Resort, 245 East Ina Road.
This is the ultimate collectors' show in town during the showcase, with a limited number of highest quality dealers in a beautiful friendly setting. Don't look here for beads or fossils, this is a mineral show!
For thumbnail collectors, this will be the venue for my first offering of my late friend Jim Buce's best specimens.
I'm there as Graeber & Himes in our usual room on the upper level, with Cal Graeber displaying our highest quality specimens and doing our best to be affordable to a wide range of collectors.
January 28-30 (I had the wrong dates earlier)
Just Minerals Event, at the Elks Lodge, 1800 North Oracle Road
This event is in its third year. A small group of dealers who wanted a short sweet show began it and it has become a must attend event. This year we will have nine excellent dealers in a nice venue with free parking and a very nice cafe.
I will be there as Leonard Himes and have a booth piled with high quality minerals at half of their regular retail prices or even less. This is a legitimate sale of excess inventory, much that was priced years ago. I will also be offering back issues of the Mineralogical Record at half of the normal retail price for used issues. You are sure to find bargains! I have had some requests to bring a few retail specimens, so that could happen.
My Show and Event Schedule