There are a lot of great upcoming shows all throughout North America. Whether you want to road trip to all of them, or make a trip to one thats close to your neck of the woods, here they are for you. I have not laid out all the details of the events, so if you want more information simply Google the name of the event and you should be able to locate the details of the event. All the shows will have police patches, and should have military and firefighter patches as well. This is not all the upcoming shows where you will be able to find great patches, but simply some ones that I wanted to highlight. If you have any questions, or are having trouble locating the details on a specific show, please feel free to contact me.
31st Northern California Law Enforcement Collectors Show (10/01/2016)
@ Ripon City Community Center (9am – 2pm)
Altona Manitoba Police Show (10/16/2016)
@ W.C. Miller Collegiate, 181-6th St. SE, Altona, Manitoba
Waterloo Regional Police Collectors Show (10/29/2016)
@Waterloo Regional Police Association Building (9am – 1pm)
SouthEast Patch and Badge Trade show (11/12/16)
@ Gresham Gymnasium at Georgia Baptist Conference Center, 4243 U.S. Highway 319, Norman Park, GA 31771 (9am -3pm)
Montreal Area Show (11/12/2016)
@ Champlain College Saint-Lambert
900 Rue Riverside, Saint-Lambert
Quebec J4P 3P2 (9am -3pm)
The Porky Show Police & Fire Annual Memorabilia Show (1/21/2017)
@ Claremont, CA
The Fairfax Regional Badge & Patch Show is right around the corner. The Event will be held Saturday November 5th at the Fairfax County Police Association Hall. Everything kicks off at 10AM and will go to 3PM. If you are planning to have a table at the event set up time begins at 9am and a table cost $20. To Reserve a table contact the Fairfax County Police Association firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Guests this is a fun show that should have a good turn out. Definitely a show worth making a drive for, should be a lot of great collectible patches, and some avid collectors to meet and trade with. Entry is only 5$ and includes a spouse, and children. Turn out should be mostly collectors but you should run in into some guys and gals who currently or previously were in uniform too.
Hope to see you there.
Hey all, I just wanted to reach out and let those collectors in the Phoenix area know that a West Coast Collector will be putting his large private collections on display in Phoenix next weekend (Sept 10-12) at his office in Mesa AZ. The gentlemen has been collecting for over 20 years, so you can bet that there will be some great patches to see and purchase. From what it sounds like, he will be liquidating most of his collection in order to donate the proceeds to a local non-profit and focus his energy on his new plumbing company in Mesa. He has some rare patches that I believe he wants to get back on the market and free them from being buried in his basement.
You will see private collectors do this from time-to-time and it is one of the best opportunities to grab some hard to find patches. Whether people are simply getting out of collecting, need to down size their collection or are trying to generate some cash, you will find some great deals on collectibles. He has not stated what all will be there, but there is reason to believe there will be some great collectibles. I spoke to a gentlemen who has seen this collection first hand and he said there is very few collections as big as this one. Again, I don’t know if the whole collection will be for sell and trade but it does sound like a large majority will be.
I would bring patches to trade, but it sounds like a large majority will be for sale and not negotiable for trade, being that he wants to slim down his collection.
Get here early if you plan to attend, because more times than not these type of sales are better at the beginning. Often times people get less and less lenient withe their prices as they see their collection dwindle. Perhaps this will not be the case here, but you are sure to have first pick if you arrive early.
For more information regarding this event contact me directly. There has not been a great deal of informations posted about this event and I will do my best to update my viewers based on what I learn.
Another great upcoming show for my fellow patch collectors is the Florence Kentucky Police Badge / Patch Show. I personally will not be able to to attend this show but I know it’s going to a great one. I know some collectors who will be bringing some extremely rare patches to this show and selling off hard to find patches for very reasonable prices. I’m not sure if this will be a great show for trading patches, but if you have some money to put down, I know there will be some nice merchandise to purchase. The shows is set for Saturday September 10th between 8:30am and 2:30pm, so make sure to get there early. I’ll update contact information as it becomes available.
This years National Police & Peace Officer Memorial Collectors Show will be one of the best collector shows North of the US border. This will be a great opportunity for collectors and the general public to enjoy a large assortment of police patches, memorabilia, and more. Network with other collectors as you shop, trade, and observe one of Canada’s greatest collection of police collectibles. Doors are open from 9am – 3pm giving plenty of time to sort through collections and talk with some fellow traders.
For details regarding the show contact – email@example.com
Join all the enthusiasts August 20th -21st in Indianopolis, Indiana for this years National Police Collectors Show. This is a culmination of some of the biggest collectors in the country and will be an awesome place to meet other collectors and locate some hard to find patches and badges. Setup starts on the 19th from 12pm – 4pm for table holders. Prizes will be given out for the most unique display, best badge display, patch display and more. If you are an enthusiast this is definitely something you will want to check out. If you have questions reach out to the host Matt Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org