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Old 01-24-2005, 12:21 PM
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Diecast shows/swap meets/fairs?

At the Cleveland Autorama they have a section for the toy and modelers show and sell items. Alot of these tables set up had JL and HW for sale. Another place I found JLs for sale has been at car parts swap meets. There are also some toy shows and flea markets that I have found JLs at.
Where could I find shows and other toy fairs to go to? Does anyone have a list? Does anyone know of any going on in thier area? I do alot of traveling in the mid-west and east coast with some extra time to spare and thought why not hit a show or flea market or something.
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:29 PM
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Here's a good one. Autoparts swap meet:

Sunday: January 30, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lima, Ohio....... Allen Co. Fairgrounds
2 miles east of I-75 0n SR-309
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:32 PM
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For car shows or swap meet info Hemmings Motor News has one of the best list youll find.
Toy shows try Toy Cars and Toy Shop, both have good list.
Also just do a search for (your state) swap meets or car shows, I do Texas and theres a looooooong list!
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:53 PM
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Look in the upcoming events section of Scale Auto, Toy Cars and Models etc.
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Old 01-24-2005, 01:01 PM
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Here is a pretty good source for car shows and swap meets.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:36 PM
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here are a couple of links:

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:52 AM
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I go to the Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet every chance I get. It's supposed to be for 1:1 hot rods/muscle cars, but you can find plenty of diecast and other car toys there. They have a Spring and a Fall show every year. They used to do a smaller Summer show too, but I think they stopped that last year... check at http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/
It's HUUUUGE, something like 80 acres. I'm sure you can find stuff at the smaller events there like the bike show, the all-GM or the all-Ford or whatever, but I've only been to the big Spring and Fall shows.

also, there's a little one near me coming up soon, here's the basic info from the flyer:

6th Annual Toy Train and Doll Show--Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 9am-2pm (early birds 8am)

Adults $2.50, under 12 free, early birds $5
Food available, hourly door prizes

Scotland Community Center, Main Street, Scotland, PA

Over 90 tables of toys from vintage to modern including: Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Vintage Dolls, Winross, Trains, Diecast Banks, NASCAR and much more!

(hey Swifty are you reading this? )

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Old 01-25-2005, 01:45 AM
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Thanks for the info I will be reading and marking my calendar for some of these events.
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Mar 12-13 - Toledo, Ohio - 85th Collectors’ Toy Fair Lucas County Rec. Ctr., 2901 Key St., Sat noon-3pm, Sun 8am-3pm. Sponsored by Old Toyland Shows. Contact John Carlisle, PO Box 1007, Lockport NY 14095.
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