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It’s a milestone year for The Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends - the 2012 event marks the 10th anniversary! It’s all happening on July 20-22 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, organised by longtime Matchbox collector, promoter and founder of Route 66 Promotions, Jim Gallegos.

Fun, friendly and international, The Gathering isn’t just for Matchbox either, there’ll be plenty of other diecast brands there, especially at the toy show on Sunday. The event kicks off with a meet-and-greet on Friday, followed by seminars, a custom contest, dinner, auction and the traditional presentation by Mattel of what’s to come in the Matchbox range.

If you’d like to attend, you can find the sign-up form attached below along with details of how to submit it. Also, the auction includes several charity items with the proceeds going to Rachel’s Courtyard, a very deserving local children’s charity, so if you’d like to donate items but aren’t planning on attending, you can arrange to do so directly with Jim; HERE.​
 

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Hello Friends.
This year promises to be the best yet.:thumbsup: I hope to see all my MB friends from over the sea, Canada, as well as all of you that travel to the best Matchbox show and Convention. I've just started to make the auction paddles, and the OPEN door signs for those of you that will be selling or having your door open for the friends to drop in...:eek: Let the fun begin... And Yes Charlie, the pool is open and you can sight see again this year...;)
 

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Barb,
Looking forward to seeing you there. I heard the event is now sold out for the dinner event, but still open for room to room and the Sunday show. Should be a great time!
Paul
 

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Excellent! I have a few MB but mostly HW's.. I don't collect much anymore.. I'm a huge Drag Bus fan.:thumbsup:
 

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An update from Jim Gallegos about next year's Gathering!

Save the date, It's official! The 11th Annual Matchbox Collectors (MC) International Gathering of Friends Convention is set. It will be 19-21 July 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I am building an email list and will contact you when registration starts. Registration will begin later this year or very early 2013. This convention has sold out every year and we are expanding for 2013 to accommodate those who missed out before. Still Dinner and Dealer spaces are limited. Email me at matchb0x1[at]aol.com.

- Jim Gallegos

Don't be fooled by Imitation wanna be Gatherings, this is the real deal."
 
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