‘Hobby of the kings' comes to Wichita June 15 and 16
Local Coin and Stamp Show to celebrate 30 years of inspiring local collectors.
WICHITA, Kan., June 13, 2013 - For 30 years, an avid group of collectors has brought Wichita the finest specimens of rare and antique coins and stamps the area has ever seen. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, collectors, sellers and traders will converge on Wichita for the 30th Annual Kansas Numismatics Association Coin and Stamp Show.
"The artifacts that will be presented the weekend of June 15 tell a story of days gone by," said Dave Sevart, the event's organizer. "Historical coins, stamps pulled from World War II love letters; it's incredibly rewarding to possess one of these little pieces of history and wonder what secrets they hold."
Free to the public and taking place at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd in Wichita, the convention will let avid collectors young and old gather for their chance at a piece of history.
"It's astonishing to see artifacts all the way from biblical times and the original 13 American colonies being held in a young child's hand right here in Wichita, Kansas," Sevart said. "These beautiful relics inspire the imagination through the timeless hobby of numismatics."
Known as "the hobby of kings," numismatics is the collection of modern and medieval coinage, paper money or tokens. For more information on the free 30th Annual KNA Coin and Stamp Show, call 316.200.1050.
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