The following is an announcement from the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo stating that the bourse planned for November has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place at the Baltimore Convention Center but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place on large gatherings in the state of Maryland, it was no longer possible to host the event at the venue. The Expo is looking for an alternative location to host the event in November.
Originally the Expo was scheduled to take place in March but was postponed due to COVID-19.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Maryland’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies include restricting public access to state buildings, including the Baltimore Convention Center, and controlling the size of public events.
Although the Expo has been forced to move from Maryland and the Baltimore Convention Center, it will still take place, at a venue to be announced. Whitman Expo manager Lori Kraft has issued a “Save the Date” to the hobby community. “We’re working on an alternate show venue,” Kraft said. “Collectors and dealers can count on an Expo event being held November 12–14, 2020. We’ll make an announcement soon with more details.”
Management and staff of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo express their concern for everyone affected by COVID-19. “We’re so thankful for the medical workers who continue to provide front-line care, and for everyone staying safe and looking out for their families and neighbors,” said Kraft.
The new location and a complete schedule of November Whitman Expo activities will be publicized as soon as the venue is confirmed. Updates and news will be posted here. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is monitoring the situation and will provide details of its still scheduled November 2020 Auction on their website as soon as complete details are available.
For updates on COVID-19 in Maryland and elsewhere, visit the website of the CDC.
2 thoughts on “Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue”
As my wife said when almost every triathlon,10k,and 1/2 Marathon event we were scheduled for was canceled, “My 2020 song is ‘Another one bites the dust.'” Man I miss coin shows.
A proper theme song for 2020! I miss them too. The Denver Coin Expo here in Colorado is still scheduled for early October. I’ll be shocked if it sticks – and I’m not sure I’d go this year anyway. Not sure I want to be in large crowds these days.