Antique Gun Shows – Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association!
June 6, 2021 meeting at the LuLu Temple
Doors open at 8:30am, there will be coffee and donuts and lots of camaradierie.
Meeting thru the side door in the Merrimac Room, LuLu Shriners Temple, 5140 Butler Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Member input requested – Please tell us what you think
One of the items discussed at our May meeting was the desire for a Fall PAGCA Discussion included the a one day vs a two day show (distant dealers will typically only travel and buy tables
at a 2 day show); possible locationsfor the show and timing with Fall being traditional for PAGCA shows, and; the expected lifting of all indoor event Covid restrictions by show time. A decision
was made by the President and Board to poll our members about their willingness to attend and/or buy tables if a show were held. Since a show represents the largest yearly expenditure by the PAGCA, we ask that each member please express their opinion on the following questions by either E-mail or post to help your Board and Officers decide about a show for 2021.
1. If a PAGCA show is held, would you most likely attend? _ Yes _ No
2. If a PAGCA show is held, would you buy one or more tables? _Yes _ No No. of tables ___
3. What is the best time for a show. _ Late Fall (Oct. / Nov.) _ Early Fall (Aug. Sep.) _ Spring
4. If held, how many days should a show be _ One day (Sat.) _ One Day (Sun.) _ Two Days
5. What would be the best city or area of Pennsylvania for a show? _________________
Please E-Mail your responses to email@example.com or mail to PAGCA, PO Box 286
Roebling, NJ 08554. Thank you.
Also check out our other site at PAGCA.US
Welcome from PAGCA President Carl Landis:
The public and all antique arms collectors are invited to join us for our Antique Gun Shows and meetings.
You can buy, sell or trade your antique firearms (pistols to 1898 and long arms to 1945) or get an evaluation from nationally known antique arms specialists and dealers.
A wide variety of antique firearms, swords and other items are always on display and available for purchase at our shows. Just click on the “GUN SHOWS” tab above and select GUN SHOW for dates.
Dealers needing tables can print out a show table reservation form (click on GUN SHOWS tab above and select TABLE RESERVATIONS) and mail the completed form with your payment to Show Manager, 1232 2nd Street Catasauqua, PA 18032 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The PAGCA has a continuous tradition since 1940 and is one of the oldest Gun Collector Organizations in the United States. The club has it’s primary focus on Antique Firearms, Weapons, Swords and Accouterments with many of the leading experts in the field being long time club members.
Today the PAGCA has over 200 members nationwide and we provide a rich and robust educational format at our shows, at our meetings and with this site. The PAGCA is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, also known as the Delaware Valley, which is the Tri-State area of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with easy commute from Connecticut and New York City. Our organization includes members from across the country with broad interests and varied backgrounds including many serious collectors and dealers, not only of Antique weapons but also accouterments, uniforms, books, art work and related material all of which are shared with members and visitors to our Antique Gun Shows and monthly meetings.
The PAGCA is supported by membership dues and table rentals from the Antique Gun Shows. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization we publish the Monthly Bugle newsletter that is sent to all our members and provides educational and informative articles on a wide range of antique weapons. Our local monthly meetings are informal and offer a variety of interesting items and people to meet and are a great source of information for members with questions or an interesting item to look at.
The Internet provides the ability to self research antique firearms and to log onto antique auctions and to bid and acquire antique firearms and accouterments. A PAGCA Antique Gun Show offers you the ability to actually see, and examine in person, high quality antique weapons and speak to some of the leading collectors and dealer experts in the field. No amount of surfing the internet can provide this experience or contribute to your knowledge and enjoyment to the degree that attending an antique gun show can.
If you have an interest in Antique Firearms and/or other Antique Weapons or accouterments, please consider joining the PAGCA where you will be welcome among individuals with similar interest and with a willingness to share their knowledge. To find out more about PAGCA membership, click on the “MEMBERSHIP” tab above and look over the short membership application. Bring the application to one of our shows or email me at email@example.com for assistance.
Remember, your membership gets you into our shows for free and allows you to avoid the long lines. Please browse this site and feel free to send questions and comments to the PAGCA Secretary. We look forward to seeing you at one of our shows.