2016 Nutcracker Convention – Day 2

2016 Nutcracker Convention – Day 2

Jul 02

 

As promised, here are some pictures of the second day at the 22nd Nutcracker Collectors’ Club Convention.

 

The meeting and auction were held at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington Virginia.

 

A club member from Lithuania presented the history of Josiah Pratt (1767)  brass nutcrackers and other notable makers (Edward Grouttage (1770), William Ward (1770), Rob Moor (1770), and Richard Eades (1770)) .

 

 

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 A few collectors brought pieces from their collection in for display

 

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A collector from Connecticut’s pieces on display

 

 

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A collector from Ohio’s recent additions to her collection

 

  Others brought in some great pieces to sell

 

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Nutcrackers for sale

 

 The Silent Auction was in full swing and had a lot of great pieces available to bid on. Here are just a few of the tables

 

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 CBS (WDBJ-7) came by and did a lot of filming and interviews. The news story can be found here – Nutcracker Collectors Gather in Lexington

 

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Nutcracker collector interview – CBS (WDBJ-7)

 

 After the convention, everyone had a little free time to wander before meeting for dinner. We went antiquing a little, then downtown to a couple galleries.

 

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Downtown Lexington Virginia

 

 

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Window display downtown advertising the convention

 

 Everyone gathered at the Southern Inn for a great dinner and to say goodbye to fellow collectors and great friends til next year.

 

 

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 Missy and I had a great time. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed getting to see everyone.

 

We can’t thank Lynn and Ann enough for doing such a fabulous job hosting this year’s convention.

 

 Stay tuned for pictures of the pieces I took to the convention to sell and pictures of the pieces I bought.

 

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