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  1. The 2019 Des Moines Marble Show is only two short weeks away now. The show is held annually the 1st Saturday in June and is the Nation's largest and longest running toy marble show. This year is shaping up to be another great year for the show. We have over a dozen rooms reserved for collectors who are arriving on Tuesday, May 28th with over 40 rooms reserved for collectors arriving by Wednesday, May 29th. Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st will be the busiest with close to 80 rooms reserved and over 150 collectors in attendance! Stop by during the week for some in-room buying, selling and trading or just stop by on Saturday for the show to pick out something new for your marble collection. We still have some vendor tables left for Saturday's show. Contact the Iowa Marble Club at iowamarbleclub@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Contact the Airport Holiday Inn to make a room reservation. Be sure to ask for Janice Brooner. 515-287-2400. Hope to see you there!
  2. The 2019 Des Moines Marble Show will be here before you know it! Please consider joining us for the LARGEST and LONGEST running marble show in the United States! In-room trading will be in full swing by Tuesday, May 28th and the show will be held on Saturday, June 1st. We average between 15 and 20 rooms on Tuesday, 35-40 rooms on Wednesday, and between 75-80 rooms on Thursday and Friday. The phone number on the flyer is no longer in service, but the club's email address still works great! Visit the website at www.iowamarbleclub.com or drop us a line at iowamarbleclub@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!
  3. The 2018 Des Moines Marble Show was officially held on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the Holiday Inn Airport in Des Moines, Iowa. The five day event began on Tuesday, May 29th with over a dozen eager collectors arriving early in hopes of getting first dibbs on that special marble. By Wednesday, in-room trading was in full swing and quickly grew to over 40 rooms of collectors. Attendance exploded on Thursday and Friday and the show was fortunate enough to balloon to over 85 in-room buying, trading and selling rooms! Several collectors with a keen eye were able to find a highly sought after marble to add to their keeper box and many dealers reported all-time record marble sales. There were several new faces in attendance throughout the week - some of which were new to the Des Moines Marble Show and some were new to marbles all together. 31 dealers reserved 40 8 foot tables to set up and offer great deals on marbles during Saturday's show. Public interest in the show appears to be growing and 5 marble collections came in off the streets during the show for identification and appraisal. The Iowa Marble Club would like to thank all those who participated and helped make this year's show a success! Photos from the show can be seen here: http://iowamarbleclub.com/photos.html
  4. Updated in-room trading numbers are as follows:Tuesday, 5/29 - 9 roomsWednesday, 5/30 - 41 roomsThursday, 5/31 - 73 roomsFriday, 6/1 - 73 roomsSaturday, 6/2 - 4 roomsWe have 24 dealers/exhibitors who have reserved 30 tables for Saturday's show thus far.There are still rooms and tables available if anyone is interested.If someone would kindly share this information on Facebook, I would greatly appreciate it. My account for the Des Moines Marble Show was recently flagged as a "fake account" and subsequently deleted.
  5. Hello everyone! The Des Moines Marble Show is now just two short weeks away!! In-room trading numbers are as follows: Tuesday, 5/29 - 9 rooms Wednesday, 5/30 - 37 rooms Thursday, 5/31 - 66 rooms Friday, 6/1 - 64 rooms Saturday, 6/2 - 3 rooms Saturday's show is looking to be around 40 dealer tables, but there are always a few stragglers that come in towards the end. If you haven't reserved your room yet, it's not too late. Call the hotel TODAY at 515-287-2400 and ask for Janice Brooner. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks! Chad
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  7. I've heard this is happening as well. I don't know any names. They've been doing it to fruit jars too. Here is a link to the story: https://www.realorrepro.com/article/Nuked-or-Irradiated-Fruit-Jars
  8. The discounted room rate for this year's Des Moines Marble Show expires next Tuesday, May 16th! If you don't make your reservation by that date, there is a good chance you won't get a room this year. Call 515-287-2400 and ask for Janice Brooner to make your reservation today!
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