Many new features should grab the attention of those attending the inaugural Open Wheel Collectibles and Sports Memorabilia Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The event will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the DuPont Pavilion. (This is the same building that was named The Our Land Pavilion and housed the National Auto Racing Memorabilia Show- NARM- from 2005-2012.)
The Expo is being hosted by long-time hobby show promoters John and Joyce Douglas.
The event's title sponsor is Heritage Auctions from Dallas, Texas. Heritage is America's third-largest auction house and conducts catalog and internet auctions in a multitude of collectible categories. They attract a world-wide audience of bidders. Their website is: www.ha.com
You, too, may have items that you would like to consign. Whether it's a few race-used helmets, the bat from the 1973 Baseball All-star game your uncle gave you, or a signed photo of astronaut Gus Grissom, Heritage representatives will be present at the Expo and would love to talk to you about your treasures. This is a tremendous opportunity to have your quality items examined by some of the best auction executives in that business.
Show hours are 4:00-8:00 on Thursday. The Hoosier Hundred will be run on Thursday beginning at 8:00. Friday hours are 1:30-7:30, and Saturday hours are 9:30-4:30. Saturday is Family Day with reduced admission.
Autograph guests will be present all three days, including guests from some of the mainstream sports.
This is a prime event to bring the items you wish to sell. With no high school graduations taking place at the Fairgrounds this year you will be able to park within a ‘stone's throw' from the main entrance to the event. A few exhibitor booths are still available. You can rent space for one, two, or all three days.
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