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Flagg Gem and Mineral Show Find!

Posted by Dana Slaughter  
Dana Slaughter January 11, 2017 10:22PM
The 45th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show just passed and the show was a fabulous success. Great crowds, good weather and well over 100 vendors contributed to perhaps our best show yet! The show ran from Jan. 6-8 but the attached photos show what came my way on the afternoon before the show opened---during our set up.

I was asked if I was interested in buying an old dynamite box loaded with Los Lamentos wulfies still wrapped in 1950 El Paso, TX newspaper. After my anxious "You bet!" I was shown this box containing many specimens---from thumbnails to cabinet-sized pieces. I unwrapped the contents, asked for a price and bought the box and the wulfies with a single bill!

One never knows what will show up at shows. I love the old dynamite box with the rope handle---the wulfies are sweet too. Two old labels from Robert Roots (1891-1971) of Denver were in the box as well.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2017 10:22PM by Dana Slaughter.
Maggie Wilson January 11, 2017 10:40PM
Dana - I don't know which is more exciting - the minerals, the newspaper, the dynamite box, or your enthusiasm!

Why don't we go with "all of the above."
Jasun D. McAvoy January 11, 2017 10:53PM
that's awesome! great score!
Rolf Luetcke January 12, 2017 12:22AM
My wife loves the Los Lamentos wulfies and we have quite a few in our collection but that was a heck of a great purchase. Sometimes one gets lucky and you certainly did.
Jake Harper January 12, 2017 12:31AM
Wow - Dana, What a choice collection!
Bob Roots was a influential guy, as well!
From The Mineralogical Record Archive: “It was in 1955 that Bob convinced several Tucson collectors in the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society that they should start a gem and mineral show in Tucson. Bob even rounded up enough dealers to pay the show expenses. That first Tucson Show was a qualified success, and has since grown into the largest and most important mineral event in the world.”
Dave Owen January 12, 2017 01:25AM
Wow, great score!
Chris Rayburn January 12, 2017 09:51AM
Wow...just wow.
Norman King January 14, 2017 01:49PM
That's all just amazing. Congratulations!
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