PLEASE READ BELOW – OUR UPCOMING OCT 2021 SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED …… The NEXT West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show will be June 17-18, 2022!
UPDATE 5/20/21:Please be advised that we are yet again being forced into rescheduling the upcoming West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show. As you know, due to Covid, The Fairplex moved our May, 2020 event to October, 2021. However, the State of California, City and County of LA and The Fairplex have recently decided they are going to continue to enforce strict and very specific mandates at The Fairplex. Therefore, our event is being moved yet again, now slated for June 17-18, 2022. To be very clear, we were given no choice in this decision, it was handed down to us by The Fairplex Management, as directed by the State, City and County of LA, and is completely out of our hands.
We are extremely disappointed that the State, City & County of LA have decided they will not be allowing any large in person events at The Fairplex site until 2022, especially when other areas have started to open up. It is our understanding they plan to use this campus to coordinate the anticipated Covid vaccine booster shots, and they are continuing to house a number of immigrant children on the grounds. The impacts of COVID-19 on our collector community, and events around the globe, has been huge – and this recent blow to our own local show schedule is a truly tough one to accept. We all want and need to be doing more shows! As we look to the future, we may need to explore other options and might consider moving the WCHMCS to another space.
We want to thank all our loyal dealers who have unfailingly supported this unique show, many of them for 20+ years. We also want to thank the large number of new dealers who wanted to join us. Of course we are very grateful to the public who support shows like ours; the exceptional groups of hobbyists, collectors, history buffs, reenactors, museums, veterans and their families and so many more.
As with our last reschedule notice, if you have paid for tables, we will be rolling everyone over to the June 17-18 2022 show dates at The Fairplex, in Building 4. Thank you for continuing to support this show, this industry and this hobby. There is no need to fill out any new contracts.
In addition, we have been in touch with our sales reps at the onsite Fairplex Sheraton Hotel and informed them we have been required to reschedule the WCHMCS show, and therefore must reschedule the hotel rooms associated with the event. Once available, we will post a new reservation code on our website (you will not be able to reserve new rooms at our special rate until that is available). If you had already reserved your own personal rooms at The Sheraton Fairplex, we advise you to contact them directly to reschedule.
As always, our thoughts are with you and we hope you are all keeping safe and healthy.
Bob and Danielle Chatt
The West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show
Vintage Productions will be bringing together quality militaria dealers from all around the world for our ALL MILITARIA show at The Fairplex in Pomona – 2022 will be our 16th year at Fairplex, which will make 24 years in show promotions! Our next event is now scheduled for Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th, 2022 – no Sunday hours. We will continue focusing considerable effort on promoting and growing our event – please note we will be moving to Building 4 for this show only. We will be making great strides to provide our dealers with an even better event each year!
We hope our dealers and public will continue to be supportive as we forge ahead and evolve this annual event into a better and better show. We would like to invite all of our current, previous and new historical military antiques and collectibles dealers to attend our event. Be aware that table reservations will not be accepted without payment – please plan to complete your paperwork ASAP (CLICK ON THE VENDORS TAB ABOVE – PDF OF CONTRACT IS NEAR BOTTOM OF PAGE), in order to secure your space. Are you a serious collector? If so, we invite you to come early and get a first look; purchase your EARLY BIRD BUY-IN pass, available during Dealer load-in 3pm-6pm on THURSDAY, cost is $95 and the pass is good for the entire weekend!
Friday, June 17th & Saturday, June 18th, 2022
Thursday, June 16th: Dealer load in 3pm-6pm (subject to change)
Friday, June 17th: Additional dealer load in time (as needed): 8am-10am
Friday, June 17th: Open to public 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 18th: Open to public 9am-5pm (no Sunday hours)
NOTE: We will NOT be hosting a costume contest – until further notice
SHOWCASE RENTALS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SHOW!
PLEASE CONTACT DOUG BARNARD DIRECTLY: CLICK HERE TO EMAIL
This show will be showcasing a HUGE assortment of superior historical militaria antiques and related collectibles from all time periods and countries – all well represented! The show will host over 350 tables with hundreds of quality dealers, as well as a few unique displays from collector groups! Great for the novice or expert collector! Bring the entire family! Active Military and their families are always FREE.