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The Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Convention - 2018
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Post# 393423   6/17/2018 at 23:30 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Donnie and I want to sincerely thank everyone who came for the vacuum collectors convention. We have the most wonderful time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I am so proud to share this hobby with so many wonderful people. These pictures were taken over a course of three days and are not in chronological order. As they say, a fabulous time was had by all. My most sincere thanks to our wonderful chef’s, Jody and Charlie, for preparing and serving our Saturday night meal.

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Post# 393445 , Reply# 22   6/17/2018 at 23:49 by Dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Enjoying a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant with awesome food.

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Post# 393473 , Reply# 39   6/18/2018 at 10:31 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Great Pics!

Maybe next year..........


Post# 393513 , Reply# 40   6/19/2018 at 09:49 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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The first vacuum convention I was ever at, was held in Alex Taber's garage in Naperville, IL. I think it was in 1994. I put together six conventions while I was President of the VCCC. The club went to Electrolux, Kirby, and Filter Queen during my time with the VCCC. Ten years ago (a decade - time flies) I started my own conventions. I'm so glad for all the feedback from people who've joined us. The Museum is a fun filled place, but it's really all the diverse collectors who really make it special.

This year we had so many new faces - Thank You to everyone who attended.


Post# 393514 , Reply# 41   6/19/2018 at 10:30 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Well it was, as always, my pleasure! I always have a fun time going to these things. 


Post# 393531 , Reply# 42   6/19/2018 at 16:04 by cardsvacfan1 (Roseville, IL)        

Thanks again Tom for a wonderful convention. I showed my Mom all the photos and gave detail about the vacuums in each picture. It was such a wonderful time, great food and awesome friends. Craiger

Post# 393534 , Reply# 43   6/19/2018 at 17:08 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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yeah I wish I coulda gone. where's it going to be next year?


Post# 393535 , Reply# 44   6/19/2018 at 17:32 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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The same place as it always is (isn't that convenient? Always the same spot...), the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St James, MO.

Post# 393714 , Reply# 45   6/22/2018 at 16:37 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

This was my first convention I ever attended. The convention FAR EXCEEDED my expectations!!! All of the collectors were very welcoming and friendly! No clicks and no drama! Just a great bunch of people getting together with the same interests! I learnd so much from everyone including Tom! If you have never attended please do! Tom has 600 plus machines that he openly shares with everyone! You can turn anyone of them on and go! Tom is a GEM with so much knowledge that never makes you feel stupid or degraded if you ask even the basic question! Tom and Donnie also opened up there home to us all which was such a personal touch to the experience! I look forward to next year already!
Best! Richard.


Post# 393735 , Reply# 46   6/23/2018 at 08:05 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
yes convention was awesome

I also had a great time, it was awesome meeting some new folks this year. I enjoyed bringing my water vacs for everyone to see, and the story of the history of the vacuum was awesome. That's one thing that makes this convention so awesome, very laid back, a bunch of collectors getting together. I think Reggie had suggested that we have a central vac theme next year and I think that's an awesome idea, if we do I already know what I am bringing.
Mike


Post# 393897 , Reply# 47   6/26/2018 at 09:26 by dysonman1 (Missouri)        
Kirby and Lux score - Lux for Dalton - Kirby for me.

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Karma is sometimes a great thing. I picked up this 1995 Kirby G4 that had been very lightly used by what I will assume was an old lady, only one small scratch which will buff out. I also picked up this Silverado Elux. I got them at the Community Partnership Thrift Store. Old vacuums always come to the middle of the country. I've heard a thousand times from all my friends in coastal cities about how there are no vintage cleaners at their thrift stores.

I got these for $10 each.

I'm going to buff out and keep the Kirbeast.

The Electrolux Silverado (along with the grey tote they put it, and the tools, in will go to my new friend Dalton Frost of Springfield, MO Like so many folks who come to the Vacuum Museum during the year, Dalton had NO idea that Vacuumland existed. He also had no idea there were vacuum groups until I invited him to this past convention. I filled him in on all the history of the two groups.

For the folks in the Vacuum Collectors Group, we always make sure we remember what each person likes and we try to 'pay it forward'. That's just the kind of people we are.


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