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Orange, MA Fall Swap

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:06:17 AM
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Default Orange, MA Fall Swap

I have never been to this swap before and I am planning on going Saturday with the kids. Is this more of a flea market/yard sale or are there actual engines and parts there for sale? I am planning on bringing a load of parts to sell, but if it is more of a yard sale I might leave the trailer at home. Any input on the swap would be appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:25:36 PM
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Hi Tom
I would think that if you were to bring a trailer load of engine related items that it would greatly help the clubs effort to make this event a successful get together.
I have not been to the fall swap meet but have heard that it is pretty good. If the weather is good why not give it a try.
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Tom I will be there with the kids also , good show nice people parts and engines for sale .
I think they had a corliss steam engine running last year.Its not to far from Western Ma for me to go with the Fam
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:27:33 PM
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Is there a $50 fee for selling at the fall swap? I hope not, but then why the $50 fee at the regular show. That fee applies to long time members whose for-sale engines happen to out weigh the exhibit engines.

I ask, because Orange was a big event (trading) with lots of local pickers hauling engines (some rare finds too) in from the boonies and collector/trader types coming down from Canada, etc. And now, that's just about killed off. Shifted to to bernardston and dublin.

just asking,.....
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Default Re: Orange, MA Fall Swap

I agree with your comments on excessive selling fees during the show and think that those fees have hurt that show also. Maybe some day they will realize that.

I looked at the website & found no mention of the swap meet at all(why bother having a website!?). I have read in a newsletter or flyer or been told that a space at the swap meet is $20 .... but don't quote me.
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