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56th Annual SCVGMS Rock and Gem Show
Speakers List

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Steve Yvaska, "The Seasoned Collector" Bring your old silver and other antiques for a free evaluation by Steve Yvaska, author of "The Seasoned Collector", the weekly column in the House and Home section of the San Jose Mercury News. Steve Yvaska will give a 30 minute program entitled, "The Six Factors That Determine the Value of Antiques and Collectibles" beginning at 12:30am on Saturday and Sunday in the Lecture Area. Following each program, he will be available for informal evaluations from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Saturday12:30pm,1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday12:30pm,1:00pm to 2:30pm
NOTE: LIMIT OF ONE ITEM evaluated per person.
DO NOT BRING THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW FOR EVALUATION: firearms, fine art, precious gems, coins or stamps as these are very specialized fields and cannot be evaluated

Richard Wade, "The Dinosaur Guy" Richard Wade is one of the foremost authorities on dinosaurs and will be presenting a special program on the demise of these prehistoric animals for our youngest attendees and their chaperones.

Friday10:00am and 12:30pm
Saturday11:00am and 3:00pm
Sunday11:00am and 3:00pm

Chuck Boblenz, "Mr. Rock and Mineral" Chuck Boblenz is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society and will help identify any specimens you bring in to the Lecture Area.

Saturday1:00pm and 2:30pm
Sunday1:00pm and 2:30pm