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Just Updated!
The January 2019 Newsletter
The latest issue of the OVMS newsletter is now available online!


to read important Show of Shows instructions, rule changes and society information.

2019 Show of Shows

Last Minute Updates

Dear OVMS Members: Below are a few last minute details that you may find useful for the upcoming Show of Shows.

Scooter Rentals – The latest information.

            Several members have reported that they are having trouble renting scooter  We have checked into this and discovered that Gould’s Discount Medical – our source for scooters - is under new ownership.  They are no longer renting scooters and delivering them to the fairgrounds.  Now they will have a booth in the lobby of Hall C.  If you need a scooter you can now call 1-502-491-2000.  They will reserve one for you that you can pick-up at their booth.

Fake Item Reports

As mentioned in the last newsletter, the OVMS is trying a new way of dealing with the problem of fakes in our hobby and those who habitually deal in them.  This is a complicated subject. However, the problem must be addressed.  The staff of the OVMS cannot be expected to jury the entire show, examining every badge and dagger. We hope to use the collective knowledge of our membership to aid us in reducing the volume of this problem. This will encourage the collecting community to be a part of cleaning up our hobby without turning the whole issue into the Spanish Inquisition. We now have Fake Item Report forms available at the registration desk in the lobby. The goal is to collect the information accumulated on these forms over a period of time to identify the fakes and those who deal in them. Help us clean-up our hobby.  If you see someone who appears to be purposely dealing in fakes, report it.  Fill-out the form and return it to the registration desk.  The information will be reviewed by the OVMS board.  When multipole reports from several members about the same dealer are collected, the OVMS will investigate the matter.  Multiple reports are necessary to prevent the system from being used as a tool for private vendettas.

 SOS Schedule Review.

Wednesday:    Dealer packet pick-up 1pm to 6pm.

                        Dealer drive-in 5pm to 8pm.

Thursday:        Dealer packet pick-up and load-in, no drive –in 8am to 12 noon.

                        Members only shopping: 12:30pm to 5pm.

Friday: Dealers 8:30

                        Members and Public: 9am to 5pm

Saturday:         Dealers 8:30

                        Members and Public: 9am to 3pm

Dealers must remain open, not packing until 3pm. Dealer will have     until 6pm to exit the hall.

Sunday:           Dealers: 8:30am to 12 noon.

                        Members only: 9 am to 12 noon.

 SOS Weather Report.

Wed. Light snow / rain early, then cloudy Hi 49 / Low 33.

Thur. Cloudy,. Hi 49 / Low 37

Fri. Showers, Hi 54 / Low 44.

Sat. Showers, Hi 55 / Low 44

Sun. Showers, Hi 54 / Low 41   :


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The Ohio Valley Military Society is one the oldest and largest Militaria collector's clubs in the world with over 3,000 current members.

The primary endeavor of the Society is to promote the study and collecting of historic military artifacts by sponsoring three regularly scheduled shows a year in the Ohio Valley area. 

The Ohio Valley Military Society is an Ohio corporate Society the sponsors exhibitions and educational shows where military artifacts and regalia can be bought, sold, or traded. 

The society promotes the study and the discussion of military history, military artifacts, and their provenance through the collecting of military items.


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Upcoming Shows

2019 Show of Shows 

February 21-24, 2019 

Kentucky Expo Center 
Louisville, KY 

Get a table at the 2019 SOS!

2019 Wilmington Shows

June 14-15, 2019
November 15-16, 2019


June 2019 Wilmington Show Table Reservation Form

Nov 2019 Wilmington Show Table Reservation Form

2019 MAX Show 

September 18-22, 2019 

Monroeville Convention Center
Monroeville, PA

2019 MAX Table Reservation Form

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