COCA 2019 National Convention Sept. 19th – 22nd
COCA will return to Phoenix Arizona for our annual convention. There have been big changes since we last visited in 2007. There are new collections to visit and the collectors that we visited in the past have grown their collections to new levels.
We have chosen to stay again at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Biltmore. This is the same wonderful hotel that we visited in 2007. The rates are only $139 per suite, Single or Double. Every room is a spacious two-room suite, complete with a balcony. This grand hotel is located in the business district of Phoenix. The Biltmore Fashion Park Mall is steps from the hotel, offering a vibrant mix of shops and restaurants. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) is 15 minutes away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Biltmore, 2630 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Tel: 1-602-955-3992
Savor a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning in the colorful atrium. Gather with old and new friends over drinks at the complimentary Evening Reception* each night. Plus, at the Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore hotel, you will enjoy numerous great amenities with no resort fees.
Phoenix is a beautiful city with lots to offer visitors. Plans are still coming together but as of now we have lined up five incredible collectors that will open their homes to the group. One collection includes over 400 slot machines of which over 50 are uprights along with the world’s largest collection of over 35 Frank Polk figural slot machines.
You will also experience an accumulation of over 9000 three-dimensional advertising pieces. In September of 2017, this advertising collection was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records and includes over 160 different mechanical Baranger displays, one of each of the Paul Stanley motion displays and
many other rare and important pieces of advertising!
Another collection will feature an emphasis on vending, from common to rare and over 450 pieces of all original condition coin-op. This collection also includes slots, trade stimulators, arcade and music and one of the largest chewing gum memorabilia collections known and you will find many other types of collectables and advertising
You will also get to experience an incredible collection of mostly early vending with an emphasis on rare and unusual machines that are in exceptional original condition, see an eclectic collection that includes a variety of
vending, early and rare mechanical banks, a huge collection of figural match holders, match safes, cigar cutters and watch holder displays, etc., and round out the week at the home of a new collector that has acquired over 175 pieces of various coin-ops, emphasizing on trade stimulators in two short years!