It was a long time ago that Greg’s Showcase first registered as a business operated at Greg’s humble home in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. Back then Greg was a keen collector of Minerals, Fossils and Gemstones. He swapped a good deal of his growing collection with other like-minded enthusiasts around the world.
It seemed like every day that a new parcel would arrive in the post, left on the doorstep after he had set off for work. I got the job of ringing him at work to tell him, with great excitement – “There’s another parcel today”. Well, the enthusiasm was contagious in our household. As soon as he came home from work, he was presented with the parcel on the dining room table. It was like Christmas every day.
The doors were open during the week by appointment, and almost all day on weekends. Of course, people would almost always come around lunch time which meant that he sat down to lunch at around 1.30-2.00pm. He was happy however, someone had come out to see his collection and purchased something.
The small 18 x 12foot garage the business operated from was packed to the rafters. From floor to ceiling and wall to wall with a double aisle in the middle were glass showcases filled with fossils, crystals and minerals from around the world. It seemed that people never tired from visiting and browsing through for a few hours at a time.
So much has happened since those days. We have moved from a home operated business to having four shops around Sydney. Travelled the length, breadth and width of Australia. Been to every capital city in the country. The best part of all has been the fact we have met some of the best people you could ever hope to mret.
Through this blog, both Greg and I will be adding posts that have everything to do with the business of being associated with Greg’s Showcase. Detailing some of our most treasured experiences which include our travels, people we have met, products we have had for sale and much more. I invite you to come along, read what we have to say and do follow our site by adding it to your favorites. Share it with your friends and family. Return often to see what else we have added.
We are adding more to our online shop each day. We will also have a Crystalpedia available for you to detail the physical and metaphysical properties of the Gemstones, Crystals, Minerals and Fossils to be found among our pages.
on behalf of Greg Cohen.