Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars now.

Sunday December 13 2pm Eastern Time

Zoom Meeting with special guest, Anton Tremblay.

Anton, founder and the creative force behind Microcosms Architectural Miniatures, will speak for 15-20 minutes. You will be able to ask questions, afterwards as well as participate in the Show and Tell portion of the broadcast.

December 31, 2020

Memberships expire. Please send in dues for 2021. It promises to be an exciting year.

Update: Auction date delayed. New proposed dates February 20-21

RSL Auctions will have the Bob Kneisel Auction. It is a two day event!

October 8 – 10, 2021

SBCS Convention will be in Jackson, Mississippi with our host Steven Chevalier.

Buildings, Miscellaneous, Monuments, News

A Member’s Exclusive. Presenting Our 25th Anniversary Commemorative Piece.

Fitting for our Club to celebrate our Silver Anniversary with this specially commissioned piece celebrating the fundraising campaign responsible for paying for the Statue of Liberty base.
Read more in our newsletter.



Happy New Year!

A whole new decade of finding and collecting souvenir buildings has arrived. 

As we hang those new calendars, two things: our annual convention dates are October 23-25 in Jackson Mississippi and 2020 membership fees are due. There is a handy membership tab on this website. 

As President of the SBCS I would adore seeing your newest acquisition. Thanks to this community my most recent find has been identified: Moscow’s Ivan the Great Bell Tower. Although mine is diminutive in size-just two inches I’ve learned the real complex is the tallest building in the Kremlin and was built in 1508.  

That’s one of the things I like about SBCS and collecting. I learn so much about history and architecture in the process. 


Send me photos of your most recent acquisition and what makes it special to you. I will post them. My email is lechipster@aol.com

Also looking for a eager contributor(s) to this website. 

Happy Collecting!



Bob’s Better Buildings.


Bob’s Better Buildings Event

The Committee has been hard at work preparing a special selection from the fabulous and extensive estate of Bob Kneisel. Aptly named the “Bob’s Better Building” this opportunity will disperse known makers such as Banthrico, InFocus, recast Rehberger as well as other makers within the boxes. It is offering as many buildings as will fit in a USPS shipping box ( we think the average will be four items). 

These gems have all been pre packed and will be randomly selected to ensure fairness.  Each member is allowed only one box to further spreading the collection equitably.

The  parcels will be dispatched in late October. 

The price is $60 by check; $65 by Paypal. 

Open to all members current in their 2019 dues. Just fill out the form in our recent newsletter.

If you aren’t current and want to participate, no worries,  a mere $35 will get you a membership. 

Payments must be in by October 22nd. 

Looking forward to receiving mine!


More Information on the 2019 Convention

Greetings All,

Our hosts, Ken and Mary Russell, have released a tentative schedule for this year’s Convention.  In addition, two SBCS events have been added:  Friday night Meet and Greet for our Club at the Salty Iguana (directly across the street from the hotel) and our Board Meeting-Auction-Raffle event on Saturday night:

Wednesday June 5th:   Early Room Hopping

Thursday June 6th:

8 am            Bus#1 Leaves for Home Visits in Abilene and Lawrence Kansas (1 hour ride)

8.15 am       Bus#2 Leaves for Abilene/Lawrence Kansas

10 am          Hospitality Room opens

4.30 pm       New Member Orientation

11 pm          Room hopping ends

Friday June 7th

10-11 am      Seminar on Cleaning and Repairing Your Collection

11-Noon       Seminar on Collecting

1 – 4 pm        Two more Home Visits, near Kansas City

4 – 6:30 pm  SBCS Meet and Greet and Swap Meet, at the Salty Iguana*

6.50 pm         Buffet Opens (both Clubs)

Saturday June 8th

7-8 am          Auction Set Up ($5 fee per lot–auction averages about 200-300 lots)

8-11 am        Auction and Breakfast

1 – 3 pm        Two more Home Visit opportunities

3- 6 pm         Room Hopping

6 pm             Cash Bar opens

6.45 -8 pm   Dinner

8.15pm – ?    Our SBCS Board Meeting–Auction and Raffle*





Happy 2019

New Year….New Opportunities

Our membership dues follow the calendar year.  If you need to join or renew use the tab above to be a part of the 2019 events.

Paid members can participate in a few more Kneisel Collection boxing events.  There will be a Spring Cleaning Box which will have animals, figures and periphery (non Building) items.

Later we hope to offer a Bigger and Better Box; these will be Buildings.

This year’s Convention will be in the Kansas City area on June 4-6th.  It will be at the Embassy Suites in Olathe; 913-353-9280 code SBC at $139/suite.

We are joining the Still Bank Collectors Club event.  The convention fee will be handled by them.  There is a full schedule, with five home visits, buffet, dinner, auction and room selling.  To fully participate a one year membership fee of $45 to the SBCCA is required.  Go to http://www.stillbankclub.com for more information.

Finally, RSL Auctions has an interesting auction coming up March 23-24th.   Check out Ray and Bre on YouTube as they visit the Elliotte And Liz Harold Collection which will be auctioned off.