CLICK YOUR HEELS AND FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO THE SBCCA AND SBCS 2019 COLLECTORS CONVENTION IN KANSAS
In June of 2019 collectors on the trail of souvenir buildings and collectors of still banks will converge in Olathe, Kansas, where once The Oregon Trail, The California Trail, and The Santa Fe Trail overlapped.
Have YOU mapped out your route yet to the 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION of the Souvenir Building Collectors Society?
Here are some milestones you’ll need to consider to along the way:
Chris had 55 “If it fits It ships” mid-size priority mail boxes taped and ready for packing this Friday morning. After braving the flood of cars on the infamous 405 Freeway at peak drive-time of 7AM, Donna and her sister Alice arrived, were reinvigorated with coffee and cake, and taken to the basement. In the short time of about 5 hours, storage boxes were unpacked, buildings distributed assembly-line fashion among the prepared shipping boxes, efforts made to balance the quality of the items, and make sure of the correct count in each box. Then the items in each box was carefully wrapped, the box sealed and placed in a stack. By the end of the process we had no idea what was in each box. After all were boxed the mailing labels were printed and affixed and on their way to the Post Office. Good Luck to all of you who ordered a Pot-Metal Box-Luck shipment. The Kneisel Committee thanks you.
There once was a collector called Kneisel
Of souvenir buildings he had a houseful
With generous foresight
To SBCS members’ delight
His Legacy provides surprise by the boxful!
A single box containing 5 items from Bob Kneisel’s bequest to SBCS is being offered to each paid-up SBCS member for $25 a box. The $25 covers packing and shipping.
The contents of each box will be randomly selected from some of the lesser or duplicative pieces in Bob’s collection. They will be selected to fit 5 items into a USPS Medium Flat Rate Box.
No member may purchase more than one (1) box from this offering. Household memberships can purchase two (2) boxes.
This offer is time-limited. You must be a paid-up SBCS member by October 1, 2018. The Pot-Metal Box-Luck order must be received by October 15. The boxes will be mailed the last week of October.
So get your order in early. You will be able to place your order starting September 1, 2018.
Conviviality was a big feature of the 2018 SBCS Convention in Worcester, Mass. Billed as a Boston / Brimfield / Building Bash, the Convention delivered on all accounts. The fields of Brimfield, the local (or nearly local) antique malls and shops, the Convention Swap Meet, Raffle, and Auction all contributed to the friendly competition among attendees. Here’s a look at SBCS Boston 2018.
Members contributing photos to the slide show: Carolyn C, Tarrun V, Joe K, Wynn W, Jerry I-H, Steven C.
Our facebook page has been quite active in recent weeks covering all sorts of souvenir building topics and all sorts of souvenir buildings – with lots of pictures.
Collectors are riffing on plastic, ceramic, and wood buildings, Apple Park, Ukranian Churches, James Dean, Fallingwater. New members are posting pictures of their collections. Joe K. has a discussion question up for Boston attendees about the use of the Antiques and Collectibles guide that was available. Check it out here: Souvenir Building Collectors
The next Journal of The Souvenir Building Collectors Society will contain an article and an offer from the Kneisel Committee. The offer of 5 Kneisel Collection buildings for a mailing and packing fee of $25 will be open to all who are current (paid-up) SBCS members as of September 30, 2018. Specific details will appear here on the SBCS website soon and in the SBCS Journal. “Watch this space” and be sure your membership is up-to-date.
When we think of a souvenir building, one thinks of the impressive memorials, towers and skyscrapers from around the world. A lot of cities in our world today, however, would not be as successful or famous without a different kind of structure: the bridge.
Sometimes, a bridge can be the more well known than the buildings it connects. The Golden Gate Bridge has become synonymous with San Francisco, the London Bridge even has a song (though the original no longer lives in London). Believe it or not, a lot of bridges are worth a souvenir, and traveling around the globe, one can find many miniatures to bring home. Beautiful, strong, and impressive—bridges are an excellent addition to any building collection.
Here are some exmaples of souvenir bridges:
Have some bridges of your own? We’d love to see them! Please feel free to post in the comment section or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/47920772123/
Back in 2002, the Souvenir Building Collector, Journal of the Souvenir Building Collectors Society, published a part travelogue, part historical, and part descriptive article by Bill Trainer on The French Worsted Company, Woonsocket, RI. A miniature replica of this company’s buildings and campus is sought after by souvenir building collectors. In just a few days one of these replicas, from the Bob Kneisel collection, will be auctioned off at the SBCS 2018 Convention in Worcester, MA.
Here is the beginning of the article.
To read the whole article and peruse a copy of Volume 9, No. 4, Winter 2002 journal, click here.
Full copies (24 years) of the Journal of the Souvenir Building Collectors are digitally available to members of SBCS. Join today.
There is still time to register for and attend the July 13 – 15 Convention in Worcester, MA. To visit the registration page click here.
Monuments, Mountains, Banks, Carillon………. Bring an empty bag to the 2018 SBCS Boston Convention! Take a look at these additional pieces from the Kneisel Collection that will be available for purchase through the Swap Meet and the Auction on Saturday, July 14. Don’t miss out! Click here for Registration Information!
A selection of approximately 25 souvenir buildings from Bob Kneisel’s Collection will be among the many offerings at the 2018 SBCS Convention SWAP MEET and AUCTION. Ten of Kneisel’s buildings are shown below. Don’t miss out on this opportunity at the 2018 SBCS Convention in Boston, July 13 – 15. Here is a link to the Registration Information.