Above are just a few of the souvenir buildings included John Beasley’s collection. Check out the collection being offered as a whole by John Beasley in the Sales/Classifieds by clicking here.
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SBCS’s 2014 Convention is over. There were some good souvenir building and monument finds associated with the attendees’ travel, Nashville antique-ing, SBCS swapping, raffle and auction. Here are the first pictures sharing some of the take-homes.
Carolyn C. found the David sculpture, in perfect condition, at the “Big One” Nashville Flea Market on Friday. She was happy to grab it for $15.
Wynn W. scored one from his wish list at a flea market on his way home from the convention. “On the way North I made a few stops, including a flea market where I found this treasure. It has been near the top of my want list since I saw a photo of it well over 15 years ago. The finish is in excellent condition, but It looks like the Washington Monument was glued on at one time, and put on a bit crooked. I look forward to doing some major rearranging on my Washington DC shelves to make room for this piece. “
Many attendees left Nashville with a pocket full of refrigerator magnets that featured buildings and monuments. They were a final gift to members of SBCS from Pat Smith, who passed away earlier this year.
SBCS President, Joe K did quite well and sent the following pictures of the loot with which he returned home.
Hello, folks. I thought you might like to see some of the current souvenir buildings offered at Central European tourist destinations, and some older ones we found in antique shops and flea markets. We spent a month in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. We visited Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, as well as Salzburg. On a cruise up the Danube we visited Melk, Linz, Passau, Regensburg and Nuremburg. We also visited Rothenburg and Newschweinstien.
A photo of the souvenir buildings we collected is attached. Some are produced in metal, but resin predominates. Here’s the list of what we found. Harry M.
Row 5 (back, L – R) Rothenburg Cathedral, Rothenburg Cathedral, Newschwanstein Castle, Statue in a Budapest Park, Sphinx
Row 4 (L – R) Vienna Opera House, Regensburg “Sausage Kitchen”, Prague City Hall, St Stevens Cathedral
Row 3 (L – R) Munich Town Hall, Passau Cathedral, St Stevens Cathedral, Salzburg Cathedral, Nuremburg “Beautiful Fountain”
·Row 2 (L – R) Munich City Hal, St Vitus Cathedral, Hungarian Parliament, Melk Abbey, Schonbrun Palace
Row 1 (front) Rothenburg Cityscape, Newschwanstein Castle