Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


We are in the process of preparing the 2014 Good Sam Show coverage to be published in the U.S. and abroad. The next few weeks of the Blog will be devoted to some of the Exhibits photographed at the 2013 Show. Interesting ideas abound! We will resume our regular Blog posts on Saturday, November 15. 

Exhibit: The Chocolate Mill

Ken Byers of Shaker Works West, San Francisco, CA exhibited "The Chocolate Mill" at the 2013 Good Sam Show. "This beat up old corn will was restored in 1906," Ken tells us. "It was converted to the first chocolate mill opened in San Francisco after the earthquake. This is an accurate reproduction of the mill as it stood when built." 

"The machinery represents actual chocolate processing equipment, which really hasn't changed much in the past 100 years. The water wheel is driven by real water, which drives the belt driven mixers inside." 

In 1:12 scale, it is 22" wide, 29" deep, and 20" tall. Photos by Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Hittin' the Dusty Road

Connie Sauve, Stockton, CA exhibited "Hittin the Dusty Road" at the 2013 Good Sam Show. "The scene is set in the 1930's with a family escaping the dust bowl during the Great Depression. The metal truck was purchased at Home Goods. I aged the truck and used miniatures I had in my mini stash to fill it. I made a base for the truck with a dirt road and a barbed wire fence, which I made from scratch. I made all three of the figures."

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 16" wide, 10" deep, and 11" high.