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, December 31, 2011

From the Chairman - Exhibits

Thirty-six years ago--in 1976--the ladies of the Good Samaritan Hospital League added a new fundraiser based on some members’ love of miniatures. They put on a display (no sales) of miniatures at a local community center and asked for donations at the door. They called it the Showcase of Miniatures and, over the years, it has become commonly known as the Good Sam Show. The 1977 show was also only displays. Then, in 1978, a few dealers were invited to attend and the show grew from there.  

We are very proud of our display area and that it has stayed vibrant over the past 36 years. We welcome exhibits, new or from the past, and are eager for participation from first time exhibitors. More information can be found on our website.

Each week, we will share an exhibit or exhibits with you from a recent Good Sam Show.

Bliss Street is a row of six quarter-scale replica Bliss houses, landscaping and accessories. Each house is an exact replica of an authentic Bliss house produced in Rhode Island in the early 1900s. Exhibit in 2011 by Cynthia Howe.

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