Thursday, July 20, 2017

BreyerFest 2017, Part 1: No NAN-sense and A Good Vintage

I promise I will get back to blogging about meatier collectibility subjects soon, but since BreyerFest just wrapped up, I thought I'd get the picture dumps out of the way. Prepare for eye candy!

On Wednesday, my family hit the road for our 28th BreyerFest. We've never missed one since BreyerFest began in 1990, and I can hardly believe that we have another one in the books already!

Lexington bound!
Pretty Appalachian view
Beautiful Kentucky bluegrass
A flat tire delayed our arrival a bit, but by Thursday morning, we were excited to participate in No NAN-sense in downtown Lexington. My sister Sarah and I displayed some rare vintage models and chatted with visiting hobbyists about collectibility.

Sarah Minkiewicz' excellent A Good Vintage show for vintage customs was held in conjunction with No NAN-sense. It was very well-supported---here are some of my favorite entries!

1978 repainted Lady Phase by Betsy Andrews/Kathy Mayer
SO Lavender Lass, an RRH Justin Morgan done by Sue Rowe in the 1980s
SO Brilliant, a 1984 Trakehner also by Sue Rowe
Wings of Darkness, a 1982 PAM by Julie Froelich
Diamond Cavalier's Angel, a 1985 PAM by Kathy Maestas
Roxana El Shaklan, a 1991 PAM by Ray Ann Sneathen
Peace of Lightning, a 1993 drastic RRH from a Running Mare by Diane Capwell
A handsome 1991 Adios by Ray Ann Sneathen
SO China Rose, a 1990 PAM by Sue Rowe
Gekkohni Hitori (formerly White Zinfandel), a 1994 Classic Man O' War
by Ed Gonzales
Queensbury Rules, a 1995 Lady Phase by Tom Bainbridge
Duncan's Imperial Lass, a 1990 Clydesdale Mare by Laurie Jo Jensen
Sweet Jane, a 1990 PAM by Carol Williams
Spartacus, a 1988 Classic MOW by Chris (Cook) Flint
So Rare, a circa 1988 PAM by D'arry Jone Frank
21st Century Boy, a 1987 Classic MOW by Julie Froelich
The infamous Naoto Nisei, a 1985 Stock Horse Stallion by Julie Froelich
Cougar, and early 1980s PAM by Mary Sue Humphries
Early 1980s pieces by Mary Sue Humphries (left) and Sue Rowe (right)
SO Viktor Alexi, an early 1980s Clydesdale Stallion by Sue Rowe
Sunshine's Dark Delight, a 1984 Trakehner by Sue Rowe
Attn Evildoers, a 1978 Classic MOW by Nancy Strowger
Next up will be some pictures of vintage and rare clinkies from Breakables!


  1. A) Great pictures of AGV models. That was such a wonderful selection of CM models from all eras.
    B) I am in awe of the fact that you have been to every BFest.
    C) You don't look old enough to have done so - that is meant as a compliment.
    D) That prototype Breyer Poodle was one of the most incredible pieces of model history I have ever seen! Thank you for bringing it and the documentation and letting people that don't always see the Collector Classes get a peek.
    E) It was wonderful to meet you and Sarah at your table at No NAN-Sense. I would have fan-girled you about your vintage publications, but I think I already have.

    1. Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to chat with you and Laurie Jo!