We wanted to do a quick post as an overview of our exhibit of rare and unusual Black Forest clocks in the mart room. First off we would like to thank all those who stopped by the display. It was great to see old friends again, and meet many new ones. It was also encouraging to hear feedback from many who really enjoy our website and the photos and videos we post. We will keep them coming, and would love to hear from you in the future… so please bookmark our site and keep checking back. (You can also access months of earlier posts made here at the bottom of this page… with the small link “previous posts”)
We ended up bringing 13 clocks for the display. It was challenging to select what clocks to bring and what to leave, but we think it was a nice mix that showed well with the space available. Although many of the clocks were popular, I think the musical and automata clocks generated the most excitement… especially the large carved 8-horn Wehrle trumpeter!
It was an honor to be recognized by the NAWCC with a blue ribbon for the “Best Clock Display” at the National, it was totally unexpected, and totally caught us by surprise.
We appreciate the countless volunteer hours that the planning committee put into the National. It is easy to show up and then go home without realizing that everything done behind the scenes is done by volunteers… Thank you.
This convention was the first time our new book, Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks, was available to be seen in person. Although the copies of the book were slightly delayed and not available for distribution at the National (It will be distributed to all pre orders no later then mid July). We did have two copies that were available for inspection at the convention. We had an overwhelming amount of interest in the book, and took dozens of pre-orders. It was great to see the enthusiasm and support on our new book.
To finish things off right we were also able to acquire a magnificent Emilian Wehrle 8-day, 8 pipe, flute clock for our collection on the last day of the show… it is further proof that GREAT clocks are still being found at NAWCC conventions… Additional details on this clock with a video can be found on the post below.
Again thank you everyone who supported us at this event!
Justin and Christie Miller