Welcome to NAME...
We are glad you came to visit. We do MINIATURES, as "in scale" versions of any and everything in real life.
Have you seen these new items in our store...
Have you got suggestions for changes to the rules for operating our organization? The Bylaws Committee welcomes your suggestions to any official changes to our operating Bylaws. If you need to see what rules we currently operate under please review the Bylaws under About NAME in the members only section of the NAME website. Thank you. Sue Herber, chairman, eMail me .
Online Auctions - Are Now Here and In Progress!
Over the past year, NAME has been holding Online Auctions to disburse some of the many donations we have received through our Estate Donation Program. After numerous auctions, the auctions have raised thousands of dollars and put a number of artisan, vintage and collectable miniatures back into the hands of loving miniaturists. In November we will be offering some porcelain and pottery items.
The auctions are an integral part of our Estate Donation program and not only save many treasures but also afford our members an opportunity to find many items, long out of production or by artisans no longer producing. Our member response has been overwhelming and there have been many bargains to be had. Several signed artisan pieces have sold for a fraction of their retail value. Because of the overwhelming success of the auctions, they have become a regular feature and will be held on a regular basis here on our website. In additional to basic daily auctions, the Twelve Days of Christmas auction is slated for the first twelve days of December.
The auctions are for members only, and this is just one more benefit to belonging to NAME. If you are a NAME member and would like to get caught up in the bidding wars, then go to our Members section (login required), select the Auctions option and register to start bidding. If you’re not a NAME member and want to take advantage of this unique opportunity, click the “Join Now” button above. You also have many options for making payments, such as: PayPal, authorize.net (CC's), check, money order, or call the NAME office with your CC info. Many auctions are already in progress, and will be continuous as long as we still have estate merchandise to sell. You can also buy souvenirs from previous conventions and houseparties with the "buy it now" option for those items. NAME logo merchandise is additionally available.
One of the newest features of our new website is the Member’s Gallery. This is an opportunity for our members to advertise their minis for sale to other members and the general public as well. They do not even have to be items for sale, you can also use this for your personal “show and tell” showcase. We would love to see what all people have made over the years!
The idea is that anyone who wants to be in the Gallery may do so for a nominal monthly fee of $15 for 3 months, or $25 for 6 months. For the fee you will get a business card size ad, which may include information or a picture of your items for sale, and your contact information. You may link to your website of you have one. You do not have to be a full scale retailer, or have a store front or online store. You may specialize in only one item, if you prefer; the choice is yours. This is an exceptional opportunity to reach out to hundreds of potential buyers – or just plain show-off your pride and joy.
NAME Anniversary Book Available
One of the gifts given to attendees of the Ruby Red Gala at Charlotte in 2013 was the book, “Only Through Sharing, A Pictorial History of NAME”. The book was compiled by NAME President Cay Yerves, with photographs by Museum Chair Lynne Joehnk and Office Manager Kim Ash. In addition to the history of NAME, the book features major milestones, a listing of AOH members and Past Presidents, and showcases all of the centerpieces and souvenirs from the first 39 national conventions.
Copies of the book are available for a donation of $25.00 and can be ordered through the Miniature Gazette. Copies are limited and when sold out, reprints may not be available.
There are many delightful souvenirs from past NAME events available in the auction area of the website. These treasures are a special perk available to NAME members only. Why not check out this area today?Here is a quick link for you: NAME Auctions
Statement of Purpose:
The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) is a non-profit, educational organization whose purpose is to promote miniatures as a distinct art form, to provide education forums on their construction, historical significance and intrinsic value, to preserve unique collections in a miniature museum open to the public (located in Carmel, IN), and to maintain a mutually beneficial network of collectors, crafters, and artisans.
NAME is proud to be
- A Patron of the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, IN
- A Sponsor of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys
- A Patron of the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
- A Supporting member of Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis
- A member of IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans)
- A Carmel Arts & Design District Business Association member
- A Patron of the Mini Time Museum in Tucson, Arizona
- A member of CIMTA (Cottage Industry Miniaturists Trade Association, Inc.)
- A Supporter of Real Good Toys Dollhouse for a Cause program