Category Archives: Club News

2016 Houston Bottle Show fun as usual!

2016 Houston Bottle Show fun as usual! 25 July 2016 The Houston Bottle Show is usually a tough one for me because it is usually a week or two before the Federation National Show (FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle … Continue reading

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Story of a Bottle

Story of a Bottle – Barkhouse Bros. & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon 49er Bottle Jamboree 20 March 2016 (R•032416) In preparation for the Holabird Americana “49er Bottle Jamboree” Auction at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, we … Continue reading

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Chattanooga National Bitters Spotting

Chattanooga National Bitters Spotting 19 August 2015 (R•082015) As busy as I was at the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show, I certainly had the opportunity to see some nice bitters on the floor, under the tables, in the … Continue reading

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Really glad I made it to the 2015 Houston Antique Bottle Show

Really glad I made it to the 2015 Houston Antique Bottle Show 13 July 2015 As I sit here around dinner time in Greenville, South Carolina, on this fine Sunday evening, I am reflecting on the great time I had … Continue reading

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Fantasy Jug for 2015 Chattanooga National

Fantasy Jug for 2015 Chattanooga National 25 May 2015 Now, here is some exciting news. Jim Bender, FOHBC Historian, has commissioned Jim Healy from Tribes Hill, New York to make a commemorative stoneware jug for the upcoming 2015 Chattanooga National … Continue reading

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Loss of Jim Springer of Marshalltown, Iowa

Loss of Jim Springer of Marshalltown, Iowa 04 May 2015 It is with deep sorrow to inform you that a Midwestern legend in privy digging and bottle collecting has lost his 10 month battle with brain cancer on March 24th … Continue reading

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E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House

E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House A Treasure Trove of Wahoo Bitters items goes to Auction 24 April 2015 (R•051215) One of the more entertaining aspects of collecting antique bottles, and in my particular case, bitters bottles, is the interesting names … Continue reading

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Salutes to the 2015 San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show – Morro Bay

Salutes to the 2015 San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show – Morro Bay 22 March 2015 (R•040315) Well…I salute along with the soldier and sailor dolls spotted on a dealers table. Another San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show in Morro … Continue reading

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2015 Baltimore Bottle Experience

2015 Baltimore Bottle Experience Snow, Cold Weather and a Warm Time 11 March 2015 Towards the middle of last week, Elizabeth and I started getting alerts from the airlines that our scheduled flight from Houston to Baltimore might be delayed. … Continue reading

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2015 Baltimore Antique Bottle Show Report

2015 Baltimore Antique Bottle Show Report by Jim Bender 09 March 2015 (R•031015) The 2015 Baltimore Bottle Show by the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club has come and gone over the weekend of March 8-9. As always the show was a … Continue reading

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