Dorset Club Show MINSTEAD May 12th 2019

Yes it’s fast approaching just one club meeting to go. The event’s organisation for 2019 is well underway and it looks that the stall’s are pretty well sold out.  Look forward to seeing you all May the 12th


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Club April meeting 2019

Certainly some interesting bottles on show and for sale at the Dorset club meet in April

The comps showed some two poisons groups. A weird named double, Quines and Martins Patent.


Irregular Hex’s pairs on the extream 20oZ and 1 drams.

Some rarities from the Isle of Wight

The Wyatt Codd Hybrid and Gould match striker jointly winning the Flux meatpaste pot proclaiming Isle of Wight Produce running in third.

There were some excellent minitures/ samples

The best dug was won buy the ‘Stone’ Acheulean handaxe. it’s not just bottles which interest us

The best bought catagory was as ever keenly contested

There was also an arry if items to buy.

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March Meeting 2019

The march meeting showed off some of Dorsets scarcest GB’s and little and large Codd’s

There were also a good array of beers represented.

As always the boys were busy in the last month buying items for their collections

A couple of sad finds The Sandford pottery jug was a ripper.

A couple of dug finds the Whisky jug took my eye.

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Historical Guide to Advertising Pot Lids

Looking back on 2018 one of the significant highlights was the publication of the long awaited Pot Lid book. Thanks to Bob Jim and Paul for their dedication in collating by far the best UK and overseas reference book on the subject. It is significant in many ways but what touched me most was the way in which the hobby has embraced and supported the project. The acknowledgements read like a who’s who in the bottle world so everyone involved deserves a pat on the back.

The Book was launched at the UK National and I was one of many who had their hardback signed. As I write now the hardback has sold out, (only limited to 250 copies). If you think you have mossed out don’t dispair you can still obtain a soft copy.

The Dorset section has the known examples, including fragment’s of lids, from the County. Thanks to the Dorset Club members who helped in gathering the pictures for the Chapter. This gathering of information and pictured was echoed through the UK regions.

I joked with Bob as to what he was going to do next? He said that since the printing of the book a few more variations have come to light, which is typical! Therefore a supplement is planed to be printed when they get to a reasonable number of straglers. So if you have any let them know.

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Club Meeting Feb 2019

The club comps this month showed a nice array of skittles or ten pin sodas. Whisky  water Jugs. There were signs alot of activity in the best bought items think the chemist carboy did it for me.

Thanks to Graham Day who brought out some of his ginger beer collection. I for one was educated by the Dorset mineral water Company variations he had.



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Alton Bottle Collectors Show March 17th.

Altons club Show is next weekend really busy well attended show.

For details follow this link to the clubs Website.

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Club Meeting Jan 2019

The Comps for January brought out some spectacular Codd patents.

Very difficult to choose a winner too much variation AHH!!!!!

Some really good buys this month.

A bit of dug nice cream cylinder.

Some Local foot warmers

After the recent Cream Sale I was able to add a mid sized Pettys Blue top with minor damage. This means I know have all three known varients. Now just the cylinders to find.




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