BBR Moves its July event to the 25th July

In the light of recent Covid announcements BBR have moved their Auction and I understand are planning a ‘small’ stalled event. Best to look at BBR’S website for news and/or contact Alan direct.

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Shows Update May 2021

Hi all after an easing of lockdown. A few organisers are starting to plan and put on bottle shows in the UK once more. A few enquiries haw come in to the website/Blog so I thought it would be best to answer in this post.

The Show put on at by the Oxford boys at Haddenham was a resounding success by all accounts and feedback very positive. Well done Gary and Crew. Sadly despite withdraw symptoms I was unable to attend AHH! Plenty off fresh goddies finding new homes.

The dates I have so far are as follows :-

August 22nd Exeter

September 5th Minstead Show Our Dorset club Show

Nov 21st Alton Club Show

Nov 27th Kidlington Oxford club.

If there are any others please let us know

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Stop press Oxford Show 23rd May 2021

News that the Oxford Boys are holding an outside Bottle Collectors car boot fayre details below. Wishing them a fine day and all success. Should be a good one! Any questions please contact the organizers.

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Dorset Club Virtual Show

As promised the Dorset club has decided to hold a ‘Virtual Live show’ on the 10th May. If you have a FB account and want to participate join the Dorset Group it’s a public group and you can post on the day. I think this is the first of it’s type. Hope to see you there.

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Club Meeting April 2020

To all  Dorset Bottle Club members

It would have been the club meeting tonight (02/04/2020) , but obviously not happening! (The Kinson Community Centre is closed until further notice even if we were allowed out!)

I will be putting some  posts up on the Dorset Antique Bottles facebook Group tonight    and anyone who is a member of that group is welcome to post your competition entries on there, just for fun no voting tonight .

This month’s club competition entries are:

Class 1                   2 Quack Cure Bottles

Class 2                   An item from Boscombe

Class 3                   Your favourite pot lid

Class 4                   Best Dug

Class 5                   Best Bought

Class 6                   Sad find

Class 7                   An Edwardian Coin

Mike Squires

Secretary Dorset Bottle Club

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Club Meeting March 2020

The March competitions were well supported as usual

Class 1 was 2 local 6oz Codd bottles

There were some real scarcities there I liked the partial labeled on and the sandblasted / etched codds are generally rare as the supplier couldn’t run to having a mould made for them.

Class 2 brought out some fine Cold cream lids local and National brands were represented.


Class 3 was two Ink bottles I think most members shoved they had a few. Nice Locomotive , cottages and a range of colours.

Class 4 showed that their had been a little digging but Class 5 Indicated a far few purchases we are keen. Martin  hope your wife enjoyed the Duck’s bought that evening!

Class 6 Only one sad find a rare Glamour pot from Pars Bournemouth.

A couple of entries in Class 7  Clay pipe’s

Little did we know we wouldn’t be meeting in April Keep safe and Well Guys.


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In line with Government recomendations re social gatherings all Dorset Club Meetings will be cancelled until further notice. All members keep an eye on this website and facebook pages for info when they will resume.

Remember we can all keep in touch via the phone and internet during this time

Keep Safe and well all.

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Minstead Show 2020 Cancelled May 10th.

I am sorry to announce that after consideration of recent developments and government recommendations , we have decided to cancel the Minstead show on Sunday May 10th 2020. This decision has been made by the club  for safety reasons to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.

All stallholders will of course receive a full refund.

We plan to run an online event on the Dorset Bottles facebook group instead . If anyone is interested in participating let us know.

Mike Squires

Secretary Dorset Bottle Club

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Club Meeting Feb 2020

The hamilton, (pointed egg shaped mineral water designed to be side lying in transit to stop the cork from drying out), had some interesting entries.

The more usual named town retailers had some rarer local bournemouth ones entered . Southwestern mineral water co, Wren. The earlier Froud’s of Dorchester a few over the boarder Southampton mineral Water company. An innocent looking Tapp’s patent and Horners wired on cap internal lozenge shaped stopper.

An array of cream pots.

Zara seal Standard and Mini

A dug lid

Purchases of the month I’ve not seen that South coast mineral water Company Seltzer water before.

A solitary sad Poor mand Friend find



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Club meeting Jan 2020

Less members present this month due to coughs and cold’s.

Some nice beers from Class 1

Daffs , Prices, and Warners in the cures. but those labeled ones caught my eye. So rare survivors!


Galtee More GB’s

People showed off their Chrismas pressies

Dolls Heads in Class 7

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