Dorset Antique Bottle Club’s annual club bottle show. It’s being held on May the 14th at Minstead Village Hall, Nr Lyndhurst, Hants (SO43 7FX for your sat nav directions).

It’s only 2 miles from Junction 1 M27 and will be signed from the A31.

Has ample free parking

Good Refreshments.

It will have:-

For sale stalls,

The Famous Club displays showing you what can be found in the region.

Both UK bottle magazines will be present British Bottle review (BBR) and Antique bottle collector (ABC)

Entry at: – 9.15 £2 :- 10.30 50p

All proceeds got to the Club.

This year Dorset antique bottle club in conjunction with BBR are holding a small auction.

It will be in the “BBR on the road” format with viewing, and cash + collection on the day. The usual BBR 15% commission applies.

Here are images of our 25 lots all items from the Charlie Hathaway collection. All of the money raised (hammer price) will go to Charlie’s family.

BBR are likely to add some of their own items to this so will be more than 25 lots.

Lots best viewed to ascertain condition on the day.

A few pictures of last years May 2022.


Auction lots

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Dorset Club Show 2022 May 1st Coming Soon

Just a quick reminder to you all that the Dorset Club will be holding its Club Show at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX Sunday 1st May 2022. Hope to see you all there. A flash back to 2019.

Some Sales tables 2019
Food tea and cakes.
Displays part of Cream Pot Display 2019
Watford Display 2019
Local Ginger beer display of variations.
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Kidlington Show OCT 31st

Update Kndlington show is next weekend I’ve amended our Show calender for this year. It’s a few weeks earlier than usual. Also dont forget to reset your clocks British Summertime ends.

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Dorset Club Meeting Oct 2021

We are back. Dorset club meet at Kinson Community Centre this coming Thursday 7th from 7pm.

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Minstead bottle Show Sept 5th 2021

The Dorset Club show is well underway planning wise and looks like plenty Of Stall holders and people plan to come and take part. Held in one of the prettiest venues in the country. Contact Via this re any questions

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Dorset Club Meeting Sept 2021 Date

Just a quick post to let all know that we shall be holding our next club meeting at the Snug Christchurch upstairs room, first Thursday of the month. First meeting this coming Thursday 2nd Sept. Seb has kindly offered the meeting place as Kinson Community centre is still not open and the evenings are now starting to draw in making it not practical to meet at Ringwood carpark. There is parking at the Priory Carpark and some of the side streets. Hope to see you there 7pm onwards. Nice ales on tap and cosy venue to talk bottles.

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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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