Dorset Antique bottle club Meeting April 2017

Good turnout for this meeting with lots of preparation for the coming club show at Minstead Village Hall Sunday May 14th.

The competion entries were excellent some flat bottomed hamiltons / Skittles

Favorite black and white potlid brought out some stunners.


2 Soda Syphons brought out some coloured’s and a few white rarities.

There were some dug items this month

Best bought item of the month was very a very well entered category

This Harris pot is a modern reproduction the glaze and over transfer printing a dead giveaway from the original. But makes a nice pen pot.

On the other end of the spectrum Paul brought in his Roman Glass tears and oil lamp. not in bad nick for 2000 years old!


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Count Down To Minstead Dorsets Bottle collectors Club show

We are starting to count down the weeks and days to the Dorset club show. Our Flyers have been circulating around the other bottle shows and locally.

Stall booking are similar to last year. if any one wishes to have one get in contact with Mike.

The big questions are what will we have on display this year.

The tea pot is being fired up and the cakes being planned

Come along for a natter view and a bargain or three. The emphasis is to have a grand day out.

Or Make a weekend of it? For you motoring fans the event coincides with the Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. See that New Forest scenery maybe the odd newborn foal. Gardens are starting to open and show.

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Stratford Antique Bottle & Collectors Fair 2017

Picked up the Stratford flyer last weekend another one for the diaries. The Dorset boys will be there.

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Cirencester 2017

This was a really buzzing show and it definitely appeared as if the attendance was up on previous years a big thanks to the Waits from us in Dorset for an excellent show. I think we all came away with something for the local collections. We shall see in Mays Comps.

Alan Austin showed off his latest online Auction offerings. The Bristol pontiled Hamiltion is going to come up in a future sale. His current AA Auction Number 7 is on now ongoing.

BBR on the Road Auction in full swing. Dont forget BBR’S Spring Extravaganza on the 29th and 30th show and auction this month

Some forthcoming BBR Auctions Lots unveiled at the Show

A true Coffin poison

Stunning set of English Found Skull Poisons

A Daffys with a difference

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BBR Spring Extravaganza 29th & 30th April

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Dorset Diggers Club News Letter 6-10 Added

Just added a few more Dorset Digger newsletter to the drop down.

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