UK bottle Shows my Highlights of 2016

Time fly’s by when you are having fun and there have been quite a few shows and many club members went to the ones listed in the shows section.

The regional shows take the format of predominantly selling tables. Club’s also put on displays from their regions to entice wanabe collectors to start to collect and show off to the seasoned collector a few surprises. There is something for everyone.

After our show in May there were as series of Elsecar shows organized by BBR I managed to make it to the National show which is arguable the best show on the show circuit attracting many people from the UK and from abroad.  What can I say it lived up to expectations. With Nationally rated displays to boot and arguably the best Auction of the year (Alan always manages to save a gem of two for this one in most categories).

Stratford was taken over by the Warwick club this year and a good show it was a nice GB tap jar caught my eye these in this shape are very rare.

Exeter show at the race course is  a good easy to find venue turning up some good items to see in the displays

Corsham was the new show on the block and it didn’t disappoint some it was well supported and the displays were world class.

Surrey Displays

Alton was buzzing as was Oxford show.

Finding non bottle show bottle related material and you can look at on line auction sites. but a lot of us now think out of the box to track down new discoveries and trapse around boot and antique fairs, flea markets. for example I made my yearly pilgrimage to Beaulieu autojumble and came across some choice enamel signs up for grabs.

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