Alton Show March 2017

Alton’s show was very busy as usual too much talking and nattering on my part and not enough pictures. next one in November is a must!

Alton Clubs You Tube Vid on show highlights

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Wiltshire Bottle & Collectors Fair Corsham School

All proceeds for this one go to the school. Last years was the first. Chris & Carol hope to build upon it’s success with their second.

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Invicta Kent Bottle Show Flyer 2017

Kent Clubs yearly Show usually some fab displays.

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Cirencester Show 2017 flyer

Thought I’d post up a few show flyers tonight so potential visitors can pencil them in to their diaries. I’ve had a few enquires about Cirencester show via the web site hopefully the flyer answers most questions. This is a good bottle show.

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Dorset Antique Bottle Club Meeting March 2017

The Dorset Club Show  2017 held at Minstead Village hall was the main topic of conversation this month with plans well underway to make the show as successful as last years.

As usual the competitions were well supported

clearly club members are impressed with ginger beers

The pictorial pot lid brought out the two recorded types of Toone St Peter church pot lid a classic Blanchflowers farmyard scene Dr Dosteels & Sanoline.

In the Match strikers the RH White Ginger beer is clearly seen.

Will A hat trick happen next month? on the best dug another early tankard.

As Usual the best bought was keenly contested The labeled Shop display Bovrils are interesting as they had their original labels on and one was clearly intended for the French market.

Two truly sad finds the Sample Price Bristol mini flagon and the Eldridge Pope Coaster.

Some nice local smoking related ash trays and pipe.


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Dorset Antique Bottle Club meeting Feb 2017

Some excellent competition entries this month.  the two printed pot was well supported seem that there are some closet collectors of them out there

Just two entries in the 6oz coloured lid Codd cat but the local Collis Gillingham stood out here.

Favorite colored pot lid.

Best dug was this C1650 Rhenishware saltglazed globular mug.

The best bought item this month was the Radams Microbe Killer cure. The Geo Kinight Bridport saltgalzed jar was a bought that day item.

no sad finds this month. local scene postcards attracted three entries.


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Dorset Antique Bottle Club Meeting January 2017

Yes the Dorset club still meet in January and the members showed off their presents in the best bought competitions.

The best bought was won by the so rare Frampton Bros Brewers Christchurch stout/GB. The amber marble Aldridge Southampton also deserves a mention.

In the other categories the Harper Perfumers Weymouth deserving won the best pontiled bottle.

Burst lip’s

There were some hot coloured lipped codds from Portsmouth, South Africia Oldham and Dorsets own GIllingham.

To round off were some Dorchester Huntsman and John Groves Weymouth Ashtrays in class 7

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