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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Club Meeting December 2019

The Club held it’s American Supper Christmas meeting and raffle. It was well attended and everyone enjoyed the festive feast.

A few bottles for sale

Bottles from the competitions.

Coloured lip Codd bottles.

Cream Pots

Etched bottles

Best dug

Best Bought finds

Sad find


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Club Meeting Nov 2019

Some new discoveries were shoven off this month. A newly discovered all white version of the Hygine GB shown along side the two tan known ones. An internal screw stopper version of the pretty scarce Crane and Osmond Ltd. They are usually found cork stopper. And a trio of Bournemouth Acid Etched/ sand blasted bulb neck codd’s.  ‘Painter’ ‘Dawbney’  ‘Wotton’ these were short lived small firms.

Match strikers

Amber Codds dominated the coloured codd cat a blue Wadsworths slipped in. And notice the amber Rolands Ballarat dumpy codd from Australia.



Best purchases of the Month were a plenty.

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Club meeting Oct 2020

The Club held a Fish and Chip supper where the members all tucked to to their Fish and chips, talked bottles and looked at the competition entries. We also had visitors from South Africia.

Two ginger beers.

Pouring lip inks

Local Beers

best dug

Best bought had an array of interedting items. The coloured lip minerals drew much attention.

A few sad finds and decrotive advertising plates.


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2020 Bottle show dates added

Just added the UK bottle show dates for 2020. You will notice that there is a new date in May for another Oxford show. We wish it a great success. I will add show flyers as i get them. So keep an eye out.

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