Club typically meets the first Tuesday of each month
Next meeting: Tuesday Feb 5, 2002 7-9pm
Meeting will be at Clancey & Theys Construction - see directions below
Presentation: Fruit Jars by J.B. Young
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Raleigh Bottle Club is a non-profit organization that provides
a forum for area antique bottle collectors to get together, talk
bottles, buy/sell/trade, organize club digs, and just have fun.
The club also serves the community by answering bottle questions and
sponsoring an annual Bottle Show and Sale.
The public can bring their bottles to club meetings for free appraisals
and possibly sell them.
Current 2001/2002 officers:
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Meetings are open to the public, so drop by and check us out. We hope you'll consider joining the club. Club members receive the monthly newsletter, run free ads, and participate in all the fun and benefits the club has to offer.
December minutes were approved along with with Dec treasurer report.
Club approved next meeting for Tue Feb 5 7pm at Clancey & Theys in downtown Raleigh (our regular spot). Feb presentation will be J.B. Young on Fruit Jars and other bottles in his collection. For future presentation possibilities, see below.
Spring show was discussed - see below.
Reggie discussed plans for our club presentation at the Raleigh Museum Sat Feb 9 2:00-2:45pm. Jack Murdock has agreed to present for 30 minutes from his extensive Raleigh collection, giving the local history of each bottle. Jack really knows his Raleigh history and has the best Raleigh bottles, so this will be something to see. The remaining 15 minutes to be used by Reggie and any other club members. Pem agreed to provide some items, as well as Randy Kiger. Members should bring their Raleigh bottles to the Feb 5 meeting if they will not be at the Sat presentation. Reggie has insurance in case anything happens to them; just need a list of your items and value of each.
Agreed to start wearing name badges at club meetings. Badges will be filled out at Feb meeting with name, city, and collecting interest of each member. A badge draw will be held at end of meeting when badges are turned in; winner gets 5 raffle tickets for a future raffle.
Discussed having bottle bingo, but the idea was not popular. But we did decide to start putting raffle bottles in paper bags so there would be some randomness to who won what.
Reggie has made several contacts to the News & Observer for free publicity. While they did agree to put our Feb 9 Raleigh City Museum and Apr 27 Raleigh Bottle Show events on their calendar, we have not been able to score a feature article (yet).
Club voted and approved having Fall Festival again the first weekend after flea market reopens following State Fair, which I'm told is Nov 9 this year. Anyone interested in handling the show chairman position for this festival with help from Reggie?
Charles Batton entertained the group with a realistic turkey call in the photo above. Turns out he was the 1987 National Hollering Champ down in Spivey's Corner, NC. Charles was on the Johnny Carson show doing his farm animal sounds and became quite the celebrity.
If you were watching WRAL-TV news at 6:20pm on Thu Jan 24, you would have seen member Donnie Medlin interviewed on his extensive Pepsi collection and noted as the top Pepsi bottle collector in the world. I recorded this on VCR tape if anyone wants to view it. Picture on front of newsletter is a scene from the interview.
David Tingen suffered a nasty fall from a ladder just before Christmas. He broke several pelvic and rib bones. His recovery will take several months. We wish him a speedy recovery.
The 2001 Club Directory was handed out to members at the Dec 8 meeting. Remaining members will receive theirs by mail.
Thanks to these members who have recently renewed: Bill McConley, Bill Wrenn.
Dues are $10 individual, $15 family. To join the Raleigh Bottle Club, please use the Membership Application web form or contact Reggie for a printed copy. The club newsletter is distributed to over 600 people, mostly in NC and the surrounding states. Members can place free ads, which will be seen by a large number of collectors in our area.
Club members are encouraged to bring in bottles for the raffle we will have at each meeting. The raffle is fun for everyone and helps add money to the club treasury. For nicer bottles, the club treasury can reimburse the wholesale cost to the donator. Contact the treasurer before the raffle to make arrangements.
Members are also encouraged to bring in bottles for sale, since the opportunity to buy nice bottles is another reason people come to meetings.
At right Frank Bishop shows a cobalt blue Francis Dusch soda from Richmond, VA. Here's some other show & tell bottles from the January meeting:
Reggie showed this BIM crown top soda embossed on front with picture of a standing bear and the words Gin Gera / 7 OZ. / BOTTLED BY / GIN-GERA / BOTTLING WORKS / GREENSBORO, N.C. and embossed on back with picture of bear with serving tray and the words Gin Gera / THIS BOTTLE NEVER SOLD. Click to see full views of front and back.
Bottles offerred for sale by Charles Batton, including many that he recently dug.
Reggie showed this BIM crown top soda with circular slug plate embossed ELLINGTON'S / MINERAL SPRINGS / STONEVILLE, N.C..
Show and tell bottles by Frank Bishop and Reggie Lynch.
Need members to sign-up for these show positions:
Dealer packages were handed out during the Jan 8th meeting and initial table assignments accepted.
Since handing out the initial dealer packages at the meeting, Reggie went to the fairgrounds and got their security to agree to open gates 6 & 7 along Youth Center Road at 6:00am the day of the show. This will allow our dealers an easy way in (and right beside the Holshouser building) without waiting in the line that typically forms outside gate 9 at Trinity Road.
The dealer packages were mailed with this revised gate info. Every dealer from our Apr/Nov 2001 shows was mailed a package. In addition, Email announcement of the show was sent to about 600 people. Dealers from our last year's shows will be guaranteed a table if their signed application with payment is received by Feb 5.
Reggie plans to distribute our dealer package to dealers at the upcoming Columbia SC (Feb 15) and Baltimore MD (Mar 3) shows.
Full show package with contract, maps, and more (this is the full dealer package) can be found on our club's show page:
www.antiquebottles.com/raleigh/Apr2002ShowReggie submitted our club's show package to AB&GC magazine so our 1/4 page display ad should run in the Feb/Mar/Apr issues. Our show will also be listed in AB&GC plus Bottles & Extras magazines for the Feb/Mar/Apr issues. Reggie has submitted our show info to area and regional magazines for publication in the calendar of events.
Have found insurance coverage for show and club meetings at $350 per year. After officers review policy and approve, it will go into effect March 1.
Reggie has reserved 135 8' tables (127 dealer, 6 display, 2 entrance) plus 240 chairs from the fairgrounds. The fairground staff will set up the tables according to our floor plan on Friday before the show. Nice we don't have to do that setup work this time, and they even break them down and clean up.
CASPER'S/ MADE BY HONEST / NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE / WHISKEY cobalt whiskey with most of the original label. Recently won on eBay by Corky Shore.
front reads From the Casper Co.inc. Roanoke Va. Lowest Priced Whiskey House Write for Private List our plant covers 14 acres. and back reads Casper's Whiskey Pleases Mild Mellow Enchanting. Click to see picture of back.
SUPERIOR SODA WATER with embossed eagle and graphite pontil base.
Also called the Charleston (SC) Eagle soda. Sold recently for $811 on eBay.
Taka-Cola serving tray that sold recently on eBay for $77. Click to see closeup view of bottle the lady is holding.
SCOTTSVILLE / DISPENSARY / SCOTTSVILLE, VA pint flask that sold recently for $272 on eBay.
The Aronhime Distilling Company U.S. Registered Distillery No.276 Roanoke - - Va.
3" tall mini jug that sold recently on eBay for $177.
Compliments of Lee & Broughton, Raleigh, N.C.
Member David Jackson recently picked up this labeled Chestnut Flask. Click to see label size.
This half pint SC DISPENSARY rum sold on eBay recently but reserve was not met. See close up showing the nice embossing.
Checker-board style Pepsi=Cola from Lynchburg, VA that sold for $460 on eBay.
Raleigh Pepsi=Cola in diamond logo (RA8 in Ayer's) that sold recently on eBay for $196.
S.C.DENNIS & CO. / HILTON HEAD / S.C.
Rare blob top soda that sold recently by Peyton Youmans for $1,500.
Greensboro NC Pepsi with "Delicious Healthful 5 cents" that sold recently for $940 on eBay. GR1 in Ayer's Pepsi book. Click to see full view.
Bowling pin style Pepsi=Cola from High Point, NC sold recently on eBay for $2,635.
P. STUMPF & Co 1817 MAIN ST RICHMOND VA 8" amber beer with original closure sold recently on eBay for $710.
No formal presentation this month, but I did stop by W.K. Richard's Oakwood Antique Mall at their new location. W.K. had some fancinating bottle-related advertising pieces that you just don't see.
A view of W.K.'s shop.
Garret & Co Wine:
"Pride of North Carolina Corn Whiskey" sign by D.E. Arey Distilling in Salisbury, N.C. (sorry for glare)
Hick's Capudine serving tray with "Effects Immediately".
"Baseball Liniment" by Pearson Remedy Co in Burlington, NC.
Hick's Capudine serving tray with "Prompt Results".
If you want to stop by and check out W.K.'s shop, his Oakwood Antique Mall is now located at 1653 Old Louisburg Road near the Dunkin Donuts on Capital Blvd (less than a mile from the old location), phone: (919) 834-5255.
Looking for other people to sign-up for presentations at future meetings, so please let us know when you would be willing to present. Presentations can be 5 to 60 minutes in length, and you can pick most any topic related to bottles and go-withs. There will be no presentation at the first meeting of each quarter to allow more time for chatting and buying/selling. May get Jimmie Wood to do ACL's and Charlie Perry to do White House Vinegar? Vernon Capps has offered to do USA Hospital bottles in Mar. Russell Griffin has offered to do Coke bottles. Sonny Howell has offerred to do a Sat presentation at Granddaddy's. John Patterson has offered to do a Sat presentation on NC milk bottles at Granddaddy's. Jerry Roughton wrote the book on NC medicines and has agreed to do a presentation on this topic and NC saloon tokens. Will Gorges may present on Civil War era. Talked about a Spring picnic and presentation at Donnie Medlin's house in Louisburg.
Directions from the 440 Beltline: Take Glenwood Ave exit and head in town (away from Crabtree Valley Mall). Cross bridge over Wade Ave and turn right to "clover leaf" onto Wade Ave heading downtown. Merge right onto Capital Blvd heading downtown. Capital Blvd becomes N. Dawson St. Continue 0.7mi and turn right onto W. Cabarrus St. Cross railroad tracks, and just pass the Amtrak Station on right is #516 "Clancy & Theys Construction Co" - park behind building.
Directions from I-40: Take S. Saunders St exit and head North into downtown Raleigh. S. Saunders will turn into S. Wilmington St. Go pass Memorial Auditorium, then 2 blocks later turn left on W. Davie St., left on Dawson St, and right on W. Cabarrus St. Cross railroad tracks, and just pass the Amtrak Station on right is #516 "Clancy & Theys Construction Co" - park behind building.
You can also see directions on the Internet via www.mapquest.com by entering the "516 W. Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC" address.
Also see Antique Bottle Shows, AntiqueNC.com, NC State Fairgrounds Calendar of Events, NC Festivals and Fairs, Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting, Raleigh OnLine.
Feb 2, 2002
Rome Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club's Annual Show & Sale,
Sat 8am-3pm at the Rome Civic Center, Turner McCall Blvd, Rome, GA.
Info: Jerry Mitchell, PO Box 475, Bremen, GA 30110, Phone:
(770) 537-3725 or or Bob Jenkins, 285 Oak Grove Rd.,
Carrollton, GA 30117, PH: (770) 834-0736.
Feb 3, 2002
South River, NJ
New Jersey Antique Bottle Club's 6th annual show Sun 9am-2pm
at the Knight's of Colombus Hall, 88 Jackson St, South River, NJ.
Info: Joe Butewicz, NJABC, 24 Charles St, South River, NJ 08882,
or Ernest Bower, (732) 868-0510,
Feb 9, 2002
Sarasota-Mannatee Antique Bottle Collectors Association's 16th Annual
Indoor Show & Sale, Sat 10am-4:00pm (dealer setup 7:30-10am)
at the Boys & Girls Club
at the East end (immediately adjacent to the) Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3100 Fruitville Rd.
Info: Ed Herrold, PO Box 3105, Sarasota, FL 34230,
Feb 9-10, 2002
"Pieces of the Past - Antiques Symposium" at the Raleigh City
Museum at 220 Fayetteville Street Mall in downtown Raleigh.
Sat 11am-5pm, Sun noon-4pm. Our Raleigh Bottle Club
will be doing a 2:00-2:45 presentation on Sat Feb 9th.
Museum's phone: (919) 832-3775, web:
Feb 15-16, 2002
South Carolina Antique Bottle Club's
28th annual Show & Sale Fri/Sat.
This year show will be a new location at
Meadowlake Park. Showtimes will be Friday from 12 noon till 7:30pm. Saturday will open at 9 and
go till 2:00. This is a 1/3 larger facility that has no parking problems. It is located off I-20 at exit 71.
This is the North Main St exit on Hwy 21. Travel north to the first stoplight after the intersection.
Turn right on Beckman Rd and the gym is there on the right. This location is only 3/8 of a mile
off I-20 which will make it an easy find. Expect to sale 145 dealer tables.
Show flyers will be mailed after Christmas.
Email Eric Warren SCbottles@aol.com,
238 Farmdale Dr, Lexington, SC 29073,
Phone (803) 951-8860.
Mar 3, 2002
Baltimore Antique Bottle Club
22nd Annual Antique Bottle Show & Sale
(Sun. 8 AM - 3 PM) at Essex Community College, 7201 Rossville Blvd.,
Info: Bob Ford, (410) 531-9459,
Mar 16, 2002
The DeLand MT Bottle Collectors Assoc 32nd Annual Show and Sale,
9am-3pm at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, I-4 and S.R. 44
(exit 56), DeLand, FL. Info: M. Pallasch, 7 Monroe Ave,
DeBarry, FL 32713, (407) 668-4538.
Mar 23, 2002
Mobile Bottle Collectors Club, 29th Annual Show & Sale, (9 AM
to 5 PM, at the Daphne Civic Center, Whispering Pines Road and
U.S. Hwy. 98, Daphne, AL. Info: JIM SIMMONS,
8851 Four Mile Road, Irvington, AL 36544, PH: (251) 824-2697,
or ROD VINING, 8844 Lee Circle, Irvington, AL 36544,
PH: (334) 957-6725, Email:
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