Raleigh Bottle Club - March 2002 Newsletter

Club typically meets the first Tuesday of each month. Next meeting: Tuesday Apr 2, 2002 7-9pm
Meeting will be at Clancey & Theys Construction - see directions below
Presentation: Prep for April 27th show - bring bottles For Sale and Show & Tell

Topics in this Newsletter (click topic to jump there):
Business Membership Status Raffle Show & Tell Spring Show Recent Finds
Presentation Meeting Location Agenda Member Ads Show Calendar .

The 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:
David Tingen
John Arnold
Frank Bishop
Reggie Lynch
Newsletter Editor
Show Chairman
Ronald Hinsley
Co-Show Chairman
Raleigh Bottle Club
Email: raleigh@antiquebottles.com
Web: www.antiquebottles.com/raleigh/
All past newsletters are stored on the club web page for quick&easy reference, so there is no need to print and save them.

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.

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Business & Misc

33 people attended the Mar 5 meeting at Clancey & Theys in downtown Raleigh, a new record high. Feb minutes and Jan/Feb treasurer report were approved. Club approved next meeting for Tue April 2 7pm at Clancey & Theys in downtown Raleigh (our regular spot). April meeting will be used for final show preparation, with plenty of time left over for show&tell and buying&selling. For future presentation possibilities, see below.

Spring show was discussed - see below for details, especially the added Fri 4-7pm dealer setup.

Our club insurance policy went into effect March 12. This covers our Spring Show, Fall Festival, and regular meetings. The policy is from Hartford, and our agent is Maia Braswell of Insurance Professionals in Cary.

Reggie had problems with his old web host provider where the club newsletters were stored. Some of you may have noticed that the Feb newsletter suddenly reverted to an "under construction" version. These problems were all fixed by moving to a new web host provider on March 20. All counters at the bottom of various pages were reset back to 1, so the counts displayed now are lower than actual if the page was created before the cut over.

Click to see enlargement The March 3 Baltimore Bottle Show was a huge success, with show chairman Bob Ford and the club putting on an exemplary show that in my opinion sets the standard by which other shows should be judged. They set a new attendance record with 1,384 paid admissions and 305 dealer tables, making it the largest one-day bottle show in the world. Says a lot for our hobby when shows can continue to set records in the current economic climate. Many of our club members were setup or in attendance. At right is a photo that Bob Ford took looking down on the show activities in Baltimore.

Member John Patterson has started a new web site on NC milk bottles at www.ncmilks.com - check it out. John is a very helpful resource in answering questions for this category.

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Membership - Renewal - Directory

We added 3 new paying members in March: Joel Young, Michael Trinidad, Bill Porter. Total paid members: 103. Number newsletters mailed: 52, Emailed: 861.
Still need to mail club directory to those who didn't pick one up. Sorry for the delay.

Thanks to these members who have recently renewed: Joe Webb.

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 700 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.


The March raffle raised $51 for the club, a new record made helped by the generous donation of extra bottles to the raffle at the meeting. A special thanks to William "Bill" Clark who donated another nice Fayetteville script Pepsi that was won by a very happy Michael Trinidad (see picture above right), who also joined the club that night and happens to collect Fayetteville bottles (beginner's luck strikes again).

At right is a photo of some of the raffle bottles being offerred at our Apr 2 meeting. From left to right they are: pint size milk: OAK HILL / DAIRY / ASHEVILLE, N.C., BIM crown top soda PARKER / BOTTLING WORKS / LAURINBURG, N.C., fancy crown top soda STARBOYS with base embossed PEPSI COLA BOT CO. / 9 OZ. / GREENSBORO, N.C. listed as GR12 in Ayer's Pepsi book. Raffle will include other bottles to be furnished at meeting.

Click to see enlargement 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.

Show & Tell / Bottles For Sale

Members are encouraged to bring bottles into meetings for show and tell. These bottles are good candidates for pictures and maybe stories in our newsletter. But it's also a lot of fun to share and is a big part of what our hobby is about. Members are also encouraged to bring in bottles for sale, since the opportunity to buy nice bottles is another reason people come to meetings.

Here's some show & tell bottles from the March meeting:

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Some bottles shown by Reggie that he recently picked up: A.F. LUCAS / WILMINGTON / N.C. with Baltimore loop style top, Indian Rock / Ginger Ale / RICHMOND / PEPSI=COLA Co / RICHMOND / VA. bowling pin, W.H. BUCK / NORFOLK / Va in medium green with iron pontil.

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new member Joel Young shows this slug plate soda MATTHEWS & WEEKS / ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.

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Jimmie Wood shows two bottles: and blue&white Evervess, a rare Pepsi=Cola product from Charlotte, NC and embossed EVERVESS on the shoulder. Also a green Vanderbilt Special from 1940's in Asheville (only two of these known to exist).

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Ronald Hinsley shows a dark green bottle embossed L. G. JUNG / NEW ORLEANS with one label that reads "Distilled Creme DE Menthe, L. G. Jung New Orleans" with a picture of a distillery and "L.G. Jung DISTILLER OF HIGH GRADE CORDIALS AND MANUFACTURER OF SYRUPS NEW ORLEANS".

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Frank Bishop shows two NC beers: Robert Portner Brewing / Wilmington, NC and a amber J.H. Tienken / Wilmington, NC.

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J.B. Young shows a McGee's Chrolinated Lithia Spring Water / Clarksville / Mecklenburg Co. / VA

Raleigh Spring Show Plans

Tables sold so far: 66 of 134
Displays reserved so far: 4 of 6 to: Marge McGee, Scott Berry, Gary Arnold, Jerry & Kelly Icenhour.

After numerous requests from dealers who wanted extra time to setup, which have added a April 26th Friday 4-7pm setup time for dealers only where they can setup and do buying/selling/chatting. No early buyers during this time, but show officials and displayers will be allowed. Fairgrounds has agreed to have table/chair setup done by noon on Friday, giving the show officials until 4pm to finish setting up the area before dealers come in at 4pm. Holshouser Building will be locked at 7pm sharp on Friday, then reopened 6am Saturday. The building will be unoccupied Friday night but the Fairgrounds provides 24 hour security for the grounds. The extended setup time will be communicated to dealers via a direct mailing. The info on the show web pages has been updated. We will also have security in the Holshouser Building from Fri 4-7pm and Sat 6-9am.

Here are the Show Committee Positions - note that some positions still need volunteers:

  1. Postcard mailing - Donnie Medlin will stamp/label/mail the show postcards.
  2. Fairgrounds Signs - Whitt Stallings is building the signs and David Tingen will help stencil them.
  3. Road signs - David Tingen is modifying last years signs to be reused this year. David Tingen volunteered to place the road signs early Sat morning, then pick them up after the show. But he needs some help.
  4. Banner Signs for fence - Donnie Medlin suggested we get Pepsi or Coke to donate banners that we could add our show info to. Frank Bishop is checking with Coke and Pepsi in Durham. Marshall Clements agreed to add our wording to the banners.
  5. Banner Sign for Entrance - need a 8 foot wide banner to place over the Holshouser Building sign. Can read "Antique Bottle & Collectibles / Show & Sale Today". The last coin/stamp show did a banner like this and it looks real good looking from Dorton Arena so everyone knows there is an event that day in the Holshouser Building.
  6. Show Program - Ron Bender and Janie Raper have been working to sell ads and produce the program. Everyone is encouraged to buy an ad: just $10 for a business card ad and more for larger ads. See this page for details or contact Ron at 919-562-1358. Deadline for receiving ads is April 17th.
  7. Display Chairman - Jack Murdock agreed to sign up collectors for displays, handle displayer needs (electrical, table or not), order ribbons for 1st/2nd/3rd (Reggie has already ordered Most Educational and People's Choice ribbons), collect/tally votes for People's Choice, pick judges, and award the ribbons.
  8. Table Setup - Dean Haley and Pem Woodlief agreed to help Reggie tape signs to each of the dealer tables. Will do this on Fri 3-4pm.
  9. Dealer Packages - Chuck Peterson agreed to help Reggie prepare the packages distributed to dealers on day of show, which includes badges, tax info, and survey. Plan to have different color badges for dealers/displayers, show officials, and early buyers.
  10. Show Survey - need someone to prepare the survey and tabulate the results. Feedback from last year's show was helpful in insuring the success of this year's show.
  11. Fri Admission Table - need one person to run the admission table at the front entrance Fri 4-7pm. Responsibilities include handing out dealer and displayer packages, and insuring only dealers, displayers, and show officials enter.
  12. Sat Admission Table - need two people to run the admission table at the front entrance Sat 6-9am. Responsibilities include handing out dealer and displayer packages, selling early admission, and insuring only dealers 6-7:30am and early buyers after 7:30am at the front entrance. Judy Tingen has volunteered but still need one more person.
  13. Sat Welcome Table - Someone at the front entrance table from 9am-3pm. No admission since free after 9am, but just someone to greet people, get new folks to sign info card, and hand out copies of our latest newsletter with membership application, and hand out show program. Shifts are 9-11: Charles & Cindy Patterson, 11-1: Judy Tingen, 1-3: David Tingen

Reggie distributed dealer packages at the March 3 Baltimore MD show.

Andy's Ice Cream has signed up to be our food/drink vendor in the show building. They will setup by the rear loading dock, and will be providing fresh biscuits, pastries, and coffee for breakfast, then hot dogs and sandwiches for lunch. Canned drinks and bottled water will also be available.

Had to remove table 45 and 56 from the floor plan to allow room for the vendor. Reggie and Ronald, with help from Dean and JB, went back over the floor plan by checking layout in the actual building. Result was initial plan was conservative, and we have room for 9 extra tables along the walls. New floor plan is posted on the web.

Added the Dealer List to the show page so dealers could check their table assignments and reservations.

Our show info has been posted to the fairgrounds event calendar. The NC International Festival will be the same weekend in the Scott and Graham Buildings and attracts thousands of extra visitors to the fairgrounds that weekend.

Full show package with contract, maps, and more (this is the full dealer package) can be found on our Raleigh Show page: www.antiquebottles.com/raleigh/Apr2002Show

Recent Finds

If you have any recent finds to post here, or just want to share a favorite bottle, please submit info to the newsletter editor Reggie Lynch. Most pictures can be clicked to see the original full view before it was cropped to fit here.

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Half pint amber SC DISPENSARY union style flask with palmetto tree sold recently for $1,000 on eBay by RUSTYCANN@MINDSPRING.COM

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2 gallon salt glazed jug from Randolph County, NC turned and signed by one of the earliest and rarer potters -Pascal M. McCoy. He was born in 1816, worked before, during and after the war and died in 1876. Info courtesy of seller: Brent Gearhart (brentg9@aol.com).

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Signed CB CRAVEN on base (for Charlie Craven) with JOHNSON / BEAUFORT CO in circle on shoulder. Sold $438 on eBay by valdmira@alltel.net

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Blob top beer embossed R. Portner, Trade, Tivoli, Mark, Wilmington, N. C. that sold on eBay for $92 by wadad.

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BIM crown top soda embossed in circular slug plate ENFIELD BOTTLING / WORKS / ENFIELD, N.C. sold on eBay for $22 by wish-man

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Original Coke script hutch embossed on front: BIRMINGHAM COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. and on back: BIRMINGHAM ALA. ROOT 405 that sold on eBay for $2,510 by Danny Ragsdale (cokehutch).

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This Pepsi from Orangeburg, SC was unlisted in either of the Ayer's books and fetched $433 on eBay for the seller Eric Warren.

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Phillip Fulton Emailed me this picture of a 3�" mini scratch jug incised with Pinehurst, NC. It's covered with an Albany glaze that was used often in Buncombe County. He picked it up at a little show in Kentucky.

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David Jackson won this Farmvile VA Dispensary label, which he promptly affixed to one of his matching pint flasks.

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This gallon jug labeled GEORGE A. JACKSON / THE LIQUOR DEALER / SALISBURY, N.C. / OLD WHISKIES MY SPECIALTY was sold by Don Goodman for $500 on eBay.

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Green face jug signed Lanier Meaders on base sold for $1,226 on eBay.

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Hutchinson-style soda embossed in circular slug plate MAYFIELS'S / Celery Cola / J.C. MAYFIELS MAFG. CO. / BIRMINGHAM, ALA. sold for $200 on eBay.

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Mid-script straight-sided UNION, SC Coca-Cola bottle sold for $104 on eBay.

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TYREE'S / CHAMOMILE / BITTERS, known to be from Staunton VA, in a nice yellow honey amber sold by Ralph Van Brocklin for $405 on eBay.

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Similar to WAD1 in the 2nd Ayer's Pepsi book, this Pepsi:Cola / WADESBORO, N.C. bottle fetched $566 on eBay.

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1915-20 B&W postcard of Keystone Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Northfork W.Va. sold for $310 on eBay.

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While purple irradiated Cokes are a fake color to be wary of, this strong amethyst colored S-S Coke from Reidsville, NC appears to be a true/original color. Sold for $225 on eBay.

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Oval slug plate embossed Coca-Cola / Bottling Works / Fairmont, W.Va. sold on eBay for $1,025. Also see full size view.

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David Tingen gave an interesting presentation on Addison Glass, that was in operation 1889-1903. Here is the documentation provided by David:

Addison Glass Company was founded as Mosaic Glass Company and located in Fostoria, Ohio. Jonathan Haley, who was born in England in 1841, was the founder. The Fostoria factory operated until 1894 and closed due to financial problems. Jonathan moved the operation to Addison, NY in about 1901 and with the support of the town, built a new factory to employ 150 workers. Financial problems continued to plague the company and operations ended in 1903. The actual history and accurate dates are a matter for discussion. Those with knowledge of the company say the information is vague and documents support an interesting past.

Most of the products produced by Addison were pressed window tiles in various sizes and colors. The most predominant patterns were floral and the colors included cobalt blue, amber, teal, dark aqua and amethyst. Sizes included 4x4, 4x5, 5x5, 4x8, 5x10 and 8x10 inches. The larger tiles are the lease common and include wonderful scenes with animals and floral content. Plain, unpatterned, tiles were also available and used as fillers in windows and doors.

In addition to the tiles, Addison produced one floral pattern for table service and several types of canning and jelly jars. I have not seen any of these with marks that lead to Addison Glass.

If anyone has additional information concerning the Mosaic or Addison companies, please reply to beers@antiquebottles.com
Thanks .. David Tingen

Future Presentations

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. 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.

Meeting Location

Regular club meetings are held 7-9pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Clancy & Theys Construction Company where club member John Arnold works. Company is located at 516 W. Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh. Park in back of building by driving down road that runs between Clancy building and the AmTrak Station, then take first left that will take you behind the Clancy building. Use door at back center of building (door is locked, so knock on window to left where you will see club members). If you need help finding the meeting, call John Arnold (919) 427-0334 or Reggie Lynch (919) 612-0259 on their mobile phones.

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".

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".

You can also see directions on the Internet via www.mapquest.com by entering the "516 W. Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC" address.

Agenda for the next meeting

  1. Bottle sales/trades till meeting starts (helps to arrive a little early).
  2. Sign-in sheet for attendees- introduce newcomers.
  3. Hand out badges - make badges for newcomers.
  4. Approve treasurer report and previous minutes in newsletter.
  5. Request articles for upcoming newsletters.
  6. Collect ads to run in the next newsletter. Current ads run for two months and must then be renewed. Just let Reggie know if you want to renew your same ad.
  7. Confirm date of next meeting as Tue May 7th 7pm at Clancey & Theys in downtown Raleigh.
  8. Remind diggers to bring old doll parts to April 27th show for Jean Reed who is traveling down from Stevens, PA. (717) 336-7432.
  9. Discuss Spring Show. Accept dealer applications and allow dealers to pick their spot. Assign show committees. Hand-out posters and cards for members to distribute in area antique shops.
  10. Discuss changing formal Fall Festival to an informal get together where we just reserve a block of spaces and dealers bring their own tables for one or two days. Advertising would be whatever we could do free, like AB&GC and FOHBC show calendar, posters in area antique shops, and of course in this newsletter.
  11. Meeting presenters - sign-up people to do presentations of their collections at future meetings.
  12. Open discussion, announcements, digging stories, show & tell, latest bottles aquired, show reports, ...
  13. Invite a member to tell story of how they got started in bottle collecting.
  14. Setup/announce any raffle bottles. The club can reimburse a nominal amount for nicer bottles - see treasurer in advance.
  15. Setup/announce any auction bottles. The seller can set a minimum bid with the amount above the minimum going to the club. So please bring any bottles you want to auction (limit 5 per seller).
  16. Sell raffle tickets ($1 each, 6 for $5) while presentor gets ready. Also a good time to examine the raffle and auction bottles.
  17. Presentation.
  18. Auction any bottles being offerred.
  19. Draw winning tickets for the raffle. 1st winner gets first choice and so on till all bottles are gone.
  20. Turn in badges and have badge drawing. Winner gets 6 raffle tickets good toward any future raffle.
  21. Conclude with Swap Meet - announce who has bottles for sale. Each person is encouraged to bring in bottles for sale/trade. Please limit yourself to a maximum of 4 boxes. Tables will be provided where bottles can be displayed for show or sale.

Member Ads

Ads are posted here free of charge to club members. Submit ad info to club secretary for inclusion in the next newsletter. Ads run for 2 months, then must be renewed to continue. If your ad ran before and you want to run it again without changes, just request "repeat same ad".
  1. Wanted: Painted Labels from NC: T&J Beverage from Winston-Salem, NC; Hiway from Wilmington, NC; Hammonmd from Greensboro, NC; Dandy from Raleigh, NC. Jimmie Wood, PO Box 808, Denver, NC 28037 (704) 483-0298.

  2. Wanted: Ginger Ale bottle from Bullock NC made with pure Buckhorn Mineral Water. Label says "Ale with a Sale". Emil Sparger, 610 8th St., Spencer, NC 28159, (704) 633-1958.

  3. Wanted: all bottles from Virginia towns of Newport News, Hampton, Grafton, Phoebus, Old Point Comfort, Morrison, Hilton Village, Harpersville, West Point, and Williamsburg. Mike King, (804) 642-3570, PO Box 220, Wicomico, VA 23184, Email: GLOBOTTLE@aol.com

  4. Wanted: center slug plate script Coca-Cola and Pepsi bottles in undamaged condition. Reggie Lynch, Email: rlynch@antiquebottles.com, phone: (919) 789-4545. Check out my bottles for sale on the Internet www.antiquebottles.com/rl/ and in booth 615 at Granddaddy's Antique Mall in Burlington, N.C.

Calendar of Events and Upcoming Shows

Also see Antique Bottle Shows, AntiqueNC.com, NC State Fairgrounds Calendar of Events, NC Festivals and Fairs, Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting, Raleigh OnLine, Spectator Magazine - Special Events.

Apr 26-27, 2002
Liberty, NC
Liberty Antique Festival has over 300 dealers. A few bottles can be found. From I-85 in Burlington, take the Hwy 49 exit and head south to Liberty. Then follow signs. Put on by Janmar Promotions, PO Box 939, Liberty, NC 27298. Call Vito or Mary Ellen Sico or Janet Hill at (336) 622-3040 or 622-3535.
Apr 27, 2002
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Bottle Club presents its 2nd Annual Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale, Sat 9am-3pm - Free Admission. Show located in the Holshouser Building on the NC State Fairgrounds (last year's show was in the Military Center). Dealer setup: Fri 4-7pm Sat 6-9am, $25/table. Free display tables. Early Buying: Sat 7:30-9am is $15 per person.
Directions: from I-40, take Wade Ave then exit at Blue Ridge Rd and turn right - fairgrounds will be 1/2 mile down on right.
Info: Reggie Lynch, (919) 789-4545, PO Box 13736, Durham, NC 27709, Email: raleigh@antiquebottles.com Web: www.antiquebottles.com/raleigh/

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