Club meets the first Tuesday of each month (except July).
Next meetings: Tuesday June 5 and August 7, 2001
Meeting will be at Clancey & Theys Construction - see directions below
Presentation: June - none, August - Reggie Lynch soda bottles.
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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. Next club show is April 27, 2002. Current officers: President: David Tingen Vice-president: John Arnold, Secretary: Frank Bishop, Treasurer / Newsletter Editor / Show Chairman: Reggie Lynch, Co-Show Chairman: Ronald Hinsley. Info: Raleigh Bottle Club, Web: www.antiquebottles.com/raleigh/. All past newsletters are archived on this web page.
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/benefits the club has to offer.
Motion made and passed to hold a club meeting June 5. This will be an informal meeting with no presentation and no newsletter coverage, but there will be raffle bottles (provided by Jack Murdock) and a swap meet. No meeting scheduled for July, so next meeting after June will be August 7.
Freddie Edwards has offerred to do club T-shirts. Donnie Medlin will explore doing this for the club.
Talked about show and feedback heard from the attendees. Overall response was that show was a success and enjoyed by most everyone. Can't tell you all the compliments we received, including "best first year show ever". 101 tables with 65 dealers and club made a small profit. 24 early buyers and about 200 regular paid admissions. This newsletter is full of pictures from the show.
There were some early buyers that were upset that "$15 per couple" only meant couples in a relationship and not you and your digging/show buddy. This will be clarified next year to something like "$15 per person - spouse free" to avoid the confusion.
The Show Program was enjoyed by each person who attended the show. Many good articles and a fair number of ads, but next year we need to try selling more ads. Without the show program, it would have been difficult to see a profit from the show.
Appears many dealers were upset by having to setup while early buyers came in. Dealers prefer having time to setup and shop before the early buyers come in. Possible change to next year's show would be to allow dealer's to optionally unload (boxes under table) Friday 6-8pm, then setup (bottles on table) 6-9am Sat with early buyers in at 7am Sat. Show for public would run 9am-3pm, but allow dealers to start packing at 2pm.
Donnie Medlin agreed to send out surveys to dealers and collect the results so we can see what dealers would like to change about the show. Reggie provided Donnie with mailing labels for all 65 dealers.
One thing that everyone agreed on was that our displays were wonderful. All 6 display tables were top notch stuff, which made the judging difficult. Pictures of each display and other shots from the show are below in the Presentation section.
After much discussion about changing location of show to the fairgrounds, it was finally voted on and approved to have the next show at the same location (i.e. NC Military Center) and date (Sat April 27, 2002). Will keep our show on the last Saturday of the month to coincide with the Liberty Antique Festival, which next Spring will be Fri/Sat April 26/27 2002.
Some finds from the show were discussed. Reggie showed a script straight-sided with center slug plate embossing from Wilmington, NC. Reggie also showed a "CHECKERS / MAKES PEOPLE NEW ALL OVER / CHECKERS MED, CO / WINSTON-SALEM, N.C." with partial label for Casper's Whiskey. Jack Murdock picked up a Bobbitt's Liniment bottle from Raleigh that noone had seen before. Ronald Hinsley picked up 2 hutches and a seltzer from Wilmington. David Tingen picked up 3 good beers, including one for a girl who was been looking for a bottle from her great grandfather's business. A relative of Thomas R. Jones is looking for Jones soda bottles from Raleigh.
Decided that dues would renew in August - same time for everyone. If you joined after August 2000, then you won't have to renew till after August 2002. This way we can do the membership renewals at the same time each year. Decided to keep individual membership dues at $10. But we introduced a family rate of $15.
Elections were held. Results are:
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Club raffle winners for May: Whitt Stallings won the cone top Pepsi can and other lucky members got the Durham pharmacy and labeled Raleigh Hick's Capudine.
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 (Reggie) before the raffle to make arrangements.
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.
Looking for other people to sign-up for presentations at future meetings, so let us know what you would be willing to present. Presentations can be 5 to 60 minutes in length. Reggie will be doing soda bottles for the August meeting. David Tingen may do a presentation on photographing bottles for the Internet. May get Jimmie Wood to do ACL's and Charlie Perry to do White House Vinegar in the fall.
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, NC State Fairgrounds Calendar of Events, NC Festivals and Fairs.
May 12, 2001
Ohio Bottle Club's
23nd Annual Mansfield Antique Bottle & Advertising Show & Sale
(9am to 3pm) at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio.
Info: Bill Koster (330) 753-7607 or Al DeMaison (216) 255-3880.
May 12, 2001
State Of Franklin Antique Bottle & Collectibles Assoc.
3rd Annual Show & Sale, (9 AM to 4 PM), at the Appalachian Fair
Grounds, Gray, TN. Info: MELISSA MILNER, 230 Rock House Rd.,
Johnson City, TN 37601. PH: (423) 928-4445, or
June 1-2, 2001
Antique Bottle & Collectible's Show & Sale sponsored by
Robeson Antique Bottle Club.
Fri 1-9pm, Sat 9am-3pm.
New location at the Expo and Farmer's
Market, Exit 14 off I-95 in Lumberton, NC.
7000 square foot air-conditioned convention building with
excellent lighting & facilities. Crawfish festival next door on June 2.
For info write to Richard Stephens, 1830 Riverside Blvd, Lumberton, NC 28358, Phone: (910) 738-6075, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Paul Valenti & Carla Baxley, phone (910) 738-3074, Email: email@example.com
June 8-9, 2001
"Knoxville in June",
East Tennessee Antique Bottle & Colletibles Society 13th
Annual Show & Sale, (Sat. 9 AM to 3 PM, early buyers Fri. 3 PM),
at the Merchants I-75 Expo, at I-75, Exit 108, Knoxville, TN.
Info: LARRY ACUFF, 220 N. Carter School Rd, Strawberry Plains,
TN 37871. PH: (865) 933-2333.
Aug 11, 2001
4th Annual VIcksburg Antique Bottle Show & Sale, 8am-4pm at the
Battlefield Inn, 4137 I-20 N. Frontage Rd, Vicksburg, MS.
Info: Cason Schaffer, 107 East View Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183
phone (601) 638-1195.
Aug 12, 2001
The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors
National Show & Sale, (9 AM to 3 PM, early buyers Sat. 12:30 PM),
at the Horizon Convention Center, Muncie, IN.
Info: NORMAN BARNETT, PO Box 38, Flat Rock,
IN. 47234. PH: (812) 587-5560.
Aug 25, 2001
31th Annual Bottle Show & Sale of the
Southeastern Antique Bottle Club.
Show will be 9:00am-4:00pm Sat at the Smyrna Recreation Center,
200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA (just north of Atlanta).
Dealer setup Sat 7-9am. Over 80 sales tables available.
For info, contact Jack Hewitt, 1765 Potomac Court,
Lawrenceville, GA 30243. PH: (770) 963-0220,
Or contact Fred Taylor,
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