Club meeting - October

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 28 October, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. Collectable theme of the Night is NZ Political and bottle related Item of the Night is an Ink Bottle or Inkwell. Also bring along your New Finds. Sales tables are available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. On Sunday 25 November the Club will be having a catered Christmas meal instead of the usual barbecue. The price will be $26 per person with BYO drinks.

Club meeting - July

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 July, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  Items of the Night are a Natural History collectable and/or a Veterinary Related bottle.  Also bring along your New Finds.  Sales tables are available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Bill Newton is seeking hamper items for our local show raffle to be held at the end of August.  If you would like to donate anything please bring it to the meeting or contact Bill via the contact page of this website.

Club meeting - May

The Club's Annual General Meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 27 May, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  All officer and committee member positions are available so let someone know if you wish to be nominated. There will not be Items of the Night but still bring along your New Finds. Sales tables are available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Subs for the coming year are due on 1st June and it would be greatly appreciated if they are paid promptly.

Site update

A link to images from the 2018 National Antique Bottle & Collectors Fair that was held at Easter, Saturday March 31 –  Sunday April 1, at Pioneer Stadium, 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield, Christchurch, is now on the National Show page

Club Meeting - April

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 April, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. Item of the Night is Favourite Collectable and Favourite Bottle. Also bring along your New Finds. Sales tables are available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Invoices for Subs will be handed out at the meeting and it would be greatly appreciated if they are paid promptly. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought, please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Club meeting - March

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 25 March, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. Item of the Night for Collectables is "Optical Novelties". Item of the Night for Bottles is "American Bottles". Bring along your New Finds. Sales tables are available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Club meeting - February

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 25 February, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. Item of the Night for Collectables is Victorian China & Glass. Item of the Night for Bottles is Victorian Soda Water. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Club meeting - January

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 28 January, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.   Item of the Night, for both Collectables & Bottles, is "Holiday Find". Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website. You can also place an advert in the magazine’s Trading Post pages, either for Items Wanted to Buy or To Sell

One hundred years ago in Christchurch

Just a column of advertisements courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand's Papers Past, taken from a 1918 NZ Truth (shown below, click read more). The ads contain familiar names of buildings and brands that lasted many years. Remember the United Services building? The Oxford Hotel? Wards beer? Ballins soft drinks? KAKA ALE and GOLD TOP ALE are brands well known to NZ breweriana collectors. I wonder what they tasted like?

 

End of year club meeting and BBQ - 6pm start

The next Club meeting will be the final meeting of the year, held at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 26 November, commencing at the earlier time of 6.00 p.m. There will be New Finds but NO items of the month and NO sales tables. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a Special Christmas Raffle. BBQ sausages and meat patties will be supplied. Bring your own glass, plate, bowl, cutlery and beverage of your choice. Members whose surname starts between A - M please bring a salad to share and those between N - Z please bring a dessert to share.

News Item about Collector in Hamilton

A news item by EMMA JAMES,  "Antiques transform John Andersen's Waikato home into mini museum" describes a mans love of history and his passion for collecting. John is a member of the Waikato Antique Bottle and Collectible Club.

Club meeting - October

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 October, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme of the night is Trinket Boxes and the bottle theme of the night is West Coast Bottles. Also new finds. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Club meeting - September

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 24 September, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme of the night is Guiding & Scouting and the bottle theme of the night is Christchurch Chemists. Also new finds. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. A Club magazine will be handed out. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Annual Show page update

Images from the 36th Annual Show held in August 2017 added to the Annual Show page.

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