Have a Merry Kiwi Christmas!

Thanks to Mike for this festive Aulsebrook's Xmas Pudding bowl picture. See an original advert featuring the Aulsebrook's Xmas Pudding below.

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.

Annual Show Update

Christchurch Antique Bottle & Collectables Annual Show, Saturday & Sunday August 26 & 27 2017, at the Table Tennis Centre in Blenheim Road, opposite The Warehouse (see flyer below). Thanks to those who have already sent in entries for the Show - it makes it easier to pay for advertising etc if we have some money to spend. Please note that entries close on 14th August. Although most displays in this year's show will be judged you are still welcome to enter a non-competitive display if you wish. RAFFLE DONATIONS  are required for our August Annual Show please.

Club meeting - July

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 30 July, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme of the night is Maori and the bottle theme of the night is Quill Morris. Also new finds. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Annual Club Show: Thanks to those who have already sent in entries for the Show - it makes it easier to pay for advertising etc if we have some money to spend. Please note that entries close on 14th August.

Club Meeting - June

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 25 June, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable and the bottle theme of the night will be Royalty. Also new finds. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person and there will be a $1 raffle. Club member and postcard collector. Jeff Long will be doing a presentation on Richard (King Dick) John Seddon who was the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand. Bring along any relevant items relating to the subject. RAFFLE DONATIONS required for our August Annual Show.

Site update

Additions have been made to the National Show page (pictures from this year), the Annual Show page (schedule and entry form for the clubs show in August), the Members page (the May club magazine) and the What's Happening page.

Annual luncheon

Club activity: The Club's annual luncheon will be on Saturday 17 June 2017 starting midday at Rossburn Receptions (Richard and Dawn Spark), Rangiora. Cost is $30 per person for the 3 course meal and also includes free entrance to the museum. Payment with booking must be made to Lindsey before 11 June. Friends and relatives of Club members will be most welcome.

Club Meeting - May ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 28 May, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The meeting is the Clubs Annual General Meeting so attendance by all members is more important than ever . There is no collectable theme or bottle of the night. There will be New Finds only of collectables and bottles. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. The Club's annual luncheon will be on Saturday 17 June starting midday at Rossburn Receptions (Richard and Dawn Spark), Rangiora.

Metal detecting in the news

Metal detecting in NZ is resulting in some pretty exciting finds, see the news articles by JARED NICOLL and JANINE BURNS

Club meeting - April

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre,67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 30 April , commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme of the night will be Crown Lynn pottery and the bottle theme H. Mace and associated items, 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.

Christchurch archaeology in the news

'The city's story' uncovered by artefacts found underground, a news story by MONIQUE STEELE about Christchurch based archaeologists Hamish Williams and Jessie Garland, including some interesting links to further reading.

Club meeting - March

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Sunday 26 March, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme will be NZ Jewellery and the bottle theme will be Ballins. 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.

Club meeting - February

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 26 February, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme and the bottle theme will be any item relating to Naval. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. The February Club magazine will be handed out at the meeting and once again we encourage members to attend and also to collect and pass on the magazines for friends. This can save the Club on postage costs.

Bottle collector in the news

A beautiful collection of bottles in New Plymouth, its nice to see a bottle collector in the news

Otago Club mini show

The "Whats Happening" page has been updated with information on the Otago Antique Bottle and Collectables Club Inc. mini show in Dunedin, Saturday 18 February 2017

Club meeting - January

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 January, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme and the bottle theme will be holiday finds. Please note, a large collection of collectable salt and pepper sets have been donated to the Club and these will be for sale at this Sunday's Club meeting (proceeds go to the Club). Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle.

The 42nd National Antique Bottle and Collectables Show

The 42nd National Antique Bottle and Collectables Show, will be hosted by The Nelson Bottle & Collectables Club, Easter 2017, Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April, Trafalgar Centre 7 Paru Paru Road Nelson, Download the show schedule and entry form on the National Show page.

Final club meeting of the year BBQ

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 27 November, commencing EARLIER at 6.00 p.m. New finds only. There will be NO item of the night. NO sales table. BBQ meat will be supplied plus some non alcoholic beverages. Bring your own glass, plate, bowl, cutlery and beverage of your choice. Members whose surname starts between A - M to bring a salad and those between N - Z to bring a dessert. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a raffle.

Water water everywhere!

Presenting and discussing a selection of the aerated water bottles that have surfaced so far on Christchurch archaeological sites, "Water water everywhere!" is an article posted on 16 September 2016 by Jessie Garland, (Underground Overground Archaeology Ltd). Go here to read the post

Site Update

We have scanned and uploaded to the members only section of this website, all of the past club magazines or newsletters we can find. You need to register with this website and be recognised as a club member to be able to access the members only area and download the club magazines. If you have any old club magazines that are not present in the members area, please let us know.

Club meeting - October

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Sunday 30 October, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The theme will be flags and pennants for collectables and bottles. As usual there will be New Finds. 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.

Club meeting - September

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 25 September, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The theme will be barber shop collectables and bottles. There will be a Club magazine handed out this meeting. As usual there will be New Finds. 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.

35th Annual Show

The 35th Annual Show will be held on Sat 27th and Sun 28th August. There will be sales tables as well as displays of members collections. Schedule and Entry Forms available for download on Annual Show Page.

Open day and Club meeting - July

Don't forget the Club's Open Day & Book Sale from 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Sunday 31 July) at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street (entry is Free). 

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