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.

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

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