Club meeting - April

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre,67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 24 April, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The collectable theme will be Catalogues, and the bottle theme will be Coloured Glass bottles.  There will also 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. The cut-off date for items for the next magazine is 15 May. You can also place an advert in the magazine’s  Trading Post pages, either for Items Wanted to Buy or To Sell.

National Show Page Update

The 41st National Bottle and Collectables Exhibition was held at ASB Stadium, Auckland Sat and Sun the 26th and 27th March. Some images from the event are shown on the National Show Page.

More early club magazines available

Club magazines from the 70's, 80's and 90's now available in the members only area of this website.

Club meeting - March

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 27 March, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme will be hand tools and the bottle theme will be labelled bottles. There will also 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 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 members in the news

Members of our club and the Christchurch antique and collectable community are in the news and in the Avenues magazine.

Club meeting - February

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 28 February, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme will be Valentines related, and the bottle theme will be perfume bottles. There will also be New Finds. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. A Club magazine will be distributed at Sunday’s meeting, but contributions to forthcoming magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Updated, National Show and Whats Happening pages

Links have been provided on the National Show page describing the 41st National Bottle & Collectables Exhibition, including where to download the schedule plus entry forms. New publications are described in the Whats Happening page.

Club meeting - January

The first Club meeting in 2016 will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 31 January, commencing 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme will be holiday-related collectables and the bottle theme will be Hamilton/Torpedo bottles. There will also be New Finds. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. You are invited to contribute to the February Club magazine. The cutoff date for contributions is 15 February. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Kiwi Christmas, history links

New Zealand's first Christmas service took place on December 25, 1814 at Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands, read more here and about the Reverend Samuel Marsden (1765 – 1838) here.

Early club magazines now available

Early club newsletters or magazines are being scanned and added to the members only area of this website. So far we have added the very first one from Sept 1976 as well as April 1977, April 1978, April and Sept 1979 and June 1980.

Club meeting/barbecue - November

This year’s final Club meeting/barbecue will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 November, commencing 6.00 p.m. Instead of themed Bottles or Collectables this month, you are invited to bring a Mystery Object. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle as usual. Members with a last name beginning A - M are asked to bring a salad, while those with a last name beginning N - Z are requested to bring a dessert. Please supply your own cutlery, plates, cups and liquid refreshments. The Club will provide barbecued meats.

Museum collection going online

Usually only a small proportion of a museum's collection is on display at any one time, but soon people from around he world will have access to more than 100,000 items from the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. Read the article from the Otago Daily Times "Museum collection going online", by Craig Borley (Sat, 5 Sep 2015).

Whats Happening

The What's Happening page has been updated, including the Harbour Bazaar (Lyttelton), Seaside Market (New Brighton), Linwood Rotary Market (Linwood Avenue School), Historic Oamaru Victorian celebrations, Akaroa Antique Fair (Area School) and the Members Bus trip (go here).

Club meeting - October

The next Club meeting will be on Sunday 25 October at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, and will begin promptly at 7.00 p.m. The item of the night will be sports collectables, and the bottle(s) of the night will be 1960 bottles. There will also be new finds. Members are asked to bring no more than two items in this category. Articles for future club magazines are always welcome. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page of this website.

Christchurch history links

The Christchurch City Library is an excellent source of information about the history of Christchurch, e.g. early Christchurch, foundations, famous men, women, buildings and places, local history fact files and provides many other links to historical data on Christchurch.

Club meeting - September

The next Club meeting will be on Sunday 27 September at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, and will start promptly at 7.00 p.m.

The item of the night will be high tea collectables, and the bottle(s) of the night will be cream and milk bottles. There will also be new finds. Members are asked to bring no more than two items in this category.

Club Meeting - July

The next Club meeting will be on Sunday 26 July at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, and will start promptly at 7.00 pm. This will again be labeled a Special General Meeting, when further proposed amendments to the Club Rules (as a result of input from Club members) will be tabled. A copy of the proposed rules has been emailed to members. New amendments are in blue type.

Old website address will expire on 2 September 2015

For a number of months http://christchurchcollectables.nz/ has been a valid address for this website. We are retiring the address christchurchcollectables.org.nz. All that's changing is that we're dropping the "org" part. From 2 September 2015, the old address will no longer be valid as the domain registration will expire. Please update bookmarks to the new address. If you get lost, google us!

Club Meeting - June

As notified at last month’s meeting, the next Club meeting on Sunday 28 June at 7.00 p.m. at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, is also a Special General Meeting at which the proposed rule amendments will be circulated.  The Collectable and Bottle of the Night will be farming related, and there will also be New Finds.

Open Day

Go to our Open Day page for more information

National Show Page Update

Some images taken at the 40th Annual National Antique Bottle & Collectables Show that was on at Easter weekend in Hamilton have been uploaded to the National Show Page

Club Meeting - May

The next Club meeting is also the Annual General Meeting, to be held this Sunday 31 May 2015, commencing 7.00 p.m. at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street.  The meeting will be followed by New Finds and a light supper will be served.  

A reminder about the Northbrook lunch on 20th of June. The cost is $27 per head and payment should be made at Sunday’s meeting.

A Club magazine will be distributed on Sunday. Articles for future Club magazines are welcome at any time. Please send these to Hugh via the contact page on this site.

Club Meeting - April

This is to advise that the next Club meeting is at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 26 April, commencing 7.00 p.m. The Collectable theme this month is ANZAC related, and the Bottle theme is Unrecorded Christchurch bottles. There will also be New Finds as usual.

Door charge is $3 per person.  A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. A reminder that Sales tables are free, and there is a separate table for individual items that members may wish to sell.

Club Meeting - March

This is to advise that the next Club meeting is at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 March, commencing 7.00 p.m.  The Collectable theme this month is Vehicle-related tools and garage accessories, and the Bottle theme is Vehicle-related. There will also be New Finds as usual.

Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. A reminder that Sales tables are free, and there is a separate table for individual items that members may wish to sell.

Club Meeting - February

The next Club Meeting is at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 22 February, commencing 7.00 p.m.  The Collectable theme this month is Fishing, and the Bottle theme is bottle ‘bloopers’.  There will also be New Finds as usual.

Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. A reminder that Sales tables are free, and there will be a separate table for individual items that members may wish to sell.

Selling the Dream

Poster art exhibition at Canterbury Museum "Selling the Dream" shows tourism posters that helped promote New Zealand, both locally and to the world. The exhibition features more than 50 lithographs and silk-screen prints produced by some of New Zealand’s leading commercial artists between the 1920s and 1960s.

Club Meeting - January

The first Club Meeting for 2015 will be held at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 25 January, commencing 7.00 p.m.  The Collectable theme this month is Laundry and the Bottle theme is cleaning agents.  There will also be New Finds as usual. Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. A reminder that Sales tables are now free, and there will be a separate table for individual items that members may wish to sell.

christchurchcollectables.org.nz becomes christchurchcollectables.nz

Please note that the christchurchcollectables.org.nz address is moving to christchurchcollectables.nz. In August 2015 the old address christchurchcollectables.org.nz will stop working. The new address is marginally shorter and hopefully easier to remember.

The Flat Iron Collectors

The Baltic Sea island of Usedom is home to a museum for flat irons. It's run by a couple who have collected more than 3,000 of them on their travels.

http://www.dw.de/the-flat-iron-collectors/av-18095822

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