Club Meeting - July

Our next Club meeting is this Sunday July 31st doors open at 6.45pm and the meeting starts sharp at 7pm, at the Riccarton Community Centre 199 Clarence Street Riccarton. Item of the night, Collectables; Hotel related collectables. Bottles; Poisons and Cures. RAFFLE. Each club night we hold a raffle please do not forget to put a few $1 coins in your pocket and help support the club - this month it’s going to be a healthy Vege offering. Your subscription for 2022/23 is now due, thanks to those who have paid already – appreciated.

Club Meeting - June

As we had our AGM last month and it was great to have such a great turn out we welcomed back the committee, with the addition of Gary Moore to the ranks. A great talk by Gavin Bishop and the Official book launch of the “UNEARTHED” with this publication in hard back almost sold out well done to the team. We also welcomed a new PATRON to the club Richard Spark and I’m sure he will enjoy and embrace the role. NEW FINDS: There will be a table for collectors to bring along new and interesting items that they have come across in the last month. Limited Sales tables available on the night.

Club meeting - April

There will be meeting this Sunday 24th April. MEETING STARTS AT 7pm hall opens at 6.45 pm. It seems like its been an age since we met, having skipped last months meeting due to the Covid outbreak in Canterbury.

Club meeting - March CANCELLED

The committee wish to advise club members that the meeting for Sunday 28 March has been cancelled due to the rising numbers of Omicron in our community. We are aware that the government has revised a lot of the restrictions, but we felt that our members would be best served by not having the meeting this month and letting the wave flow through Canterbury. We look forward to a much less restrictive meeting in April. There are some upcoming outdoor events coming up in Canterbury which I’m sure club members will enjoy and we look forward our April meeting. The club book is at the printers.

Club meeting - February

CLUB MEETING THIS SUNDAY 27th FEB. MEETING STARTS AT 7pm Hall opens at 6.45pm. THERE ARE SOME ALERT RESTRICTIONS SO PLEASE COME PREPARED. Face masks are compulsory and 1 metre distancing. Vaccination Pass will be scanned at the door. FOR OUR NEW MEMBERS: The meeting venue is The Riccarton Community Centre. Most of the parking is to the left of the building but there are parks behind and to the right, there is also parking in side street opposite.

Club meeting and Christmas Meal - November

There will be a Christmas Meal as part of our last meeting for 2021 Sunday 28th Nov. Apologies for such late notice to many out of towners or those that were not at our last meeting when it was mooted and a show of hands was an indication to the committee. Obviously there will be  some restrictions with Covid guidelines being followed, so seating and individual table serve allowing for  the caterers to change serving spoons / utensils between each table. The Meal will be at 6pm the venue will open to collectors at 5.40 pm.

Club meeting - October

We can host our Sunday, October 31st  meeting from 6.45 pm but there will be the restrictions of wearing a face mask / social distancing and a requirement to scan in and sanitize prior to entering the venue.We will have no supper due to the restrictions apologies, but we will be able to have a raffle so do bring some extra coins.

National Show

Following the latest alert level guidelines from the Government, we are left with no option other than to postpone the National Show yet again. COVID Alert Level 1 with no restriction on people numbers is what’s required to operate the National. We have secured a new date for the show, same venue, same times Friday February 18th – Sunday 20th February 2022


Club meeting - September


***** Important Announcement ****

The 46th New Zealand National Antique Bottle & Collectable Show. The New Date is Labour Weekend, Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October 2021. Its at the same venue, the YMCA Bishopdale Christchurch. Inquiries to Warren Roberts,, Tel 0800 782 584, Text/Mobile 027 270 7410

August newsletter & update

As you will be aware we were scheduled to hold the National here in Christchurch September 17-19 and as you can imagine the organising team have been watching the regular Govt updates at 1pm and 3pm to see where the country is heading with regard this latest Delta outbreak, and sadly Fridays announcement was not good at all for the running of the National in September, even if the South Island drops to level 1 by then we need the whole country here to make it a National event.

Club Meeting & Mid Year Dinner - July

EARLY START. THE HALL IS OPEN AT 6PM AND DINING WILL BE BETWEEN 6.15 -6.30PM. PLEASE BRING CORRECT MONEY $29 PER PERSON AND PAY AT THE DOOR. THANKS IN ADVANCE. This is likely to be our last meal service from John & Kate at Indulge Catering as they are both venturing into new business opportunities in the coming months, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish them well as we will do on the night with a small presentation. There will be no sales tables available for this month meeting due to the large numbers for the meal apologies for the inconvenience traders.

Club meeting - June

Our next Club meeting is this Sunday June 27th @ 7pm, Riccarton Community Centre 199 Clarence Street Riccarton. Item of the night Collectables: Hat (preferably an old one); Bottle: Jam Jar. We are hosting the 46th NATIONAL ANTIQUE BOTTLE & COLLECTABLES SHOW Entry Form & Schedule are on the National Show Page please support this event & your club with a display or a trading table. We have specialised dealer booths available please contact David James or Bruce Graham to book your space.

46th National Antique Bottle & Collectables Show 2021

46th National Antique Bottle & Collectables Show 2021, to be held Saturday 18th September - Sunday 19th September 2021, YMCA Bishopdale, 13A Bishopdale Court, Christchurch. Schedule and entry forms available on the National Show page

Club meeting - May: Annual General Meeting & Social Night

The formality of the AGM is only a small part of the meeting and it will not take the whole evening, so the outgoing committee have decided to include a wonderful supper spread of hot savories and cakes etc to form part of the social night. As a club we are extremely active in the collecting world and we have several exciting announcements to be made at the meeting.

Alan Polaschek

Our dear Patron, Alan Polaschek, passed away at Rannerdale War Veterans Home on on Friday, April 30, 2021. We have been so fortunate to have enjoyed Alan's humour and support of our club's activities over the years and as our dedicated club Patron. Alan would have turned 88 in a few days so a good innings considering his battles with his health over recent times and the passing of his dear Patricia recently. The funeral service for Alan Polaschek was held on Friday 7th May at the Transitional Cathedral Christchurch City corner of Madras Street & Hereford Street.

May 2021 Show reminder list

Show time reminder and checklist
Hall at Woolston club 43 Hargood street opens 7am Saturday 8th may
Access is up the main driveway and to the right follow the signs
There is no access on friday night
Things to remember.
Opens to the public at 10am (try to be ready to go by 9.30 as we had a queue by this time last year and we let them in early)
Please include table top coverings for both sales tables and your displays (display covers should go to the floor) to give a good effect and hide boxes and items stored beneath the tables


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