Club Meeting - November

This year’s final Club meeting/barbecue will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 30 November, commencing 6.00 p.m. There will be no themed Bottles or Collectables this month, but you are welcome to bring your New Finds. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle as usual.

Club Meeting - October

The next Club Meeting is at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday, 26 October, commencing 7.00 p.m.  The Collectable theme this month is Gardenalia, and the Bottle theme is Poison bottles. There will also be New Finds as usual.

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

Club Meeting - September

The next Club Meeting is at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday, 28 September, commencing 7.00 p.m.  The Collectable theme this month is Kitchenalia, and the Bottle theme is Kitchen bottles. There will also be New Finds as usual.

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

Archaeology in Christchurch

Uncovering the growth of a city, from a small settlement on a swamp to a thriving urban society. Discoveries and discussion about how people lived in Christchurch in the 19th century are described in this blog

Club Meeting - August

The next Club meeting is will be held on to be held this Sunday 31 August, commencing 7.00 p.m. Gary Moore and Lindsey Best will give an illustrated talk about their recent visit to Newcastle to attend the Australian Antique and Bottle Collectors’ Show. Members are asked if they could bring along an Australian Bottle or Collectable.
 
Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2. Visitors most welcome (and don't have to pay door charge!).

Coin collector? The Hawksbill Turtle is featured on New Zealand silver coin

The plight of the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle is highlighted by New Zealand Mint, who are to issue a 1oz $2 silver coin featuring the species. Read story here

Website moved to AWS hosting!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a basic free virtual hosting service. We've migrated the website to AWS as of today today. Amazon should offer an extremely reliable service, but it remains to be seen whether the website outgrows the limitations of the basic service.

How to Register with this Site

To be able to post to forums and to gain access to members areas of this website (club members have access to a "members only" area), you need to be a registered user. 

To register, click on "create new account". Find that on the left of the "Home" page (below "User login") or click here. You must choose a username and provide your email address and your real name (so we can give club members their special access). 

Club Meeting - July

The next Club Meeting is this Sunday, 27 July, commencing 7.00 p.m., following our Open Day at the same venue. Collectable theme of the night is NZ Colonial, and the Bottle theme will be New Zealand bottles. There will also be New Finds as usual.

Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket.Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2.

Open Day

Go here for further info on the Open Day

The £20m Fabergé egg that was almost sold for scrap

A scrap metal dealer who bought an ornament from a bric-a-brac market discovered it is a £20 million Fabergé egg. Telegraph article here

Club Meeting - June

The next Club Meeting is this Sunday 30 June, commencing 7.00 p.m. Collectable theme of the night is Arts and Crafts Movement (1870-1910), and the Bottle theme will be coloured glass bottles.  There will also be New Finds as usual.

Door charge is $3 per person.  A Raffle is available at $1 per ticket. Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2.

Bookings are still available for the Curragh Cottage supper on Tuesday 15 July. Cost is $10 per head with a film show to be screened for club members at the Ferrymead theatre for an additional $3.50 per head.

Collecting still popular with kids

Countdown Supermarkets latest DreamWorks Heroes action cards are so highly sought after that despite being handed out free with every $20 spent in store, a full set is being sold on Trade Me for about $200. Press newspaper article here

Club Meeting - May

The next Club meeting is also the Annual General Meeting, to be held this Sunday 25 May 2014, commencing 7.00 p.m. This will be followed by New Finds.
 
Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2.

Club Meeting - April

The next Club Meeting is this Sunday 27 April, commencing 7.00 p.m. Collectable theme of the night is ANZAC (note the 100 year commemoration this year), and the Bottle theme will be bottles 1910 - 1920. There will also be New Finds as usual.

Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2.

Articles for future Club magazines are welcome at any time. You can also place an advert in the magazine's Trading Post pages - this could be for items Wanted to Buy or To Sell. Contact Hugh.

 

'World's oldest' message in a bottle arrives home

A message in a bottle tossed into the sea in Germany 101 years ago and believed to be the world's oldest has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

http://www.thelocal.de/20140408/granddaughter-gets-100-year-old-message-in-bottle-reaches-granddaughter

Club Meeting - March

The next Club Meeting is this Sunday 30 March, commencing 7.00 p.m. Collectable theme of the night is Art Nouveau style, and the Bottle theme is Christchurch labeled.  There will also be New Finds as usual. Door charge is $3 per person. A Raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2.

Pictures from the 2014 National Antique Bottles and Collectables Show

Images taken at the 2014 National Antique Bottles and Collectables Show in Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre at Easter Weekend have been loaded onto the National Show Page

Club Meeting - February

The next Club Meeting is this Sunday 23 February, commencing 7.00 p.m.

Collectable and Bottle themes of the night are Art Deco style. There will also be New Finds as usual.
Door charge is $3 per person. A raffle will be available at $1 per ticket. Sales tables are available at a cost to sellers of $2.

A Club magazine will be distributed at Sunday’s meeting. Remember, articles for future Club magazines are welcome any time. You can also place an advert in the Magazine Trading Post pages - this could be for items Wanted to Buy or To Sell.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 19:00 to 23:00

Club Meeting - January

The next Club Meeting will be on Sunday 26 January, commencing at 7.00 p.m.
 
67 Mandeville Street (Philatelic Centre), Christchurch. 
 
Please bring your Best Holiday Finds (either bottle or collectable). This is the theme for the night.
 
Just a reminder that the door charge is now $3.
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00

The new site has launched!

You might notice that the club website looks completely different now. That's because we've moved to Drupal.

With Drupal, building pages is far simpler. But more importantly, Drupal allows club members to contribute to the website. Once a club member is registered with our website, they can comment on pages and use our forums for discussion.

If you're a club member, register now and then send a message via the contact page. Your club "membership" will be confirmed by the club membership secretary and you will be assigned special privileges on our website.

People who are not club members are permitted to register with the website. Non-member users will not be able to see some club specific pages (like magazine back issues and event announcements) but will be able to post to some of the forums and make comments on articles.

Try it out now and let us know what you think by contacting us via the contact page or catching Steve C or Anthony at a club meeting.

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