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

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. However, you must use the contact page to request an account. Unfortunately, we're getting too many fake accounts being created to be worth the effort of maintaining a registration page. You do not have to be a club member to request an account here, but if you are not a member, you can't access the members area.

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.

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