The 42nd National Antique Bottle and Collectables Show

The 42nd National Antique Bottle and Collectables Show, will be hosted by The Nelson Bottle & Collectables Club, Easter 2017, Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April, Trafalgar Centre 7 Paru Paru Road Nelson, Download the show schedule and entry form on the National Show page.

Club meeting - March

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Sunday 26 March, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme will be NZ Jewellery and the bottle theme will be Ballins. 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.

Club meeting - February

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 26 February, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme and the bottle theme will be any item relating to Naval. Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. The February Club magazine will be handed out at the meeting and once again we encourage members to attend and also to collect and pass on the magazines for friends. This can save the Club on postage costs.

Bottle collector in the news

A beautiful collection of bottles in New Plymouth, its nice to see a bottle collector in the news

Otago Club mini show

The "Whats Happening" page has been updated with information on the Otago Antique Bottle and Collectables Club Inc. mini show in Dunedin, Saturday 18 February 2017

Club meeting - January

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 29 January, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m. The collectable theme and the bottle theme will be holiday finds. Please note, a large collection of collectable salt and pepper sets have been donated to the Club and these will be for sale at this Sunday's Club meeting (proceeds go to the Club). Sales tables available at no charge. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle.

Final club meeting of the year BBQ

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 27 November, commencing EARLIER at 6.00 p.m. New finds only. There will be NO item of the night. NO sales table. BBQ meat will be supplied plus some non alcoholic beverages. Bring your own glass, plate, bowl, cutlery and beverage of your choice. Members whose surname starts between A - M to bring a salad and those between N - Z to bring a dessert. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a raffle.

Water water everywhere!

Presenting and discussing a selection of the aerated water bottles that have surfaced so far on Christchurch archaeological sites, "Water water everywhere!" is an article posted on 16 September 2016 by Jessie Garland, (Underground Overground Archaeology Ltd). Go here to read the post

Site Update

We have scanned and uploaded to the members only section of this website, all of the past club magazines or newsletters we can find. You need to register with this website and be recognised as a club member to be able to access the members only area and download the club magazines. If you have any old club magazines that are not present in the members area, please let us know.

Club meeting - October

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Sunday 30 October, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The theme will be flags and pennants for collectables and bottles. As usual there will 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.

Club meeting - September

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 25 September, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The theme will be barber shop collectables and bottles. There will be a Club magazine handed out this meeting. As usual there will 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.

35th Annual Show

The 35th Annual Show will be held on Sat 27th and Sun 28th August. There will be sales tables as well as displays of members collections. Schedule and Entry Forms available for download on Annual Show Page.

Open day and Club meeting - July

Don't forget the Club's Open Day & Book Sale from 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Sunday 31 July) at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street (entry is Free). 

Club meeting - June

The next Club meeting will be at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 26 June, commencing promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The collectable theme will be Local Pottery, and the bottle theme will also be Local Pottery. As usual there will be New Finds. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. Just a reminder about the grocery raffle for the local show. Items for this would be appreciated. Contributions to forthcoming Club magazines are always eagerly sought. Please send these to Hugh.

Open Day and Annual Show Page Updates

The Open Day will be held on Sun 31st July. It’s hands on and interactive. It’s for young and old. Meet the collectors. Handle and examine antiques and collectables. Bring your favourite collectables for discussion and valuation. Special attractions for young collectors.

The 35th Annual Show will be held on Sat 27th and Sun 28th August. There will be sales tables as well as displays of members collections. Schedule and Entry Forms available for download on Annual Show Page.

Club meeting - May

The next Club meeting is also the Annual General meeting, to be held this Sunday 29 May 2016, commencing 7.00 p.m., at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street. There will be no collectable item or bottle of the night, but the meeting will be followed by New Finds and a light supper will be served. Door charge is $3 per person, and there will be a $1 raffle. A reminder about the Club’s 40th anniversary meal at Northbrook on Saturday 25 June. The cost is $30 per head. Please note, this will be BYO. A Club magazine will be distributed on Sunday.

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).

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