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FOHBC AFFILIATED BOTTLE CLUBS IN THE UNITED STATES BY REGION

LISTED BELOW COURTESY OF THE FEDERATION OF HISTORICAL BOTTLE COLLECTORS {FOHBC}  IS A LIST OF AFFILIATED BOTTLE CLUBS IN THE UNITED STATES, I WILL UPDATE THIS AS NEEDED AND HERE IS A LINK TO THE FOHBC PAGE AS IT ALSO LISTS INTERNATIONAL CLUBS. WHILE YOU ARE THERE .... JOIN UP OR AT VERY LEAST MAKE A DONATION TO THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM PROJECT AND HELP GET THIS AMAZING MUSEUM DONE. THE FOHBC OFFERS ITS MEMBERS AND AFFILIATED CLUBS GREAT INFORMATION,AUCTION NEWS,ALERTS, SUPPORT AS WELL AS A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE FEDERATIONS MAGAZINE "BOTTLES AND EXTRAS".

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NORTH EAST U.S. BOTTLE CLUBS

Apple Valley Bottle Collectors Club, Inc. Winchester, Virginia, Newsletter: The Bottle Worm. Contact: Richard Venskoske, 2038 Chestnut Grove Road, Winchester, Virginia 22603 540.247.4429, rmvinegar@wildblue.net FOHBC Member Club

 


Baltimore Antique Bottle Club The Baltimore Antique Bottle Club, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about antique bottle collecting and to promote the hobby. Over the years, the club has become one of the strongest and most enduring bottle clubs in the country. The hard work of so many members since its inception has led to the club’s success. The club provides a great opportunity to learn about an interesting, historical and potentially lucrative hobby and to make new friends and have a good time. P.O. Box 36061,
 Towson, Maryland, 410.531.9459
, Meeting place: (In transition),
 Usually 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (except July & August). 
Contact: Nic Queen (President) chopprdq@aol.com Newsletter: Baltimore Bottle Digger FOHBC Member Club


Capital Region Antique Bottle & Insulator Club The Capital Region Antique Bottle and Insulator Club (CRAB INC) draws members from the greater Capital region of New York State (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and near by communities), as well as the rest of New York State and surrounding states. It has nearly 60 members and dues are $15.00 per year. Their 16-page newsletter is published monthly. Club meetings are generally held the last Thursday of the month at locations in the Albany, Schenectady and Troy area of New York. The club sponsors an October show. An award for the best exhibit of eastern insulators is presented at each year’s NIA National Show. c/o Bob Latham
, 463 Loudon Road
 Loudonville, New York 12211, 
518.463.1053, 
Meeting place: Hilderbrand – Davis VFW 1895, 609 Drafter Avenue, Rotterdam, New York 12306,
 Last Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Contact: John Savasitio (treasurer), johnsavastio@yahoo.com for more information. FOHBC Member Club


Delmarva Antique Bottle Collectors The club was founded in 1992 by Ferdinand (Ferd) Meyer, a member of the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club, who on his travels to the beach area on a regular basis, found a need for such a club to serve the lower eastern shore area of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The club has about 65 members and meets regularly on the third Friday of each month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Beacon Middle School, in Lewes, Delaware. c/o Rick Preston (President)
 50 Syracuse St.
 Ocean View, Delaware 19970 302.945.7072
 Meeting place: Lewes Middle School cafeteria, Lewes, Delaware, 
Third Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
 Contact: Rick Preston (President), 400 Edward Street, Georgetown, Delaware 19947, 
Website: http://antiquebottles.com/delmarva/ 


Empire State Bottle Collectors Association The ESPCA is a diverse group of people interested, in particular, in antique bottles, stoneware and the related ephemera as well as the history of the companies making and using the same. They are also interested and involved in the research and preservation of this and all local history, especially as it pertains to our hobby. Meetings are open to anyone who thinks that they may have a similar interest and they are always looking for new members. Members bring in items for show and/or sale to each meeting and are always available before the start and after the meeting to answer questions  from other members and non-members alike. The ESBCA meets the first Wednesday of every month (except July & August) at St. Paul’s Church, 2200 Valley Drive, Syracuse, New York. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Please use the back entrance. Meetings are open, and visitors are always welcome. John Golley ByGolley@msn.com, ESBCA President Newsletter: Bits and Pieces. FOHBC Member Club


Finger Lakes Bottle Collectors Association The FLBCA is currently a group of about 50 from all ages and walks of life. The members live in various areas in Ithaca and central New York. 
Their collections include milk and other bottles, and interests range widely, such as antique Valentines, Teddy Roosevelt paraphernalia, cookbooks, scientific equipment, and more. If you have a collection or would like to learn more about the art of collecting, they encourage you to join their club. They meet the second Tuesday of every month except for July and August, in the Veterans Fire Hall, 638 RT. 13-Elmira Road, Ithaca, New York. They generally have a guest speaker or a presentation by one of their members at the conclusion of the official meeting. Please email us them more information and a schedule of speakers and presentations. They present a Flea market in March and November and a Bottle Show and Sale every year. c/o Tobias Dean (President), 
P.O. Box 3894
, Ithaca, New York 14852-3894, 
Contact Laura Guntren, joinflbca@aol.com or Tobias Dean (President), PO Box 3894, Ithaca, New York 14852, 
Newsletter: The Applied Lip. FOHBC Member Club


Genesee Valley Bottle Collectors Association GVBCA was founded back in 1969 by ten or so “founding” people who at that time knew very few other “bottle” collectors. In addition, the founding members had very little knowledge about each other. However, they had a common passion, interest, and goal to learn more about bottles. At that time, a club that would bond collectors together seemed right. It gave a chance for members to share bottle collecting stories and knowledge along with the chance to buy, sell and trade bottles with each other. At one time, there were more than two hundred people attending our monthly meetings. Monthly club meetings which include sale tables, show and tell, and great socializing begin with a brief business meeting and then features an educational program.  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) except July and August at the Buckland Park Lodge in Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Road, Rochester, New York 14618, Business meeting starts at 7:00 pm. c/o John DeVolder (President), 
PO Box 15528, 
Rochester, New York 14615, 716.621.4701, Contact Jim Bartholomew, barthology@aol.com or Jack Stecher, jstecher@rochester.rr.com, 
Newsletter: Applied Seals. FOHBC Member Club


Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association (GBBCA) The Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association is made up of people interested in preserving bits of the past, mostly in the form of old bottles, jars and bottle related items. Collectable bottles are as varied as the enjoyment you can get from collecting them. From the colonial dumps of New England to the ghost towns of the California gold country, people are discovering the color, shape, and history of “Bottle America.’ From digging out abandoned dumps to trading with collectors at bottle shows. Bottle collecting is great fun! The GBBCA is a fun club, made up of friendly people from all walks of life, all with a common bond. They would like you to join that bond and want to develop your interest in the fastest growing hobby in the United States. Give them visit to one of their club meetings. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the St. Peters Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst, New York 14226. c/o Peter Jablonski
, 216 Metcalfe Street, 
Buffalo, New York 14206, 716.852.6628
, Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30 PM at the St. Peters Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst, New York 14226
, Contact Peter Jablonski, 716.852.6628, PeterJablonski@roadrunner.com, Newsletter: Traveler’s Companion, FOHBC Member Club


Historical Bottle Diggers of Virginia, 
2516 Hawksbill Road, McGaheysville, Virginia 22840
, Meeting place: Village Library, Broadway, Virginia
, First Monday of every other month at 7:00 p.m.
 Contact: Casey Billhimer, 540.289.9866, historyed@webtv.net for more information. FOHBC Member Club

 


Hudson Valley Bottle Club, The Hudson Valley Bottle Club meets the third Friday of the month at 8:00 pm at the Marlboro Presbyterian Church in Marlboro, New York. For more information, contact Art Church at 411 Hillside Lake Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 or by e-mail at: Art3622@aol.com FOHBC Member Club

 


Jersey Shore Bottle Club, To promote, foster and encourage the acquisitions and exchange of information relating to bottle collecting. Serving: Monmouth and Ocean Counties on the Jersey Shore in New Jersey. Meetings: every second Wednesday of each month (except July, August, January and February) at 7:30 pm at the First Methodist Church Hall, 7th Avenue & D Street, Belmar, New Jersey. Visitors are welcomed! Membership is open to anyone (under 18 with a sponsor). Yearly family membership $10.00 in May. For membership inquiries or complimentary newsletter or questions concerning a bottle that you have visit their web site.
 
c/o Dave Trippett
, P.O. Box 995, 
Toms River, New Jersey 08753, 
732.244.5171, dtripet@comcast.net, President: Bob Randolph, 1564 Horseshoe Drive, Manasquan, New Jersey 08736-2701, 
Contact Dave Tripet, Editor, dtripet@comcast.net for more information.
 Newsletter: The Jersey Shore Shards FOHBC Member Club


Little Rhody Bottle Club, Founded in 1970, the Little Rhody Bottle Club has continually strived to promote the hobby of antique bottle collecting through the preservation of antique bottles and education through research relative to the companies those bottles represent. Their online newsletter is uploaded around the first of the month and the online version of their bottle book, Antique Bottles Of Rhode Island, is updated as new bottles are reported. Attn: William Rose sierramadre@comcast.net, 784 King Street, Raynham, Massachusetts 02767 508.880.4929 The Little Rhody Bottle Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at the Pontiac Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, Rhode Island FOHBC Member Club


Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club, Join the club: Benefits include: Summer Pizza Party, Holiday Banquet, Monthly Newsletter, Monthly Meeting Meetings are 7:00 pm every third Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Hall, A.W. Vinal Post #212, 90 Groton Road (Rt. 40), North Chelmsford, MA 01863. To join send $10.00 to Jim George djjimgeorge@yahoo.com, 8 Walmsley Circle, Milford, NH 03055 *Checks payable to Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club (or come to the meeting and pay) FOHBC Member Club

 


Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Club, 
The Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Club was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit organization supporting collectors of historical bottles, antique glass, and related items. The goal of the MVABC is to promote the collection, study, preservation, and display of historical bottles and related artifacts and to share our knowledge and research with other collectors and with the public at large. Membership is open to anyone interested in antique bottles and related items or in the history of the firms that used these bottles. Their monthly newsletter, Bottles Along the Mohawk, includes articles of historical interest, stories chronicling the hobby and history of bottle collecting, program listings, show listings, club news, and much more. President: Jim Bender, PO Box 162, Sprakers, New York 12166, 518.673.8833, jim1@frontier.net Newsletter: Bottles Along the Mohawk FOHBC Member Club


New Jersey Antique Bottle Club (NJABC), Club information and the most up to date show contracts for South River, Millville and Hammonton antique bottle shows. They are a non profit antique bottle and glass collector’s organization of about 50 members. Their mission is to promote the hobby of antique bottle and glass collecting and the history associated with the manufacture of blowing and pressing glass by traditional methods. South Jersey is noted for its many nineteenth century glass houses and works. America’s first successful glass works was founded by Caspar Wistar in 1739 on Alloway’s Creek in Salem County. This works operated successfully for a period of 40 years. They interpret American glass as an art form that is produced by skilled craftsmen. Some of these craftsmen still blow glass today and they are committed to preserving this vanishing art form. The club hosts three shows a year where members can display and trade antique bottles. 
c/o Joe Butewicz
, 24 Charles Street
, South River, New Jersey 08882-1603
, 732.238.3238
, Meeting place: The East Brunswick Museum, 16 Maple Street, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816, 
Meets every 4th Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. (except in August) FOHBC Member Club


Pennsylvania Bottle Collectors Association, 
c/o Donald Hartman, 251 Eastland Avenue, York, Pennsylvania 17402, 717.854.4965, 
dehart10@netzero.net York, Pennsylvania Meeting place: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 
Third Sunday of Jan, Mar, May, Sept, & Nov. at 2:00 p.m. FOHBC Member Club

 


Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club, c/o Bob DeCroo eb153atlanticbb.net, 694 Fayette City Road, Fayette City, Pennsylvania 15438, 724.236.8741, President: Nancy Alfieri, Meeting place: Blackridge Civic Association Second Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Newsletter: Probe. FOHBC Member Club

 


Richmond Area Bottle Collectors Association, RABCA is an active club of bottle enthusiasts that has been meeting monthly since 1970, now in the Dale Ruritan Club building, off of Rt. 10 just south of Chippenham Parkway. They meet on the 2nd Wednesday of February, April, May, September and November. The June meeting is a picnic, and they have a dinner in December. They have a program at each meeting, a raffle for bottles, and members bring in recent acquisitions for Show & Tell. Of course, there is always a lot of great discussions about bottles. Visitors are always welcome. Bruce Wadford is the club president, Tony Townsend is the VP, Marvin Croker is secretary/treasurer, and the co-show chairmen are Marvin and Bruce Radford. Phil Townsend is theirnewsletter editor. Info: c/o Bruce Wadford  (President), 362 Dobbins Road, Blackstone, Virginia 23824, 434.676.8942, New meeting Place: Second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Feb, April, May, Sept & Nov, Also there is a June picnic and December dinner. Contact Ed Faulkner, RichBottleClub@comcast.net for more information, Newsletter: The Digger, FOHBC Member Club


Southeast Bottle Club, The Southeast Bottle Club is a non-profit organization serving the Southeastern U.S. antique bottle collector community thru it’s monthly educational newsletter and annual shows. Free antique bottle appraisals available upon request. Articles for upcoming newsletters are welcome. Bottle-related events in Southeastern U.S. will be advertised for free. Collectors ads are free to paid members. Attn: Reggie Linch rlynch@antiquebottles.com (President), PO Box 2286, Forest, Virginia 24551, 704.221.6489 FOHBC Member Club

 


Tri-State Bottle Collectors & Diggers, Antique Bottles from the Delaware Area 
c/o Dean Ferguson, President, 
3204 Powhatan Drive, 
Wilmington, Delaware 19808
, 302.353.6429, 
Meeting Place: Member’s homes
 Third Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
 FOHBC Member Club

 


SOUTH EAST U.S. BOTTLE CLUBS
Berkeley Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club, Attn: Libby Kilgallen, PO Drawer 429, Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461, 843.761.0316

 


Horse Creek Antique Bottle Club, Supporting antique bottle collectors in the greater South Carolina area. Aiken, South Carolina, c/o Mrs. Geneva Green, 
P.O. Box 1176
, Langley, South Carolina 29834, 803.593.2271, 
the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street, SW, Aiken, South Carolina, 29801 Third Monday of each month, 7:00 pm. Newsletter: The Probe & Plunder FOHBC Member Club

 

 


Memphis Bottle Collectors Club, Memphis Area Attn: Tom Phillips (President) P.O. Box 240296,
Memphis, Tennessee 38124, 901.277.4225 FOHBC Member Club

 


Mississippi Antique Bottle Club Attn: John Sharp, johnsharp49@aol.com, PO Box 601, Carthage, Mississippi 39051, 601.625.8639 FOHBC Member Club

 


M-T Bottle Collector Club, P.O. Box 2015, 
DeLeon Springs, Deland, Florida 32130, 
Club President/Bottle Show Chairman: Brian Hoblick, 386.804.9635, hoblick@aol.com, Asst. Club President/Show Chairman: Lousie O’Quinn, eoquinn@cfl.rr.com, Marketing/Advertising Director/Web Site Manager: Dwight Pettit, pettit9119@bellsouth.net, News Letter Editor: Wendy Pettit, zacsmom66@yahoo.com, Meeting Place: Downtown Deland Library located at 431 East Howry Avenue Deland, Florida in Room 230, 
3rd Thursday every month throughout the year at 6 pm, 
Website: www.m-tbottleclub.com/index.html. We offer every year a fun, fantastic, and layed back atmosphere. Annual Bottle Show at the Deland, Florida Volusia County Fairgrounds every third weekend in March. With this annual event we invite collectors to get together for a great time over two days to trade, sell and tell their stories about bottle hunting, digging and collecting. FOHBC Member Club


New Orleans Bottle Club Attn: Kirk J.Diez, 2605 Winifred Street, Metarie, Louisiana 70003 504.887.8913

 


Oklahoma Territory Bottle & Relic Club, The Oklahoma Territory Bottle & Relic Club was formed in 1986, by a group of enthusiast bottle collectors. They wanted the opportunity to get together with people with similar interests to discuss, learn about and show the old bottles they had found. President: Johnnie Fletcher privyguy@aol.com, 
1300 S. Blue Haven Drive
, Mustang, Oklahoma 73064, 
405.376.1045
, Newsletter Editor: Johnnie Fletcher. Newsletter: Oklahoma Territory News, Meeting Place: Soda Pops Restaurant, 119th & Western, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , 
Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm. FOHBC Member Club


Piedmont Antique Bottle and Pottery Club Attn: Jimmy Wood jwoodacl@hotmail.com PO Box 808 Denver, North Carolina 28037 704.692.7888 website: Piedmont Antique Bottle and Pottery Club FOHBC Member Club

 


Raleigh Bottle Club, RBC Charter-To Allow Raleigh Area Bottle Collectors to meet periodically for fun/education and to trade/sell antique bottles. A place where neighbors can bring in their bottles for free appraisals. The club is a non-profit organization serving the community. RBC meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. Meeting Time: Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month. The meetings are held in the Glenn Laurel Clubhouse at 1330 Galax Street Raleigh, NC. The meetings start at 7:00 pm and usually last about an hour. Feel free to come anytime after 6:00 pm for fellowship and a little selling/trading prior to the meeting. The dress is always casual. President: David Bunn; Vice-President: Bart Weeks: Sec/Treasurer: Robert Creech; Editor: Marshall Clements, 
Website: www.raleighbottleclub.org; Club E-mail Address: raleighbottleclub@gmail.com Newsletter: The Bottle Talk FOHBC Member Club

 


South Carolina Bottle Club Attn: Marty Vollmer martyvollmer@aol.com (President) 1091 Daralynn Drive, Lexington, South Carolina 29073, 803.755.9410 SouthCarolinaBottleClub.com FOHBC Member Club

 


State Of Franklin Antique Bottle & Collectibles Association, Club Purpose: Preservation, study, and salvage of historical artifacts, sharing knowledge, promoting interest and to have a place collectors can meet and have a great time talking about their collectibles. The State of Franklin Antique Bottles and Collectibles Association was founded September 4, 1998, with 18 charter members. The name was derived from the Lost State of Franklin that encompassed East Tennessee from Knoxville upwards, part of NC, KY and VA in the 1700s. Because this was the general area the club served, the name seemed appropriate. Club meetings are held in the ticket office of the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, TN. The meetings are held at 7:00 pm with the business portion first, followed by a guest speaker, a show-n-tell session, an auction and a door prize drawing. Membership dues are $15.00 per family or individual. With membership you receive a monthly newsletter, The Groundhog Gazette. The newsletter contains club news, an informative article, want ads and upcoming events. For club information contact: Peggy Cox 423.349.4027 or email: cknhs@comcast.net Website: http://www.sfabca.com/


Suncoast Antique Bottle Collectors, 
Also known as the St. Pete Antique Bottle Club (in St. Petersburg Florida), with an official name of Suncoast Antique Bottle Collector’s Inc. They meet the 4th Thursday of each month with a few exceptions, May, June, Nov., & Dec. Those months are subject to change. The location of the meeting is The Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 5800 15th Ave. S., Gulfport (that is west of Rt 19 and south of St. Pete). If you wish to inquire as to more about the club, or a particular meeting you would like to attend, please send an email with your questions. Attn: George Dueben res08w341@verizon.net Tampa-St.Petersburg, Florida area, Information: Mike Skie, 904.710.0422 or Jackie McRae 904.879.3696 FOHBC Member Club


Tennessee Valley Traders and Collectors Club, Morristown, Tennessee The club was the brainchild of R.L. “Pete” Wyatt, known around those parts as the Lost Creek Bottle Farmer. Pete was active in the East TN Antique Bottle & Collectibles Society (Knoxville) and the State of Franklin Bottle Club (Johnson City). He thought there would be an interest for collectors in the area between those groups, which are located about 100 miles apart. Morristown is about half-way between the two clubs, so they organized there. Tally-Ward Recreation Center is centrally located and provides an excellent meeting place each month. During the Club’s first three meetings, they had from 20 to 27 people attending. President: Pete Wyatt, 1219 Sweet Williams Lane, New Market, Tennessee 37820
, 865.471.0146, botlfarm@usit.net FOHBC Member Club


Tulsa Antiques & Bottle Club, 
c/o Bruce Stiles (President)
, P.O. Box 4278, 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74159
, 918.835.0278, 
Meeting Place: Maxwell Park Library, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 
Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm. FOHBC Member Club

 


Uwharrie Bottle Club When Badin’s David Summerlin moved to Valley Drive, he found a load of old bottles in his back yard. Intrigued, he asked friend Jerry Hall, a bottle collector, if there were any treasures among them. The answer was no, but Summerlin was hooked.
These days, he and friend Hall attend bottle shows all over the southeastern United States, toting their sizeable collections to show and sell. Both men belong to the Uwharrie Bottle Club begun 5 years ago by Badin native Todd McSwain. Attn: Todd McSwain 8649 Eddins Poplin Road Norwood, North Carolina 28128 704.474.0552 FOHBC Member Club

MID~WESTERN U.S. BOTTLE CLUBS
1stChicagoBottleClubLogo1st Chicago Bottle Club, Supporting antique bottle collectors in the greater Chicago area. President: Lou Metzinger, Contact: Ray and Peggy Komorowski, 708.848.7947, midwestbottlednews@gmail.com, Newsletter: Midwest Bottled News, Newsletter Editors: Ray and Peggy Komorowski. PO Box 351, Western Springs, Illinois, Meetings are held the third Friday of the month at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield, Hinsdale Illinois 60521. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Visit: www.1stchicagobottleclub.com FOHBC Member Club

 


Antique Bottle Club of Northern Illinois, Serving collectors and enthusiasts of bottles and related memorabilia who reside in the greater northern Illinois area. President: Jeff Dahlberg, Newsletter Editor: Dorothy Furman, Meeting Place: Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbeck, Antioch, Illinois
, First Wednesday, 8:00 pm. Join the club: Dorothy Furman, 26287 W. Marie Avenue, Antioch, Illinois 60002. FOHBC Member Club


CircleCityLogoCircle City Antique Bottle Club The Circle City Antique Bottle Club has well-attended monthly meetings on the west side of Indianapolis. Attn: Dave Berry, PADrBerry@ameritech.net (President), 11747 Whisperwood Way, Fishers, Indiana 46037 317.770.3758 FOHBC Member Club

 


Findlay Antique Bottle Club, The Findlay Antique Bottle Club was founded in 1976 by 5 passionate bottle collectors from the area. They presently have members from all over Northwestern Ohio and neighboring states. New members are always welcome! Members receive the club’s bi-monthly newsletter, Whittle Marks, with interesting articles and info. PO Box 1329, Findlay, Ohio 45839, 
Meeting Location: Student Union Building, Endly Room, University of Findlay, N. Main Street, Findlay, Ohio
, 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm. 
Annual show held in October. See website for info. 
President: Richard Elwood. Contact: Show Chairman: Fred Curtis 419.424.0486 or Secretary: Marianne Dow 419.648.5600, finbotclub@gmail.com, 
Website: www.finbotclub.blogspot.com/ FOHBC Member Club


Flint Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club, c/o Bill Heatley (President) 
11353 W. Cook Road, 
Gaines, Michigan 48436-9742
, 810.922.3248, 
Meeting place: Grand Blanc Heritage Museum, 203 Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan, 
Second Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm, No meetings in June, July or August. 
Info and Newsletter Editors: Tim and Angie Buda, 989.271.9193, tbuda@shianet.org FOHBC Member Club


Huron Valley Bottle & Insulator Club, 
H.V.B.I.C. stands for Huron Valley Bottle & Insulator Club. They draw their members from Michigan. There are  approximately 35 members, and dues are $15.00 per year. The club sends out a monthly newsletter and has monthly meetings except during the summer months. An annual show is held in the fall. Meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm at First National Bank, 7950 Challis Rd, Brighton, MI 48116. They do a show and tell at the meetings and discuss insulator and bottle related topics. You do not need be a member to attend! For more information about our club and upcoming events visit their web site at www.hvbic.org/ Call or write: Huron Valley Bottle & Insulator Club, c/o Shaun Kotlarsky, 2475 West Walton Blvd., Waterford, MI 48329-4435, 248-673-1650, hvbic@clubs.insulators.info (Shaun Kotlarsky)


Iowa Antique Bottleers - The Iowa Antique Bottleers (IAB) was organized in 1967 and the club is a member of the FOHBC. Their first Show & Sale was held at Boone, Iowa in 1970. The Iowa Antique Bottleers is a club that seeks to promote, foster and encourage the exhibiting, displaying, trading, collecting and researching of bottles and other related vessels. The club provides a channel of communication for those interested in bottles and brings together in good fellowship all who own or admire them. Club meetings are held four times per year at a variety of locations throughout the state with the annual show & sale being held in June. The IAB newsletter is published monthly. Family/single membership dues are $12.50 per year. The IAB welcomes new collectors of all ages to our club and extends a friendly invitation to our club meetings. For more information or a free sample newsletter contact: The Iowa Antique Bottleers c/o Tom Southard (Treasurer), 
2815 Druid Hill Drive, 
Des Moines, Iowa 50315, 515.282.6901, 
President: Jack LaBaume, 1041 S. 15th Street, Ft. Dodge, Iowa 50501, 
FOHBC Member Club


Jelly Jammers - The Jelly Jammers are members of a club devoted to collecting American jelly glasses that were used to hold all types of jams and jellies. Some of these glasses were designed for home canning while others were sold commercially already filled with jelly. Many of the commercial jelly glasses could be reused by the homemaker as a jelly glass, drinking glass or table accessory. Some of the jelly glasses are plain and utilitarian while others are quite ornate. This web site is dedicated to sharing information about jelly glasses, providing a reference for jelly glass identification and promoting the hobby of jelly glass collecting. c/o Janet Lee (President)
 4300 W. Bacon Road
, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242-8205, 
Meeting Place: Roberts Radisson Hotel, in the Ballroom, Muncie, Indiana, 
Saturday in January and July, 10 a.m.
 dequiltbear@aol.com website: Jelly Jammers Cupboard FOHBC Member Club


Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club, 
Kalamazoo, Michigan c/o Charles H. Parker, Jr. (President)
 607 Crocket Avenue, 
Portage, Michigan 49024
, 616.329.0853
, Meeting Place: Kalamazoo Public Library
, 315 S. Rose Street. Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm to 9 pm.
 Newsletter Editor: Allan Holden, prostock@net-link.net or crebel1892@aol.com for more information

. Website: www.kalamazoobottleclub.org/ FOHBC Member Club


Kansas Territory Bottle and Postcard Club, Contact: Mike McJunkin, scarleits@cox.net FOHBC Member Club


Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club, 
Club President and Newsletter Editor: Mike Brodzik. Info about meetings: Mike Brodzik, 586.219.9980. FOHBC Member Club


Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club, The Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club is an organization of people interested in collecting and learning about fruit jars and bottles. While the club is headquartered in the Midwest (Indiana to be specific) we have members from all over the country. Club activities include: Well-attended monthly meetings, The famous semi-annual Show & Sale, Award-winning monthly club newsletter Glass Chatter. Club President: Dave Rittenhouse, Newsletter Editor: Joe Coulson. P.O. Box 38, 
Flat Rock, Indiana 47234
, Meeting Time & Place: Generally held the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm in the Cantina at Minnetrista located in Muncie, Indiana.Website: www.fruitjar.org FOHBC Member Club


Minnesota First Antique Bottle Club, Attn: Steve Ketcham, PO Box 24114, Edna, Minnesota 55424, 952.920.4205 FOHBC Member Club


North Star Historical Bottle Association,  North Star Historical Bottle Club
 was founded in 1971 and meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, September through May – 7:00 pm, Hiawatha YMCA 4100 28th Avenue, S 
Minneapolis (across from Roosevelt High School, Lots of bottle sharing, programs, and fun
 (old advertising and stoneware too) For more information, please call 952.221.0915 or e-mail steve@antiquebottledepot.com. FOHBC Member Club

 


Ohio Bottle Club, 
One of the largest and most active bottle clubs in the U.S. with over 250 family memberships. The Ohio Bottle Club hosts a bottle show each year in Mansfield, Ohio. The Ohio Bottle Club is a great place for meeting with other bottle collectors who love the hobby and enjoy learning more about it. Meetings are held at the Eagles Club on Rittman Road in Wadsworth, Ohio, on the last Thursday of every month. Guests are always welcome. Club President: Terry Crislip, Editor: Phyllis Koch, Secretary: Dennis Peine. Treasurer: Berny Baldwin, For info on how to join: Berny Baldwin, 1931 Thorpe Circle, Brunswick, Ohio 44212, Newsletter: The Ohio Swirl, Website: www.ohiobottleclub.com, Details about their Milk Bottle Book can be found on the web site. Newsletter: The Ohio Swirl FOHBC Member Club


Southeast Kansas Bottle & Relic Club, 
c/o Cindy Robertson, 
612 E. 10th
, Chanute, Kansas 66720, 620.431.4636, robertsonsek@cableone.net , President: Ronald Anderson, 934 S. Lincoln, P.O. Box 281, Chanute, Kansas 66720, 
Meeting Place: North Malcolm Community Building, 
First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm.


St. Louis Antique Bottle Collectors Assoc., 
c/o Ron Sterzik
, 2080 Sterzik Road, 
Arnold, Missouri 63010-5402 FOHBC Member Club


Wabash Valley Antique Glass & Pottery Club, Club for antique bottle and pottery collectors along the Wabash Valley, Indiana in the Midwest. They are passionate about our hobby and have  digs, finds, collections, shows and other information that is useful to members and other bottle and pottery collectors. c/o Ron Glasscock (President), 
P.O. Box 690, 
Farmersburg, Indiana 47868, 
Meeting Place: Shadow Auction Barn, 1517 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, The club features a Bottle and Jar etc. auction every three months. Family memberships available $20. Offering a monthly newsletter: 
Sponsors the ILLiana Antique Bottle and Pottery Show and Sale every fall in Terre Haute, Contact: Ron Glasscock, ronsan@ccrtc.com for more information, Newsletter: The Wabash Cannonball website: Wabash Valley Antique Glass & Pottery Club FOHBC Member Club


West Michigan Antique Bottle Club, Attn: Elmer Ogg, 1591 Hendrick Road, Muskegan, Michigan, 49441 231.798.7335 FOHBC Member Club

WESTERN U.S. BOTTLE CLUBS
ColoradoLogoAntique Bottle Collectors of Colorado, P.O. Box 1895 
Englewood, Colorado 80150-1895. The primary purpose of the Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado (ABCC) is to establish an association of club members who wish to explore, educate, publish and promote the collecting of historical Colorado bottles and collectibles and other forms of Americana. The ABCC was established in 1965 and is a Charter Member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Clubs. The ABCC is a non-profit organization. 2011 ABCC Officers and Board of Directors: President : Rick Sinner, Vice President: Jan Racey, Secretary : Tracy Crede, Treasurer : Don Hunt, Membership dues to the ABCC are $20, payable annually. ABCC meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month – 7:00 pm (except June, July, Aug. & Dec.) at the VFW Hall – Post 322, 3800 South Windermere Street, Englewood, Colorado. Englewood, Colorado, Newsletter: Dump Digger’s Gazette, website: Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado FOHBC Member Club

Arizona Antiques & Collectibles Club, Attn: Gary Streit, 1823 W. Alamo Drive, Chandler, Arizona 85224 480.732.9786


Downieville Bottle Club, Attn: Rick Simi, P.O. Box 115, Downieville, California 95936, 530.289.3659, ricksimi@att.net FOHBC Member Club


Forty-Niner Historical Bottle Association, Newsletter: Bottle Bug Briefs, Return Address: 2077 Promentory Point Lane, Gold River, California 95670, President: Ken Edward, 209.267.5011, Vice President: Mike Henness, 209.274.4262, Treasurer: Warren Friedrich, 530.271.5757, Secretary: Steve Abbott, 916.631.8019, Show Chair: Mike McKillop, 916.367.1829, pville1871@yahoo.com, Show: Roseville, Two-Day Early December. FOHBC Member Club


Golden Gate Historical Bottle Society, Newsletter: The Corker, Newsletter Return Address: 752 Murdell Lane, Livermore, California 94550, President; Gary Antone, 925.373.6758, packrat49er@netscape.net, Vice President; Rick Lindgren, 925.229.3861, ebayweld@comcast.net, Treasurer; Jackie Lindgren, 925.229.3861, ebayweld@comcast.net, Secretary/Librarian; Ross Dileo, 510.865.1755, 3ra@email.msn.com, Editor; Darla Antone, Show Chairs; Gary & Darla Antone, Show: Vallejo, Two-Day Show in April. FOHBC Member Club


Hemet Valley Antique Bottle and Collectables Club, P.O. Box 2652, Hemet, California 92546, Meeting Location: Provident Bank, 1690 E. Florida Avenue on the third Saturday of every month, Hemet, California. Contact: Gwen Leavy, President, 1083 Via Verde, Cathedral City, California 92234-4366, Tele: 818.425.9358, Email: Gwennj@Msn.com FOHBC Member Club


Hawaii Historical Bottle Collectors Club, Collectors of Historic Hawaiian Bottles Newsletter: Diamond Head Liner, Newsletter Return Address: c/o Mike Leong, 2056 F Puu Place, Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786, mbottles@hawaii.rr.com, Co-Presidents: Paul Kanehiro & Mike Leong, Vice President: Derek Espiritu, Treasurer: Dean Hakikawa, Secretary: Russell Komori, Editor: Brandon Lee & Mike Leong, Board members: Dwight Kaai & Clesson Toyama, Meeting Place: Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Kaili Street, Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30), Show: Mid-Summer. Website: Hawaii Bottle Club 


Jefferson State Antique Bottle And Collectibles Club, P.O. Box 1565, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530, Attn: Bruce Silva, 541.899.8411, jsglass@q.com, Show: Mid-October. FOHBC Member Club


Las Vegas Antique Bottles And Collectibles Club, Las Vegas Newsletter: The Pumpkin Seed, Newsletter Return Address: 3901 E. Stewart Avenue, #19, Las Vegas, Nevada 89110-3152, President: Mike Presley, 702.364.9336, Vice President: Normalee Moreno: 702.878.8895, Secretary: Rebecca Glantz, 702.735.6261, Treasurer: Bernard Choma, 702.262.0262, Directors: Dennis Larson, 702.437.0721, Stan Pullen, 702.452.7218, Madeline Johnsen, 702.889.4017, Show Chair: Stan Pullen, Show: Two Day Show in February. FOHBC Member Club


LAHBCLogoLos Angeles Historical Bottle Club, Their clubs purpose and pleasure: To socially unite the bottle and fruit jar collectors of Los Angeles County and to promote, foster and encourage all legal activities toward the betterment of bottle collecting. We encourage the exchanging of information and the exhibiting, promoting and researching of bottles and related collectibles. The Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club is the Fifth Charter member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Newsletter: The Whittlemark, Return Address: 515 El Centro St, South Pasadena California 91030, Show Chairs: Dick Homme, 818.362.3368 and Don Wippert, 818.346.9833, Los Angeles Bottle Show: One-Day Show the last Saturday of September. Santa Ana Elks Lodge, 212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California 92701. Website: www.lahbc.orgFOHBC Member Club


Montana Bottle Collectors Association, Newsletter: The Big Sky Glass Gazette, P.O. Box 5301, Helena, Montana 59601, President: Ray Thompson, 406.273.7780, Secretary/Treasurer/Newsletter Editor: Erich Weber, 406.227.8154, eeweber@bresnan.net, Show Chair and Club Vice President: James Campigilia, 406.212.3293, jameschips@bresnan.net, Show: Two-Day Show in early June, Civic Center, Butte, Montana. FOHBC Member Club

 


New Mexico Historical Bottle Society, (No Name Newsletter), Newsletter Return Address: 1463 State Road 344, Sandia Park, New Mexico 87047, President & Editor: Jerry Simmons, 505.281.5223, jerrymsimmons@earthlink.net, Info: Zang Wood, 505.327.1316, P.O. Box 6461 (Farmington, New Mexico is part of this club), Show Chairs: Mike Gay, 505.899.8755, cdn102@comcast.net, Tom Katonak, 505.898-5592, tkatonak@comcast.net, Contact Person for Club: Greg Hoglin, 209 North 5th Street, Belen, New Mexico 87002, 505.864.6634, lostcity5th@aol.com, Show: Two-Day Show in late September, Albuquerque, New Mexico. FOHBC Member Club


Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association, Club address: Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association, P.O. Box 1121, Santa Rosa, California 95402, nbca@oldwestbottles.com, Newsletter: The Glass Blower, Newsletter Return Address: 3764 Frei Road, Sebastopol, California 95472, President: Leisa Lambert, 707.823.8845, blumoon2@comcast.net, Vice President: Richard Wasson, 707.539.1641, Secretary: Ron Puccioni, 707.433.3524, Treasurer; Frank Ritz, 707.433.5632, Show Chair: Bev Siri, 707.542.6438, Show: Two-day show in October, Santa Rosa, California. FOHBC Member Club


Oregon Bottle Collectors Association, Portland, Oregon area The Oregon Bottle Collectors Association is a non-profit organization devoted to the collecting, researching, and preserving of old bottles, jars, and related items. The majority of bottles of interest to their members date from the 19th and early 20th century, prior to the invention of the bottle making machine, almost universal in the U.S. by around 1920. They meet on the 2nd Friday of each month, September through May, at 7:00 pm in the Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 S.E. 72 Avenue, Portland, Oregon, OBCA Officers: President – Mark Junker, Vice President – Jim Dennis, Secertary/Treasurer/Editor – Bill Bogynska, Librarian – Julie Dennis, Webmasters – Scott Slowter and son Newsletter: The Stumptown Report, website: Oregon Bottle Collectors Association FOHBC Member Club 


Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club, Phoenix, Arizona The purpose of the nonprofit PABCC is to promote the study, collecting, display, and preservation of antiques and collectibles of all kinds; to ensure that these treasures will continue to be available for future generations to enjoy. Their meetings are held monthly, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, except July and August. They meet at the Heritage Heights Recreation Club at 32nd Street and Mission Lane in Phoenix, just off State Route 51 at the 32nd Street exit. Newsletter: The A-Z Collector, Return Address: Betty Hartnett, 3030 E. Ocotilla Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85028, President: Brent VanDeman, Vice President: Richard Richshafer, Secretary: Dave Carr, Treasurer, Bryan Grapentine, bgrapentine@msn.com, Directors, Publicity: Chuck Blake, Trips: Lauran Kormylo, Program Director: Lisa Helm, At Large: Steve Mares, Newsletter Editor: Betty Hartnett, Show Chair: Betty Hartnett: 602.317.4438, bettchem@cox.net, Show: Two-Day in October, Phoenix, Arizona. Website: Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club FOHBC Member Club


Reno Antique Bottle Club, Reno, Nevada Newsletter: Digger’s Dirt, Return Address: P.O. Box 1061, Verdi, Nevada 89439, President: Marty Hall, 775.852.6045, rosemuley@charter.net, Vice President, Loren Love, Secretary: Bonnie McLane, Treasurer: Sally Grundy, Editor: Helene Walker: 775.345.0171, Show Chair: Willy Young, 775.746.0922, Show: Two day show in June, Grand Sierra Resort. FOHBC Member Club


San Diego Antique Bottle And Collectibles Club, San Diego, Started in 1965 at Julian California, the San Diego Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club is the oldest continuously meeting bottle & collectibles club in the world. They meet at the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road which is located between the University of San Diego & Francis Parker High School, on the South side of Linda Vista Road overlooking Mission Valley. Their meetings usually start sometime around 6:30 pm, and end sometime around 9:30 pm. Their programs are very informative and combined with raffles, 50/50 drawings and snacks, a good time is had by all. Their members are very friendly and knowledgeable. Guests are welcome! A family or single membership is $20 a year. For membership information about their great club, contact Clair Cunningham at: clair234@cox.net or 619.466.4705, Questions? Contact Mike Bryant at: sdmike@san.rr.com or 858.581.2787 Website: www.sdbottleclub.org, Newsletter: The Bottleneck, Show: One-Day Show in June, San Diego, California. FOHBC Member Club


San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, Attn: Bonnie Nelson, 124 – 21st Street, Paso Robles, California 93446, 805.238.6864 FOHBC Member Club


Washington Bottle & Collectors Association, The Washington Bottle & Collectors Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 for the purpose of stimulating interest in the collecting and research of historical bottles. They are a member in good standing of the National Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. They encourage each individual member to join this national organization and help promote this great hobby. Newsletter: Ghost Town Echo, Return Address: Scott Gibbons 5426 S. 314th Street Auburn, Washington 98001, President; Niel Smith weeslprince@gmail.com, Vice President; Pete Hendricks, 253.335.1732, Secretary: Keith Ferguson flyingwombat88@gmail.com  Treasurer; Warren Lhotka, 206.329.8412, wlbottleguy@yahoo.com, Librarian; Fred Cole, Web Master; Ellen Levesque; wbcaweb@gmail.com website: Washington Bottle & Collectors Association FOHBC Member Club