Midwest Region

MattLacyMug2For Midwest Region Club Update Information please contact Matt Lacy, Midwest Region Director, info@antiquebottlesales.com

Matt Lacy, FOHBC Midwest Region Director, is a second generation bottle collector who began digging at the age of six years old along side his parents; and has been actively involved in digging, dealing, and collecting bottles for the past 23 years. Matt specializes in eagle flasks of the midwest region, and also collects local bottles and stoneware from Ashtabula County. Matt is currently working to author a guide on eagle flasks to share more information with the collecting community. He works as a Information Technology consultant, and lives in northeast Ohio with his wife, Elizabeth, and their five year old son, Owen, who collects “fish bottles.”

Midwest Region Map


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


bottle clubCircle City Antique Bottle Club, The Circle City Antique Bottle Club has well-attended monthly meetings on the west side of Indianapolis. Kim Borgman is Club President, Club Contact is Martin Van Zant, 208 Urban Street, Danville, Indiana 46122, mdvanzant@yahoo.com 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 John Hartwell (President)
, 989.271.9193, 
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)


IowaBottleLogoIowa 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


kalamazooBottleLogoKalamazoo 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, Stan Hendershot, Club President, Contact: Mike McJunkin, Show Chairman scarleits@cox.net FOHBC Member Club


Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club, Number of Members: 29, Contact: Michael Brodzik, President and Newsletter Editor, 47668 Sonnett Drive, Macomb, Michigan 48042, 586.219.9980, bottlemike@outlook.com, Show Date: November each year at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge #1523, 2401 E. Fourth St., Royal Oak, Michigan, Meeting Location: Sajo’s Rstaurant, Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm, 36470 Moravian, Clinton Twp., Michigan, Newsletter: The Slug Plate, Editor: Michael Brodzik 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: Dick Cole, Newsletter Editor: Joe Coulson, 412 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, Indiana 46142, 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

 


OhioLogoOhio Bottle Club – One of the largest and most active bottle clubs in the U.S. with about 200 family memberships. The Ohio Bottle Club (OBC) hosts one of the largest bottle shows in the country each May in Mansfield, Ohio, as well as frequently hosting a Fall show. Meetings are held at the Eagles Club on Rittman Road in Wadsworth, Ohio on the last Thursday of each month, and guests are always welcome. Meeting venues include educational seminars on diverse bottle, collectibles and other antique-related topics of interest, member sales tables, auctions, refreshments and fellowship. OBC President: Bill Koster, Editor: Phyllis Koch, Secretary: Terry Crislip, Treasurer: Berny Baldwin. For info on how to join, contact Berny Baldwin, 1931 Thorpe Circle, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Newsletter: The Ohio Swirl. Website: www.ohiobottleclub.org. Details about the club’s new 2013 Milk Bottle Book can be found on the website. 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 Association, 
George Casnar, President, 4455 Helterbrand Road, Festus, Missouri 63028, 314.566.6289 cell gcasnar@yahoo.com. Show is always the 3rd Sunday in March at Orlando Gardens, 4300 Hoffmeister Road, St Louis, Missouri 63125. 130 sales tables, silent auctions, displays, kids enter free. 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