2015 Chattanooga National – The Children’s Bottle Grab Bags


2015 Chattanooga National

The Children’s Bottle Grab Bags

*All Photographs by Mallory Boyle

Federation Co-Chairs John Joiner and Jack Hewitt had a great idea to engage future young collectors at the recent FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National. What child does not like to get a surprise present? Lined up beyond the Federation registration tables, outside of Hall A at the Chattanooga Convention Center, were boxes with dozens of bags containing antique bottles that John and Jack donated to the effort. These fellows had used the concept at their Atlanta Antique Bottle Show with grand success and tried it again here on a larger scale. The whole process was a resounding success as many children left with a gift that hopefully opened their eyes a little wider to our great hobby. You will see this again in Sacramento and Springfield, I hope.


Wow, a ladies leg whiskey bottle….


Dahlia Boyle, one of our youngest collectors, poses with Federation President, Ferdinand Meyer V. Dahlia had just opened one of the bottle, grab bags set up for children. Dahlia is the daughter of our photographer, Mallory Boyle and granddaughter to Jack Hewitt, one of the Co-Chairs for the Chattanooga National show.


Another youngster proudly shows off his new bottle that he pulled from the bottle grab bags.


Federation Board member Matt Lacy (Midwest Region) poses with his son Owen with his new bottle from the grab bags.