FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo | Early Dealer Registration


The Sacramento National Souvenir Program, at 140 pages including covers, was the largest and nicest program by the Federation ever. Certainly to become a collectors piece.

FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo | Early Dealer Registration

Early Dealer Registration | Lions Gate Hotel, Club Ballroom Foyer, Thursday afternoon, August 4th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm


Registration packets and complementary souvenir programs were available on Thursday afternoon at the Federations tables adjacent at the Lions Gate Hotel Club Ballroom Foyer. Folks could get their dealer or early admission packet before the crowd. The audience was also able to join or renew their FOHBC membership and purchase FOHBC merchandise. What a great way to display the convention logo as everyone had to wear their lanyard.

All photographs are by our official show photographer, Angelina (Gina) Pellegrini unless otherwise noted.


Convention Welcome posters strategically placed for arriving members and guests.


Full room. Tables for registration, early admission, admission, membership and merchandise. Each staffed by great FOHBC volunteers.


A large floor plan – table layout was available for dealers to spot their table. The same information was in the Souvenir Program.


Healthy Crowd with lots of stops.


Bonnie Pellegrini makes an early t-shirt purchase.


Left to right: Linda Sheppard, Val Berry and Jim Berry. Fully badged!


Mike Craig gets instructions from Lisa McGuire.


Looks like Larry Childers is renewing his membership with Linda Sheppard.


Jim Bender holding court. Probably pushing the FOHBC 2017 Springfield National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo.


John Pastor and Jim & Jodi Hall getting the latest news from Jim Bender.


Laurel Ritz giving instructions and answering questions.


Left to Right: Laurel Ritz, Lisa McGuire, Delores Siri & Bev Siri. The best helpers you could get! Bev was a co-chair for the national.



Dave Maryo in from LA.


Dale Santos (center) flanked by his wife Barbara and Jim Bender on the left.


Big guns. Left to Right: Steven Hubbell, Bill Ham, Dennis Eastley & Dale Mlasko.


Can’t miss Bev Seri, Sacramento National co-chair.


Russell Umbraco (white striped shirt) talking with Bill Ham. Mike Valent checking in with Bev Siri.


FOHBC membership applications.


Linda Sheppard and Val Berry keeping records of membership and merchandise.


After early registration, a few chose to relax by the pool. Great weather arrived for the 4-day event. Last photo (Left to Right) John Shroyer, John O’Neill, Bonnie Pelligrini, & Duke Tadday