Augusta People on the Showroom Floor

2019 FOHBC 50th Anniversary National Antique Bottle Convention | Augusta, Georgia | People on the Showroom Floor

Augusta Convention Center | Olmstead Hall 

[02 & 03 August 2019]

14 September 2019

So far, we’ve put out eleven (11) Augusta events on the FOHBC web site and related social media. This includes all the special events from Thursday, 01 August, like the FOHBC Board Meeting, Mike & Julie Newman Open House, Augusta Museum of History Reception and Sweet Georgia Peaches Bottle Competition.

We also covered the Friday, 02 August events, such as the Membership Breakfast, Educational Seminars, Ribbon Cutting, and Banquet.

You will also find general posts such as Youth CornerOn the Tables and Augusta Educational Displays. We’ll close this series of Augusta posts with one of People Spotted on the Showroom Floor. You can also read the Augusta Souvenir Program.

Augusta was a wonderful bottle show! The venue was great. All the activities were close and easily accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed the seminars! The dealer set up was so easy that I was able to attend three seminars. It was fun seeing so many great bottles and socializing with friends who share my passion for bottles. I only wish that the show had ran through Sunday. Kudos to all those who made this show possible!

Bill Brugman, Covington Louisiana

Here is a floorpan of Olmstead Hall where the pictures took place..

We thought we would share a few pictures taken by our event photographer, Elizabeth Lacy who is also our Public Relations officer. We think she did a great job catching some of the folks on the showroom floor.

Read more about the 2019 FOHBC 50th Anniversary National Antique Bottle Convention in Augusta, Georgia

FOHBC Board Meeting • Mike & Julie Newman Open House • Augusta Museum of History Reception • Sweet Georgia Peaches Bottle Competition • Membership Breakfast • Educational Seminars • Ribbon Cutting • Banquet • Youth Corner • On the Tables • Augusta Educational Displays • Augusta Prizes and Drawings • Augusta Souvenir Program.

The FOHBC tables at the Olmstead Hall Pre-Function area.

A nice second story shot of Olmstead Hall.

Mike Newman (Team Augusta) with the red Georgia shirt and white cap.

Every row had plenty of bottles and neat go-withs.

The natural light at both ends of the showroom was a refreshing change from rooms without windows.

Mark Vuono (Stamford, Connecticut), Marty Vollmer (Team Augusta) Walter Smith (Team Augusta) and Join Joiner (Newnan, Georgia) spotted.

The group in the middle is Matt Lacy, FOHBC president, Jim Berry, FOHBC Treasurer, and John Fifer, FOHBC midwest Director. Talking with Gary Beatty, up from Florida.

A nice horizontal shot.

Tom Lines (Indian Springs, Alabama) closing a deal.

Jim Hall (Gurnee, Illinois) and Bobby Hinely (Newnan, Georgia)

Lots of interest at this table.

Harvey Teal (Columbia, South Carolina) center. Art Gose on left.

Mike and Dixie Bryant (San Diego, California)

Nick Harris, Falmouth, Virginia on right overseeing a Drake’s Plantation Bitters bottle inspection.

Left: Archie Huffstetler, Mount Holley, North Carolina. Right: Charlie Kennedy from Beverly Hills, Florida

Kathy Gray, Dealer from DeBois, Pennsylvania.

A smiling Mabel and Tom Hicks from Eatonton, Georgia

Sheldon and Brenda Baugh from Russellville, Kentucky

Gary Beatty up from North Port, Florida

Michael Seeliger from Brooklyn, Wisconsin. James Bell up from Avondale, Australia.

David Van Loon from Leeds, United Kingdom and Richard King from Tampa, Florida

Dealer Terry Jones from Lebanon, Ohio.

Mary & John Bray from Donalds, South Carolina.

Bob Morgan over from Charlotte, North Carolina

Dealer Bill Johnson from Snellville, Georgia

Tony and Jo Stringfellow from Sullivan, Indiana

Liz Maxbauer and John Pastor from New Hudson, Michigan

Tod von Mechow from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

David Sidlinger (dealer) from Corry, Pennsylvania.

June and Wayne Lowry from Raymore, Missouri

Justin and Tonya Guy from Edgefield, South Carolina

Left: Jim Witkowski from Camden, South Carolina

Bill Baab from Augusta, Georgia

Left to right: Phil Smith (Union, Kentucky), Michael Seeliger (Brooklyn, Wisconsin), Mike Craig (Campbell, California) and Bill Mitchell (Stevens Point, Wisconsin).

Eric Warren (Team Augusta) Lexington, South Carolina

Kathy and Richard Tucker (Newport Beach, California) pose with Mike Newman (Martinez, Georgia)

Left to right: Val Berry (Merchandise Director), Elizabeth Meyer (Business Manager) and Linda Sheppard (Membership Director). Front of Hall FOHBC tables. New York, Houston and New York.

Left to right: Matt Lacy (FOHBC President), Louis Fifer (FOHBC First Vice President) and Jim Berry (FOHBC Treasurer). Ohio, Ohio and New York.

Left to right: Perry Hendrix (Columbus, Mississippi), Carolyn and Bill Brugman (Covington, Louisiana) and John Joiner (Newnan, Georgia)