2024 Houston National Antique Bottle & Glass Convention & Expo

Latest Update: 14 April 2024

EVENT INFO PACKET

“I’ve been looking at the Houston 24 Info Packet … this blows away anything in the bottle field….
that I’ve ever seen…!”
– Chris Hartz (Livermore, California)

So far, we have registered hotel guests, dealers and attendees from: Alabama, Arkansas, Australia, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Zealand, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, United Kingdom, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Y’all come on down!!!

Contract: Attendee Contract Short Form

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


HOST HOTEL: Hotel ZaZa Reservations

Ground Zero. For the nightly $215 special rate Hotel ZaZa reservations you will not be charged until you check in to the hotel. The use of your credit card is only to hold the reservation. The booking link is the hotel’s preferred method for Houston 24 guests within our room block to reserve. If you prefer to call to book, the only number you should be using is their in-house Hotel ZaZa reservations team number 888.880.3244. If you are quoted an incorrect rate or are having any trouble, you can email Carly Cortez at Hotel ZaZa and she will assist you promptly. Please do not use any “outside” hotel booking agencies.

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SUPPORT HOTEL: DoubleTree Hilton Reservations

We have a $129 special rate at the DoubleTree Hilton Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites. The hotel is approximately 1.8 miles from the HMNS and Hotel ZaZa.

HMNS: HMNS Visitor Guide


THE EXHIBITIONS

Houston Museum of Natural Science

American Antique Glass Masterpieces

David P. Wilber and Anthony Gugliotti Barber Bottle Collections


FOHBC ANTIQUE BOTTLE AND GLASS SHOW & SALE

Hotel ZaZa Museum District

[02 – 04 August 2024]

FOHBC Houston 24 National Antique Bottle and Glass Show & Sale at Hotel ZaZa. Quite a different and challenging layout, all set in a really cool historic boutique hotel. For info and table sales contact Edie Alucema at edie.fohbc@gmail.comAttendee Contract Short Form

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PEACHRIDGE “GLASS IN THE GRASS

Houston 24 Pre-Event

[31 July 2024]

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TEXAS HOLD ‘EM COMPETITION

[01 August 2024]


BAYOU CITY SUNSET AUCTION

[03 August 2024]


DINOSAURS BANQUET

FOHBC Awards Banquet • Mix & Mingle Cocktails

[02 August 2024]

Houston 24 “Dinosaurs Banquet” and “Cocktail Mix & Mingle” in the fantastic Morian Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Tickets available for $55 at fohbcmembers@gmail.com.


MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST

FOHBC General Membership Breakfast Meeting

[02 August 2024]


SEMINARS

[02 August 2024 – Hotel ZaZa]

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TOGETHER AGAIN – THE THREE BLUE FIGURAL BITTERS

Houston Museum of Natural Science – Brown Gallery

[Opens 01 August 2024]

The marketing piece released promoting “Together Again,” “The Three Blue Figural Bitters” on display at the Houston 24 American Antique Glass Masterpieces – A major, museum exhibition showcasing the Sandor P. Fuss Collection.” Exhibit will open at 1:00 pm on Thursday, 01 August 2024 in the Brown Gallery at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. A museum quality hard bound book will be available at the exposition. Free museum access for FOHBC members.


DRAKES PLANTATION BITTERS

Commemorative Bottle

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SOUVENIR PROGRAM

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Thanking our growing list of advertisers! John Pastor (American Glass Gallery), Sandor Fuss, Michael & Alice Seeliger, Michael & Kathy Craig, David Kyle Rakes, Steve Abbott, Michael Mackintosh, John O’Neill, Charlie Martin Jr., Richard T. Siri, Mike Newman, Bill Taylor, Northwestern Bottle Club, Jeff Wichmann (American Bottle Auctions), Elizabeth & Ferdinand Meyer (Peachridge Collections), Terry McMurray (McMurray Antiques Auctions), Jeff Evans (Jeffrey Evans & Assoc.), Fred Holabird (Holabird Western Americana Collections), Eric McGuire, Ralph & Janet Finch, International Perfume Bottle Assoc., Jerry & Helen Forbes, Rich & Kathy Tucker, Tom Paskiewicz, Greg Spurgeon (North American Glass), National Insulator Assoc., Joel Bartsch, Henry & Toni Johnston, Jay Kasper, Jim Hagenbuch (Glass Works Auctions), National Association of Breweriana Advertising (NABA), Bill & Jill Insulators, National Bottle Museum (NBM), Norm Heckler Jr. (Heckler), Chip Cable, Dana Charlton, Alan DeMaison, Ken Previtali, Bruce Shephard, Craig Cassetta, John Feldmann, Tom Lines, Brian Bingham, Cheryl Reynolds, Andy Rapoza, Martin Van Zant (Crowded House Auctions), Henry Hecker (Wisconsin Made From Clay), David Kyle, Buffalo Antique Bottle Club, American Digger magazine, Sacramento Valley Museum, Tom Pettit, Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association, Willy Van den Bossche, Bill Ham-Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 & 3, Joan Cabaniss, Jim Bender, 1st Chicago Antique Bottle Club, Marty Vollmer, Steve Ketcham, St. Louis Antique Bottle Club, Furniture Doctor (Walter Smith), Antiques & Collectibles Insurance Group, Las Vegas Antique Bottle Club, Midwest Fruit Jar & Bottle Club, Stephen Jackson, Tod von Mechow, Chris Hartz, Sea Glass of Maine, Alicia Booth-Wickman, Stephen Hubbell, Ohio Bottle Club, Tom Phillips, Ron Hands, Mike Dickman, National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors, Bill & Bea Baab…

Houston 24 Souvenir Program advertising sales commence. This 156-page plus program will become a collectible in its own right and a valuable resource. Free to all Houston 24 attendees. For an advertisement contact Houston24Expo@gmail.com. Free layout assistance. Sizes and costs noted in Event Info Packet.


THREE JIM HEALY HOUSTON 24

COMMEMORATIVE JUGS

Raffle tickets for two Jim Healy Houston 24 Commemorative Jugs will be on sale at Houston 24 Antique Bottle and Glass Show & Sale on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. Jim Healy, from Tribes Hill, New York, is a talented potter and restorer of old jugs. Jim has designed and made our FOHBC national convention commemorative jugs for many years. Details at the FOHBC desks located at the Piano Man Lounge. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The third Jim Healy Houston 24 jug will be included in the Bayou City Sunset Auction on Saturday evening, 03 August 2024.