Individual Membership Benefits

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The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) cordially invites you to join a dedicated group of individuals and clubs who collect, study and display the treasured glass and ceramic gems of yesteryear.

New or Renewal Membership Form

* Digital application form at bottom of page *

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Digital Application at Bottom of Page

The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors is a non-profit organization supporting collectors of historical bottles, flasks, jars, and related items. The goal of the FOHBC is to promote the collection, study, preservation and display of historical bottles and related artifacts and to share this information with other collectors and individuals.

Federation membership is open to any individual or club interested in the enjoyment and study of antique bottles. The Federation publication, BOTTLES and EXTRAS, is well known throughout the hobby world as the leading publication for those interested in bottles and “go-withs”. The magazine includes articles of historical interest, stories chronicling the hobby and the history of bottle collecting, digging stories, regional news, show reports, advertisements, show listings, and an auction directory. BOTTLES and EXTRAS is truly the place to go when information is needed about this popular and growing hobby.

In addition to providing strength to a national/international organization devoted to the welfare of the hobby, your FOHBC membership benefits include:

  1. A full year subscription to the bi-monthly (6 issues a year) 72-page publication, BOTTLES and EXTRAS, which is continuously full of specialty articles, regular columns, classified advertising, show reports and a listing of bottle shows nationwide.
  2. Free advertising of “For Sale” items in BOTTLES and EXTRAS (Restrictions apply – ads may be up to 100 words, items must be of $25 or greater value, and free advertisements are limited to the first 100 received, based upon date mailed.) One free ad of 60 words each year for use for items “Wanted”, trade offers, etc.
  3. FOHBC Digital Newsletter.
  4. Advice on publishing your book/manuscript, and a forum for your articles.
  5. The opportunity to obtain a discount to be used on “Early Admission” or table rent at the annual FOHBC National Antique Bottle Conventions.
  6. Follow the development of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
  7. Access to the informational FOHBC Slide Show Presentations.
  8. Plus more…

We need your support! Our continued existence is dependent upon your participation as well as expanding our membership. If you haven’t yet joined our organization, please do so and begin reaping the benefits. If you are already a member, please encourage your friends and fellow collectors to JOIN US!!

Need more Membership information? Just send an e-mail to our Business Manager, Elizabeth Meyer, and she will be more than happy to send you an information packet. No risk, no obligation. Please be sure to include a mailing address in your request, as well as the fact that you’d like information about the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.

You can join FOHBC or renew their membership in one of two ways:

1) Fill out the following form (see below) and pay via PayPal. You will be redirected to that page after you complete the form.

2) Print out the Individual Application and fill it in. Write a check or money order for the appropriate amount made out to The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and mail it with the completed form to:

FOHBC Business Manager
Elizabeth Meyer
101 Crawford Street
Studio 1A
Houston, Texas 77002
(if no answer please leave a message)


Associate Membership is available to members of the immediate family of any adult holding an Individual Membership. Children of ages 21 or older must have their own Individual Membership. Associate Members enjoy all of the rights and privileges of an Individual Membership. Households will receive only one magazine.

Payment options through PayPal are available after the form has been submitted.


If you prefer to pay by credit card contact:

FOHBC Business Manager
Elizabeth Meyer
101 Crawford Street
Studio 1A
Houston, Texas 77002
713.504.0628 (leave a message if no answer