Western Region

EricMcGuireMug_BWFor Western Region Club Update Information please contact Eric McGuire, Western Region Directoretmcguire@comcast.net

Eric McGuireFOHBC Western Region Director, is a California native who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life. He attended local schools and completed his formal education at San Francisco State University (MA 1973). Eric entered the field of environmental planning and retired from a 30-year career in domestic water supply in 2008. He began his bottle collecting interest in 1960, and along with digging, and otherwise acquiring bottles, Eric has always been an avid student of all aspects of glassmaking as well as a researcher of the history of the people who produced the bottles. Beginning in the mid-1960′s his name can be found on many articles relating to bottles and glass. Eric’s primary interest has been focused on the geographical area of the Western U.S. He is a life member of the FOHBC, and lives in Petaluma, CA, with his wife, Lisa.

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ColoradoLogoAntique Bottle Collectors of Colorado, P.O. Box 1895 
Englewood, Colorado 80150-1895. The primary purpose of the Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado (ABCC) is to establish an association of club members who wish to explore, educate, publish and promote the collecting of historical Colorado bottles and collectibles and other forms of Americana. The ABCC was established in 1965 and is a Charter Member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Clubs. The ABCC is a non-profit organization. Membership dues to the ABCC are $30 per family with requested paper copy of our newsletter, and $20 per family with email only newsletter (PDF format). Both memberships are payable annually by calendar year. ABCC meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month – 7:00 PM (except June, July, Aug. & Dec.) at the VFW Hall – Post 322, 3800 South Windermere Street. Englewood, CO. Please do not send correspondence to the meeting place address. If you would like to contact us, please go to the “Contact Us” page on our website: Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado FOHBC Member Club

Forty-Niner Historical Bottle Association, Newsletter: Bottle Diggins, Return Address: 16930 Charles Way, Grass Valley, California 995949, President: Mike Lake, 530.333.5696, Vice President: Chuck Erickson, 916.293.2483, Secretary: Warren Friedrich, 530.265.5204, Show Chair: Dan Bell, 530.305.8794, danbell418@gmail.com, Show: Auburn, California, Second weekend November. FOHBC Member Club

Golden Gate Historical Bottle Society, Newsletter: The Corker, Newsletter Return Address: 752 Murdell Lane, Livermore, California 94550, President; Gary Antone, 925.373.6758, packrat49er@netscape.net, Vice President; Rick Lindgren, 925.229.3861, ebayweld@comcast.net, Treasurer; Jackie Lindgren, 925.229.3861, ebayweld@comcast.net, Secretary; Linda Cunha, 925.228.0559, mandlcunha@gmail.com, Editor; Darla Antone, 925.373.6758, darlaandgary@comcast.net, Show Chairs; Gary & Darla Antone, Show Event; Contra Costa Event Center (Antioch, California.) Two-Day Show. Event each April, FOHBC MEMBER CLUB

Hemet Valley Antique Bottle and Collectables Club, P.O. Box 2652, Hemet, California 92546, Meeting Location: Provident Bank, 1690 E. Florida Avenue on the third Saturday of every month, Hemet, California. Contact: Gwen Leavy, President, 1083 Via Verde, Cathedral City, California 92234-4366, Tele: 818.425.9358, Email: Gwennj@Msn.com FOHBC Member Club

JSABC bottle logoJefferson State Antique Bottle And Collectibles Club, P.O. Box 1565, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530, Attn: Bruce Silva, 541.899.8411, jsglass@q.com, Show: First weekend in October. FOHBC Member Club




LVABCCLogoLas Vegas Antique Bottles And Collectibles Club, Las Vegas, Nevada Newsletter: LVABCC Newsletter, President: Robe Fazendin: 6185 S. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120, Vice President: Peggy Alby: 702.872.927, Secretary: Lynda Bennes, 702.873.7637, Treasurer: Karen Liedkie 702.635.2244, Directors: Linda Garvey, Normalee Moreno, Stan Pullen, Show Chair: Linda Garvey 702.629.7513, Show: Two Day show in Boulder each year in May, email: lvabcc2013@yahoo.com; website lvabcc.org. FOHBC Member Club


LAHBCLogoLos Angeles Historical Bottle Club, Their club’s purpose and pleasure: To socially unite the bottle and fruit jar collectors of Los Angeles County and to promote, foster, and encourage all legal activities toward the betterment of bottle collecting. We encourage the exchanging of information and the exhibiting, promoting, and researching of bottles and related collectibles. The Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club is the Fifth Charter member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Newsletter: The Whittlemark, Return Address: 515 El Centro St, South Pasadena California 91030, Show Chairs: Dick Homme, 818.362.3368 and Don Wippert, 818.346.9833, Los Angeles Bottle Show: One-Day Show the last Saturday of September. Santa Ana Elks Lodge, 212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California 92701. Website: www.lahbc.orgFOHBC Member Club

Montana Bottle Collectors Association, Newsletter: The Big Sky Glass Gazette, P.O. Box 5301, Helena, Montana 59601, President: Ray Thompson, 406.273.7780, Secretary/Treasurer/Newsletter Editor: Erich Weber, 406.227.8154, eeweber@bresnan.net, Show Chair, and Club Vice President: James Campiglia, 406.212.3293, jameschips@bresnan.net, Show: Two-Day Show in early June, Civic Center, Butte, Montana. FOHBC Member Club


New Mexico Historical Bottle Society, 35 members, Show Date: Saturday, Sept or October each year, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Show Location: Moriarity Civic Center, 202 Broadway Ave South, Moriarity, New Mexico, Contact: Greg Hoglin, 209 N. 5th St., Belen, New Mexico 87002, 505.864-6634, lostcity5th@aol.com, Secretary/Treasurer: Marcia Hoglin, lostcity5th@aol.com FOHBC Member Club

Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association, Club address: Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association, P.O. Box 1121, Santa Rosa, California 95402, nbca@oldwestbottles.com, Newsletter: The Glass Blower, President: John Mathieu, 707.327.7286, ghfrenchy@att.net , Vice President: Rick Siri. ricksiri@sonic.net . One-day show in October, Santa Rosa, California. Meetings are the second Tuesday. Monthly, at 7pm. Please contact the president, for further information. FOHBC Member Club

Oregon Bottle Collectors AssociationPortland, Oregon area The Oregon Bottle Collectors Association is a non-profit organization devoted to collecting, researching, and preserving old bottles, jars, and related items. The majority of bottles of interest to their members date from the 19th and early 20th century, prior to the invention of the bottle-making machine, almost universal in the U.S. by around 1920. They meet on the 2nd Friday of each month, September through May, at 7:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran School 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St,, Portland, Oregon, OBCA Officers: President – Bill Bogynska, Vice President – Wayne Herring, Secretary/Treasurer – Bill Bogynska, Librarian – Dave Johnson, Webmasters – Scott Slowter, Editor, Tom Bostwick Newsletter: The Stumptown Report, website: Oregon Bottle Collectors Association (OBCAORG.ORG). FOHBC Member Club 

Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club, Phoenix, Arizona The purpose of the nonprofit PABCC is to promote the study, collecting, display, and preservation of antiques and collectibles of all kinds; to ensure that these treasures will continue to be available for future generations to enjoy. Their meetings are held monthly, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, except July and August. They meet at the Heritage Heights Recreation Club at 32nd Street and Mission Lane in Phoenix, just off State Route 51 at the 32nd Street exit. Newsletter: The A-Z Collector, Return Address: Betty Hartnett, 3030 E. Ocotilla Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85028, President: Brent VanDeman, Vice President: Richard Richshafer, Secretary: Dave Carr, Treasurer, Bryan Grapentine, bgrapentine@msn.com, Directors, Publicity: Chuck Blake, Trips: Lauran Kormylo, Program Director: Lisa Helm, At Large: Steve Mares, Newsletter Editor: Betty Hartnett, Show Chair: Betty Hartnett: 602.317.4438, bettchem@cox.net, Show: Two-Day in October, Phoenix, Arizona. Website: Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club FOHBC Member Club

Reno Antique Bottle Club, Reno, Nevada Newsletter: Digger’s Dirt, Return Address: P.O. Box 1061, Verdi, Nevada 89439, President: Marty Hall, 775.852.6045, rosemuley@charter.net, Vice President, Loren Love, Secretary: Bonnie McLane, Treasurer: Sally Grundy, Editor: Helene Walker: 775.345.0171, Show Chair: Willy Young, 775.746.0922, Show: Two-day show in June, Grand Sierra Resort. FOHBC Member Club

San Diego Antique Bottle And Collectibles Club, San Diego, Started in 1965 in Julian California, the San Diego Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club is the oldest continuously meeting bottle & collectibles club in the world. They meet at the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road which is located between the University of San Diego & Francis Parker High School, on the South side of Linda Vista Road overlooking Mission Valley. Their meetings usually start sometime around 6:30 pm and end sometime around 9:30 pm. Their programs are very informative and combined with raffles, 50/50 drawings, and snacks, a good time is had by all. Their members are very friendly and knowledgeable. Guests are welcome! A family or single membership is $20 a year. For membership information about their great club, contact Paul Dragos 848.245.4136 oe email sdcoinshooter@gmail.com Questions? Contact Mike Bryant at: sdmike@san.rr.com or 858.581.2787 Website: www.sdbottleclub.org, Newsletter: The Bottleneck, Show: One-Day Show in June, San Diego, California. FOHBC Member Club

The Washington Bottle & Collectors Association, is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 for the purpose of stimulating interest in the hobby by acquiring, buying, and selling a wide variety of artifacts such as antique bottles, insulators, glass, postcards, photographs, pottery, trays, shot glasses, advertising, collectibles and much more. Our goal is to connect with others, share knowledge, forge friendships, have fun and preserve the hobby through the collection of these artifacts. We encourage each individual member to join this national organization and help promote this great hobby. Officers are President: Mark Nelson; Vice-President: Pete Hendricks; 2nd Vice-President: Lisa Conners; Treasurer: Mike Larson; Secretary: Mark Kiviaho. Website: https://wabottleclub.org and we can be reached using the Contact Us section of the webpage. FOHBC Member Club