The 1st Chicago Bottle Club holds its annual bottle show the last Sunday of October.
Our first Bottle Show and Sale was held in 1970. Ever since, the annual Bottle Show has remained the best way to bring together bottle collectors not just from the Midwest, but from all areas of the country. The Show offers collectors the chance to display, trade, buy or sell their antique bottles, along with educating the general public on the history of antique bottles, and the gratification of being an antique bottle collector.
Our Club displays are very unique with a new theme presented to our members every year. Some of our past themes have been: Chicago Blues, Our Favorite Things, Chicago goes Green and Bottles and their Go-Withs.
The Bottle Show gives everyone the opportunity to view seldom seen bottles, pottery, ephemera, and corresponding advertising pieces. Each display is featured in our Bottle Show brochure along with a brief description. We do not vote or hand out ribbons as this is strictly a Club participation event for all to enjoy.
Contact our Show Chairman, John Vlahovich at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The 2017 show will be on Sunday, October 29th at the Holiday Inn Matteson Conference Center, Matteson, IL.
- From the North:
- I-294S to Indiana to I-80W to Iowa. Exit 151A to
I-57S to Memphis. Exit 340 for US 30/Lincoln Hwy. Destination on the right.
- From the South:
- I-57N ramp to Chicago. Exit 340 for US 30/Lincoln Hwy. Destination on the right.
- From the East:
- I-80W/I-94W toward Chicago. Exit 151A to I-57S
to Memphis. Exit 340 for US 30/Lincoln Hwy. Destination on the right.
- From the West:
- I-80E towards Gary, IN. Exit 151A to I-57S to Memphis. Exit 340 for US 30/Lincoln Hwy. Destination on the right.
2016 Show and Displays
with his grandson
for that special find
2015 Show and Displays
2014 Show and Displays
with Club President John Panek (right)
during the show.
Tom received a quart, dark amber (Chicago) milk bottle embossed: LAKE ZURICH DAIRY.
2013 Show and Displays
2012 Show and Displays
Hutchinson Bottle Collectors' Association
"Hall of Fame Award"
2011 Show and Displays
authors Ken Farnsworth (far right)
and John Walthall (standing)