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 2019, 50th Year Anniversary Show will be on Sunday, October 27 at the Holiday Inn Matteson, 500 Holiday Plaza Dr., Matteson, Illinois 60443
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.
2018 Show and Displays
Another successful show, thanks to the year-round hard work of Show Chair John Vlahovich.
2017 Show and Displays
The sales floor enjoyed a great turnout thanks to the hard work of Show Chair John Vlahovich.
2016 Show and Displays
2015 Show and Displays
The purpose of our Club display was to show examples illustrating the progression of glass containers throughout the decades. It started with the earliest bottles when Chicago was just a frontier town (1840) all the way to post war America (1950). The bottles were a representation of the different manufacturing processes, color, shapes and sizes throughout the decades in Chicago.