1800's era St. Louis Antique Bottles

49th Annual Antique Bottle Show, St. Louis, MO, Sunday, March 17, 9am – 2pm

1800's era Antique Soda Bottles from St. Louis. Steve Kehrer Collection

1800’s era Antique Soda Bottles from St. Louis. Steve Kehrer Collection

Stop by the 49th Annual Antique Bottle and Jar Show this Sunday to see thousands of colorful antique glass and stoneware bottles. There will be over 115 tables worth of merchandise for sale at this show.  Over the past 20 years, I have found hundreds of historic bottles at this show which I’ve added to my collection. Bottle dealers from many states will be there selling soda and beer bottles, fruit jars, stoneware pottery, Breweriana, whiskey jugs, milk bottles, insulators, and other vintage advertising items. You can learn about the history of communities through these relics and have fun meeting new collector friends.

Conrad Meng Whiskey Jug 1900 Freeburg , IL

Conrad Meng Whiskey Jug 1900 Freeburg , IL

The show is sponsored by the St. Louis Antique Bottle Collectors Association. The event is Sunday, March 17, 9 am – 2 pm. at the Orlando Gardens, 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, MO. Admission is $3. Kids are free. Food and drinks are available.

If you’re interested in other events or information about antique bottle collecting, check out The Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors.  The Federation (FOHBC) is a dedicated group of individuals and clubs who collect, study and display treasured glass and ceramic gems of yesteryear.

Antique bottles can be very valuable, ranging from a few dollars up to several thousand dollars each. The value is determined by rarity, company name, location, product, age, style, color and condition. Collectors often start looking for bottles from their hometown area because they enjoy the history. Others look for a particular style of bottles, jars or jugs. Examples of all styles will be at the St. Louis Antique Bottle and Jar Show. I plan to be at the show, so stop by my table and say hello!