West Virginia Medicine, Beer and Soda Collectors: Large, older collection (mostly dug) is in need of dispersal. Digger since the late 1960's has passed away. Looking for someone to assist in bringing his widow reasonable compensation.
2021 Fall Antique, Glass and Bottle Show and Classic Car Show, Batsto Village, Wharton State Forrest, Hammonton, NJ. Several years ago the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. (BCCI) joined with the Cruisin’ Classic Car group for a spring antique, glass, and bottle show. It seemed that a show with antique and classic cars should have something else for visitors to enjoy. What better than antiques. Being held in the heart of Wharton Forest at Batsto Village where glass and bottles were produced after the iron industry financially could not survive also seemed appropriate. Because the spring show had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the combined show will be held this fall.
So iron is no longer produced at Batsto Village. The idea of British coming up the river to end the production of shot and cannon ball at the Village no longer exists. The history of such can be seen at the monument at Chestnut Neck and whispers of such at Batsto. September 19th will be a day to enjoy the quiet of a once noisy iron and glass producing town. A chance to walk around and remember some of American History. Not only the history of the Colonies before America was America can be enjoyed but some of the more recent history of toys without batteries, tin toys not plastic, records that were analog not digital sounds produced on your phone, bottles that were returned for 2 or 5 cents not throw away plastic.
There will be food trucks to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. It is a rain or shine event, but let’s hope for sunshine. Hope to see you on September 19th at Historic Batsto Village from 9 to 3.
SEE YOU IN RENO 2022!
Where the TOP 25 Western Whiskys will be on display!
ANTIQUES ON FIRST - 919 FIRST ST. BENICIA, CA. When visiting the S.F. Bay Area or Napa Wine Country, be sure to stop in nearby historic downtown Benicia; a nationally designated small town “Main Street” with shops, restaurants and magnificent Bay views. Also location of the Gold Rush era brick State Capitol museum, Civil War Camel Barns military/ local museum, and legendary former waterfront Bottle Digging bonanza of the West (“Benicia Glass”, Balto torpedoes, cathedrals, sodas, bitters, pontiles). ANTIQUES ON FIRST has a rotating selection of locally dug BOTTLES, Clocks, Militaria, Railroadiana, Art, Advertising and more. Open Wed thru Sun 12:00 (often earlier) to 5:30