One of the last events enjoyed before COVID shut everything down in March 2020 was the Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale. Little did anyone know what lay ahead. It would be well over a year before the Club could meet and two years before it could once again present the annual event that, over 55 years, has come to be renowned among area collectors.
Given that unwelcome break, the upcoming 56th Annual Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale will be appreciated even more by Club members, other dealers and the public. It’s sure to be a sweet reunion at the Palace Station, 2411 West Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th. This change of venue is a return to a favorite central location used in years’ past.
The admission price is a return to those years as well with Early Bird Admission reduced to $10 on Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Regular Admission is $5.00 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and $5 on Saturday with hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dealer set-up hours are on Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.
At this unique event, there are dealers who specialize in all kinds of categories, such as casino collectibles, jewelry that includes Native American and pocket watches, coins, antique documents & papers, quality antiques, ephemera, glass and pottery that includes Desert Sands pottery made in Boulder City. Eras represented span from the Civil War to fairly recent times along with Victorian and Mid-Century Modern in between.
Instead of spending your money on roses that will wilt, wine that won’t be remembered, dinner that will be short-lived or fattening chocolates, why not give your sweetheart an inexpensive card that says, “Let’s go pick out our Valentines at the Bottle Club Show!” Then go have the time of your lives reminiscing over the forgotten treasures displayed in row after row of Memory Lane. Perhaps you’ll even discover special items that you’ve never seen before. The Las Vegas Show is unique among bottle club shows in that it is not focused solely or even primarily on bottles.
For more information, contact John Faulis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-242-2792 or 702-373-7175.
Founded in 1968, the Las Vegas Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club members were originally bottle diggers. Now the membership has expanded to include collectors of various types of antiques. The group has monthly meetings.
Information was provided by Glena Dunn, publisher of the Southern Nevada Country Register.