Annual Baltimore Bottle Show & Sale
Time-lapse Videos (2018 show) courtesy Doug Simms
Show setup on Saturday (1:36)
Show action and tear down Sunday (1:48)
The Baltimore Antique Bottle Club produces the largest one-day bottle show in the world with over 300 tables containing excellent examples of bottles, jars, pottery, advertising, jugs and small antiques. All types of bottles are available in all price ranges. We enjoy the reputation for producing one of the finest bottle shows anywhere with dealers setting up from over 20 states and 3 foreign countries. With the low admission of $5, a person attending can browse and purchase bottles to add to or begin his or her collection, have bottles appraised by club experts and view educational displays. Last March over 1,000 people attended our show.
The club's 41st Annual Show and Sale will take place on September 26, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wellness and Athletics Center, Essex Campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC-Essex), 7201 Rossville Blvd., Rosedale, MD 21237. It is one of the most anticipated bottle shows by members of the bottle community nationwide..
View the show history from 1981 to date.
Waiting List Policy
Current dealers have the right of retention. When the deadline for renewal passes and should there be vacant tables, the vacancies are filled by people on the waiting list by order of postmark. That is the only method for which vacant tables are filled.
Anyone requesting to be part of the waiting list should return his/her contract and payment immediately to increase the chance of being near the top of the list. Multiple tables (maximum of 3) will be assigned based solely on availability.
Because of the possibility of last-minute non-refundable cancellations by current dealers, decisions regarding vacant tables may be made right up to the day of the show. Prospective dealers should be aware of that possibility and should notify the show chairman if they are available on short notice.
Those not placed will have their checks returned, upon request, and will automatically receive a contract for next year's show, and the process will repeat. Otherwise, unused checks will be shredded if not requested with 60 days after the show.
Any questions about the contract should be sent to Andy Agnew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 13, 2017: The Baltimore Sun Nice article and video titled Baltimore's Bottling History on Display at Antique Show
March 3, 2013: The Baltimore Sun wrote this nice article with photographs about our 33nd Annual Show and Sale.
February 29, 2012: City Paper (Baltimore) ran a terrific front page story about our diggers and our show.
March 3, 2010: The Baltimore Guide had this nice promo for the show titled "Hit the Bottle Club Show" in the Neighborhood News section.