Colorado Bottle Collectors Celebrate 50th Anniversary

217611By Jan Racey, President, ABCC

Who would have thought? Fifty-years and still going strong!! The Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado (ABCC) will host it’s 50th anniversary Show & Sale at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock,Colorado on July 25th, 2015. The ABCC is a registered non-profit corporation comprised of over 120 active members with a shared interest in exploring, educating, publishing and promoting the collecting of historical bottles and related antique and collectible items. Club activities include monthly meetings with programs, bottle raffles, show ‘n tell and much socializing.

Our Club has been hosting an antique Show & Sale for the past 10-years in Leadville, CO under the most excellent leadership of Jim & Barb Sundquist. Several factors occurred that required us to look for a new venue. Jim & Barb felt it was time to retire after 10 years and just have fun by having their own sales table!! The ABCC is deeply grateful to these 2 special members for their devotion and hard work that made Leadville a wonderful summer venue over these past years.

Our new chairman, Jeff Johnson, whom many of you know from the “Vegas” show and elsewhere, is excited to represent the ABCC as Chairman for the 2015 Show & Sale. Jeff is extremely well organized and this new venue is very exciting for the Club. We are doing something a little different this year. The Fairgrounds have presented us with the opportunity to have an early set-up on Friday, July 24th for the dealers. Dealers may set-up on Friday from 2-5 PM, after which the ABCC is planning a pizza party for those early arrivals.

There are many hotels in the Castle Rock area as well as camping. The Fairgrounds has even set aside our very own parking and camping zone for those who may be traveling by self-contained motor home. Castle Rock is about mid-way between Denver and Colorado Springs (30 minutes or less each way) with so much to do in the area.

Enough said! Plan on being in Colorado on the weekend of July 25th. The Show will be open to the public from 9 AM – 4 PM on July 25th.

There will be hourly door prizes from 10 AM until 2 PM. A Club raffle prize will be drawn for a lucky individual at 3 PM. The lucky winner will be able to choose from one of 3 great prizes or go on a shopping spree amongst the dealers, compliments of the ABCC!

You may contact Jeff Johnson at 303-681-3776 or email him at Go to our website at for more information.

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