2012 St. Louis Bottle Show Photos

Ron Gion exhibited extensive seltzer bottle collection and its social impact on 20th century.

John Hinkel, of Pacific, Missouri won the Peoples Choice Award for best exhibit featuring inks and suppliers throughout North America.

Mike Elling, of Sharon, Tennessee displayed advertising associated with thirst during early 20th century.

Gene Bradberry and Ed Provine of Memphis, set up for sales.

Gregory Watt a Chicago digger,  brought in early Chicago stoneware beers discovered during recent street renovation in the Loop.

Promptly at 9:00 AM, the doors opened. 
That is Michael Haeffer, of Washington, Missouri in the foreground.

Ever smiling Mary Chisley of Mt. Vernon, Illinois is prepared for sales.

These pix and notes are from Mike Elling.

The 42nd Annual St. Louis Bottle & Jar Show was held at the Two Hearts Convention Center on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Show Chairman Patsy Jett reports they had 105 sales tables w/paid admissions of 262.

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