I have to say this years Reno show was one of the best shows for us in recent years for buying, selling and overall a great time. Special thanks to the Reno Bottle Club for another outstanding show Nevada style. Special thanks to Marty Hall and all who participated in the "Great Star Shield Show Down" for 2010.
Although I'm a sucker for Western glass the display of early miners apparel dug from the ground was not only interesting but quite a site to see. American Bottle Auctions table was so crowded with buyers scooping up killer deals I couldn't get near it. Then their were the folks selling their collection which they started in the late 50s. Couldn't believe I Ianded in the right place at the right time as they brought out their bottles. Friday night it was off to a super buffet with friends for dinner, drinks and lots of good conversation. Saturday we packed up and headed for the hills in Downieville for a visit and got to see a very nice Catawba Wine Bitters recently dug by our friend "Mr. Lucky", great bottle. Then a trip down the hill to see Hoss at the Ponderosa and what's likely Yuba Counties largest home grown vegatable garden. The North Yuba River and mountains are spectacular, we can't wait for this years show which is one of our favorites & best in the West.
Group theme displays are a great way for collectors to display their bottles and a real treat for all to see. It would be fun to do another group theme display next year. Anyone have any ideas?????