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GENERAL BACKGROUND CLUB INFORMATION

The club was founded in 1979 in the Chicago area. While the annual MMBC Bottle Shows continued to grow in Chicago, show costs and demographics contributed to the annual show moving to St. Louis, Missouri in 1993. Since 1993, the MMBC annual mini bottle show has continued to grow and is now known as the Premier Miniature Bottle Show of the year by collectors around the country.

OUR MEMBERS

Active membership in the Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors includes members from Barbados WI, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain, and the UK. Members in the United States reside in the states listed below.

2008-2009 MMBC USA Membership Totals - By State ( 190)

AK - 1

AR - 3

AZ - 6

CA - 11

CO - 4

CT - 2

FL - 12

GA - 4

IA - 3

IL - 20

IN - 3

KS - 3

LA - 1

MA - 2

MD - 2

MI - 11

MN - 7

MO - 19

MT - 1

NC - 1

NE - 1

NJ - 7

NV - 5

NY - 7

OH - 15

OK - 5

OR - 1

PA - 6

SD - 1

TN - 5

TX - 9

UT - 1

WA - 3

WI - 6

WY - 1

NEWSLETTER

Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors club Newsletters are published 4 times each year. It flourishes due to the ongoing contributions by many of MMBC's members coupled with an outstanding Editor. All members are encouraged to send in pictures and articles to the newsletter Editor.

ANNUAL MEETING

Since Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors club membership is scattered around the country & the world, we have an annual meeting each year the same weekend as the bottle show. Since moving to St Louis, the show is traditionally the last part of April each year. The purpose of this weekend is to have a great time, meet new collectors, renew old acquaintances, and trade or buy lots of mini bottles of all types. Typically, we have a reception, a short club business meeting, and an Auction on Friday night. The meeting is used to assure all members are aware of club activities, directions, and the status of the treasury. This is also the time when members can easily make suggestions about club current and future club activities The auction following the meeting is spirited and encourages some fun bidding interaction between members.

ANNUAL BOTTLE SHOW

The annual Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors show has been referred to as the Premier Miniature Bottle Collecting event of the year. The show is all day on Saturday, and until noon on Sunday. On Saturday night there is a great Hospitality Room with free drinks and snacks. The hospitality room has become a great place to relax and unwind with fellow collectors from several countries. During the weekend, numerous prizes of mini decanters & mini bottles are awarded through hourly raffles, along with special raffles and other special drawings and attendance awards. Historically, there are around 50 tables of people selling mini bottles of all types at the show. Best estimate is there are 20,000 to 25,000 mini bottles available at the show.

MMBC CLUB MEMBERSHIP

We hope this has sparked an interest for you to seriously consider joining the Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors Club. Annual dues are $20.00. If you want to sign up now, send your check, cash, or Money Order (made out to MMBC), plus your Name, Address, phone number, and your E-Mail address to Keith Cochran, our membership coordinator, at the following address or email him from the link below:

Pete Gabbard
1513 S. 50TH ST
Tacoma, WA 98408

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 Welcome To The MMBC  Club Facts  MMBC Annual Show  MMBC Membership Info
 Mini Collector Websites  Mini Bottle Clubs & Other Sites  Mini Collector Displays  MMBC News & Updates
   Minis All Shapes & Sizes  MMBC Members Only Members Only  Looking 4 Bottles