Over 40 dealers from several western states will be featuring a wide selection of antiques. In addition to antique bottles, you will find an interesting mix of insulators, gold rush items, advertising, ephemera, stoneware, railroad collectibles, jewelry, saloon, mining, and various western-related artifacts and “go-withs”. There’s something for almost every type of collector and finding a great treasure at this one-day event is inevitable.
“Early lookers” will be admitted for $10.00 between 8 am & 10 am. Admission will be free to all from 10 am - 3 pm. This year’s show will feature a display of western blown bottles with the infamous curved R attributed to the glass works located in San Francisco. All categories of bottles will be displayed including bitters, whiskies, medicines and sodas. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win some great prizes. Several beautiful examples of antique bottles, a gold nugget specimen and a pair of gold nugget earrings will be raffled to go home with lucky ticket holder winners.
The show venue is the Downieville School gym which is located in the heart of Downieville. Park and walk to the Bottle Show and take time to stroll along historic Main Street. Pick up a Walking Tour Map at the Visitor’s Center and discover the many historical points of interest within easy walking distance. Visit the museum to learn about local gold rush history. There are various shops in town to poke around in, as well as several restaurants for some tasty dining or stop in the local saloon or wine bar.
Downieville is on Hwy. 49, and just a two hour drive from Sacramento. The drive from Reno or Lake Tahoe is just under two hours. If traveling from the Grass Valley or Quincy areas, expect to arrive in Downieville in about an hour.
September is a beautiful time to tour the northern Gold Country; the days are warm; and evenings are crisp. Make the Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show in Downieville your destination on Saturday, September 12. For additional show/dealer information, please call Rick and Cherry Simi in Downieville at 530-289-3659 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.