MAFJ&BC Show January 2008

Winter Show

Muncie, Indiana

January 11 – 13, 2008

These are pictures of the exhibition floor Sunday, January 13, 2008 at the Winter Show of the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana. More pictures and report were published in the February issue of Glass Chatter by the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club.

The doors opened at 9:00 AM and the crowd poured in.

Shoppers examine jars and other glass items.

Doug and Lori Leybourne sell the new Red Book 10.

Shoppers had a lot of jars to consider.

Joe Coulson shows Kay Rittenhouse an issue of Glass Chatter.

Fruit Jar Get-Together

The following pictures were taken Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Fruit Jar Get Together and Auction at the Signature Inn, Muncie.

Part of the crowd that gathered for the Fruit Jar Get-Together and Auction.

David Rittenhouse brought this Redkey Glass Co. wooden shipping box. A lid has been added to the box.

Red, white, and blue Kerr bicentennial bells.

Joe Coulson showed a book containing an advertisement from 1887 by Ball Brothers while they were still located in Buffalo, NY.

Stoneware jars from Show & Tell were brought by Mike Jordan.

Ball and Millville items brought by Mike Keith.


Awards were presented to the exhibitors whose displays were voted the best in several categories.

Sue Wilson won all three awards: Most Educational, People’s Choice, and Dealers’ Choice with her display Fruit Jars in the Barn Yard. Sue showed many different kinds of glass and crockery items that have been produced to aid in the feeding and watering of chickens. Congratulations, Sue!


 Jean Harbron showed examples of Arched-Plate Pints.

Dave Rittenhouse had a display of Marion Jars.

Junne Barnett showed some old War Posters, some dating from World War I.

Mike Jordan displayed some Canning Crocks.

Mike Mosier showed Oh! The Joys of the Hobby.

Sue Wilson won everything in sight by showing Fruit Jars in the Barn Yard.

Mike Keith’s display was titled “Life in Millville”.

 Joe Coulson showed a display of Embossed Drinking Jar Mugs.

Wayne Lowry had a big surprise when he went to set up his display of Rare Pints. Wayne Lowry has pints that are so rare that he couldn’t find them when it came time to set up the display. Somehow, they had been left behind. For consolation, he showed his notebook with pictures of these rare jars. Maybe we’ll get to see the real thing at the next show.

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