MAFJ&BC Show January 2011

Winter Show

Muncie, Indiana

January 7 – 9, 2011

These are pictures of the exhibition floor Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Winter Show of the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana. More pictures and a report were published in the January issue of Glass Chatter by the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club.

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

Dealers had their tables ready with a wide variety of glass wares.

This young lad is already an active collector.

A dealer from Iowa had numerous insulators.

These items are from antique lightning rods.

Fruit Jar Get-Together

The following pictures were taken Saturday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Fruit Jar Get Together and Auction at the Signature Inn, Muncie.

Part of the audience watching the “Show and Tell.”

Junne Barnett holds an original drawing of the club logo.

Joe Coulson shows a wooden Ball fruit jar shipping container.

Ron Ashby shows a Crystal Jar labeled for “Lambs Tongue.”

Marilyn Miller with her “pregnant” fruit jar. Note the bulge on the side of the jar.

Bruce Shank with an unusual Ball candy dish.

Jeff Klinger showed these jars with varying shades of green, all made in Indiana.

Don Burkette holds a green quart wax sealer.


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

Tom Sproat won both the “Dealer’s Choice” Award and the “Most Educational” Award for his display “Be Free: Free Blown Jars of the Early 1800s”
Congratulations to Tom for winning two awards.

After sweeping all three awards at last year’s show, Donavan Wilson returned to take the “Peoples Choice Award” for his display “Not all Jars are Ball Jars”
Congratulations to Donavan for winning this award.


Joe Coulson revealed his Ball Jar Dream Christmas.

Wanda Yoder and Jean Harbron connected the Gayner Glass Works Salem NJ and Lynchburg Glass Corporation Lynchburg VA.

Tom Sproat made a display with free blown glass jars of the 1800’s titled Be Free.

Donavan Wilson made his point with Not all Jars are Ball Jars.

Dave Rittenhouse showed Wax Sealers along with the things needed to make them seal.

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