MAFJ&BC Show July 2009

Summer Show

Muncie, Indiana

July 10 – 12, 2009

These are pictures of the exhibition floor Sunday, July 12, 2009, at the Summer 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 August issue of Glass Chatter by the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club.

Shoppers browse through the dealer displays.

Tom Sproat and Lou Ebert discuss a jar.

Marty Troxell’s glass jar shipping crate.

Fruit Jar Get-Together

The following pictures were taken Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Fruit Jar Get Together and Auction at the Signature Inn, Muncie.

John Harris, the youngest jar collector present, waits with others for show & tell to start.

Bernard Borah, a new collector, showing a Root quarter pint jar.

Some of the many show and tell items at the Get Together.

Russ Crupe shows a HG sun colored amethyst Mason Patent Nov 30th 1858.

Norm Barnett holding Bruce Shank’s Ball jar with debossed concentric circles on the base.

Dave Rittenhouse showing copies of Old Bottle Magazine for the auction.

Greg Spurgeon holding WWII caning posters at the auction.


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

Mike Keith with the “Dealer’s Choice” Award for his display of Millville Jars.

Phyllis Pahlmann, was the “People’s Choice” award winner with her display of Collecting Jellies.

Sisters Wanda Yoder (left) and Jean Harbron (right) won the “Most Educational” award with this display showing Ball Jars – Through the Decades.


Wanda Yoder and Jean Harbron won the “Most Educational” award with their display of Ball Jars – Through the Decades.

June Lowry showed Bottles & Extras.

Joe Coulson displayed a collection of jars that were made in Buffalo, NY. These are the earliest of Ball jars.

Phyllis Pahlmann’s display Collecting Jellies won the “People’s Choice” award.

Mike Keith won the “Dealer’s Choice” award with Millville Jars.

Mike Mosier had a nice display of Go Withs.

Dave Rittenhouse had an unusual collection of Colored Mason Patent 1858 Jars.

Tom Sproat showed how to do Canning Without Glass.

Junne Barnett showed us some Memories in Glass.

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