2014 Minnesota Antique Bottle, Advertising, and Stoneware Show and Sale

No other show in Minnesota offers the unique blend of antique bottles, advertising, and stoneware featured at this event.  For 43 years, dealers from across the Midwest have traveled to the Twin City area to sell at this show.  We are pleased to announce our new location, the KC building on American Boulevard, just .2 miles west of Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington.  The 6000 square foot show room will be filled with artifacts from the saloons, breweries, drug stores, country stores, barber shops, soda works, and potteries of the past.  Click on flyer below for more information.



Pre-Pro George Benz and Sons Oldays Rye Advertising Sign

This recent acquisition measures a whopping 44 X 36 inches.  The image of an old cabin-style  mountain distillery is in relief, the sign being made of a plaster-like substance (but much stronger and lighter) with a wooden frame.  George Benz a was major St. Paul and Minneapolis liquor dealer prior to Prohibition.  His many brands included Appetine Bitters, Uncle Sam’s Monogram Whiskey, Pickwick Rye, and Jack Silver Bourbon.  Bottles and jugs bearing these brand names are available and highly sought by collectors.  This item will eventually be for sale.