Antique and collectible milk bottles, signs, ceramics, advertising, awards and artwork were the highlight of the 16th All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show & Sale during the All-American Dairy Show, Sept. 6-11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa.
The All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show has developed a reputation for showing a variety of high-quality, rare and unusual items. As the only known dairy antiques show of its kind in the United States, it is a valuable educational event and a major market for buying and selling quality dairy antiques and collectibles. It also serves as an educational tool for youth participating in the All-American Dairy Show and the Premier National Junior Events.
Twenty-five (25) exhibitors supported the show's educational and historical goals, representing seven (7) States which included Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The following exhibits highlighted this year's Show:
- Darwin Braund of State College, PA, brought his team of oxen to the All-American Dairy Show and participated in the Dairy Oxen Demonstration. Darwin organized this first-ever and highly successful event to help commemorate the 50th All-American Dairy Show.
- Martha's Milk House, owned and operated by Jim and Martha Roberts of Scio, NY, offered their educational portable 1900's milk house containing all the equipment associated with such a dairy facility. The exhibit also included many other interesting and unusual turn-of-the-century dairy pieces.
- H. Duane Norman of Fulton, MD, brought a few ceramic dairy figurines from his collection which is thought to be unmatched in the country;
- Charles Itle of Newville, PA, exhibited a large group of Harrisburg Dairy milk bottles from his "PA Farm Show Milk Quality Awards" collection.
- David Evans of Litchfield, MI, exhibited a varied and extensive collection of dairy industry artifacts. David is always more than willing to explain items in his outstanding collection of dairy antiques.
- Gene and Carol Schurman of Clymer, PA, exhibited a grouping of miniature figurines representing the series of "Cows on Parade" events.
- Gus and Mary Brunner of Quakertown, PA exhibited many rare and unique ice cream items from their personal collection.
- Patty McMurray of Eighty-Four, PA, presented an outstanding exhibit of her Guernsey memorabilia to commemorate the 50th All-American Dairy Show.
- Edward Frey of Montoursville, PA, brought his 1933 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery Truck to the show. He restored this milk delivery truck (originally used by Phillip's Dairy, Schuylkill Haven, PA) over a 15 year period.
- Donald Ace of State College, PA, exhibited a number of his excellent wood carvings which he himself had crafted.
As in previous years, exhibitors displayed extensive collections of dairy-related items, including:
Earl Bennett of Holbrook, MA; James Copp of Wilmot Twp., PA; Ray Crilley of East Springfield, PA; John Eisenhauer of Lebanon, PA; David Kuntz of Lancaster, PA; Bob Lanpher of N. Attleboro, MA; Judy Meck of Mechanicsburg, PA; Harry & Mary Jane Metzger of Dillsburg, PA; Duane Rader of Mansfield, OH; Jeffrey and Michele Reasner of Newburg, PA; Clyde Scheib of Phoenixville, PA; John Smith of Manheim, PA; Larry Specht of Boalsburg, PA; Margin and Ellie Stout of Tunkhannock, PA; John & Maxine Tutton of Front Royal, VA; and Claude Wambold of Perkiomenville, PA.
The 2014 All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show will be held Sept. 12-17. For more information about the show, contact Gary Gojsovich at 717-635-5067 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us for more details about the All-American Dairy Show.