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To the world of miniature bottle collecting. Our bottles are generally six inches or less in height and contain or have contained liquor and/or liqueurs.

Our hobby includes miniature straights (like the little bottles you see on the airlines), including scotch, whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, cognacs, wines, beers, and liqueurs.

Miniature blown glass bottles are collected by many, and feature (but not limited to) bottles by Rynbende, Bols, and Peter Hagen.

Figural bottles make up a huge part of collecting miniature bottles, and some collections are strictly these bottles, dating back to the 1930s.

German and Japanese Give-a-Ways are another part of this hobby. These feature the high end Shaefer Vader German mini bottles and decanters from the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as the mimic bottles from Japan in the late 1940s.

The Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors', known simply as the MMBC, celebrated its 25th year in 2004. It was started by a group of collectors in the Chicago area, and has grown to include members from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. The MMBC promotes the hobby of miniature bottle collecting.

The annual MMBC bottle show is held in the latter part of April in St Louis Missouri. It is the largest show of its kind in the United States, with thousands of minis.

This crazy hobby of miniature bottle collecting features clubs in Oregon, California , Michigan, and New York, as well as foreign clubs in Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, England, Mexico, and Columbia.

The club officers and board members are from North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Vermont. The newsletter is a volunteer effort, and has been produced in Chicago, Missouri, Ohio and now Oklahoma.

The MMBC depends on its membership for all of the newsletter photos and articles, which has happily been made even better by contributions via email.

The internet has made it possible to introduce the MMBC to many collectors, who previously did not know of a club's existence.

The contacts made over the years as a member of the MMBC, have increased not only our collections, but the number of friends as well.

The annual MMBC show finds members in attendance from as far away as New Zealand, Chili, England, and Norway. Stateside, the show welcomes members from California, Oregon, Texas, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Arkansas, to name just a few.

We welcome inquiries about miniature liquor bottles, although, many of our members are into collecting other things as well (what collector collects just one thing!??)

Ski Country Fox On A Log
A New Louis XIII Cognac

A very colorful Old Quaker Straight Rye Whiskey mini, circa 1930s

1930's Manhattan Mini


 Welcome To The MMBC  Club Facts  MMBC Annual Show  MMBC Membership Info
 Mini Collector Websites  Mini Bottle Clubs & Other Sites  Mini Collector Displays  MMBC News & Updates
   Minis All Shapes & Sizes  MMBC Members Only Members Only  Looking 4 Bottles