CF4-DY-4-2013 All-Dairy 1HARRISBURG, PA — 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 exhibitors supported the show’s educational and historical goals, representing seven 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 1900s 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 Colege, 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
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