It was an overcast weather last September 15 when members of Bottle Collectors of the Philippines ( Mga Lumang Bote) FB group have their eyeball and informal meet at the historic Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum within the historic Escolta street in the heart of old downtown Manila.
part of the collection
Halili beer bottle and wine bottle collection
The group had about a thousand members who collects different kinds of bottles ranging from soft drink brands, milk, beer, wine, medicine among others.
Eyeball and Meeting
The assembly started around 12:00 noon time when members arrived at the mezzanine area of Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum. This is a private collection from the Teotico family.
members Mr. Joel Bernardo Tempongko, Mr. Miguel Delfin, Mr. Lee Delmo and Mr. Mark Claudio
The informal meeting was presided by Mr. Mark Anthony Kyle Gianan aka Krazy Kyle but more popularly known as “Pinoy Picker“.
Unfortunately some members left before having a group photo. It was a wonderful experience meeting fellow bottle collectors.
photo courtesy of Mga Lumang Bote fb group by Mr. Anthony Kyle Gianan
Note: the author would occasionally conduct heritage tour in this museum as part of the extended postal heritage guided tour.
How to Commute:
1.) via LRT line 1 north bound take off at ( Carriedo station), One can walk toward Escolta street. ( 15 to 20 minute walk)
2.) Blumentritt -Plaza Santa Cruz jeepney
3.) Baclaran to Blumentritt jeepney
4.) Blumentritt to South Pier jeepney route
5.) Malanday, Valenzuela via Avenida Rizal, Plaza Santa Cruz to South Pier jeepney route
6.) San Nicolas to Escolta jeepney route
7.) via Plaza Lawton aka Liwasang Bonifacio – one can take jeep going to Divisoria
Calvo Memorabilia and Bottle Museum ( Mezzanine area)
Address: 266 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila
Operations: Monday to Saturday
Donation/ Entrance fees: Php 50 general public, Php 30 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s