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 My name is Jim Crawford and I live in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).   I have been collecting miniature bottles since 1967, and I currently have Just over 8800 mini bottles on display in our "Bottle Room".   I Retired from The Procter & Gamble Company in 1998 as a manager of  Information Technology.


I traveled about 70% of my time when I started with P&G.   At that time,  Airlines would actually give you 2 mini liquor bottles free !   I would drink one on the plane and put the other one on a little shelf in our house when I got home, and before long I was hooked on mini bottles.


Like most collectors, I started out grabbing any mini bottle that looked unique for my collection.  Space quickly became an issue, so I started to be more selective and decided to specialize in Tequila, Vodka, Absinthe, & Non-Scotch Whiskies (people find this strange given my ancestors came from Scotland).


My real passion, however, is to get mini bottles from as many different countries as possible.   I currently have 269 different countries represented in my collection, and I am now down to only 8 countries that I still need for my collection.  


I became active in the Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors (MMBC) club in 1985 when I was shocked to find out I was not the only "Crazy" person who collected mini liquor bottles for a hobby.   Since joining the MMBC, I have held various positions in the MMBC, including it's President on 2 separate occasions. 


My wife Nancy and I have traveled extensively since retiring in 1998, and have been fortunate enough to meet many great collectors from around the world in our travels.   If you are ever around Cincinnati, Ohio; you will have to plan on stopping by for a visit.



It's hard to pick just one favorite, but one of my top 3 favorite miniatures is a bottle of Old Vat Finest Old Whiskey that was produced in Angola sometime in the late 1980's.  I found this treasure in a Flee Market (Swap Meet) for less than $1.  I have never seen another mini liquor bottle made in Angola.


Another is the Last Chance Saloon Set, with the original wood shadow box frame.


Finally, is my Louis XIII Cognac in a "numbered" mini Baccarat Crystal decanter.


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