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Oshkosh Memorabilia Club, Oshkosh, WI

(last updated .07-17-2017)

6-27-2013: [Archive, as of 6-18-2015] used to be Official home page of the Club.

      01-01-2016: The cost of our website for 2016 would have been $246.00, which the Club could not afford, so at the 12-15-2015 meeting, the Club voted to not pay the 2016 bill. As a result, our lady Webmaster, Theresa Fehring (, of course, deleted our site today. Until further notice, this page will contiue to be the ONLY website for the Oshkosh Memorabilia Club.
Oshkosh Memorabilia Club logo Oshkosh Memorabilia Club
"We Preserve the Past"

See also: Oshkosh Memorabilia Club page at Facebook
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      The Oshkosh Memorabilia Club, founded in 1999, meets the Second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
in the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901.
Lower Level Conference Room - around the corner to the left from the elevator

For ALL questions about the Club, contact:
    Ruth Percey  at   (920) 231-6182   or   rpercey AT

For any problem with this page or this Web site, contact the Webmaster.

      Upcoming Meeting Dates: (2nd Tuesday of every month)
Location: Oshkosh Public Library,
    Lower Level Conference Room - around the corner to the left from the elevator
    106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
2nd Tuesday every month
      Past Meeting Dates
06-13-2017 Meeting
07-11-2017 Meeting
08-08-2017 Meeting
09-12-2017 Meeting
10-10-2017 Meeting
11-14-2017 Meeting
12-12-2017 Meeting

Oshkosh Antique Appraisal Show

      The 15th Annual Oshkosh Antique Appraisal Show will be held at the Oshkosh Seniors Center North Building (aka North Facility or The Annex), 234 N. Campbell Rd., from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

      If you have Oshkosh or Winnebago County area items, bring them to the show for Appraisal.

Details about the 14th Show, with Emily Makowski interviewing Larry Spanbauer, were broadcast on the 3-09-2016 Oshkosh Today program on the local Cable Channel. The 7:53 minute segment about our show has been posted to YouTube at:
      Other Club related videos can be also be seen at; YouTube .

Details about the 10th Show, submitted by Larry Spanbauer, were published on page A8 of the 3-19-2011 Oshkosh Northwestern:
    "Oshkosh Antique Appraisal Show slated Saturday" - Scan: 3-19-2011 page A8
       Late in the show I walked around and videotaped all the tables with my Canon digital camera. 4-18-2012: after previewing it for the members at the meeting last night, I uploaded it to YouTube:
    Oshkosh WI Memorabilia Club Antique Appraisal Show on 3-24-2012 (589 KB, 5:31 min.)

Details about the 9th Show, submitted 3-11-2011 by Larry Spanbauer, were published on page A8 of the 3-17-2011 Oshkosh Northwestern:
    "Oshkosh Antique Appraisal Show returns"

Show promotional video interviews on local cable TV.
    Oshkosh Community Access Television (OCAT) / Oshkosh Community Media Services (OCMS)
    Cable Channels 2 and 10, Oshkosh, WI
Related Links:
Member Web pages, or names and list of their collecting interests:
      Members: Please write if you would like to be listed here.

Links and other information here are restricted to paid-up members.
Member Name / Collecting Interests Collector Card or Link(s)
Ron Akin
Wanted - Older Oshkosh Items
Anything that says "Oshkosh"
Paper Items -- Boxes -- Brewery Items
Bottles -- Signs -- Postcards
Pictures -- Souvenir Items -- Books
Anything ... Fair Prices Promised
Ron Akin collector card scan
Ron Akin
Doug Henkle
1949-today commercial recordings
by Oshkosh and all other
Wisconsin resident musicians
(No bootleg or private recordings. No 78's
unless they are by Schools or Churches.)
Wisconsin Music Business Cards
1. Jacket/Cover Scans of All Known
      Oshkosh School and Church Recordings
2. Oshkosh High School Recordings
3. other Oshkosh School and Church Recordings
4. Fox Valley School and Church Recordings
5. Wisconsin City Discography
6. Wisconsin Music Business Cards
Ron Metz
Buy - Trade
Collector of Oshkosh Memorabilia
Post Cards -- Tokens
and Historical Memorabilia
Ron Metz collector card scan
Ron Metz
Dan Radig
Dan Radig collector card scan
Dan Radig
Larry Spanbauer
Oshkosh Bar / Tavern Tokens
Oshkosh Tavern Photographs
Oshkosh Tavern Business Cards
Larry Spanbauer collector card scan
Larry Spanbauer
"Mr. Oshkosh" and Oshkosh Truck
Blueprints / Brochures
Equipment Photos
Souvenir Items
Dealer Items
Emblems / Signs

Web site:
Mr. Oshkosh "Historian and Aficionado of Oshkosh Trucks"
collector card scan

Webmaster's Note:
     I would consider hosting for free a small "trading" or "wanted" page
for any member with information about their collection and what they are
looking for.  By small, I mean about two printed pages worth, or about 120
lines of text, with a maximum of two photographs or scans.  However, as my
site sells nothing, retail or wholesale "For Sale" notices will not be
accepted, but I could link to a specific other site where a member is
selling items.  Of course, this service would be for paid up members only,
as verified by the Treasurer.  If someone doesn't pay their dues, their
page will be deleted.

About Us: (Information from the Club Brochure scanned below)

Are you interested in your Oshkosh History? Do you like to preserve things that were significant to you in the past? Do you like to share your adventures finding old, rare or precious pictures, knick-knacks or toys? We are the place to meet kindred spirits. We are the collectors of any and all things that make Oshkosh Memorable!

Dairy Items, Advertisements, Miner Lamps, Paper Items, Suitcases, Plates, Photographs, Toys, Guns, Bean Pots, Brewery, Soda Items, Newspapers, Books, Post Cards, Tokens, Sport Items, Matchbooks, Yard Sticks, Banks, Furniture, Directories, Medicine Bottles, Musical Recordings and more ...

Our mission is to show the Oshkosh public that there is inherent value - collectibility - in Oshkosh-made goods and products.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in any facet of Oshkosh memorabilia, especially in collecting it or preserving it.

Memorabilia may be anything relating to Oshkosh manufactured products, the advertising of Oshkosh companies and institutions or their services. Or simply Oshkosh people.

We strive to educate the public that they may have in their closets or attics things that could well be of historical interest if not of some monetary value.

For this purpose we show our collections and have an annual program at the Senior Center allowing people to have their Oshkosh-related items assessed by memorabilia collectors or by antique dealers.

From time to time club members furnish things from their own collections for temporary display at various locations in Oshkosh.

We Do Programs: Are you a program chairman looking for a speaker? We can provide a variety of subjects involving the collecting of Oshkosh memorabilia.   Contact Larry Spanbauer

Oshkosh Memorabilia Club tri-fold brochure, side A scan
Club brochure, side A
Oshkosh Memorabilia Club tri-fold brochure, side B scan
Club brochure, side B
Oshkosh Memorabilia Club Membership Form scan
Membership Form:
1. Click to enlarge
2. Print the form
3. Mail with Check or Money Order made out to "Oshkosh Memorabilia Club" (no credit card or Paypal option)

In the News -- Articles about the Club in the Oshkosh Northwestern:
  1. 05-21-2011, pages A1,A5 (lead article) - Scan page A1 / Scan page A5
          "Paine artifact shows up at antique show"
          Picture: Larry Spanbauer and the 1880s/1890s Nathan Paine silver cologne bottle

  2. 03-17-2011, page A8 "Oshkosh Antique Appraisal Show returns"

|| 2011   | 2012   | 2013   | 2014   | 2015   | 2016   | 2017   ||

      Past Meeting Dates:
Location: Oshkosh Seniors Center, 200 N. Campbell Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54902 (since Fall 2005)

01-18-2011 Meeting
02-15-2011 Meeting
03-15-2011 Meeting -- Club approved making this our Official Home Page.
03-26-2011 -- 9th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items)
04-19-2011 Meeting -- canceled, Snow Storm
05-17-2011 Meeting -- Paine artifact shown to all members
06-21-2011 Meeting
07-19-2011 Meeting
08-16-2011 Meeting
09-20-2011 Meeting
10-18-2011 Meeting
11-15-2011 Meeting
12-20-2011 Meeting

01-17-2012 Meeting
02-21-2012 Meeting
03-20-2012 Meeting
03-24-2012 -- 10th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items)
04-17-2012 Meeting
05-15-2012 Meeting
06-19-2012 Meeting
07-17-2012 Meeting
08-21-2012 Meeting
09-18-2012 Meeting
10-16-2012 Meeting
11-20-2012 Meeting
12-18-2012 Meeting

01-15-2013 Meeting
02-19-2013 Meeting
03-19-2013 Meeting
04-06-2013 -- 11th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items)
04-16-2013 Meeting
05-21-2013 Meeting
06-18-2013 Meeting
07-16-2013 Meeting
08-20-2013 Meeting
09-17-2013 Meeting
10-15-2013 Meeting
11-19-2013 Meeting
12-17-2013 Meeting

01-21-2014 Meeting
02-18-2014 Meeting
03-18-2014 Meeting
03-29-2014 -- 12th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items)
04-15-2014 Meeting
05-20-2014 Meeting
06-17-2014 Meeting
07-15-2014 Meeting
08-19-2014 Meeting
09-16-2014 Meeting
10-21-2014 Meeting
11-18-2014 Meeting
12-16-2014 Meeting

Location: Witzke's Tavern, Bar & Banquet Hall (back meeting room),
1700 Oregon St., Oshkosh, WI 54902
01-20-2015 Meeting
02-17-2015 Meeting
03-17-2015 Meeting
03-21-2015 -- 13th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items) - Oshkosh Northwestern
04-21-2015 Meeting
05-19-2015 Meeting
06-16-2015 Meeting
07-21-2015 Meeting
08-18-2015 Meeting
09-15-2015 Meeting
10-20-2015 Meeting
11-17-2015 Meeting
12-15-2015 Meeting

Location: Oshkosh Public Library,
Lower Level Conference Room - around the corner to the left from the elevator
106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
    (meeting night changed from the 3rd to the 2nd Tuesday!)
01-12-2016 Meeting
02-09-2016 Meeting
03-08-2016 Meeting
04-02-2016 -- 14th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items)
04-12-2016 Meeting
05-10-2016 Meeting
06-14-2016 Meeting
07-12-2016 Meeting
08-09-2016 Meeting
09-13-2016 Meeting
10-11-2016 Meeting
11-08-2016 Meeting
12-13-2016 Meeting

01-10-2017 Meeting
02-14-2017 Meeting
03-14-2017 Meeting
04-01-2017 -- 15th Antique Appraisal Show (including appraisals of Oshkosh and Winnebago County area items)
04-11-2017 Meeting
05-09-2017 Meeting

      Permission to use the trademarked Official "Oshkosh On The Water" logo design as part of our Club logo was granted to James I. Metz.

Other information that might be included on this page
Scanned Copies of Newspaper articles about the Club or past shows
Upcoming other Wisconsin Memorabilia or related Antique shows
Upcoming Library/AAUW/etc. book sales that might have Oshkosh books
Links to stores, like Apple Blossom Books, that sell Oshkosh books

Bibliography of all known Oshkosh area related historical books
        e.g., some of the books I have:
  1. 1961, Shattuck, "The Memoirs of Arthur Shattuck", 247 p.
  2. 1973, Giles Clark, "Historic Tales of the Fox River Valley", 71 p.
  3. 1976, James I. Metz, "Prairie, Pines, and People", 404 p.
  4. 1998, Charles D. Goff & Martin Gruberg, "A History of Winnebago County Government", 259 p.
  5. 1998, Oshkosh Public Library & United Way, "1998 Clubs and Organizations Directory", 237 p. [Oshkosh Memorabilia Club is not listed]
  6. 2007, Ron La Point, "Oshkosh: A South Sider Remembers", 179 p.
  7. 2009, Ron La Point, "Oshkosh: The Way We Were", 244 p.


  8. Beloit Memorial High School 1995 Alumni Directory, 525 p.
  9. Carroll College 1999 Alumni Directory, 417 p.
  10. Carroll College 2004 Alumni Directory, 476 p.
  11. Carroll College 2008 Alumni Directory, 568 p.
  12. Fox Valley Lutheran High School 2008 Alumni Directory, 230 p.
  13. Ripon College 1982 Alumni Directory, 214 p.
  14. Ripon College 2007 Alumni Directory, 320 p.
  15. UW Oshkosh 1999 Alumni Directory, 1257 p.
  16. UW Oshkosh 2004 Alumni Directory, 945 p.
  17. UW Oshkosh 2009 Alumni Directory, 832 p.
  18. Winneconne High School 1996 Alumni Directory, 1896-1996, 73 p.

    and the only known (to me) copy in the Oshkosh Public Library:

  19. 1975?, unknown, "The Oshkosh Warriors Drum Corps", 313 p.

Please send additions and/or corrections to Doug Henkle:
P.O. Box 331, Ripon, WI 54971-0331

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