After years of service as Librarian Marvin King has decided that lugging all those boxes of library books to each meeting is just too much. David Keding has agreed to be our next Librarian with a few changes.
David will only bring 5 books for each meeting along with any that have been requested. We will highlight those books to inform the membership. The hope is that with more knowledge of what is available; more members will take advantage of the service. A complete list of books is available.
The contract for the 2017 Mansfield Antique Bottle Show are now available. Mark your calendars for the Saturday May 13, 2017 show. Dealer set up and early admission are on Friday May 12th at 3 PM. Make reservations for the Friday evening, not to be missed, dinner featuring KFC chicken and beef tips with noodles at 6:30 PM. Quite a feast! The Ohio Bottle Club is noted for their hospitality. Click here for the contract.
North American Glass has announced their final auction for 2016. Featured are 290 fruit jars, 27 bitters, 27 tobacco, 19 flasks and more. Visit the auction for all the details.
There are 3 auctions that you might want to consider, Glass Works Auction “Colors of Fall” ending October 31st, American Glass Gallery ending Nov. 2nd, and Pole Top Discoveries and Glass Discoveries “Discover Diversity” auction preview beginning Nov. 1st and ending Nov. 10th. Lots to look at.
The Findlay Bottle Show is fast approaching. Sunday, October 16th is just around the corner. I hear that there is a few dealer tables remaining. See Mary Ann Dow’s newsletter for all the information on the show.
Looking for something to do? You might consider visiting the Museum of American Glass located at 230 Main Ave. Weston, WV. With over 15,000 objects on display featuring dozens of American manufacturers from 1860 to present, the museum has a special focus on 1900 to 1960 when American handmade glass boomed. Check out their website for more information and hours of operation. Click on “Read More” for more information.
October 1st is the 21st West Virginia Bottle Show at the West Virginia State Farm Museum and October 16th is the Findlay Bottle Show at The Sterling Center, 4570 Fostoria Avenue, Findlay. Both are a one tank trip from our area. Click on “Read More for more information.
The Ohio Bottle Club has started a membership drive with the goal of reaching 200 members. We are currently at 192 families. As a member you will receive the our Award winning newsletter, the “Swirl”, advertise your wants for free, get articles published, join us & fully participate in our monthly meetings, enjoy all our activities including two shows and three outings to Hartville. Be part of the group that plans and works the FOHBC National in Cleveland for the summer of 2018. All this for only $15 a year. Send your contact information for a free copy of the “Swirl” or fill out the membership application to join now. You $15 makes you a member through 2017.
Once again, the display room at the Richfield Show and Sale was awesome. Matt Lacy had the double Eagles, Louis Fifer had Pikes Peak Historical flasks, Dave Grove had million year old petrified wood, Dennis Huey had the Cleveland sodas, mineral waters, and beers, and John Fifer had the Ohio free blown and pattern molded pans. Most Educational award went to Louis Fifer and Best display went to Dennis Huey. Click on the “Read More” for all the pictures.
I arrived early around 6:20 AM and to my surprise the sales room was already a flurry of activity. Dealers carting in boxes for under their tables in anticipation of the 7:30 starting time. Ready, set, go signaled the start of another Richfield Show. A good crowd seemed in a buying mood with almost everyone carrying a bag. At noon, in what has become a tradition, the OBC set up a luncheon for the dealers with the leftovers from the Saturday evening hospitality room (Thanks to Lindsay Stoneman, Elizabeth Lacy, Phyllis Koch and Elaine DeMaison for hosting the luncheon). Congratulations to Matt and Louis for organizing a great show with an exceptionally nice selection of very quality bottles. Click on “Read More” to see all the pictures from the show.
The Ohio Bottle Club’s 2016 Richfield Show and Sale kicked off with a spectacular hospitality room on Saturday night. The feast started early as guests fill the room eager for all the home cooking that the OBC has become famous. When it was all done, the OBC feed a record number of bottle guests, at least 55 ate their fill. Featured dishes included Adam & Phyllis Koch Koch pulled pork, Louis Fifer broccoli -chedder soup, Robert Kreiling BBQ ribs & fruit, Elaine DeMaison baked beans with sausage, Elizabeth Lacy pulled beef, pasta salad, mashed potatoes, & apple salad, Jim & Dianna Cady salads, Terry Crislip salad, Bo & Twinkle Sullivan pulled chicken, Bruce Drollinger pies, Lindsay Stoneman assorted desserts, Marlene Franchino Fava salad, Jim Tyson, and John & Louis Fifer for furnishing the munchies, pop & table settings. I know I forgot someone and I apologize in advance. Click on “Read More” to see all the pictures from the hospitality room.