American Glass Gallery auction and the Pole Top Discoveries & Glass Discoveries are in progress, due to end soon. The Richfield Show contract has just been released. Tables are being assigned on a first come basis. If you want last years location, get the contract in early.
OBC members attended the Rochester show and thanks to Rick for sharing his show photos and others from the Finger Lakes area. Sorry for the delay in posting the pictures, but Mansfield monopolized the recent postings. See all the pictures by clicking on “Read More”.
“Now that the “dust” has settled, I just want to give a big THANK YOU to the Ohio Bottle Club for putting on such a wonderful show this past weekend in Mansfield. Matt Lacy and Louis Fifer, the co chairs of the show, did a wonderful job along with all the other members of the club making you feel “right at home” with their hospitality. It proved to be well worth the effort to attend as everything was done professionally with many good buying and selling opportunities for all. It was great to finally meet some Facebook friends in person. Without doubt, it is the best show in the Midwest. Mark your calendar for next year…you won’t want to miss it!” Mark Vuono from facebook. See all the pictures from Saturday in the “Read More”.
Beautiful weather greeted the dealers and early buyers on Friday May 6th. Excitement and enthusiasm was heavy in the air with anticipation of the 3 PM opening of the Mansfield Antique Bottle Show. The faster you went to take it all in, the more you knew that you were missing some great items. See all the great pictures from the first day by clicking “Read More”
Early admission and dealer set up is on Friday along with the evening dinner. Weather looks to be good for both inside and outside table sales. It is not too late to plan to be at one of the great shows of the year. Last count was 220 tables with some of the best dealers in the country. Contact Matt now for more information.
Bring your affordable flasks to the April Meeting. Mansfield is only a week away. March had a lively program with members sharing their purchases. Six people brought in “purchases” with Chris Gudzinas to start. He had a variety of bottles. Included were 2 poisons, Youngstown sodas, an Italian spun wine bottle and a Wheeler Mineral Springs quart Hutchinson from Youngstown. He goes to a 1930’s dump in Youngstown and had a very small crock found which was his smallest yet.
Exciting news, the latest count is 210 tables of bottles and growing every day. It is less than 2 weeks to one of the great shows , something for everyone. Join us for early admission and dealer setup along with the great dinner on May 6th or for the show on May 7th.
Our own Lavon Daugherty was honored with an article in this weeks Akron Beacon Journal. His museum of ceramic decanters was featured with a three page article. His museum located in Sugarcreek, OH has about 3000 of the 1960-70’s figural decanters including Jim Beam, Lionstone, Ski Country, Ezra Brooks, Grenadier, Jack Daniels, Lewis & Clark, and McCormick.
This was our first visit to the Kalamazoo Bottle Show. Adam and Phyllis Koch have been making the trip for many years, but it just seemed so far. In reality it was the same distance as Cincinnati and I regularly make the trip to visit family. The Jelly Jammers had made plans to have their spring meeting in conjunction with the show. Four couples met in the Clarion hotel and shared all their latest jelly related purchases. Friday night was the hospitality with all the great food and conversation. Dealer set up on Saturday was at 8 and the general public was admitted at 10. Nice having an extra hour to sleep with the later dealer set up. The show was well attended and the displays were well done. There was a nice variety of bottles for every level of collecting. We will plan to attend next year. Click “Read More” to see all the pictures.
Thanks to Fred Donley, John Fifer, Louis Fifer, Steve Wherley, Jeff DeLuca, and Alan DeMaison for the February “Anything but Bottles” program. Nice variety of collections. March is another club sharing program where members share their recently acquired treasures. The Ohio Bottle Club Facebook page is now sharing OBC events with the bottle world. Want to share your latest bottle acquisition with the world, send me a picture and a description. Fred Donley started the March “Anything But Bottles” with a very nice selection of early Wooster covers. He had them displayed very nicely. Click on the “Read More” for more pictures.
Ohio was well represented at the 2016 Baltimore Antique Bottle Show and Sale on Sunday. Many Ohio Bottle Club members and Ohioans made the trip for the show. The variety of bottles and go-withs was amazing with nice selection for the beginner and the old timers. Click on “Read More” to see all the pictures.