Don Burkett passes

Mr Mason Don BurkettLegendary fruit jar collector and dealer Don Burkett has passed. Don was a frequent dealer at Mansfield and Lakeland. Author and fruit jar collector Bruce Schank has published another one of his well-written and photographed collector profiles: it’s none other than beloved “Mr. Mason” himself, Don BurkettRead Bruce Schank’s article “Legends of the Jar!” about Don’s story. See the Findlay Bottle Club Tribute. Also keep in mind Adam Koch on the passing of his brother, Craig Lane on the passing of his wife and Gene Jenkins on the passing of his daughter.

April Meeting featuring Advertising

Lot__177Join us on April 30th for our “Advertising” program. Bring some great examples to share. It is also cupcake month. Don’t forget Mansfield is less than two weeks away. I could use some members to contribute by taking some great pictures.

Mansfield 2015

2012-05-11_17-54-26_22-700247Mansfield 2015 is just around the corner with less than 3 weeks to go until show time. We are well over the 200 table mark with contracts and phone calls pouring in daily for both tables and early admission. This promises to be a great show with many new dealers setting up for the first time. You won’t want to miss this one. Best Regards, Matt Lacy Mansfield 2015 show chairman.  Contract. See  more pictures.

Congratulations

fifer 2014Louis Fifer was named the FOHBC Conventions Director. He joins 3 other Ohio Bottle Club members that are serving on the FOHBC Board of Directors; Ron Hands is the Southern Region Director, Matt Lacy is the Midwest Region Director and Gary Beatty is the Treasurer.

Findlay Bottle Show announcement

Findlay #2We’re pleased to announce that the Findlay Bottle Show, Sunday October 18, 2015 will be held in a new location, at The Sterling Center. Yes, we’re moving again. You know what they say, “The only constant in life is change!”…

Happy Easter

EasterThe Ohio Bottle Club wishes all a Happy Easter. Check out all the bottle and insulator shows on the OBC “Bottle Shows” tab at the top of the website. Only about a month till Mansfield. I’m placing an order for shirts early next week.

Wilmington Bottle Show a success

1st Annual Wilmington Show a Success!
image21st Annual Wilmington Ohio Bottle, Fruit Jar & Insulator show was held March 22nd at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio. After years at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and being in the middle of February, the show received a new location and a new and warmer date. Several first

March Meeting

Mansfield 2015Thanks for all those that contributed at the February meeting with their “Presidential” items. It was amazing the variety of collectibles. This month is “Anything But Bottles”. We need participants to share their collections. I purchased the SVGA projector. I have had some interest in members donating to cover the cost. Any donation would be appreciated. My plans are to use the projector at each meeting starting with March. Mansfield is coming

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