Currently the Glass Works Auctions is conducting their “Cabin Fever” Potpourri Auction with 519 lots. Two future auction were announced. American Bottle Auction will offer Auction #63 starting February 10th and Top Pole Discoveries is offering their “Winter Diversity” sale with 500 insulators. Check back for more information as it becomes available. The Columbus Bottle Show is coming on February 12th and contracts have been mailed for Mansfield.
Braving unpredictable weather each year is a dedicated group of Fruit Jar collectors and Jelly Jammers in early January. Collectors from all over the country arrive early at the host hotel to kick off four days of room hopping. This year, those arriving early faced dangerous road conditions while late arrivals where met with single digit temperatures. Once in the hotel, the weather was no factor in all fun and hundreds if not thousands of fruit jars greeted those hardy collectors. Shades of amber Globes, Lightnings, and 1858’s among all the quality aqua fruit jars made for interesting browsing. New collectors with unbounded enthusiasm made the event even more exciting.
The Ohio Bottle Club would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas. Don’t forget our annual Holiday dinner on December 29th. Read the Swirl for all the details. The enamel under glass flask is our wish for all the bottle collectors, “A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.
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.