The OBC June meeting will feature Tim Ickes and his marble games. The May meeting was well received with John Kernan talking about Indian artifacts. See the “Read More” for all the pictures from the May meeting.
The Insulator Collectors of America EXPO is approaching fast! This inaugural event, hosted by the Western Reserve Insulator Club, will begin on Friday, June 24th, at the Washington (PA) County Fairgrounds, with early admission in the afternoon…and the venue will conclude with a full day of activities on Saturday, which are open to the public for a nominal admission fee. There will be over 70 sales tables of insulators, railroad collectibles and miscellaneous go-withs, including antique bottles and glass collectibles, at the show venue. The show venue will include educational displays and four separate seminars, with topics on recent finds a historic railroad line, discussions of both early glass communication insulators and early Pittsburgh-area porcelain insulators, technologies employed today to “alter” vintage glass colors & appearances and a discussion of safety issues when using chemicals to clean glass collectibles.
It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of long time OBC member Gary Blake. Gary passed away on Memorial day. Obituary. Gary was a familiar face at Mansfield and all of our club meetings. Gary’s smile and positive attitude will be missed.
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.