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.
The Richfield Bottle Show and Sale is tomorrow. Early admission is at 7:30 AM on Sunday followed by the show from 9 AM to 2 PM. Join the OBC for the hospitality room tonight at 6:30, great food. Make it a bottle weekend by staying at the Days Inn & Suites, join us for the hospitality room Saturday evening and the show on Sunday. Louis and Matt have negotiated a great rate at the Days Inn & Suites, Richfield that includes a hot breakfast buffet Sunday morning. Click on “Read More” to see pictures from last year.
The 6th annual Oktoberfeat Insulator Show is Saturday September 10th at the Richfield Masonic Hall, 3750 Grant St., Richfield, OH starting at 10 AM. Free admission. Tables are still available for dealers. Just a quick note that the OBC Bottle Show & Sale is on that Sunday the 11th and also in Richfield, OH.
The Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA presents “Ohio Gold Rush Days”, September 3 & 4 at beautiful GPAA Swank Claim, Bellville, Ohio. They are offering gold panning, common digs, metal detecting hunts, kids activities, food/equipment dealers, live auction and more. See the Flyer for more information or visit the website. This really looks like a lot of fun.
The Glassworks is offering their “The Summer Extravaganza” with parts ending on August 29th, August 30th and August 31st. This auction has a wide variety of items and worth your time to explore. Good luck. Also, the OBC is scheduled to be at the Hartville Flea Market on August 20th.
“Alan, here is a OLD DR. TOWNSEND SARSAPARILLA I picked up at Norm Hecklers several years ago. You were there also. It just so happened I was one on the very first to make the rounds. The first table I came to this jumped out at me I snatched it up. Several guys behind me ask to look at it while I quickly paid the guy. I didn’t have time to quibble and the price was cheap.” Best Regards, Gary Beatty. See all Gary’s pictures by clicking on “Read More”. Four of us including Roger Hardesty, Terry Crislip and Tim Kearns made the trip to the fall Keene Bottle Show.
Tim Ickes gave a very entertaining program for our June meeting on marble games. He displayed a wide variety of early marble games. The July meeting will feature our annual picnic meeting with KFC provided by the club. Each member is to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Click on “Read more” to see all the pictures from the June meeting.