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.
One of our very own club members(Ohio Bottle Club) was filmed for an upcoming HGTV special on “The Revolutionary War On The Tuscarawas – Fort Laurens Encampment”. Todd Knisley joined OBC members at the Hartville Flea market on Saturday July 9th to participate in the club membership drive. He stayed until a little after Noon and then packed up to join the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment which is part of the Brigade of the American Revolution, in Bolivar. The 8th Pennsylvania is a group of American Revolutionary War reenactors who meet to give impressions of 18th century military life. Todd was invited to participate in a reenactment at Fort Laurens in Bolivar Ohio. Todd was honored as being the only non-regimental member invited to be in attendance at the two-day event. As seen in the photos, Todd took Revolution era bottles that spanned from the French & Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812, to not only show what items of the reenactment period would have looked like, but to show the transition before and after the period.
Unfortunately I missed Friday which was dealer setup and early admission, but there was still plenty to see and handle on Saturday morning. Dealers rent spaces with tables and many times there are 2 and 3 tables on each space. Many Ohio Bottle Club members made the trip and with were pleased with their purchases. Should be a great “Best of” with all the great bottles. It is like a quality bottle show in a forest. I did find a rare Meadville Rye Whiskey advertising tin sign, it didn’t go home with me because I already have it in an original frame. See all the OBC members and friends by clicking on “Read More”.
The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) is thrilled to announce the 2018 FOHBC National Antique Bottle Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on August 3rd – 5th, 2018. This mega event promises to deliver in ways we haven’t seen before!
The Convention will take place at the Cleveland Convention Center in beautiful downtown Cleveland and the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center will be our host hotel next door to the Convention Center. The newly transformed downtown Cleveland is sure to deliver on a one of a kind experience featuring attractions such as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Horseshoe Casino, Metroparks Zoo and Westside Market that are sure to entice collectors of all ages.
The OBC members descended upon the Hartville, OH flea market Saturday July 9. Ten members claimed 7 spaces to promote the OBC, educate the public and sell their merchandise. Adam Koch, Todd Knisley, Jim Cady, Matt & Elizabeth Lacy, John Fifer, Louis Fifer & Lindsay, Dave Keding, and Alan DeMaison represented the OBC. The new OBC banners brought attention to our group and can be used multiple times throughout the year. See “Read More” for pictures.
Our own OBC member, Gary Beatty recently was honored with a prize (super bottle) from AB & GC magazine for his story “Flora Temple”. Congratulations to Gary. Gary is the current FOHBC Treasurer and a former OBC President. The bottle is a C.W. MERCHANT, CHEMIST, LOCKPORT, N.Y. Gary also donated a bitters bottle that will be given away at the July club picnic.
Monday, July 4th 9:30 AM Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH. Robert is selling parts of his collections including stoneware, bottles and many items from Akron. You don’t want to miss this one. List.
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.