“Tis the Season …for Victorian Illumination Lamps by Rick & Berny Baldwin. Commonly referred to as “Victorian Christmas lights” in the U.S. because of their celebratory and festive usage, Victorian illumination lamps represent a class of vintage glass collectibles that possess historical provenance,
North American Glass auction is open for bidding with 352 fruit jars, 19 flasks, 21 advertising stoneware, 46 medicines and more. Closing date is December 11th.
Good Hope by Gary Beatty. The Ohio Bottle Club would like to extend a happy Thanksgiving to Ohio and the bottle collectors all over this great country. An article that was originally printed in 1986 and reprinted in the October/November issue of the OBC newsletter “The Swirl” will highlight the spirit of the season.
I returned from the Pittsburgh Show with flyers and contracts from Willmington 2015 on Sunday March 22, 2015 and Washington PA Sunday May 17, 2015. It looks to be a very active bottle show season for Ohio, check out the Bottle Shows page. Also check out the Top Pole Discoveries Auction due to begin
Brian Gray presented an outstanding program for the Ohio Bottle Club on paperweights. I have uploaded to youtube 7 minutes of the 23 minute presentation. Paperweight Presentation on youtube. See more video presentations on the Videos/Articles page.
A smaller than normal group enjoyed a presentation by Brian Gray about 19th century plates. Many of his plates were obtained at auction from those dollar box lots at the end with stuff nobody wants. Brian was in true Halloween spirit dress as a bottle dump. See all the great pictures.
I have added 2 show to the list of spring bottle shows in the state of Ohio. In addition to Joe Hardin’s new Willmington Show and the Mansfield Show, the Central Ohio Bottle Club has decided to fill the void in Columbus with a Columbus Bottle Show on Feb 8, 2015. The Ohio Valley Bottle Club will have their show in St. Clairsville on April 11, 2015. Plan to support all 4 shows.