Pittsburgh 2015

DSCF2117The sold out Pittsburgh Bottle Show and Sale was once again a nice show with an excellent assortment of bottles and tabletop antiques. The hospitality on Saturday night for the dealers and workers was great with an Italian sausage/macaroni pasta and shrimp cocktail highlighting a great variety of offerings. After a hearty meal, I always save enough room for a piece of banana cream pie. Set up was early on Sunday and there were plenty of bottles for the every collector. The display this year was awe inspiring Pittsburgh stoneware. Click on the “Read More” to see the pictures.

National Bottle Museum

NBM3 Rick and Berny Baldwin recently shared their visit to the National Bottle Museum. The National Bottle Museum is located in Ballston Spa, NY, which is a short drive from Albany and situated in Saratoga County’s historic mineral water springs domain that flourished in the 1800’s.  Exhibits at the museum focus on the museum’s mission of preserving the history of hand-made bottle-making in the United States.  In addition to interpretive exhibits, which frequently change in theme and content, the museum houses a large collection of vintage bottles for the public to view and enjoy.  An extensive library is also available for reference and research.  Click on the “Read More” for more information and pictures.

President’s message for November

Roger Benton MyersThis Months meeting will feature stoneware as the program. Bring your best stoneware piece(s) and story to share. Refreshments will be cookies. The Mansfield contracts are now available. If you are planning to stay that Friday night, get your room early. Bring an item for the silent auction. All proceeds will go to Haven of Rest for their annual Thanksgiving meal for the poor. Officers will be nominated. All are welcome at the Eagles in Wadsworth. See you this Thursday.

Keene & Coventry

ne5Rick & Berny Baldwin recently made the trip to the Keene and Coventry Bottle shows. The shows are in October and along with great bottles, the changing of the leaves and the scenery are at their best. They have shared some of the great pictures from their vacation. Click on “Read More” to see all the great pictures.

4 Auctions worth your time

Online Auction 3d words on a wood block with a gavel closing the bidding on an item in an internet online website marketplaceCheck out all the auctions that are currently offering an outstanding group of bottles and insulators. Top Pole Discoveries, Glass Works Auctions, American Glass Works, and American Bottle Auctions.  Watching the bidding is so interesting. Just a quick reminder that the Pittsburgh Bottle Show is November 8th. See the Bottle Shows page for more information.

Carl Abell passes

photo_CarlIt is with great regret that we must report the passing of Carl Abell. Carl was a long time Ohio Bottle Club member. Carl’s family had operated the Elm Farm Dairy Plant in Medina from 1934 to 1979. He later establish an ice cream shop with a museum at the Elm Farm. Read all about the dairy and museum. Also read more about Carl and his distinguished life story. The Ohio Bottle Club has lost a friend.

Willmington 2016

willmington 2016The contracts for the Willmington Bottle show on April 3, 2016 are now available. Ohio is very lucky to have so many opportunities to attend quality bottle shows. Download your contract.


September Meeting

DSCF2099“Share your Treasurers” was the theme for the September meeting. Many members brought Treasures that they obtained this summer. The meeting was well attended. The October meeting will feature Soyer Perfect Sauce from Meadville, PA and of course our traditional cider and donuts. Click on the “Read More” to see all the pictures.

2 Auctions and 3 shows

York15Findlay 2015There are currently 2 online auctions worth your time to explore. The Glass Works’ “Colors of Fall” Potpourri Auction closing on October 19th and North American Glass closing on October 15th. Also, the Findlay show is Sunday October 18th and the York, PA show is also on October 18th. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Pittsburgh Show on November 8th. See you at the October 29th meeting.

Richfield 2015

102_3272The 2015 Richfield Bottle Show and sale is now part of bottle history. A packed house of dealers, early admission, displayers and attendees made this a great show. The OBC treated guests on Saturday night with pulled pork and beef with home made soup and a dessert table fit for a king. The weekend excitement continued to build with dealers arriving early Sunday morning to set up. The quality of the bottles was outstanding with a great variety of rare and colorful examples. Congratulations to Matt Lacy and Louis Fifer on all their planning. Dave Grove won for the Most Educational display and also for the People’s Choice for the best display. Plan to attend next year.  See all the pictures.

September meeting

Mansfield #2This month’s program is “Share your Treasures from the Summer” month. Everyone should have something to share. We will set up tables at the front for your “Treasurers”.

This has been a very active two months of bottle collecting for the OBC members. Many attended the National Show in Chattanooga, Hartville became a reality, an interesting bottle auction in Cleveland attended by many and of course Richfield. Matt Lacy has just released the latest Mansfield show flyer. We have a group working to bring the FOHBC National to Ohio in 2018. Lots to be excited about.

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