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Fruit Jar Auction

North America Glass announced their summer auction with 360 fruit jars along with 53 other items. The Auction closes on July 13th. Click on the link for the list.

Check out our “Wanted Ohio Bottles”

The OBC gets requests for help in locating bottles for individuals on a monthly basis. Please visit our “WANTED OHIO BOTTLES & OTHER BOTTLES” page located in the left sidebar. Milk bottles are always a prime want.

Heckler Auction 151

Heckler Auction #151 is open for bidding. Click on the link to view the 288 items. Bidding ends on Wednesday, July 12th.

Hartville Dates

The Ohio Bottle Club will be at the Hartville Flea Market on the second Saturday of the month. Expect the OBC to be set up on July 8th and August 12th. Bring your bottles to be appraised and questions to be answered.

Insulator & more auction

The Pole Top Discoveries & Glass Discoveries auction is going on now and due to end on June 27th. The variety of insulators is impressive. Click on the link for the Auction.

Hartville Flea Market

The Ohio Bottle Club will have a presence at the Hartville Flea Market on Saturday June 24th. Adam Koch, John Fifer, Louis Fifer and Alan DeMaison will bring a good variety of fruit jars, flasks and other bottles to sell and answer your questions about the Club and old bottles. Any other OBC members are welcome to set up, click on “Read More” for more information.

FOHBC Newsletter

Read the latest FOHBC Newsletter with all the latest bottle news. It has a complete coverage of the Springfield National show this summer along with information about the FOHBC Virtual Museum. The FOHBC Virtual Museum will be free with your FOHBC membership.

West Virginia Bottle Show

The Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV announced their 11th annual Bottle, Fruit Jar, Insulator, and Table Top Antique Show/Sale for Saturday, June 24th. First table is free and second is only $5. See flyer for all the details.

Glass Works Auction

The Glass Works Auction has announced The ‘Summer Sizzler‘ Auction that ends on June 19th. Lots of quality items. Link to the auction.

Insulator Show

The Insulator Collectors of America – 2017 EXPO will be held June 23 & 24 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Washington, Pennsylvania.  Hosted by the Western Reserve Insulator Club, the show venue will include sales tables of vintage communication & power insulators, antique bottles and related collectibles, as well as educational seminars & displays.  Friday early show admission (2-day pass) from 3pm-6pm is $10, and Saturday general show admission from 9am-3pm is $3.  The adjacent PA Trolley Museum will be open to the public and will hold its annual Parade of Trolleys on Saturday.   For additional show venue and vendor information, visit

Mansfield Reflections

Once again Ohio was treated with a great Mansfield Bottle Show and Sale. Co-chairman Louis Fifer and Matt Lacy made us all proud. Sales tables were up with many offerings. Please read Jim Benders article on Mansfield on the FOHBC website with many Mansfield pictures. Jim Bender is Co-chairman of the FOHBC National in Springfield, MA. Many OBC members will be attending that show. Don’t forget the FOHBC National for 2018 is in Cleveland.

Open for Bidding

The American Glass Gallery’s Spring 2017 Auction is now open for bidding. Take the time to check out #10, “LOUIS KOSSUTH” / BUST OF KOSSUTH – STEAM FRIGATE / “U.S. STEAM FRIGATE / MISSISSIPPI / S. HUFFSEY” Historical Calabash, probably Milford Glass Works, Milford, NJ, 1852 – 1860. Dark olive green and #170, “MASON’S / PATENT / NOV. 30TH / 1858”, Clayton Bros Glass Works, Clayton, NJ, 1880 – 1995. Medium to deep cobalt blue. Both are exceptional examples. Click on the link, American Glass Gallery.

Mansfield on Friday, Saturday

It has finally arrived, the Mansfield Bottle Show and Sale. Friday opens the show with dealer set up and early admission from 3 to 6 pm. The famous Mansfield dinner follows at 6 pm with lots of friends dining together and sharing stories. Saturday is regular admission starting at 9 am. Don’t miss the opportunity.