Monthly Archives: May 2017

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 InsulatorCollectorsofAmerica.com

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. 

Betty Bowman passing

Long time club member Betty Bowman has passed away at the age of 95. Betty and her husband Ralph were long time fixtures at every OBC meeting during the 80’s, 90’s and well into the 2000’s. Betty served as Secretary. Link to Betty’s obituary

Mansfield Update

Mr. Dependable (Bill Koster) at the gatehouse had an accident and we need help for Saturday to replace all the hours that Bill volunteered. Please call or email Matt if you can help. See Matt’s contact information under the Officers Page. I’m sure a get well card for Bill would be appreciated. See “Read More” for Bill’s address