Coming to auction after Doug Alliger’s passing

Our condolences to the family & friends of Doug Alliger (link to obituary)on his passing on Feb 1, 2021. Doug was a former member of the OBC and avid collector in many areas. His wife wanted you to know that The American Glass gallery has been assigned his whole collection for action in November.  Doug had a collection which include two 27 swirl Zanesville , hand blown bottles like the one in the New York Museum of Art, an apple demi john  early 1900  plus earlier hand blown demi johns , three miniature 3inch high and one inch wide  hand blown bottles very small and unique and one prized purchase from John was  a rare amber round  milk bowl maybe 5 inches high and 4 inches wide. The collection also included colorful documented witch balls. A link will follow when available.

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Great Ohio Bitters

American Life Bitters

On display is one of the great figural cabin bitters that has a curved roof rather than an angular roof like most cabin bitters. The American Life Bitters is pretty tough to obtain in either the Tiffin, Ohio, or Omaha, Nebraska variants. Our Tiffin, Ohio museum example is one of a few examples. Link to the history at FOHBC Virtual Museum.

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Swirl Articles

  In addition to the Jack Sullivan articles, other talented writers have contributed to our success. Those articles are also being scanned and will be available by clicking on the “quill pen …

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Dick Moser’s Passing

It is with great sadness that the OBC announces the passing of another member, Dick Moser. Richard was a member of the Knights Car Club in Orrville as well as many other local car clubs. Was also a member of the Ohio Bottle Club. He enjoyed working on cars, as well as, collecting classic cars especially Studebaker’s. He had a large beer can collection, and enjoyed going fishing, water skiing, and spending time with his family and friends. Dick was a familiar face at our monthly meeting.  Link to the funeral notice.

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Memorial Service for Clark Wideman

We have decided on Saturday, August 7th for my dad’s memorial. 2pm: Memorial Service at First Community Church  Burkhardt Chapel  1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus OH 43212   Immediately Following: Celebration of Life …

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Washington Spring Mineral Water Bottle

The Washington Spring bottle from Ballston Spa, N.Y., with the pictorial George Washington embossing, is an exciting and historically significant bottle cherished by collectors as Washington actually visited the region and the springs. See in the FOHBC Virtual Museum Spring & Mineral Water Gallery. The bottle is an image donation from Ohio Bottle Club member Dave Merker. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the historical notes.

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Kent, Ohio Molded Bowl

This beautiful Kent 20-Rib Pattern Molded Bowl in green aquamarine reminds me of “Altoids Wintergreen Mint.” Recently added to the 3rd floor FOHBC Virtual Museum Free Blown & Pattern Molded Gallery – Tableware Room. The bowl is from the ex-Darl Fifer collection. Visit the FOHBC Virtual Museum for free. Click on “Read More’ for a link to the Virtual Museum.

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We are back

The Ohio Bottle Club officially opened for business. The May 27th meeting was attended by 20 members at the Eagles in Wadsworth. The highlights included 8 members contributing in a “Show and Tell” and a very active business meeting.  Next month we are planning a program, our very popular “Best of” returns, and a refreshment break (banana splits). Plan to attend. Click on “Read More” for pictures.

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FOHBC National at Syracuse cancelled

The FOHBC Board had a conference call earlier this evening (o2 June 2021) and decided to cancel the FOHBC 2021 Syracuse National Bottle Show. Unfortunately, the dark cloud of the Pandemic resulted in less than stellar sales and commitments to attend. Please contact the show chairs with any questions.

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Glass Works Auction

Glass Works Auctions Presents Discovery Potpourri Auction #150. This is a TIMED CLOSING Auction.  Closing Dates: Part 1: June 7th, 2021 @ 10:00PM Part 2: June 8th, 2021 @ 10:00PM. There are 492 lots in this auction. Click on “Read More” for a link to the auction.

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