Mansfield is history!

185 inside tables greeted the Mansfield attendees. Elizabeth Lacy was able to reconfigure the show into one building. The new format was actually good for both dealers and the general public. No traveling between buildings. Outside setup was very solid with at least another 15 tables. Lindsey Fifer with new born treated the Friday dealers and early admissions with an outstanding dinner. Thanks to all members, dealers and attendees for making this such a successful show. Click on “Read More” for all the pictures. PS Pictured to the left is three generations of Fifer’s. Will Logan be a fourth generation bottle collector; Darl, John, Louis, Logan?

Jack Sullivan Articles

Jack Sullivan has for many years written an article for each Swirl about some form of Ohio bottle or stoneware history. I have been concerned about preserving this legacy for some time. My calls for help in scanning this awesome resource have gone unanswered. Sad! But it is going to happen. In the right sidebar you will see a picture of Jack Sullivan. Click on Jack and those articles that have been scanned are now available. P.S. when the article opens, you will need to rotate clockwise.

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 and hand” in the right side bar. Enjoy!

Mansfield is near!

We are two weeks from Mansfield. We need Mansfield to be successful and we need your help to make it a success! We need gate help, information table help and Friday night dinner help.

The Mansfield dinner will need additional help. Half of the dynamic duo of Lindsay Fifer and Elizabeth Lacy will probably be unavailable. We need members to step up and replace all the hours of preparation. Please contact Matt or Louis.

Use your cell phone to take pictures at Mansfield mostly with individuals. It is a great opportunity to showcase our shows and our club. Send them to me by either email or as a text. Download the contract.

 

 

 

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Ohio Bottle Club. The picture is an Easter card from the 1890’s and of course is from my favorite, “Meadville Pure Rye”. Don’t forget, Mansfield in three short weeks. Still have time to get a contract.

Insulator Show

 

Just in, an insulator show for all you top of the pole collectors. The 19th annual Allegheny Valley Show & Sale on Saturday April 6th. Click on the link for the flyer.

Bottle Auction

American Glass Gallery has announced their spring auction with 716 lots and ending March 19th. Click on the link to view the auction.

Mansfield Contract

Download your Mansfield contract.

Spring is right around the corner, which means it is almost Mansfield Bottle Show season! The Mansfield Bottle Show is May 10th and 11th this year, and will be here before we know it. As always, we appreciate the help from the Ohio Bottle volunteers in different aspects of the show! A sign-up sheet will be circulating at the upcoming meetings starting in February. Areas of need for the 2019 show are to have club members take shifts at the Welcome Table in Fairhaven Hall, the Front Gate, and to assist with set-up and clean-up of the Dealer Dinner Friday night. Be sure to find the sign-up sheet at a meeting or email Matt (info@antiquebottlesales.com)! Thanks! Elizabeth

Club Auction

This month on Thursday Feb 28th at 7 PM is the club auction. Wilbur Bower’s collection of OBC Swirl Bottles and other OBC items will be featured. See “Read More” for more pictures. Seventeen picture, but there will be more not pictured. Pass the work to others that may not be as computer aware.

 

 

Columbus 2019

What a great time as bottle collectors gather for a Saturday evening hospitality and a Sunday Bottle Show. Weather cooperated until about 2 PM on Sunday, when the snow arrived. The show is now at 80 tables strong. See all the pictures by clicking on “Read More”.

Scam targets FOHBC

Be aware that an email targeting FOHBC members with a very touching GoFundMe request is being circulated. It was not sent or authorized by the FOHBC. See “Read More” for a picture of the original email.

Mary Ballentine passing

It is with great sadness that the OBC must announce the passing of Mary Ballentine this morning. Mary was a great friend to the Ohio Bottle Club and the bottle hobby. Mary was a fixture at Mansfield setting up next to the Koch’s and Bartley’s. We will update this Post as more information becomes available.

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