Wilbur Bowers passing

It is with great sadness that the OBC must announce the passing of Wilbur Bowers. Wilbur was a long time member and served as the auctioneer at Mansfield and at club meetings. Read his obituary.

Terry Koval to speak at National Bottle Convention

Terry Kovel will be guest speaker at the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) 2018 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Cleveland the weekend of August 2 through 5. The annual convention is the largest (and most exciting!) antique bottle and glass event of the year. The convention will take place at Cleveland’s downtown Huntington Convention Center and the nearby Marriott Key Center Hotel.

Terry is speaking at the Friday evening banquet at the Marriott Key Center Hotel. She will talk about her work in antiques and collectibles and will share stories about how antiques hobbies and markets have changed. Autographed copies of the 50th anniversary Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2018 will be available.

Cleveland 2018

A group of nine spent Tuesday touring the Cleveland Convention, host hotel and Rock & Roll Museum. An exciting weekend has been planned for the bottle collectors. Plan to attend. There is still time to get tables, rooms at the $149 discounted rate (maybe), and get your early admission. I might have room for one more display, but I need to know by Friday.

The Chemistry of Purple Glass

Once again Rick Baldwin has answered my call for for more participation on the Website and/or Facebook page with a great article on The Chemistry of Purple Glass. Ricks article is very informative. We need OBC members and others to Post on the Ohio Bottle Club Facebook page. Cleveland 2018 is just weeks away.

Hartville

We are scheduled to do Hartville on Saturday July 7th (I know it was the 8th in the Swirl, my bad). please contact Alan or Louis to have us reserve you a space. The OBC will pay $10 of your space rental for this event. We also might do Saturday July 14th. Bring your bottles for expert appraising. See you Saturday.

American Bottle Auction #65

 

American Bottle Auctions has worked very hard putting this together and they hope you like some of the items we are offering.  We really do cover the different categories quite well from western whiskeys and flasks to masonic flasks and inkwells and of course everything in between. We will offer 223 items, all very interesting and all being sold over the next 10 days.  From Friday June 29th, to Sunday July 8thCheck out the website and see if you find something and while we’re at it have a great Fourth of July!

Insulator Auction

Pole Top Discoveries & Glass Discoveries announces their June Diversity Auction which closes on Tuesday June 12th , 2018 at 10 P.M. Eastern Time. Along with insulators, the auction contains some USA Hosp. Dept bottles, a few flasks, a nice selection of cobalt sodas and others. To the auction.

The ‘Colors of Spring’ Catalog Auction #122

Glassworks, The ‘Colors of Spring’ Catalog Auction #122, closes Monday June 4th at 10 PM. Link to Auction.

Displays at Cleveland 2018

The FOHBC National in Cleveland is looking for displays to compliment the sales tables. We have 16 displayers and looking for more. Please complete the Display Application or contact Alan DeMaison at <a.demaison@sbcglobal.net> for more information. see a full list of displayers by clicking on “Read More”.

Flash Sale

The Mansfield Antique bottle show is history with many dealers signing contracts for the National Show in Cleveland. We also received 4 display contracts. Interest is high, don’t delay.

Flash Sale

 

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FOHBC 2018 Cleveland National

Reserve your Dealer Table now for this Special Offer for a Limited Time Only.

1.      The next 25 dealers who send in their paid contract will receive a FREE 2nd table – contract must be received by May 31st, 2018

2.      Already turned in your contract? Refer a friend to be a dealer and you’ll receive another table (1) when they send in their paid contract by May 31st, 2018. *Be sure to note on your contract who referred you*

Please contact Matt Lacy (mlacy28@yahoo.com) or Louis Fifer (fiferlouis@yahoo.com) or visit FOHBC.org

“Battle of the Bottles” Competition

The FOHBC National in Cleveland will feature the “Battle of the Bottles” on Thursday, August 2nd. Categories are; Ohio sodas, Midwest Flasks and free Blown/Pattern Molded Midwest Tableware. It will be a very exciting evening with our own John Fifer serving as the MC. That should be worth the price of admission, “FREE”. LOL Download the Application form or contact John at “coinop1958@gmail.com” if you are interested in entering the competition.

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