It is with a great sadness that the OBC announces the passing of a Charter Member, Alan Easterday. Alan was 83. Bill Koster shared a brief history with both of them working at PPG in the early 1960’s. They started as coin collectors and graduated to crocks and bottles. Their first dig was on PPG property off Eastern Rd. They found some hutches, Warner Safe Cures and a nice fruit jar. They later found the Ohio Bottle Club in 1969. See “Read More” for link to the obituary.
With the anticipation that the country’s response to the pandemic will continue to be positive and that travel restrictions will continue to ease, the Ohio Bottle Club hopes that many readers of this issue of the Ohio Swirl will satisfy their desires to get back to a little normalcy by strongly considering participating in this summer’s FOHBC National Show being held in Syracuse, NY in early August. Besides the show, the Finger Lakes area is beautiful…with lots to see and do for a relaxing getaway! Also, if the show is a “go”, it will be at least another four years before a major FOHBC show will return to the Northeast area! For this to materialize, it is imperative that prospective dealers submit their table contracts to the show hosts ASAP, as they must have a minimum commitment of sales table by June! If the show cannot be held due to pandemic restrictions, full refunds will be issued, and there will also be no penalty imposed by the host hotel for cancelled room reservations. Rick
Discovery auction #148, featuring fine examples from the collections of: Dalton Shade, New Freedom, Pennsylvania Dan Catherino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ralph van Brocklin, Johnson City, Tennessee and others. Over 500 lots. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the auction
OBC Zoom meeting for members is Thursday January 28, 8 pm EST. Members need to contact Alan for a link to the meeting. See “Read More” for his email address.We still have over 50 members that have no renewed. Send your payment.
Dunkard Valley, Morgantown, WV announces a Bottle and WV Stoneware Show on March 28, 2021 from 9 am to 2 pm. Contact Don Kelly at email@example.com or 724-998-2734 for more information. Click on “Read More” for the show flyer.
Glass Works Auction announces Premier Auction #147. The 350 lots include Bitters, Sodas, Pitkins, Chestnuts, Inks, Fire Grenades, Fruit Jars, Medicines, Flasks and other. Bidding ends on January 25, 26. Click on “Read More” for link to the auction.
It is with great sadness that Gene Jenkins has passed. Gene was a long time OBC and stoneware collector. Gene was always free with a smile and knowledge. He will be missed. See “Read More” for a link to his obituary.
The OBC “Swirl” was mailed on the morning of December 7th. Things are running very slow, Roger Hardesty got his Wednesday December 16th. He lives 10 miles from me. Please use the attached envelope to mail your 2021 dues.
Since my original Post, I email a few members to see when the Swirl was post marked, Dec. 11th and 12th. How is it that a first class Swirl can be dropped off on Dec. 7th and post marked 4 days later? Going to visit the Post Office tomorrow to find out.
P.S. the OBC is looking for a new President and Swirl editor.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the passing of Clark Wideman this past Wednesday. Clark was an OBC member and very generously donated to the OBC cider and donuts October meeting. For me, Clark was best remembered for the Columbus Bottle Show. He used his motorized wheel chair to impact the show. Our prayers to Clarke’s family and friends.
December Swirl to be mailed on Monday.
Got an email from Rojer Moody that the February Columbus Show will be canceled.
Saw on the FOHBC website and Facebook that the Baltimore Bottle Show is re-scheduled to September 25-26, 2021.