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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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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Zanesville’s Shepard Flask

GIV-32 Masonic Arch and Emblems – Eagle “Shepard Flask” in the FOHBC Virtual Museum Historical Flask Gallery. Read the historical notes and view some great images. The FOHBC Virtual Museum has free admission, so you can visit all the galleries. Please click on “Read More” for link to the Zanesville Shepard Flask.

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Cheryl Gambol Passing

It is with great sadness that a fixture at our OBC meetings, Cheryl Gambol has passed. Our prayers go out to David, the family and friends. Berny and Hazel shared, Cheryl will be “missed – she was a friendly, pleasant person,  always ready to help with refreshments, etc.” With all the guy bottle collectors, it was nice to have a female with such class.  the “for a link to the obituary.

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FOHBC Syracuse National Bottle Show 2021

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
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Mansfield 2021

The Mansfield Bottle Show will be here before we know it!

Some updates:

  • The show is being capped at 150 tables to Fairhaven Hall. This provides the space needed for state restrictions, and provides best access for dealers, attendees and volunteers.

Please click on “Read More” for more information and a link to the contract.

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