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.
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.
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.
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.
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. …
The Mansfield Bottle Show will be here before we know it!
- 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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