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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.

January Meeting

Don’t miss the January 31st meeting. Program is Cleveland 2018 revisited, refreshment break will feature cakes and new addition to the meeting is “What is it?”. Bring an item that you need help identifying or an item to stump the membership. the item doesn’t have to be a bottle or bottle related. Should be lost of fun. Don’t forget to download your Mansfield contract.

Safety Concerns

Rick Baldwin has revisited his article, “Chemical Safety Awareness when cleaning glass collectibles”. Link to the updated article. Thanks to Rick for supplying all collectors with the updated information.

Mansfield Contract

Download your Mansfield contract.

Glass Works Auction

Glass Works Auctions proudly presents The ‘Winter Blues’  Potpourri Auction #127. The auction contains 375 lots and is open for bidding on January 14th. Link to the auction.

OBC Bottle Shows

Mark your calendars and complete your contracts for the May 11th OBC sponsored Mansfield Antique Bottle Show and Sale. Also September 29th as the OBC fall show returns to a much larger facility. John and Louis Fifer announced the change at the December meeting. Room to expand and a place for displays. More information to follow.

Pittsburgh 2018

Members of the Ohio bottle Club attended a sold out Pittsburgh Bottle Show and Sale this last weekend. Saturday night, dealers could unload their bottles and enjoy a great hospitality. Fried chicken, sandwiches, peel & eat shrimp, goulash with a spicy sausage, and pies to die for greeted 60 dealers. Sunday was the show and a nice crowd attended. The Pittsburgh bottle club put together an impressive display of Pittsburgh bottles and stoneware in shades of yellow. See “Read More” for pictures of OBC members and the display.

Heckler Bottle Auction

A Select Absentee Auction including: Early Glass, Bottles, Flasks, Bitters, Inks, Utilities, Soda and Mineral Water Bottles, Medicines & more. Link to the auction. Click on “View the Auction”. Enjoy!

OBC’s Golden Anniversary

The Ohio Bottle Club turns 50 in 2019 and going strong for another 50. We should mark the occasion with some sort of celebration. Seems to me that Mansfield or the summer picnic or both would be proper venues for at least a celebratory cake with 50 candles. I envision our 200+ dinner guests on Friday evening sharing our celebration and Bill Koster cutting the cake. Could we put together an OBC display on the stage? Please share your comments at the November meeting or send me your comments by filling out the Contact Us by clicking on “Read More”.

American Glass Gallery Auction

Welcome to American Glass Gallery’s Fall, 2018 Auction. The auction contains 352 items including flasks, bitters, inks and so much more. Link to auction.

Glass Works Auction

Glass Works Auctions proudly presents The ‘Octoberfest’  Potpourri Auction #125. The auction contains 486 items for your consideration. Link to the Auction.