Coming to auction after Doug Alliger’s passing

Our condolences to the family & friends of Doug Alliger (link to obituary)on his passing on Feb 1, 2021. Doug was a former member of the OBC and avid collector in many areas. His wife wanted you to know that The American Glass gallery has been assigned his whole collection for action in November.  Doug had a collection which include two 27 swirl Zanesville , hand blown bottles like the one in the New York Museum of Art, an apple demi john  early 1900  plus earlier hand blown demi johns , three miniature 3inch high and one inch wide  hand blown bottles very small and unique and one prized purchase from John was  a rare amber round  milk bowl maybe 5 inches high and 4 inches wide. The collection also included colorful documented witch balls. A link will follow when available.

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Great Ohio Bitters

American Life Bitters

On display is one of the great figural cabin bitters that has a curved roof rather than an angular roof like most cabin bitters. The American Life Bitters is pretty tough to obtain in either the Tiffin, Ohio, or Omaha, Nebraska variants. Our Tiffin, Ohio museum example is one of a few examples. Link to the history at FOHBC Virtual Museum.

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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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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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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
Click on “Read More” for link to the contract

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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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Glass Work Auction

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

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