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Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Ohio Bottle Club. The picture is an Easter card from the 1890’s and of course is from my favorite, “Meadville Pure Rye”. Don’t forget, Mansfield in three short weeks. Still have time to get a contract.

Insulator Show

 

Just in, an insulator show for all you top of the pole collectors. The 19th annual Allegheny Valley Show & Sale on Saturday April 6th. Click on the link for the flyer.

Bottle Auction

American Glass Gallery has announced their spring auction with 716 lots and ending March 19th. Click on the link to view the auction.

Mansfield Contract

Download your Mansfield contract.

Spring is right around the corner, which means it is almost Mansfield Bottle Show season! The Mansfield Bottle Show is May 10th and 11th this year, and will be here before we know it. As always, we appreciate the help from the Ohio Bottle volunteers in different aspects of the show! A sign-up sheet will be circulating at the upcoming meetings starting in February. Areas of need for the 2019 show are to have club members take shifts at the Welcome Table in Fairhaven Hall, the Front Gate, and to assist with set-up and clean-up of the Dealer Dinner Friday night. Be sure to find the sign-up sheet at a meeting or email Matt (info@antiquebottlesales.com)! Thanks! Elizabeth

Club Auction

This month on Thursday Feb 28th at 7 PM is the club auction. Wilbur Bower’s collection of OBC Swirl Bottles and other OBC items will be featured. See “Read More” for more pictures. Seventeen picture, but there will be more not pictured. Pass the work to others that may not be as computer aware.

 

 

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.

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.