I left the house at 5:45 am with probably 8 or 9 boxes of junk bottles. I was hoping to sell a few things and have some great conversation with bottle friends. I expected to meet up with a group that was already at the flea market, but to my surprise, I saw no one from the club. Not to be discouraged, I started to walk the grounds and from far off I recognized Marvin King. We both looked lost, searching for familiar faces in the crowd.
The Ohio Bottle Club was well represented at the FOHBC National held in Chattanooga the first weekend in August 2015. The weekend was filled with bottles, conversation with bottle friends and great eating adventures. The City Cafe Diner with a great selection of desserts was the talk of the show for the Ohio group. See all the pictures from the show.
The Ohio Bottle Club will meet at Hartville on Saturday August 22nd. Bill is planning to be there at 7 am to reserve 3 spaces and rent 6 tables. We will be at the back of flea market near the edge of the asphalt. Bring a lawn chair, water, food, etc. See you there.
The Ohio Bottle Club did very well at the FOHBC National banquet held this last weekend in Chattanooga. Phyllis and Adam Koch received first place in the Best Newsletter contest, Jack Sullivan received first place in the Best Research Article category, Alan DeMaison received first place in the Best Website contest, and Louis Fifer and Matt Lacy received a second place in the Best Flyer/Poster contest with the Richfield flyer.
The July meeting will begin with a picnic. Fried chicken will be furnished by the club. Members need to bring a covered dish to share. Remember, the FOHBC National Show is in Chattanooga August 1st and 2nd. Many OBC members will be in attendance. It is not too late to make plans for Richfield. Plan to display or set up as a dealer.
The June meeting of the Ohio Bottle Club is scheduled for June 25th. The program will feature “Color is King”. Bring in your most colorful items to share with the members. It should be an exciting program with many rare and colorful bottles. Refreshments will be banana splits. As always, everyone is welcome.
Once again Don Dzuro has completed a historic accomplishment with his Ohio Brick Book, 2015 Edition. With approximately 424 pages, 2353 entries, plus updated Ohio Brick Makers, both manufacturers and individuals, Don has added the Ohio Brick Book to his other two books.
A room for displays has been added to the Richfield Antique Bottle Show and Sale on September 13th. Great news! Once again the Ohio Bottle Club will feature displays at their fall show. Please contact Louis Fifer to display. Contracts should be mailed shortly.
Thanks to Elizabeth Lacy for the Saturday Mansfield Pictures. Congratulations to Matt Lacy, Louis Fifer and Bill Koster for another great show. Mark your calendars for the Richfield Antique Bottle Show & Sale on September 13th. Click on the Read More to see all the pictures
The weather was great for the 37th annual Mansfield Bottle Show. The dealers and early admissions enjoyed a great (but late) meal on Friday night. A fatal crash on 71 South closed the freeway for 5 hours with our caterers caught in the mess. About 200 braved the delay and shared the company of friends.
Legendary fruit jar collector and dealer Don Burkett has passed. Don was a frequent dealer at Mansfield and Lakeland. Author and fruit jar collector Bruce Schank has published another one of his well-written and photographed collector profiles: it’s none other than beloved “Mr. Mason” himself, Don Burkett. Read Bruce Schank’s article “Legends of the Jar!” about Don’s story. See the Findlay Bottle Club Tribute. Also keep in mind Adam Koch on the passing of his brother, Craig Lane on the passing of his wife and Gene Jenkins on the passing of his daughter.
Join us on April 30th for our “Advertising” program. Bring some great examples to share. It is also cupcake month. Don’t forget Mansfield is less than two weeks away. I could use some members to contribute by taking some great pictures.
Mansfield 2015 is just around the corner with less than 3 weeks to go until show time. We are well over the 200 table mark with contracts and phone calls pouring in daily for both tables and early admission. This promises to be a great show with many new dealers setting up for the first time. You won’t want to miss this one. Best Regards, Matt Lacy Mansfield 2015 show chairman. Contract. See more pictures.
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