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.
Louis Fifer was named the FOHBC Conventions Director. He joins 3 other Ohio Bottle Club members that are serving on the FOHBC Board of Directors; Ron Hands is the Southern Region Director, Matt Lacy is the Midwest Region Director and Gary Beatty is the Treasurer.
1st Annual Wilmington Show a Success!
1st Annual Wilmington Ohio Bottle, Fruit Jar & Insulator show was held March 22nd at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio. After years at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and being in the middle of February, the show received a new location and a new and warmer date. Several first
Plan to attend the Wilmington Bottle Show, this weekend Sunday, March 22nd. It should be good with an excellent hotel, the Robert’s Centre and nice weather. The Show is just off 71 between Columbus and Cincinnati. Mark you calendars for the great Mansfield Show and Sale on Saturday, May 9th.
Thought a few green bottles and some vintage postcards would be appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. The pink Victorian Christmas light is a rare Irish light that has a shamrock motif on it. Remember Wilmington on Sunday March 22nd at the Roberts Centre. It will begin the bottle season in Ohio. Mark your calenders for Mansfield, Saturday May 9th. This looks to be an exciting year for bottle collectors.
Monday February 16th is President’s Day and I have included some great Washington Taylor flasks and Eagle flasks for your enjoyment. You can also read more about the Washington Taylor flasks by reading an article in the Spring 2004 Bottles and Extras. You can also see a nice video of a display that was featured at the FOHBC National Bottle Show held in Pomona, CA.
Beginning in the mid 1800’s, poisonous substances came onto the market to control plants and vermin, and as surface cleaners. To prevent mishaps, poison bottles were given distinctive features, which today make them fun to collect. Colors like cobalt blue, inky black, and dark green ensured they were easily recognizable.
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