Don Burkett passes

Mr Mason Don BurkettLegendary 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 BurkettRead 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.

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Mansfield 2015

2012-05-11_17-54-26_22-700247Mansfield 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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Congratulations

fifer 2014Louis 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.

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Findlay Bottle Show announcement

Findlay #2We’re pleased to announce that the Findlay Bottle Show, Sunday October 18, 2015 will be held in a new location, at The Sterling Center. Yes, we’re moving again. You know what they say, “The only constant in life is change!”…

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Wilmington Bottle Show a success

1st Annual Wilmington Show a Success!
image21st 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

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Wilmington Bottle Show

willmington 2015 flyerPlan 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. 

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Green for St. Patrick’s Day

5dbe92cf74319791a04efaa5889e9fdcThought 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.

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President’s Day

WashTaylorHeckler_072Monday 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.

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Website sidebars

Findlay Bottle ClubCheck out all the interesting and informative listings on the left and right sidebars. I just received the latest Findlay newsletter and it is great. Check out all the show flyers to the right and support our sponsors to the left.

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Poisons

varietyBeginning 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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Columbus Show Feb 8th

Columbus 2015Dear Ohio Bottle Club Member,
There is still some confusion about the Columbus Bottle Show planned for Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel at I-270 and Route 23 on the north side of Columbus. Flyer

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