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.
Good Hope by Gary Beatty. The Ohio Bottle Club would like to extend a happy Thanksgiving to Ohio and the bottle collectors all over this great country. An article that was originally printed in 1986 and reprinted in the October/November issue of the OBC newsletter “The Swirl” will highlight the spirit of the season.
I returned from the Pittsburgh Show with flyers and contracts from Willmington 2015 on Sunday March 22, 2015 and Washington PA Sunday May 17, 2015. It looks to be a very active bottle show season for Ohio, check out the Bottle Shows page. Also check out the Top Pole Discoveries Auction due to begin
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