Category Archives: Club news

Wanted Ohio Bottles

Can you help! We have a page designed to search for collectors wanting a specific bottle. Visit our “Wanted Ohio Bottles” page to see what people are looking for. We are really “Looking for a New Philadelphia brewing bottle for my son for Christmas.”

Swirl Articles

 

In addition to the Jack Sullivan articles, other talented writers have contributed to our success. Those articles are also being scanned and will be available by clicking on the “quill pen and hand” in the right side bar. Enjoy!

Jack Sullivan Articles

Jack Sullivan has for many years written an article for each Swirl about some form of Ohio bottle or stoneware history. I have been concerned about preserving this legacy for some time. My calls for help in scanning this awesome resource have gone unanswered. Sad! But it is going to happen. In the right sidebar you will see a picture of Jack Sullivan. Click on Jack and those articles that have been scanned are now available. P.S. when the article opens, you will need to rotate clockwise.

Thanksgiving Wish

The Ohio Bottle Club would like to wish all collectors a very restful Thanksgiving. Take time to appreciate what you have and know that you are the protector of your collection for the next generation. Make plans to attend the next OBC meeting on November 29th where Terry Crislip will present a program on Roman bottles. See you soon!

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.

Expanding the Website

Over the years, many great articles have been written for the Swirl. We need a small army of dedicated computer savvy members to scan the articles. Those articles need to be preserved and available to Ohio collectors on the website. I can be part of the army, but I am not going to be the army. I need help. With a club of almost 200, seems like there should be plenty of volunteers. See me at the meeting or email me. Contact information in the “Read More”.

 On a second note, we need pictures of great Ohio Bottles for a Great Ohio Bottles page on our website. You can send me pictures and a brief history. See contact information below in the “Read More”. We can add the bottles to different pages by categories.

OBC’s Golden Anniversary

The Ohio Bottle Club turns 50 in 2019 and going strong for another 50. We should mark the occasion with some sort of celebration. Seems to me that Mansfield or the summer picnic or both would be proper venues for at least a celebratory cake with 50 candles. I envision our 200+ dinner guests on Friday evening sharing our celebration and Bill Koster cutting the cake. Could we put together an OBC display on the stage? Please share your comments at the November meeting or send me your comments by filling out the Contact Us by clicking on “Read More”.

October Meeting

Thursday October 25th, we are in for a real treat. Louis Fifer will present a program on Pikes Peak. He has an extensive collection of Pikes Peak flasks with many rare examples. Refreshments for the evening are cider and donuts.

September OBC Meeting

Thursday September 27 is “Share your recent treasurers” night. This is a great opportunity to educate the members on what you collect. Munchies are planned for the refreshment break.

Local Bottle Auction

Just got a call about a local (in Ohio) bottles auction with lots of fruit jars. Anglin Auctions will be handling the auction located in Hamilton, OH. on September 15th. Link to Auctionzip with pictures.

Anything but Bottles

The August meeting of the Ohio Bottle Club will feature Anything but Bottles on August 30th. A favorite program returns with our membership showing the many sides of collecting. Last month was the club picnic. See some great pictures by clicking on “Read More”.

Cleveland 2018 is History

Congratulations to Team Cleveland, (Matt & Elizabeth Lacy, Louis & Lindsey Fifer, Adam & Phyllis Koch, John Fifer, Alan DeMaison, Ferdinand Meyer), all the great OBC volunteers (Ken Arthur, Robert Kreiling, Linda Crislip, Bruce Drollinger, Joe & Marlene Franchino, David Keding), OBC Displayers (Ted Krist, Brian Gray, Tim Kearns, Roger Hardesy, Duane Rader, Berny Baldwin, Dennis & Nathan Huey) for an outstanding event. The Convention started with a Reception ant the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and concluded on Sunday at 1 PM with the Display Awards. Thanks to the FOHBC , all the dealers, and attendees.

Dealers/Displayers/Early admissions, please read!

Matt Lacy sent out a note FYI about Cleveland 2018. Just a few days away.

Hello Dealers, Displayers, and Early Admissions,

First of all, thank you for supporting the event! It is going to be an amazing time for all! Please print this sheet as it is a great guide to make your visit easy.

Here is what you need to know: “Read more” or click on  Cleveland Parking.