Category Archives: Club news

Columbus 2019

What a great time as bottle collectors gather for a Saturday evening hospitality and a Sunday Bottle Show. Weather cooperated until about 2 PM on Sunday, when the snow arrived. The show is now at 80 tables strong. See all the pictures by clicking on “Read More”.

Scam targets FOHBC

Be aware that an email targeting FOHBC members with a very touching GoFundMe request is being circulated. It was not sent or authorized by the FOHBC. See “Read More” for a picture of the original email.

Mary Ballentine passing

It is with great sadness that the OBC must announce the passing of Mary Ballentine this morning. Mary was a great friend to the Ohio Bottle Club and the bottle hobby. Mary was a fixture at Mansfield setting up next to the Koch’s and Bartley’s. We will update this Post as more information becomes available.

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.

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!

Meeting January 31st

The meeting will proceed as scheduled. Please don’t come to the meeting if the bitter cold weather is a concern. The roads should be dry and snow free. 

January Meeting

Don’t miss the January 31st meeting. Program is Cleveland 2018 revisited, refreshment break will feature cakes and new addition to the meeting is “What is it?”. Bring an item that you need help identifying or an item to stump the membership. the item doesn’t have to be a bottle or bottle related. Should be lost of fun. Don’t forget to download your Mansfield contract.

Mansfield Contract

Download your Mansfield contract.

OBC Bottle Shows

Mark your calendars and complete your contracts for the May 11th OBC sponsored Mansfield Antique Bottle Show and Sale. Also September 29th as the OBC fall show returns to a much larger facility. John and Louis Fifer announced the change at the December meeting. Room to expand and a place for displays. More information to follow.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from the Ohio Bottle Club. Members, try to join us for our annual Holiday dinner on Thursday December 27th. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

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.