Washington Spring Mineral Water Bottle

The Washington Spring bottle from Ballston Spa, N.Y., with the pictorial George Washington embossing, is an exciting and historically significant bottle cherished by collectors as Washington actually visited the region and the springs. See in the FOHBC Virtual Museum Spring & Mineral Water Gallery. The bottle is an image donation from Ohio Bottle Club member Dave Merker. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the historical notes.

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Kent, Ohio Molded Bowl

This beautiful Kent 20-Rib Pattern Molded Bowl in green aquamarine reminds me of “Altoids Wintergreen Mint.” Recently added to the 3rd floor FOHBC Virtual Museum Free Blown & Pattern Molded Gallery – Tableware Room. The bowl is from the ex-Darl Fifer collection. Visit the FOHBC Virtual Museum for free. Click on “Read More’ for a link to the Virtual Museum.

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We are back

The Ohio Bottle Club officially opened for business. The May 27th meeting was attended by 20 members at the Eagles in Wadsworth. The highlights included 8 members contributing in a “Show and Tell” and a very active business meeting.  Next month we are planning a program, our very popular “Best of” returns, and a refreshment break (banana splits). Plan to attend. Click on “Read More” for pictures.

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Zanesville’s Shepard Flask

GIV-32 Masonic Arch and Emblems – Eagle “Shepard Flask” in the FOHBC Virtual Museum Historical Flask Gallery. Read the historical notes and view some great images. The FOHBC Virtual Museum has free admission, so you can visit all the galleries. Please click on “Read More” for link to the Zanesville Shepard Flask.

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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 …

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Cheryl Gambol Passing

It is with great sadness that a fixture at our OBC meetings, Cheryl Gambol has passed. Our prayers go out to David, the family and friends. Berny and Hazel shared, Cheryl will be “missed – she was a friendly, pleasant person,  always ready to help with refreshments, etc.” With all the guy bottle collectors, it was nice to have a female with such class.  the “for a link to the obituary.

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FOHBC Syracuse National Bottle Show 2021

With the anticipation that the country’s response to the pandemic will continue to be positive and that travel restrictions will continue to ease, the Ohio Bottle Club hopes that many readers of this issue of the Ohio Swirl will satisfy their desires to get back to a little normalcy by strongly considering participating in this summer’s FOHBC National Show being held in Syracuse, NY in early August.  Besides the show, the Finger Lakes area is beautiful…with lots to see and do for a relaxing getaway!  Also, if the show is a “go”, it will be at least another four years before a major FOHBC show will return to the Northeast area!  For this to materialize, it is imperative that prospective dealers submit their table contracts to the show hosts ASAP, as they must have a minimum commitment of sales table by June!  If the show cannot be held due to pandemic restrictions, full refunds will be issued, and there will also be no penalty imposed by the host hotel for cancelled room reservations. Rick
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Mansfield 2021

The Mansfield Bottle Show will be here before we know it!

Some updates:

  • The show is being capped at 150 tables to Fairhaven Hall. This provides the space needed for state restrictions, and provides best access for dealers, attendees and volunteers.

Please click on “Read More” for more information and a link to the contract.

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Alan Easterday passing

It is with a great sadness that the OBC announces the passing of a Charter Member, Alan Easterday. Alan was 83. Bill Koster shared a brief history with both of them working at PPG in the early 1960’s. They started as coin collectors and graduated to crocks and bottles. Their first dig was on PPG property off Eastern Rd. They found some hutches, Warner Safe Cures and a nice fruit jar. They later found the Ohio Bottle Club in 1969. See “Read More” for link to the obituary.

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Glass Work Auction

Discovery auction #148, featuring fine examples from the collections of:  Dalton Shade, New Freedom, Pennsylvania Dan Catherino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ralph van Brocklin, Johnson City, Tennessee and others. Over 500 lots. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the auction

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OBC Zoom Meeting

OBC Zoom meeting for members is Thursday January 28, 8 pm EST. Members need to contact Alan for a link to the meeting. See “Read More” for his email address.We still have over 50 members that have no renewed. Send your payment.

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Gene Jenkins Passing

It is with great sadness that Gene Jenkins has passed. Gene was a long time OBC and stoneware collector. Gene was always free with a smile and knowledge. He will be missed. See “Read More” for a link to his obituary.

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