Category Archives: Club news

Displays at Cleveland 2018

The FOHBC National in Cleveland is looking for displays to compliment the sales tables. We have 16 displayers and looking for more. Please complete the Display Application or contact Alan DeMaison at <a.demaison@sbcglobal.net> for more information. see a full list of displayers by clicking on “Read More”.

Flash Sale

The Mansfield Antique bottle show is history with many dealers signing contracts for the National Show in Cleveland. We also received 4 display contracts. Interest is high, don’t delay.

Flash Sale

 

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FOHBC 2018 Cleveland National

Reserve your Dealer Table now for this Special Offer for a Limited Time Only.

1.      The next 25 dealers who send in their paid contract will receive a FREE 2nd table – contract must be received by May 31st, 2018

2.      Already turned in your contract? Refer a friend to be a dealer and you’ll receive another table (1) when they send in their paid contract by May 31st, 2018. *Be sure to note on your contract who referred you*

Please contact Matt Lacy (mlacy28@yahoo.com) or Louis Fifer (fiferlouis@yahoo.com) or visit FOHBC.org

“Battle of the Bottles” Competition

The FOHBC National in Cleveland will feature the “Battle of the Bottles” on Thursday, August 2nd. Categories are; Ohio sodas, Midwest Flasks and free Blown/Pattern Molded Midwest Tableware. It will be a very exciting evening with our own John Fifer serving as the MC. That should be worth the price of admission, “FREE”. LOL Download the Application form or contact John at “coinop1958@gmail.com” if you are interested in entering the competition.

Souvenir Program for Cleveland 2018

This is a great opportunity to get your “Wanted” to a large number of local collectors. A significant number of Souvenir Programs end up in the hands of collectors who do not subscribe to any of the bottle magazines or belong to any local clubs. The entire Souvenir Program will be posted on the FOHBC website. Fill out the Souvenir Program Application or contact Phyllis & Adam at <phylkoch@yahoo.com>.

Craigslist Army

The OBC is forming a Craigslist Army that will enter information on Craigslist about upcoming shows and/or events. This is a great source of Free advertising. When you enter the information, you will need the Richland County Fairgrounds address, 750 N. Home Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906. Also upload the 3 photos that you will find in the “Read More”. Contact me if you can help.

Sad News

It is with with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Robert “Bobbi” Sekerak. Bobbi was a pioneer in the bottle cleaning. He and Paul Mendik were nationally known for the quality of their cleaning. All their machines were self made and a visit to Bobbi bottle cleaning shop was nothing short of amazing. Bobbi and I were frequent dealers at the Shupp’s Grove Bottle Show. We slept on grounds either in a tent or under the stars. What an adventure. Read Bobbi’s obituary.

Columbus 2018

With threats of icy roads and monster snow falls, the Columbus Antique Bottle Show and Sale held their annual show. Fortunately for those traveling to the show, Columbus and much further to the north Cleveland, remained on the warmer side of the front and experienced only rain on Sunday after 9 AM as temperatures hoovered in the 40’s. Columbus had a sell out sales floor with some great high quality bottles for the buyers. See “Read More” for all the great pictures.

Cleveland 2018 & Cedar Point

Come for the bottles and bring the family to one of the great amusement parks in the world, Cedar Point. New for 2018 is the Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster. At a height of 205 feet, a speed of 74 mph, and over a mile in length, your family will enjoy the thrill of a lifetime. Cedar point is less than an hour from Cleveland and should be on everyone’s vacation schedule. Take in the show and all the great attractions Cleveland has to offer. Your front seat is waiting!  Something for the whole family, ride of the year.

Cleveland, one of the best destinations

Cleveland named one of the top spots in the world to travel in 2018 by National Geographic. Great article! Don’t forget the FOHBC National in Cleveland this summer, great vacation destination. Come for the bottles, stay to vacation. Get those contracts in. See the article

Volunteers

OBC, with 6 months to the National Show in Cleveland, it is time to step up and volunteer your talents to make this a great show. We need;

  • Advertising committee chair and helpers
  • Dock Marshalls for loading/unloading at the docks
  • Committee for Youth Corner events
  • A photographer for the event

Click on the “Read More” to see the description of each job.

January Meeting Canceled

Unfortunately the OBC meeting for January 25th will need to be canceled. The Eagles are remodeling and our room will not be ready. I check out other venues, but rental prices are just too high. Check out the Swirl for more information.

Columbus Bottle Show

Get ready for the Columbus Bottle Show, Sunday February 11th. Columbus will kick off a very active 2018 with shows in Columbus, Wilmington, Mansfield, Cleveland, Richfield, Findlay, and others. Great to be a buckeye with all the opportunities to buy and sell.