Dick Horn passing

It is with a great amount of sadness that the Ohio Bottle Club announces the passing of Dick Horn. Dick was a familiar face at our OBC meetings and a volunteer at the OBC Mansfield Bottle Show dinner. Always a gentleman and pleasure to visit with. Link to his obituary.

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American Glass Gallery

Auction #30 open for bidding!

Welcome to American Glass Gallery’s Auction #30. This sale includes 280 Lots of quality items including Historical Flasks, Spirits and Whiskeys, a select grouping of Giant Case Bottles, Rare and Exceptional Bitters, Choice colored and aqua Pontiled Medicines, Sodas, Mineral Waters, Inkwells, and Much More!

In addition, this sale will also include the Doug Allinger collection of Midwest Blown and Pattern Molded Bottles; a wonderful grouping of scarce and rare Pickle Jars, a diverse selection of early Blown Glass including ancient Roman glass, and numerous other items of interest. Link to the Auction

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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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Coming to auction after Doug Alliger’s passing

Our condolences to the family & friends of Doug Alliger (link to obituary)on his passing on Feb 1, 2021. Doug was a former member of the OBC and avid collector in many areas. His wife wanted you to know that The American Glass gallery has been assigned his whole collection for action in November.  Doug had a collection which include two 27 swirl Zanesville , hand blown bottles like the one in the New York Museum of Art, an apple demi john  early 1900  plus earlier hand blown demi johns , three miniature 3inch high and one inch wide  hand blown bottles very small and unique and one prized purchase from John was  a rare amber round  milk bowl maybe 5 inches high and 4 inches wide. The collection also included colorful documented witch balls. A link will follow when available.

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Great Ohio Bitters

American Life Bitters

On display is one of the great figural cabin bitters that has a curved roof rather than an angular roof like most cabin bitters. The American Life Bitters is pretty tough to obtain in either the Tiffin, Ohio, or Omaha, Nebraska variants. Our Tiffin, Ohio museum example is one of a few examples. Link to the history at FOHBC Virtual Museum.

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Dick Moser’s Passing

It is with great sadness that the OBC announces the passing of another member, Dick Moser. Richard was a member of the Knights Car Club in Orrville as well as many other local car clubs. Was also a member of the Ohio Bottle Club. He enjoyed working on cars, as well as, collecting classic cars especially Studebaker’s. He had a large beer can collection, and enjoyed going fishing, water skiing, and spending time with his family and friends. Dick was a familiar face at our monthly meeting.  Link to the funeral notice.

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Memorial Service for Clark Wideman

We have decided on Saturday, August 7th for my dad’s memorial. 2pm: Memorial Service at First Community Church  Burkhardt Chapel  1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus OH 43212   Immediately Following: Celebration of Life …

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