Richfield 2015

102_3272The 2015 Richfield Bottle Show and sale is now part of bottle history. A packed house of dealers, early admission, displayers and attendees made this a great show. The OBC treated guests on Saturday night with pulled pork and beef with home made soup and a dessert table fit for a king. The weekend excitement continued to build with dealers arriving early Sunday morning to set up. The quality of the bottles was outstanding with a great variety of rare and colorful examples. Congratulations to Matt Lacy and Louis Fifer on all their planning. Dave Grove won for the Most Educational display and also for the People’s Choice for the best display. Plan to attend next year.  See all the pictures.

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September meeting

Mansfield #2This month’s program is “Share your Treasures from the Summer” month. Everyone should have something to share. We will set up tables at the front for your “Treasurers”.

This has been a very active two months of bottle collecting for the OBC members. Many attended the National Show in Chattanooga, Hartville became a reality, an interesting bottle auction in Cleveland attended by many and of course Richfield. Matt Lacy has just released the latest Mansfield show flyer. We have a group working to bring the FOHBC National to Ohio in 2018. Lots to be excited about.

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October meeting 2015 016The Suffield Historical Society invites the public to their meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm. Brian Gray, Glass Curator of the Portage County Historical Museum, will discuss “Decorative Glass” and evaluate any glassware pieces brought to the meeting. The Society meets in the Community Room of The Suffield Township Firehouse, 1256 Waterloo Rd. Magadore, OH (located near the intersection of Route 43 and Waterloo Road).

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Microsoft Word - RichfieldFlyer2015.docxThe excitement builds as the Richfield Show and Sales is only a week away. The festivities start on Saturday Sept. 12th with the Hospitality room at 6:30. Pulled pork sandwiches and Louis Fifer’s famous soup highlight a great meal. The show opens at 7:30 with early admission on Sunday with regular admission at 9 am. Plan to attend. It is still not too late to get a table.  Contracts.

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102_3226I left the house at 5:45 am with probably 8 or 9 boxes of junk bottles. I was hoping to sell a few things and have some great conversation with bottle friends. I expected to meet up with a group that was already at the flea market, but to my surprise, I saw no one from the club. Not to be discouraged, I started to walk the grounds and from far off I recognized Marvin King. We both looked lost, searching for familiar faces in the crowd.

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