March & April Meetings

IMG_0195 Bring your affordable flasks to the April Meeting. Mansfield is only a week away. March had a lively program with members sharing their purchases. Six people brought in “purchases” with Chris Gudzinas to start. He had a variety of bottles. Included were 2 poisons, Youngstown sodas, an Italian spun wine bottle and a Wheeler Mineral Springs quart Hutchinson from Youngstown. He goes to a 1930’s dump in Youngstown and had a very small crock found which was his smallest yet.

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Mansfield Update

Mansfield #2Exciting news, the latest count is 210 tables of bottles and growing every day. It is less than 2 weeks to one of the great shows , something for everyone. Join us for early admission and dealer setup along with the great dinner on May 6th or for the show on May 7th.

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Museum Honored

lionstone-decanter-son-s-of-freedom-1775-1781-spirit-of-76-1975-bicentennial-218b97b60811338db5554f713ce1cab2Our own Lavon Daugherty was honored with an article in this weeks Akron Beacon Journal. His museum of ceramic decanters was featured with a three page article. His museum located in Sugarcreek, OH has about 3000 of the  1960-70’s figural decanters including Jim Beam, Lionstone, Ski Country, Ezra Brooks, Grenadier, Jack Daniels, Lewis & Clark, and McCormick.

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OBC at Kalamazoo

IMG_0218This was our first visit to the Kalamazoo Bottle Show. Adam and Phyllis Koch have been making the trip for many years, but it just seemed so far. In reality it was the same distance as Cincinnati and I regularly make the trip to visit family.  The Jelly Jammers had made plans to have their spring meeting in conjunction with the show. Four couples met in the Clarion hotel and shared all their latest jelly related purchases. Friday night was the hospitality with all the great food and conversation. Dealer set up on Saturday was at 8 and the general public was admitted at 10. Nice having an extra hour to sleep with the later dealer set up. The show was well attended and the displays were well done. There was a nice variety of bottles for every level of collecting. We will plan to attend next year. Click “Read More” to see all the pictures.

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