Monthly Archives: January 2017

Auction now open

The North American Glass auction is now open with 534 lots in 14 categories. There are 386 in the fruit jars. Don’t forget the Columbus show coming on February 12th. Last count had more than 60 tables.

Insulator Auction

The Pole Top Discoveries auction is now open for bidding on 500 insulators. Closing is on February 1st. Columbus Bottle Show & Sale is coming on February 12th. Plan to attend.

Online Auctions

Currently the Glass Works Auctions is conducting their “Cabin Fever” Potpourri Auction with 519 lots. Two future auction were announced. American Bottle Auction will offer Auction #63 starting February 10th and Top Pole Discoveries is offering their “Winter Diversity” sale with 500 insulators. Check back for more information as it becomes available. The Columbus Bottle Show is coming on February 12th and contracts have been mailed for Mansfield.

Muncie, a fruit jar collectors dream come true

Braving unpredictable weather each year is a dedicated group of Fruit Jar collectors and Jelly Jammers in early January. Collectors from all over the country arrive early at the host hotel to kick off four days of room hopping. This year, those arriving early faced dangerous road conditions while late arrivals where met with single digit temperatures. Once in the hotel, the weather was no factor in all fun and hundreds if not thousands of fruit jars greeted those hardy collectors. Shades of amber Globes, Lightnings, and 1858’s among all the quality aqua fruit jars made for interesting browsing. New collectors with unbounded enthusiasm made the event even more exciting.