Monthly Archives: July 2018

Wilbur Bowers passing

It is with great sadness that the OBC must announce the passing of Wilbur Bowers. Wilbur was a long time member and served as the auctioneer at Mansfield and at club meetings. Read his obituary.

Terry Koval to speak at National Bottle Convention

Terry Kovel will be guest speaker at the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) 2018 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Cleveland the weekend of August 2 through 5. The annual convention is the largest (and most exciting!) antique bottle and glass event of the year. The convention will take place at Cleveland’s downtown Huntington Convention Center and the nearby Marriott Key Center Hotel.

Terry is speaking at the Friday evening banquet at the Marriott Key Center Hotel. She will talk about her work in antiques and collectibles and will share stories about how antiques hobbies and markets have changed. Autographed copies of the 50th anniversary Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2018 will be available.

Cleveland 2018

A group of nine spent Tuesday touring the Cleveland Convention, host hotel and Rock & Roll Museum. An exciting weekend has been planned for the bottle collectors. Plan to attend. There is still time to get tables, rooms at the $149 discounted rate (maybe), and get your early admission. I might have room for one more display, but I need to know by Friday.

The Chemistry of Purple Glass

Once again Rick Baldwin has answered my call for for more participation on the Website and/or Facebook page with a great article on The Chemistry of Purple Glass. Ricks article is very informative. We need OBC members and others to Post on the Ohio Bottle Club Facebook page. Cleveland 2018 is just weeks away.

Hartville

We are scheduled to do Hartville on Saturday July 7th (I know it was the 8th in the Swirl, my bad). please contact Alan or Louis to have us reserve you a space. The OBC will pay $10 of your space rental for this event. We also might do Saturday July 14th. Bring your bottles for expert appraising. See you Saturday.