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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HartvilleThe Ohio Bottle Club will meet at Hartville on Saturday August 22nd. Bill is planning to be there at 7 am to reserve 3 spaces and rent 6 tables. We will be at the back of flea market near the edge of the asphalt. Bring a lawn chair, water, food, etc. See you there.

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Chattanooga Awards

Chattanooga National 014The Ohio Bottle Club did very well at the FOHBC National banquet held this last weekend in Chattanooga. Phyllis and Adam Koch received first place in the Best Newsletter contest, Jack Sullivan received first place in the Best Research Article category,  Alan DeMaison received first place in the Best Website contest, and Louis Fifer and Matt Lacy received a second place in the Best Flyer/Poster contest with the Richfield flyer.

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July Meeting

ChooChooARTx4The July meeting will begin with a picnic. Fried chicken will be furnished by the club. Members need to bring a covered dish to share. Remember, the FOHBC National Show is in Chattanooga August 1st and 2nd. Many OBC members will be in attendance. It is not too late to make plans for Richfield. Plan to display or set up as a dealer.

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Mansfield (part 2)

IMG5Thanks to Elizabeth Lacy for the Saturday Mansfield Pictures. Congratulations to Matt Lacy, Louis Fifer and Bill Koster for another great show. Mark your calendars for the Richfield Antique Bottle Show & Sale on September 13th. Click on the Read More to see all the pictures

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Mansfield 2015

March 2015 051The weather was great for the 37th annual Mansfield Bottle Show. The dealers and early admissions enjoyed a great (but late) meal on Friday night. A fatal crash on 71 South closed the freeway for 5 hours with our caterers caught in the mess. About 200 braved the delay and shared the company of friends.  

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Don Burkett passes

Mr Mason Don BurkettLegendary fruit jar collector and dealer Don Burkett has passed. Don was a frequent dealer at Mansfield and Lakeland. Author and fruit jar collector Bruce Schank has published another one of his well-written and photographed collector profiles: it’s none other than beloved “Mr. Mason” himself, Don BurkettRead Bruce Schank’s article “Legends of the Jar!” about Don’s story. See the Findlay Bottle Club Tribute. Also keep in mind Adam Koch on the passing of his brother, Craig Lane on the passing of his wife and Gene Jenkins on the passing of his daughter.

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Mansfield 2015

2012-05-11_17-54-26_22-700247Mansfield 2015 is just around the corner with less than 3 weeks to go until show time. We are well over the 200 table mark with contracts and phone calls pouring in daily for both tables and early admission. This promises to be a great show with many new dealers setting up for the first time. You won’t want to miss this one. Best Regards, Matt Lacy Mansfield 2015 show chairman.  Contract. See  more pictures.

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