Louis Fifer was named the FOHBC Conventions Director. He joins 3 other Ohio Bottle Club members that are serving on the FOHBC Board of Directors; Ron Hands is the Southern Region Director, Matt Lacy is the Midwest Region Director and Gary Beatty is the Treasurer.
1st Annual Wilmington Show a Success!
1st Annual Wilmington Ohio Bottle, Fruit Jar & Insulator show was held March 22nd at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio. After years at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and being in the middle of February, the show received a new location and a new and warmer date. Several first
Plan to attend the Wilmington Bottle Show, this weekend Sunday, March 22nd. It should be good with an excellent hotel, the Robert’s Centre and nice weather. The Show is just off 71 between Columbus and Cincinnati. Mark you calendars for the great Mansfield Show and Sale on Saturday, May 9th.
Thought a few green bottles and some vintage postcards would be appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. The pink Victorian Christmas light is a rare Irish light that has a shamrock motif on it. Remember Wilmington on Sunday March 22nd at the Roberts Centre. It will begin the bottle season in Ohio. Mark your calenders for Mansfield, Saturday May 9th. This looks to be an exciting year for bottle collectors.
Monday February 16th is President’s Day and I have included some great Washington Taylor flasks and Eagle flasks for your enjoyment. You can also read more about the Washington Taylor flasks by reading an article in the Spring 2004 Bottles and Extras. You can also see a nice video of a display that was featured at the FOHBC National Bottle Show held in Pomona, CA.
Don’t forget the Columbus Show on Sunday, February 8th. I just got the announcement of the North American Glass Auction. There are 525 items with mostly fruit jars, but with items from 12 other categories including advertising stoneware and flasks. Just received the Kalamazoo Newsletter.
Beginning in the mid 1800’s, poisonous substances came onto the market to control plants and vermin, and as surface cleaners. To prevent mishaps, poison bottles were given distinctive features, which today make them fun to collect. Colors like cobalt blue, inky black, and dark green ensured they were easily recognizable.
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