Alan Easterday passing

It is with a great sadness that the OBC announces the passing of a Charter Member, Alan Easterday. Alan was 83. Bill Koster shared a brief history with both of them working at PPG in the early 1960’s. They started as coin collectors and graduated to crocks and bottles. Their first dig was on PPG property off Eastern Rd. They found some hutches, Warner Safe Cures and a nice fruit jar. They later found the Ohio Bottle Club in 1969. See “Read More” for link to the obituary.

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Glass Work Auction

Discovery auction #148, featuring fine examples from the collections of:  Dalton Shade, New Freedom, Pennsylvania Dan Catherino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ralph van Brocklin, Johnson City, Tennessee and others. Over 500 lots. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the auction

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OBC Zoom Meeting

OBC Zoom meeting for members is Thursday January 28, 8 pm EST. Members need to contact Alan for a link to the meeting. See “Read More” for his email address.We still have over 50 members that have no renewed. Send your payment.

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Dunkard Valley, WV Bottle Show

Dunkard Valley, Morgantown, WV announces a Bottle  and WV Stoneware Show on March 28, 2021 from 9 am to 2 pm. Contact Don Kelly at bonzeyekelly@gmail.com or 724-998-2734 for more information. Click on “Read More” for the show flyer.

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Glass Works Auction

Glass Works Auction announces Premier Auction #147. The 350 lots include Bitters, Sodas, Pitkins, Chestnuts, Inks, Fire Grenades, Fruit Jars, Medicines, Flasks and other. Bidding ends on January 25, 26. Click on “Read More” for link to the auction.

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Gene Jenkins Passing

It is with great sadness that Gene Jenkins has passed. Gene was a long time OBC and stoneware collector. Gene was always free with a smile and knowledge. He will be missed. See “Read More” for a link to his obituary.

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Swirl running late!

The OBC “Swirl” was mailed on the morning of December 7th. Things are running very slow, Roger Hardesty got his Wednesday December 16th. He lives 10 miles from me.  Please use the attached envelope to mail your 2021 dues.

Since my original Post, I email a few members to see when the Swirl was post marked, Dec. 11th and 12th. How is it that a first class Swirl can be dropped off on Dec. 7th and post marked 4 days later? Going to visit the Post Office tomorrow to find out.

P.S. the OBC is looking for a new President and Swirl editor.

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OBC News

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the passing of Clark Wideman this past Wednesday. Clark was an OBC member and very generously donated to the OBC cider and donuts October meeting. For me, Clark was best remembered for the Columbus Bottle Show. He used his motorized wheel chair to impact the show. Our prayers to Clarke’s family and friends.

December Swirl to be mailed on Monday.

Got an email from Rojer Moody that the February Columbus Show will be canceled.

Saw on the FOHBC website and Facebook that the Baltimore Bottle Show is re-scheduled to September 25-26, 2021.

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Fruit Jar Auction

North American Glass is pleased to announce that our auction of historical glassware is now open for bidding. The auction features 351 Fruit Jars, 23 Food & Sauces, 16 medicines and a few Flasks, Bitters, Inks, Poisons, Mineral Waters & Misc.

December 2020 Auction is Open. Click on the “Read More” for the link to the auction.

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American Glass Gallery Auction

Auction #27 open for bidding! 

Welcome to American Glass Gallery’s Auction #27. Auction #27 includes a fantastic grouping of 280 Lots of quality Bottles, Flasks, and Blown Glass. We are pleased to include the final grouping of premier Midwest Pattern Molded Bottles from the Mary Ballentine collection; an outstanding grouping of Ink Bottles, as well as the unique, gallon-size, wide mouth, cobalt blue Harrison’s Columbian Ink. Click on the “Read More” for a link to the auction.

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Cowan Stoneware/Advertising/bottle Auctions

Cowan’s is pleased to offer a selection of property from the Estate of Louis Hahn, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Session I features the largest and most important Western Pennsylvania stoneware collection to appear in recent memory, along with other Midwestern stoneware, and a collection of advertising tins, signs and store displays. Two sessions, with Session I Wednesday November 11. Stoneware and Advertising. Bottles including flasks in Session II Thursday, November 12. Click on “Read More” for link.

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