Baltimore 2023 with friends

The largest bottle show in the United States was this last weekend, March 12th. 300 tables of bottles, with something for everyone. I took pictures of OBC members and friends that were in attendance. Terry and I enjoyed a crab dinner with our wooden hammers to get at the very fresh crab meat. Click on the “Read More” for the pictures.

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FOHBC Auction Price Report

The FOHBC Auction Report is free with a FOHBC membership. What a great resource, 10 years of auction results from American Bottle Auctions, American Glass Gallery, Glassworks Auction and Heckler. The FOHBC continues to be at the forefront of innovation for the bottle hobby. Don’t forget to visit the FOHBC Virtual Museum, free admission!

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Columbus 2023

Weather was great for the 2023 Columbus Bottle Show. Two rooms greeted visitors with a variety of bottles and go-withs. Click on “Read More” to enjoy all the pictures from the show.

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Richard Dickey Passing

Long time Ohio Bottle Club member Richard Dickey passed away in California on December 27th. Most of us remember Richard as the marble guy with the Wanted Marbles sign hung around his neck. He became a fixture at most local shows. He moved to California in 2018 to be close to family. Read the obituary by clicking on “Read More”

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North American Glass Auction

Our upcoming auction of historical glassware is now available for preview on-line. You may browse the entire sale at the link below.
North American Glass is privileged to offer the collection of William Knepp of Indiana. Mr. Knepp’s name is familiar to many collectors of historic bottles, who know that he collected a variety of exceptional glass and related items, while specializing in Indiana bottles of the 19th century. After 60 years of collecting, Mr Knepp has now chosen for his items to be passed on to the next generation of collectors. Many of his bottles were obtained individually by hitting sales, shops, auctions, bottle shows, and digging. While many others were acquired when he obtained the iconic collections of Pat Sheley and of Jay Butler. Mr Knepp’s collections will be dispersed over several of our upcoming auction sessions.
This auction also includes fruit jars from the collection of the late Craig Schoonover, rare New Jersey items from the collection of Frank Stubbins, more items from the collection of the late Tom & Deena Caniff, and Frank Tea & Spice items from the collection of the late Donovan Garber, along with several fine quality additions, featuring 467 lots in twelve categories.

Link to the auction

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Merry Christmas to all

The Ohio Bottle Club would like to wish all collectors a Merry Christmas. Members, don’t forget to attend the annual Christmas dinner at the Eagles on Thursday December 29th 6:30 pm. Bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. See everyone there.

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