185 inside tables greeted the Mansfield attendees. Elizabeth Lacy was able to reconfigure the show into one building. The new format was actually good for both dealers and the general public.
Happy Easter from the Ohio Bottle Club. The picture is an Easter card from the 1890’s and of course is from my favorite, “Meadville Pure Rye”. Don’t forget, Mansfield in three short weeks. Still have time to get a contract.
Spring is right around the corner, which means it is almost Mansfield Bottle Show season! The Mansfield Bottle Show is May 10th and 11th this year, and will be here before we know it. As always, we appreciate the help from the Ohio Bottle volunteers in different aspects of the show! A sign-up sheet will be circulating at the upcoming meetings starting in February. Areas of need for the 2019 show are to have club members take shifts at the Welcome Table in Fairhaven Hall, the Front Gate, and to assist with set-up and clean-up of the Dealer Dinner Friday night. Be sure to find the sign-up sheet at a meeting or email Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org)! Thanks! Elizabeth
This month on Thursday Feb 28th at 7 PM is the club auction. Wilbur Bower’s collection of OBC Swirl Bottles and other OBC items will be featured. See “Read More” for more pictures. Seventeen picture, but there will be more not pictured. Pass the work to others that may not be as computer aware.
What a great time as bottle collectors gather for a Saturday evening hospitality and a Sunday Bottle Show. Weather cooperated until about 2 PM on Sunday, when the snow arrived. The show is now at 80 tables strong. See all the pictures by clicking on “Read More”.
Be aware that an email targeting FOHBC members with a very touching GoFundMe request is being circulated. It was not sent or authorized by the FOHBC. See “Read More” for a picture of the original email.
It is with great sadness that the OBC must announce the passing of Mary Ballentine this morning. Mary was a great friend to the Ohio Bottle Club and the bottle hobby. Mary was a fixture at Mansfield setting up next to the Koch’s and Bartley’s. We will update this Post as more information becomes available.
Don’t miss the January 31st meeting. Program is Cleveland 2018 revisited, refreshment break will feature cakes and new addition to the meeting is “What is it?”. Bring an item that you need help identifying or an item to stump the membership. the item doesn’t have to be a bottle or bottle related. Should be lost of fun. Don’t forget to download your Mansfield contract.
Mark your calendars and complete your contracts for the May 11th OBC sponsored Mansfield Antique Bottle Show and Sale. Also September 29th as the OBC fall show returns to a much larger facility. John and Louis Fifer announced the change at the December meeting. Room to expand and a place for displays. More information to follow.
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