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.
This month is Presidential theme month. Please share anything that is patriotic. Be creative as you look at your treasurers. We need at least 10 members to share. The image is a Cleveland Cycles vintage clock with an American flag from Sears.
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.
Check out all the interesting and informative listings on the left and right sidebars. I just received the latest Findlay newsletter and it is great. Check out all the show flyers to the right and support our sponsors to the left.
Please make 2015 the year that you share your talents to make the OBC bigger and better. Bring in your best acquisition(s) from 2014. Bring in one, two or more items that you just had to have. Items don’t need to be expensive to be treasures. Most everyone made at least one found treasure this last year. Make this the year that you share. No voting, just sharing.
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.
The Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is now displaying a portion of Lois Ford’s eyecup collection in their current exhibition until March 8th. Lois, and her husband Doc, were longtime members of the Ohio Bottle Club.
Please read the article written by Rick Baldwin on the safety concerns when cleaning bottles and collectibles. The Ohio Bottle Club wants everyone to be educated as they clean their discoveries. Rick’s Article.