Thanks for all those that contributed at the February meeting with their “Presidential” items. It was amazing the variety of collectibles. This month is “Anything But Bottles”. We need participants to share their collections. I purchased the SVGA projector. I have had some interest in members donating to cover the cost. Any donation would be appreciated. My plans are to use the projector at each meeting starting with March. Mansfield is coming
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.
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.
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.