Happy New Years 2016

6931962-new-year-fireworksThe OBC wishes all the collectors a happy New Years filled with good health and a few bottles for your collecting. Just received the digital Findlay and Kalamazoo newsletters for January 2016. Fun to start the new years reading about bottle collecting. The FOHBC Virtual Museum is establishing the first portable photographing site in Ohio. It will take a few months of work to perfect the method, but what a step forward in the hobby. Don’t forget the Muncie Fruit Jar show on January 10. Check out the weather reports and make plans to attend.

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Merry Christmas

Baldwin lightsThe Ohio Bottle Club would like to wish all a Merry Christmas. The Christmas dinner was very well attended and the food was spectacular. The officers for 2016 will be President, Alan DeMaison; Treasurer, Berny Baldwin; and Secretary, Marlene Franchino. See “Read More” for pictures from the meeting.

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President’s December Message

brides2This month is the club’s annual Christmas dinner. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Dinner is at 6:30 on December 17thWe need some volunteers to be officers for next year. Secretary is a definite need. Please consider sharing your talents.  We need volunteers to educate us on a part of collecting that you are an expert. We are always ready to learn about something new. Elaine’s brides bank collection started with a program that Ann Sekerak did for the bottle club. Her jelly jar collection started with a program we saw at the FOHBC National in Collinsville. Share your collecting. Click on the “Read More” to see the pictures from the November meeting.

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Pittsburgh 2015

DSCF2117The sold out Pittsburgh Bottle Show and Sale was once again a nice show with an excellent assortment of bottles and tabletop antiques. The hospitality on Saturday night for the dealers and workers was great with an Italian sausage/macaroni pasta and shrimp cocktail highlighting a great variety of offerings. After a hearty meal, I always save enough room for a piece of banana cream pie. Set up was early on Sunday and there were plenty of bottles for the every collector. The display this year was awe inspiring Pittsburgh stoneware. Click on the “Read More” to see the pictures.

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President’s message for November

Roger Benton MyersThis Months meeting will feature stoneware as the program. Bring your best stoneware piece(s) and story to share. Refreshments will be cookies. The Mansfield contracts are now available. If you are planning to stay that Friday night, get your room early. Bring an item for the silent auction. All proceeds will go to Haven of Rest for their annual Thanksgiving meal for the poor. Officers will be nominated. All are welcome at the Eagles in Wadsworth. See you this Thursday.

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Keene & Coventry

ne5Rick & Berny Baldwin recently made the trip to the Keene and Coventry Bottle shows. The shows are in October and along with great bottles, the changing of the leaves and the scenery are at their best. They have shared some of the great pictures from their vacation. Click on “Read More” to see all the great pictures.

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Carl Abell passes

photo_CarlIt is with great regret that we must report the passing of Carl Abell. Carl was a long time Ohio Bottle Club member. Carl’s family had operated the Elm Farm Dairy Plant in Medina from 1934 to 1979. He later establish an ice cream shop with a museum at the Elm Farm. Read all about the dairy and museum. Also read more about Carl and his distinguished life story. The Ohio Bottle Club has lost a friend.

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September Meeting

DSCF2099“Share your Treasurers” was the theme for the September meeting. Many members brought Treasures that they obtained this summer. The meeting was well attended. The October meeting will feature Soyer Perfect Sauce from Meadville, PA and of course our traditional cider and donuts. Click on the “Read More” to see all the pictures.

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Richfield 2015

102_3272The 2015 Richfield Bottle Show and sale is now part of bottle history. A packed house of dealers, early admission, displayers and attendees made this a great show. The OBC treated guests on Saturday night with pulled pork and beef with home made soup and a dessert table fit for a king. The weekend excitement continued to build with dealers arriving early Sunday morning to set up. The quality of the bottles was outstanding with a great variety of rare and colorful examples. Congratulations to Matt Lacy and Louis Fifer on all their planning. Dave Grove won for the Most Educational display and also for the People’s Choice for the best display. Plan to attend next year.  See all the pictures.

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September meeting

Mansfield #2This month’s program is “Share your Treasures from the Summer” month. Everyone should have something to share. We will set up tables at the front for your “Treasurers”.

This has been a very active two months of bottle collecting for the OBC members. Many attended the National Show in Chattanooga, Hartville became a reality, an interesting bottle auction in Cleveland attended by many and of course Richfield. Matt Lacy has just released the latest Mansfield show flyer. We have a group working to bring the FOHBC National to Ohio in 2018. Lots to be excited about.

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Opportunity

October meeting 2015 016The Suffield Historical Society invites the public to their meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm. Brian Gray, Glass Curator of the Portage County Historical Museum, will discuss “Decorative Glass” and evaluate any glassware pieces brought to the meeting. The Society meets in the Community Room of The Suffield Township Firehouse, 1256 Waterloo Rd. Magadore, OH (located near the intersection of Route 43 and Waterloo Road).

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Richfield

Microsoft Word - RichfieldFlyer2015.docxThe excitement builds as the Richfield Show and Sales is only a week away. The festivities start on Saturday Sept. 12th with the Hospitality room at 6:30. Pulled pork sandwiches and Louis Fifer’s famous soup highlight a great meal. The show opens at 7:30 with early admission on Sunday with regular admission at 9 am. Plan to attend. It is still not too late to get a table.  Contracts.

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Hartville

102_3226I left the house at 5:45 am with probably 8 or 9 boxes of junk bottles. I was hoping to sell a few things and have some great conversation with bottle friends. I expected to meet up with a group that was already at the flea market, but to my surprise, I saw no one from the club. Not to be discouraged, I started to walk the grounds and from far off I recognized Marvin King. We both looked lost, searching for familiar faces in the crowd.

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