Findlay Antique Bottle Club
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Show Chairman: Fred Curtis / 419-424-0486
Findlay Antique Bottle Club
PO Box 1329
Findlay, OH 45839-1329
Local bottle questions? Call:
Richard Elwood 419-674-6773
Tom Brown 419-422-7388
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The Findlay Bottle Club does not publish a show calendar. We are happy to help promote any nearby bottle collecting hobby events, club shows, auctions, etc. A complete show calendar is here: FOHBC
May 15 - 16 (Friday - Saturday) Columbia City IN Columbia City Insulator & Collectibles Show, Whitley County 4H Center, 581 West Squawbuck Road, Columbia City, Indiana May 16-17th 2014. Dealer setup Friday noon - 3PM, Public 3-5 PM, Seminar@6 PM. Saturday dealer setup 6-8AM, Public 8-3PM. First 8’ table $28, 2 tables $48, 3/$60, 4/$75, Contact: GENE HAWKINS email@example.com
09 May 2015 (Saturday) Mansfield, Ohio – The Ohio Bottle Club’s 37th Mansfield Antique Bottle & Advertising Show & Sale at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Trimble Road exit off of U.S. Rt. 30, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Donation $3, Early Admission: $25 during dealer set-up Friday May 8, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Information: Matt Lacy, Chair, 440.228.1873,firstname.lastname@example.org or Louis Fifer, Co-Chair, 330.635.1964,email@example.com -- website: http://ohiobottleclub.org/
17 May 2015 (Sunday) Washington, Pennsylvania – Washington County Antique Bottle Clubs 41st Annual Show & Sale at the Alpine Star Lodge, 735 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301, Exit 17 off I-70. Admission $3. Info: Ed Kuskie, 352 Pineview Drive, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037, 412.405.9061, firstname.lastname@example.org
31 July – 02 August 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) Chattanooga, Tennessee - FOHBC 2015 National Antique Bottle Show at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Sunday August 2, with dealer set-up and early buyers on Saturday. The Chattanooga Marriott Downtown will be the host hotel and is connected to the convention center. The banquet/bottle competition, seminars, auction, and membership meetings will be held at the Marriott. Jack Hewitt and John Joiner are serving as show co-chairpersons. Contracts and Information FOHBC National Show
13 September 2015 (Sunday) Richfield, Ohio – 45th Ohio Bottle Club Antique Bottle Show & Sale at the Days Inn and Suites, 4742 Brecksville Road, Richfield, Ohio (Ohio Turnpike Exit 173) 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Admission $3, Early Admission $20 (7:30 to 9:00 am) Chair, Louis Fifer email@example.com, Co-Chair, Matt Lacy 440.228.1873,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ohiobottleclub.org
19 September 2015 (Saturday) Indianapolis, Indiana – Indianapolis Circle City Antique Bottle, Advertising and Antiques Show. Set – up 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Show hours 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S. Lebanon, Indiana 46052. FREE APPRAISALS. For Show Information Contact: Martin Van Zant or 208 Urban St. Danville Indiana, 46122. email@example.com
04 October 2015 (Sunday) Chelsea, Michigan – The Huron Valley Bottle and Insulator Club 40th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission $3 for adults, children 16 and under free. Comfort Inn Conference Center, Commerce Park Drive next to Comfort Inn, Chelsea (Exit 159 off I-94) Contact Info: Mike Bruner, 248.425.3223, firstname.lastname@example.org Rod Krupka, 248.627.6351, email@example.com
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While fruit jars with the number 13 on the base are sought after, glassbottlemarks.com makes a good point: "many of these jars are now saved by non-collectors or casual glass collectors (and “culled” from large groups of common jars) merely because of the number on the base. This culling out of #13 jars from among the “general population” of jars (and stashing them away) can increase the perception of their scarcity."
"One of the Richmond club members once talked to someone whose father had worked at the plant that produced the meat juice. It appears that there was always plenty of "squeezed" beef after the juice was removed & it was available to employees for free. Although they were dirt poor, the man said, they always had beef on the table!"
" Prostitutes ate better and dressed better than their working class contemporaries. Some of their purchasing power, however, was spent on proprietary medicines such as Valentine's Meat Juice, promoted as a cure for sexually transmitted diseases, aka social diseases. "
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