Facebook Mini Post Wrap Up for Aug. 17, 2011

Here's some info tidbits that should entertain and enlighten you antique bottle collectors:
Who killed the soda fountain? The guy who invented the bottle cap?
Read more about soda fountain history, how sodas were actually meals, get recipes, see how history being kept alive - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2015530059_sodafountains06.html
Kovels.com posts about #antiques #bottles - gorgeous INKS http://bit.ly/mXtKDe
This teakettle ink bottle sold for $560 at a recent American Bottle auction. Bottles were a favorite 30 years and have been regaining popularity. Bottle collectors often have pet names for their favorites. Ink bottle collector
#Vintage advertising signs for Richardson's Maid of Honor Fruits & Syrups, 1948 via graphic design blog DAILY HELLER:
We see them everywhere, point of purchase display is a huge marketing industry. Some are clever, others not – rather most are not. The idea is to get consumers at the counter to buy on impulse. Just showing the product is a no-brainer, but add a little comedy and the world is the seller's oyster, so...
C. Munsey's article about Drake's Bitters w/pix from Ferdinand Meyer's collection - a ''must read'' http://bit.ly/ru5VG5
#Antiqes #bottles on display in Burlington City NJ @ Historic Burlington Antique Emporium  
Did you know that glassmaking was America's first industry?
Read more:  National Historic Glass Factory District -- Museum of Connecticut Glass
Glassmaking was the first United States industry, a claim supported by a Metropolitan Museum of Art publication. "Glassmaking was America's first industry, as witnessed by two attempts, in 1608 and I621-24, to establish a factory at Jamestown, Virginia," according to the article. In Connecticut, gla...
There's going to be a new Museum of Connecticut Glass in Coventry, in the home of home of Captain John Turner, one of several incorporators of the Coventry Glass Company (and later one of the founders of the Ellenville [N.Y.] Glass Company), at the intersection of Route 44 and North River Road. The building is one of several original houses still standing in the National Historic Glass Factory District.
Jeff Wichman of American Bottle Auctions is featured @ MAD MARBLES:  http://madmarbles.com/collectors-corner
Important info for Findlay Ohio #Antiques glass collectors- factories, history, patterns #bottles - Book on ebay now.
And a closing message from Peachridge Glass:
The FOHBC is running a special on memberships. We are up about 200 or so in the past month or so. Support the FED. We are stronger together. Good things are happening! Get 7 issues for the price of 6 for those whose membership stopped over 6 months ago. (sending the July/August issue free).
The 2011 Findlay Bottle Show is SOLD OUT of dealer tables!
We do still have some display cases that you can sell from, and outdoor space (weather permitting). Call Fred NOW -- 419-424-0486.
SHOPPERS -- Plan on coming Sunday morning for our first-ever EARLY BIRD ADMISSION -- 7am - 9am for only $10 !!


This is our 35th annual BOTTLE SHOW AND SALE! The show is held at the Old Barn Auction House 10040 St. Rt. 224 West / Findlay, OH. Directions: Go WEST on SR-224 from I-75 (exit 159)

The show is open to the public on Sunday October 16 with Early Bird admission from 7am - 9am for only $10 -- General admission starts at 9am, until 3pm. Admission is $2 (kids under 12 get in for free) - plenty of FREE PARKING - heated building - food concession inside.

Free Appraisals with paid admission.

"Dealer-only" set-up is the day before, Sat. Oct. 15 (from 1pm until 9pm)

No Early Bird on Saturday

Set-up day includes our FAB-ulous Free Dealer Supper!


Author of GLASS IN NORTHWEST OHIO to speak at Findlay Bottle Show Dealer-Dinner


Special event: Noted author and bottle industry historian Dr. Quentin Skrabec will be giving a talk at the Dealer Dinner. Read more about Dr. Skrabec here.

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