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Findlay Bottle Club Newsletter

November / December 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and a very Merry Christmas, from everyone at the Findlay Antique Bottle Club.

And here's to surviving the dreaded Polar Vortex! See you next year -- at a bottle show!

Here are the most recent articles from our website. There are a lot of photos from our recent show. Enjoy!

3 Good Things to Know About Ohio's Bottle Show Roster

Thing One: Kudos to the Ohio Bottle Club's Alan DeMaison for his excellent job of revamping and revitalizing their club website. I know how much work it is to run a club website, but I also know it's a labor of love for Alan.

Check out the site here: Ohio Bottle Club

Things Two, and Three:
Ohio's got 2 new bottle shows!

OK, technically it's only one additional show, since one is a date/location move, but it's still great news for bottle collectors.

Here's how it goes: the long-running February Columbus Bottle Show put on by Joe Hardin has uprooted itself and moved to a new date and town, so it is now called the Wilmington Bottle Show and will be held in March.

Thankfully the hole in February's schedule was quickly filled by a new show, and although it will be held on a different date and at a different location than it's predecessor, it will still be called the Columbus Bottle Show.

Details and show flyers for both new shows:

Columbus Bottle Show
SUNDAY -- Feb. 8, 2015 -- 9am - 2pm -- $3
Doubletree Inn, 175 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus OH
Top of the Beltway / I-270 and Rt. 23 (map)
Rojer Moody
Clark Wideman

Wilmington Ohio Bottle Show
Sunday -- March 22, 2015 -- 9am - 3pm -- $4
The Roberts Centre, Wilmington OH 
123 Gano Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177 
At I-71 and Rt. 68 (map)
Jamie Houdeshell

You may very well remember the Roberts Centre as the excellent location of the 2010 FOHBC National Bottle Show. It's a huge venue, brightly lit, perfect for bottle shows.

See the FOHBC's bottle show calendar here:

2014 Findlay Bottle Show Report

The 2014 Findlay Bottle Show was a huge success. 
The new location was wonderful. It was great to have so much space! Wide aisles + great lighting + lotsa bottles = collector heaven!
We had 80+ dealer tables, with such a great variety of merchandise. That's several more dealers than last year, with just about the same number of paid admissions as last year, plus some serious Early Bird hunters. And the crowd stayed around longer, too, since a large dining area came with all our extra space, with plenty of comfortable seating, so everyone could grab a snack, rest a little, and then get back to shopping. And visiting, of course! It's about the friends as much as the bottles, right?!
We couldn't have done it without all the hard-working dealers, and hard-shopping collectors who came and made it such fun! A big Thank You to all who were there!
Our hard-working show chairman Fred Curtis deserves credit for pulling it all together and tweaking all the logistics and tiny details required of this great new location. Of course, so do all the club members, whose time and efforts brought the show off without a hitch. 
I'm sure the dealers and attendees join me in appreciating the club's efforts to grow and improve the Findlay Bottle Show.
A big round of applause for everyone!
We have already booked the Findlay Senior Center for the October 18, 2015 show, so mark your calendars now. It's going to be even bigger. Prediction: at least 100 tables, as we had so many people ask us about setting up. 
As always, we will ''release'' the contracts in May at the Mansfield Bottle Show. Info and contracts will be available here on the website after that show. Sign up for our newsletter so you will be in the know.
Here are some photos from the 2014 Findlay Bottle Show
My, how we've grown!
You can see how the Findlay Bottle Show was so much bigger than previous years. The showrooms were roomy, and well lit. We have room for many more tables, so think about setting up next year. It's so much fun during Saturday's dealer-only set-up and dinner. 
Whether you want to sell, or come to shop, we sure hope to see you on October 18, 2015!

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Findlay, OH 45839-1329

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