Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors

101 Crawford Street, Studio 1A, Cleveland, Ohio

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The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) is a non-profit organization supporting collectors of historical bottles, flasks, jars and related items. The mission of the Federation is to encourage growth and public awareness of the bottle hobby and to enhance the enjoyment of such through collecting, dealing and educational endeavors and to promote fair and ethical conduct within the bottle hobby.

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    The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors’ annual convention and Expo, Aug. 2-5 in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio –Antique bottle and glass enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the long weekend of August 2nd thru 5th. That’s when the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) will hold its annual National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo for 2018, slated to be held this year at the Huntington Convention Center and adjacent Marriott Key Center Hotel in heart of downtown Cleveland. Cleveland, if you haven’t heard, was recently named to National Geographic Traveler’s 2018 ‘Best of the World’ list. It's easy to see why historical flasks are so coveted by collectors. They're simply gorgeous to look at and are embossed with presidents' busts and other images.Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors “This will be the largest and most exciting antique bottle and glass event of the year,” said Ferdinand Meyer V, President of the FOHBC “It’s more than a convention and expo. It’s also a bottle show, live and internet auction, educational seminars, bottle competition, banquet plus many other events that will make for a packed itinerary. As of now, there are dealer tables that are still available.” This mega-event is open to FOHBC members and the public. You do not have to be a FOHBC member to attend. Of course, memberships are encouraged and available online at www.fohbc.org or at the show. The 2018 Cleveland National is a must-attend for antique bottle and glass enthusiasts and members of the 100 or so antique bottle clubs scattered across the county in the four FOHBC Regions (Northeast, Southern, Midwest and Western). Antique bottle collectors are passionate about their glass, a category of collecting enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity, helped by TV shows like American Pickers and Antiques Roadshow. There will even be a free appraisal table for the public to bring in their finds and possessions. This year’s convention schedule will kick off Thursday morning, August 2nd, with a FOHBC Board meeting, followed by a reception from 1-5 pm at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of Cleveland’s premier city attractions, about a half-mile from the Marriott Key Center Hotel. The reception will include light appetizers, a cash bar and a tour of the museum.…