Terry Kovel will be guest speaker
at the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) 2018 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Cleveland the weekend of August 2 through 5. The annual convention is the largest (and most exciting!) antique bottle and glass event of the year. The convention will take place at Cleveland’s downtown Huntington Convention Center and the nearby Marriott Key Center Hotel.

She will talk about her work in antiques and collectibles and will share stories about how antiques hobbies and markets have changed. Autographed copies of the 50th anniversary Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2018 will be available.

The weekend begins on Thursday with morning meetings followed by an afternoon reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that includes a tour for show dealers, displayers and early admission attendees. Friday’s events include breakfast; the annual meeting of the FOHBC; and educational seminars, including Privy Digging in Ohio, Glass Blowing, Hemingway Jars, Zanesville Glass, Bitters Collecting and the Erie Canal. Friday will be capped by cocktails and the banquet as well as awards. The FOHBC Electric Bottle Auction will be held on Saturday with live and online bidding, followed by the tradition that attendees always look forward to – “Room Hopping” to share collections and stories.

Everything relating to the bottle collecting hobby will be represented at the show – Early American glass, fruit jars, milk bottles, food containers, insulators, target balls, marbles, breweriana and stoneware, as well as go-withs and vintage advertising. Youth activities are also planned for Saturday and Sunday so young people can be introduced to collecting and the objects that hold both stories and history.

For more information about the FOHBC and the August 2 – 5 convention, visit the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors website, fohbc.org.

Attending the convention or some of the events? Be sure to stop and say hello to Terry!