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Historic bottle collectors gathering in August

Bottle collectors from around the country will converge on Cleveland, Aug. 2-5 for the Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors convention.
Bottle display

Displays like this can be enjoyed while attending the FOHBC. (All photos courtesy of FOHBC)

CLEVELAND, Ohio –Antique bottle and glass enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the extended weekend of Aug. 2-5.

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 the heart of downtown Cleveland.

Cleveland is a recent addition to the National Geographic Traveler’s 2018 ‘Best of the World’ list.

Bottle Collectors Gathering

This mega-event is open to FOHBC members and the public. You do not have to be a FOHBC member to attend. Of course, attaining membership is availble online at 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. Furthermore, there will be a free appraisal table for the public to bring in their finds and possessions.

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Historic flasks

Antique and vintage flasks like these will be on offer during the FOHBC convention.

the crowd. Furthermore, the sale will take place Saturday morning, Aug. 4, in the Global Center, Ballroom A, of the Huntington Convention Center. An auction preview will begin at 7 a.m., with a window wall of natural daylight flooding the display tables for optimal viewing. In addition, the opening gavel is at 9 a.m. Online bidding is available. In addition, consignments are now welcome.

For more information about the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) and this year’s National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, Aug. 2-5, visit

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