President’s Message May 2024

Greetings

May has been a beautiful month so far. We were able to take in the Mansfield, Ohio, Antique Bottle Show and we are looking forward to going to the Indy 500 before the month is over.

I realize that the Indy 500 doesn’t have anything to do with bottle collecting, but when I attended my first race there, sixty years ago, there were a lot of breweriana specimens flying through the air that would probably be quite desirable today. The management of the IMS frowns on this type of activity these days, fortunately. However, future beer can collectors are still able to start an impressive collection there in a single day.

The Mansfield show was very enjoyable again this year, and the Ohio Bottle Club is to be congratulated on a job well done. The set-up time and dinner the day before the show is an added bonus for us. It allows us to have more time for visiting with our collector friends, and not to be so concerned about the business of the show. The Friday night dinner is a super bargain and very much appreciated.

The attendance on Saturday morning seemed to be very good and we hope it is a sign that interest is starting to pick up in the shows. There was plenty to see at the show, so come on out. Cambridge City (Indiana) is coming up soon.

Wishing good health and happiness to everyone.

Jerry Dixon

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