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Collecting Lima ~ My Lima Ohio Virtual Museum Project ~ Bottles, Advertising, Antiques

Collecting Lima ~ My Lima Ohio Virtual Museum Project

As a long-time collector of memorabilia, advertising, bottles, and ephemera from Lima, Ohio, I have built quite a large collection of rare items, and am going to be sharing photos of my treasures here on this blog.

There are tons of antique bottles -- milks, whiskeys, beers, soda pop, medicines, and food products. But also tobacciana, vintage postcards and photos, tins, trays, signs, and other advertising items, all from Lima's historic companies.

I've also done a fair amount of research on some of the persons and companies that made or distributed these items. And thanks to the internet, there's more info available all the time.

My plan is to post the photos and info I have, and then add to the posts as new items, and/or info is acquired. Some of the posts will be short stubs, with maybe just a photo or two. Others will be ''meatier'', filled with lots of info.

It's going to take a very long time to photograph and write about everything I have. Advice to other collectors: document your items as you acquire them. I didn't.

There will also be posts about Lima businesses that I do not own items from, but find interesting. So that means this is not a sales catalog.

I'm calling this my ''virtual museum''. As you can see by the above photos, which represent a small portion of my collection, there's a lot of variety in the items to be featured. I hope you will enjoy seeing them, and reading a little history too.

I will still be writing about other non-Lima antiques, too. But I do have a lot of Lima memorabilia to document.

You can see the link-list to all my Lima posts, broken out by subject, in the right hand column of the blog's home page @ msdowantiques.com.

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