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May 14, 2005

International Brick Collectors Association


"We are a non–profit organization, brick collecting is our hobby."

Annual membership costs $15 and includes a subscription to the group's journal, which comes out three times a year.


"We do not buy or sell brick to each other... we trade and give to one another."

My philosophy precisely.


Pay it forward, as it were.

On my refrigerator is a postcard that reads,

Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away

I have yet to find an exception to this rule.


"Never do we pick up just a plain brick, we call them 'vanillas.'"

From now on I will too.


A dear former girlfriend with a flair for language called the human equivalent of vanillas "dull normals."

Along with your membership in the society you get access to the librarian, Jim Graves, who will answer all your "brick questions."


And I know what a backlog you've accumulated over all this time.

Sign–up information may be found here.


Brickophiles, rejoice.

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I have a brick that I got from my dad who lived in Prague,OK. The markings on it are: CHANDLER O.T. Can anyone give any information as to where it was made and when? Thank you for any info you can give.
Bob Hall Stuarts Draft, VA

Posted by: Bob Hall | Mar 4, 2010 4:11:06 PM

Found bricks: "Metropolitan Block, Canton, OH". Inlaid them on top of retaining wall I just built, in respect to the past. Fort Washington, Pa. Any idea when they were made, and, what was built long ago in Ft Wash, Pa using such bricks?? Thanks. cbb

Posted by: craig | Dec 19, 2009 9:25:13 AM

I would like to join!
How can I do??
I have some pics about some bricks and I would like to share it with you, how can I do??

Posted by: Karla | Jun 19, 2009 3:36:14 PM

I have such a fetish for bricks! I have been collecting for a long time, have many interesting ones! Can anyone tell me when and where Collector's meet? Several years ago while in an Antique Shop in McAlester OK the owner said I just missed a Convention of Brick Collectors the past week! :O( I have never been able to locate one, how I would love to attend and share bricks and stories!!!
Thanks so much!

Posted by: Elizabeth | May 30, 2009 9:11:24 PM

i found a brick near my apt it says metropolitan block canton o. is there any way to find the date of it

Posted by: Greg | Mar 17, 2009 12:04:40 PM

My husband and I found a brick along the Ohio River with BUCKEYE BLOCK RO on the face of it.
It is dark gray in color, with two thin lines engraved in the back of the brick (length-wise).
Any information regarding the history and value of this brick would be appreciated.

Posted by: Kimberly | Jan 4, 2009 6:10:22 PM

I found a brick with the inscription BUCKEYE on the shores of Lake Erie on the east side of Cleveland. I vaguely recall hearing Buckeye bricks may me of value? Any insight on this?

Posted by: Pudge and Kris | Sep 25, 2008 12:51:15 AM

I have come into some brick pavers from under the roadway near the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. They are printed AUGUSTA. We know they were made by Augusta GA Brick works in the 30's. Anything more you can tell me will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: peachy | Sep 14, 2008 7:30:48 PM

The Belden Brick co. is located in Canton Ohio
All brick plants are now located in Sugarcreek
Ohio, with afew resent plant bought out of state
The Redland brick co.
Belden has 6 plants in production at Sugarcreek
making a large veriety.
I have work for them for 22 years.

Posted by: Bill Alleshouse | Aug 30, 2008 8:35:20 PM

Hello, I have some old bricks I would like to identify, they are marked D & B. They were in an old chimney in Dubuque Iowa. Any idea?

Posted by: Larry | Aug 13, 2008 1:20:04 PM

Some friends (Goliad, TX) found some bricks while clearing their pasture.
The bricks are totally unmarked except for a star apprx. 1 3/4 inch tip to
tip) imbedded in the center of one large side. Any idea ? Thank you in
advance ... Terrie

Posted by: Terrie | Jun 29, 2008 8:18:28 PM

I Live in Sarnio Ontario we are redoing the sewer system down our main street this year and low and behold under 3 layers of ashfault and cement we found some old bricks, they are very hard to read but it is what liikes like , CANTON CBO , ok so like I said we are in Sarnia Ontario Canada , and the bricks would be from early - mid 1900 as thats when the blueprints are dated for for the downton

Posted by: Carol Cooper | Jun 18, 2008 5:53:25 AM

Have recently uncovered a brick patio with "Mex-R-Co Thor" stamped on the pavers, they are cream colored. If anyone has any info on them please feel free to e-mail me.

Posted by: Brian Hepburn | May 28, 2008 10:47:45 PM

Would like one or two CHANDLER O.T. bricks. I was born south of Ardmore, OK.

Posted by: Kay Guffey | May 17, 2008 12:45:30 PM

I have quite a few Chandler O.T. bricks. I aquired them several years ago from a relative whose father built the old Lincoln County Courthouse. I will be moving soon and I am wondering if I should move the bricks, sell some or most of them. Is anyone out there interested in my bricks? I would be pleased to find a person who will appreciate them for their historic value.

Posted by: Holly Crothers | Mar 19, 2008 9:40:43 PM

I tryed the sighn up info link but it didnot work. I found a brick in central park with the markings;
BELD E N 3-24
Thanks in advance for info.

Posted by: Patrick Curtis | Jan 21, 2008 9:18:47 PM

I am currently working on the resoration of a public school in Manhatan that has three wythes of brick backers behind a terra cotta facade. I have been a bricklayer for 37 yrs. but I've never seen the symbol on these before. The bricks have the letters E H P W J with a star of David in the center surrounding the P. The star and letters are raised inside the frog. The date stone on the school says 1898. Can anyone identify this brick? Fred.

Posted by: Fred Kabbel | Aug 31, 2007 8:16:41 PM

I have a brick that has GCP Logan Ohio USA on one side ,and a Liberty Bell with 1776-1976 on the other side. Any comments? Thanks, Jerry

Posted by: jerry d. mayes | Jul 16, 2007 12:08:45 PM

Any brick collectors close to Tulsa, Ok? Please send a membership form to me also. Thanks, HM

Posted by: Hazel Matejec | May 24, 2007 2:10:10 PM

I have an ADA brick, a Coffeyville brick, a Prescott Block brick and an Okmulgee brick from Oklahoma. Are these worth a collector collecting? Thank you, Dan

Posted by: Daniel Pennington | May 20, 2007 1:40:19 PM

How wonderful to know that there are more than two of us "into" bricks. How do I sign up to subscribe to the association?

Posted by: Judy Pierson | Dec 28, 2006 10:30:23 PM

I have a brick that is 8x4x1 and has a border around it and say's St. Joe
what are they worth?

Posted by: katie | Nov 2, 2006 2:15:34 PM

I have some info on Metropolitan Pavers as well as IronRock Capitol, Inc in PDF file format if anyone might be interested.
Jeffrey Matthews

Posted by: Jeffrey Matthews | Sep 19, 2006 3:24:16 PM

If anyone knows,I'm trying to determine the origin of a brick that was found in St. Ignace Mich. It says: BUCKEYE DP I'm unable to determine original color of it. It is 9" x 4.5" by 2.5" thick. Thank You very much if you have any idea of it's origin.

Posted by: Bob | Aug 19, 2006 10:18:50 PM

My wife and I have been digging in our back yard here in Berea, Ohio over these past two years since we bought the house. We have decided to uncover the road or platform found to use as a small patio. We are in the process of trying to track down the history of the road and not having very much luck. Some of the bricks are engraved with Metropolitan Block Canton Ohio on them.
Would you or any of your members have any information about the company that you may want to share? We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you, Mare and Jeffrey Matthews Berea, Ohio

Posted by: Jeffrey Matthews | Jun 27, 2006 11:41:33 PM

I found two bricks near my apartment complex. One reads Paterson Clearfield,PA and Beech Creek is there anyway that I can find out there dates, where did they come from and are they actually apart of the railroad system.

Thank you,


Posted by: Karen | Jun 27, 2006 3:27:35 PM

It's just a brick. My membership # is 1255. The pavers are full of history . The fact we trade bricks instead of selling them makes the environment one of helping each other in our quest for one of every brick ever made. I should live so long !!

Posted by: m fultz | Jun 26, 2006 5:22:10 PM

Does anyone have knowledge of a brick with the name CAMPA on it. Found in the mountains of wyoming. jim myers

Posted by: jim myers | Jun 19, 2006 2:41:44 PM

i have a brick that i found in the fox river in st. charles il the says "belden brick co" and has a date of july 1934. ever heard of this company?

Posted by: mike leighly | May 20, 2006 10:39:13 AM

Hi,I am Mark Fulfer.My mom was Monette Fulfer,member # 17 in the IBCA.I am trying to find one of her old friends Fraiser and Ollie Anderson.Does any one have their phone #? I can be reached at 817-430-1615.Thanks, Mark.

Posted by: Mark Fulfer | Jan 26, 2006 10:02:43 AM

We have a brick that we would like some information on. We thought we found it by an old ghost town (Bodie) which is on the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountains, north of Lee Vining, CA.

The brick is inscribed as follows:


We thought O.T. would stand for Oklahoma Territory (there is a town of Hennessey near Enid Oklahoma). But, it seems strange that the brick would have been transported all the way to California during the mining era.

We hope you have some historical information on this.

Thanks for you time and response.

Posted by: Roger Beamer | Jan 5, 2006 3:50:13 PM

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