Bill & Bea Baab Visit in Augusta

I had the opportunity to have a nice visit with Bill and Bea Baab of Augusta, Georgia last evening. Bill is a bottle legend and was recently inducted into the FOHBC Hall of Fame. I have previously written about Bill (Read Bill Baab – A Tribute to a Man Who Has Done So Much) so I do not want to repeat myself here. The fun thing was to visit their charming house and talk. Bill and Bea are such energetic people who put people half their age to shame. They are surrounded by primarily Augusta, GA bottles, pottery, books, fishing items, baskets and photographs of nature that Bea mostly took. Anyway…thought I would post a few pictures. What a nice visit!

Slave Pottery Jugs

Pottery Jugs

Haviland & Co. Druggists Bottles

Colorful Augusta Brewing Beer Bottles

Two Sizes of the embossed Alligator River Swamp Chill and Fever Cure Bottles

Dr. J. Dennis Bottles

Pair of Frog Pond Chill & Fever Tonic Bottles

W. H. Tutt & Land Druggists Bottles

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.
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One Response to Bill & Bea Baab Visit in Augusta

  1. bob-figurals says:

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to see some of Bill and Bea’s collection. They are great people who have given a lot to advancing our hobby and it was a pleasure witnessing the induction of Bill into the Hall of Fame during the FOHBC Convention in Memphis this year.

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