Monthly Archives: August 2012

Michael George: Manchester Chairman & New England Tour de Force

Tour de Force is defined as “a feat demonstrating brilliance or mastery in a field”. Now if this does not describe the role and backbone of the Chairman of our FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire, … Continue reading

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How to make an EXTRACT OF SMART WEED bottle look enticing

Every once in a while I notice a style of photographing bottles and glass that prompts closer review. In this case the body of work is from Peter Marston from Plymouth, New Hampshire. These pictures speak volumes. They are crisp, … Continue reading

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Post Office against Diggers? Hmmmm

Incoming email from James Campaglia. See Outhouse Patrol On Friday Aug 24th, a friend and I went to the state run historical society (McFarland Curatorial Center) in Virginia City, Montana to see what they could show us that had been … Continue reading

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How we Transported our Goods, Beer and Liquor Back Then

How we Transported our Goods, Beer and Liquor Back Then 30 August 2012 As you may have noticed of late, I have been developing a number of posts dealing with historical photographs. It started earlier this year with glass houses … Continue reading

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Mike AKA Chinchillaman1 AKA Mike’s Bottle Room

I received this response on facebook to my recent post Cool Embossings 2: Those are all cool!!! but I’m saddened by the fact that you didn’t mention any NYC stuff, there are some amazing embossing on blobs, Olbermeyer and Liebmann, Easter … Continue reading

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Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part IV (Brewing)

Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part IV (Brewing) 29 August 2012 Ketcham | Brewing Gallery Steve Ketcham Early American Bottles, Advertising, and Stoneware www.antiquebottledepot.com Presenting the fourth gallery of vintage pictures from up North as new material has … Continue reading

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Cool Embossings 2

Cool Embossings 2 28 August 2012 This is the second post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings 1. As a designer, I just love seeing these images on bottles. So cool. This is a living and breathing post, meaning … Continue reading

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JD Willoughby NY Fruit Jar, Bottle “The Ladies Favorite”

JD Willoughby NY Fruit Jar, Bottle “The Ladies Favorite” 27 August 2012 Did anyone happen to see the “The Ladies Favorite” fruit jar that closed on eBay today? I love that name. Reminds me of the People’s Favorite Bitters (Read: Barrel … Continue reading

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Rick Ciralli – Comedic Genius Bottle Guy

Rick Ciralli – Comedic Genius Bottle Guy 26 August 2012 The Urban Dictionary describes Comedic Genius as “the most intensely, legit, bad-ass on the planet; a comedic genius misunderstood in his era”. In the antique bottle and glass world, where … Continue reading

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FOHBC Bottles and Extras in the mailbox Monday!

With record speed and great teamwork from the Bottles and Extras Editorial Team,(Martin Van Zant, Bill Baab, Alan DeMaison, Randy Selenak, Dave Maryo, Gene Bradberry & Ferdinand Meyer V) I am pleased to announce that we were able to assemble … Continue reading

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