Category Archives: Poison Bottles

Poison Bottles and their stories.

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label!

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label! 31 January 2014 I like it when an example of a re-purposed bottle shows up at an auction or on ebay. They are fun to look at and add ‘personality’ … Continue reading

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So who is A. C. Meyer?

So who is A. C. Meyer? 12 January 2014 (R•012514 – Salvation Oil Trade Card added) I have wondered before, with the last name Meyer, and being from Baltimore, if I was related in any way to A. C. Meyer … Continue reading

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Hobnail Poison Flasks getting some attention..

Hobnail Poison Flasks getting some attention.. 21 October 2013 John Pastor aka “Pastor John” has put together an almost spiritual collection of bottles in his American Glass Gallery Auction 11 that closes next Tuesday night, 29 October. I like. watching … Continue reading

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Mailbox Letters – July 2013

Please feel free to send any antique bottle or glass questions to ferdinand@peachridgeglass.com. The information will be posted if relevant or of interest to the readers. I will try to answer or wait for another reader to respond. Quality images … Continue reading

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“Collectors” Series – What do you think?

I received an interesting telephone call last week from a very nice fellow named Chris with Architect Films in Toronto, Canada. After trading calls, we eventually had a nice talk regarding the possibility of them coming to Houston to include … Continue reading

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A Summer Day at Peachridge in 2007

In 2007, Elizabeth and I commissioned our friend and professional photographer, Steve Harris, to spend the morning in our home taking pictures of windows and bottles. We gave him free reign and left him alone. A few of the photographs … Continue reading

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Could we have a 2016 Mega Expo and a 2020 International Antique Glass Festival?

Hi Ferdinand, I went to the Springfield Insulator show last weekend and was approached by three different high end insulator people about exploring the possibility of the Federation and NIA getting together in the future to collaborate on a national … Continue reading

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The low down on Submarine Poisons

S U B M A R I N E    P O I S O N     B  O  T  T  L  E  S “So that it may goe under water unto the bottome, and so to come up … Continue reading

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Looking at Coffin Poison Bottles

C O F F I N    P O I S O N    B O T T L E S Recently I did a post on Skull Poison Bottles. There is no doubt, at least in my mind, that … Continue reading

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Skull Shaped Poison Bottles – A frightening favorite

P O I S O N   –   P A T    A P P L ‘ D    F O R A skull and crossbones is a symbol consisting of a human skull and two long bones crossed … Continue reading

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