Baltimore Bottle Show March 2011

Baltimore Bottle Show March 2011

03 April 2011
The Grandaddy of Shows

Jeff Noordsy & Ferdinand Meyer

Apple-Touch-IconAThe Baltimore Antique Bottle Club hosts the grandaddy and biggest of shows the first week of March each year.

Wow. Elizabeth and I usually arrive on Thursday night, visit with business clients, visit family and start Show activities on Saturday. This year it started with a FOHBC Board meeting from 8:00 AM to Noon, followed by lunch with Bob Ferraro and Bill Taylor. Special meetings with collectors occurred in the afternoon. Set-up starts promptly at 5:00 pm on Saturday. This is when the real action occurs. The public show is on Sunday.

Jerry Forbes from California was my table mate again. His wife Helen also made the trip. My special friends.

Sales were strong and I was especially pleased to pick up the following for my collection:

Berliner Bitters (yellow amber, round, short ladies leg, ex: Carlyn Ring). Very rare.

Arabesque Drakes in a wonderful candy yellow color. L0ts of character.

Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial is a wonderful light color.

London Medicated Health Restorer. A great Baltimore bottle. Good form.

Dr. Munholland Medicated Bitters, Unheard of and unlisted. Recently dug.

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V 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. He 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. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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