*Reprinted from American Bottle Auctions post after the FOHBC Pomona, California Show in August 2009.
Collectors got more than they bargained for at the FOHBC National Bottle Show held in Pomona, this past weekend of August 1st. To everyone’s surprise Ferdinand Meyer and his beautiful wife Elizabeth just happened to show up with the catch of the show, this gorgeous cobalt blue Fish Bitters! Recently acquired from the Don Keating collection, this legendary bottle had most collectors speechless.
It was just another reason to attend the Pomona show. There were some wonderful displays and a load of great bottles for sale and from those we asked, it was a great time for everyone. So how much did Ferdinand and Elizabeth have to fork out for this swimmingly beautiful bottle? Well, rumors had it in the six-figure category but as all fishermen know, the story gets bigger every time it’s told.