Ferraro Visit – July 2009

Elizabeth and I had the honor of a personal visit with Bob and Connie Ferraro of Boulder City, Nevada. We drove from Los Angeles after the 2009 FOHBC Pomona National Show. Our visit included a nice lunch in town (Bob was once the Mayor) and tour of new Hoover Dam Museum that the Ferraro’s are very proud of. Bob epitomizes the best in our hobby. As a new collector, I introduced myself to him at a past Baltimore Show and we have since become friends.

Bob has a wonderful Antique Figural Bottle, Binninger and Nevada Bottle & Go With Collection. I’ve posted a few pictures…

Connie & Bob Ferraro

The Ferraro's posing in front of some Great Figural Bottles

Binninger Bottles

Some of Bob's Binninger Bottles

Favorite Bitters

Extremely Rare Favorite Bitters Barrel

W. Wolf Barrel

The only known W. Wolf Pittsburgh Barrel

Nevada Medicines

Bob's Collection of Nevada Drug Store Medicines

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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