Monthly Archives: May 2011

Soda Bottlers Of Southwest Virginia
 and Northeast Tennessee

I’ve been following up on a fellow named Joseph T. Lee III on Facebook and his web site Tazewell You have to say, he really has Soda Bottles covered in his region. From Tazewell Orange Home Page: Soda Bottlers … Continue reading

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Federal Prison Industries: La Tuna, Texas

Reggie Lynch with Antique Bottle Collectors Haven (Visit on Facebook), sent me a picture and asked if I had any value information regarding a little creamer or milk bottle embossed HALF PINT LIQUID, FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, LA TUNA, TEXAS. Such … Continue reading

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FOHBC Virtual Museum Logo Proposal

FOHBC Virtual Museum Project

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A Selection of FOHBC 2011 Memphis Auction Bottles

Bill Meier is Hosting and Conducting the Online portion of the FOHBC National Auction in Memphis on Saturday, 25 June 2011 at 7:00 pm. The Preview should be available very soon. As soon as I get it, I will post. … Continue reading

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The Shanghai Museum of Glass | SHMOG Opens

While researching state-side Glass Museums I came across information regarding the new Shanghai Museum of Glass SHMOG. All I can say is wow! As a designer who frequently works in glass, and a collector of historic and contemporary glass, this … Continue reading

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Bill Baab – A Tribute to a Man Who Has Done So Much

Since I joined the Federation (FOHBC) and was elected to the Board, I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Baab, A person I have heard so much about. I thought I would take a moment to examine some of … Continue reading

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Glass Museums

Ken Previtali sent me an email yesterday suggesting more information on Glass Museums. He sent me a few links which I have noted below. Thanks for the suggestion Ken! I have also added a special section on the NEW Federation … Continue reading

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Outhouse diggers: Looking for gold(en bottles) in Butte

My friend James Campiglia sent me some nice bottle PR he’s getting up in Montana. Keep me posted and good luck! An email and link is noted below: Hello Ferd, Look at this nice bit of publicity we got. Not many … Continue reading

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Francis J. Mikalonis, Jr. Passing

I am very sorry to report that Fran Mikalonis passed away this past weekend. Fran was one of the first dealers that I met back in 2002. He was so energetic and helpful. I bought some of my earliest bottles … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall For This Ad or Feel Sorry For This Guy

While perusing the May – June issue of the FOHBC Bottles and Extras I got a real chuckle out of this Classified Ad I came across. Well don’t be fooled or feel sorry for Jeff. This guy has the looks, the … Continue reading

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