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 bottles yet. Oddly a nice Tippecanoe was found whole. I don’t think those are dug often, although common. We have 2 collections from old time Butte diggers to look at tomorrow. Hope to dig some good stuff and take pics and do an article. The Chalmers Catawba was found by our friend Ray who is helping us dig, somewhere up here in Montana.

Take care, James


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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