Union Clasped Hands Flasks

Union Clasped Hands Flasks

19 May 2011

Jim Bender, a really nice guy a met thru the FOHBC sent me the following email and pictures for post:

Hi Ferdinand,

I see your site could use a few Union bottles. I have collected them for 20 years now and have all the molds but four. Sorry none of these are the mega buck bottles everybody loves. I still like them for there Historical value. The bottles in the photo are Quart cornflower blue GX11-37, yellow pint GX11-40, Quart unlisted light sapphire blue, lime green half pint GX11-29 (only green one known) and half pint GX11-42 in clear (I only know of 3 total). I have 70 plus Union bottles in my collection. I would love to buy a half pint with a cannon on it in amber. Great web site just got on last night for the first time.

Jim Bender

[PRG] Jim: Thanks for the email. Wow, 70 Union Clasped Hands in your collection. This is one of my favorite designs. What an accomplishment. Would really like to see that! Any more pictures?

{PRG Update} Added top picture sent in from Jim Bender on 27 September 2011. 

Union Clasped Hands in unlisted molds – Bender Collection

Union Clasped Hands

Union Clasped Hands Flasks Grouping – Bender Collection

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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