A Picture of a Picture of Two of Brad Francis’s Kelly’s Old Cabin Bitters

I am at the Houston Bottle Show today.

Folks, this is the best I could get as far as seeing two legendary Kelly’s Old Cabin Bitters. Two recent trips to Brad Francis’s house, which is 10 hours away by car (Texas is a BIG state) resulted in detours because of whiny females. Notice the champagne top on the amber version.

The other Kelly’s pictured is at the show. I saw this recently in Memphis too. Replaced top. Asking price: $26k.

Kelly's Old Cabin Bitters - Francis Collection

Kelly's Old Cabin Bitters - Cowman Collection

Kelly's Old Cabin Bitters - Cowman 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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1 Response to A Picture of a Picture of Two of Brad Francis’s Kelly’s Old Cabin Bitters

  1. Tom Doligale says:

    Look for unembossed colored squares for me please… thanks FM

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