Some Nice Baltimore Bottles from Chris Rowell

As some of you may know, I am from Baltimore originally. Though I left in 1975, I still get back often to see my family, work on business projects and of coarse, hit the Annual Baltimore Antique Bottle Show & Sale each year (click here). I also belong to the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club (click here).

When I finally got hooked on bottles in 2002 (read story), I had the pleasure of quickly meeting a fellow named Chris Rowell who is a stand-out member of the Baltimore Club and an experienced digger. He actually sold me one of my favorite bitters which is a perfect example of a killer, pontiled, Boggs, Cottman & Co. German Tonic Bitter (R/H G 28) (click here).

Anyway, I see Chris usually once a year at the Baltimore show but whenever I do, I am always reminded of his digging stories and some of the great bottles he finds.

I posted a few pictures today that Chris posted on Facebook: Bottle Collectors (click here).

Antique Bottles of Baltimore (Chris Rowell Website)

Baltimore Ten Pins - Rowell Collection

Keach Torpedos - Rowell Collection

Baltimore Bottles - Rowell 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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