The Reno Arches – FOHBC Expo 2012
Reno Arch 1952
I don’t get to Reno, Nevada often but I sure do remember the FOHBC Reno/Sparks Expo in 2006. Without a doubt, this was the best bottle show that I have ever attended. The glass was simple overwhelming. This seemed to be a favorite for many.
Anyway, the FOHBC 2012 Expo is again in Reno. The show flyer put together by Richard Siri and Marty Hall has a really cool architectural arch as an image. I did a little research and am posting a few of the arch designs over the past decades for your enjoyment.
Reno Arch circa 1940
Reno Arch 1950
Reno Arch circa 1970
Reno Arch circa 1990
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.
I agree that the Federation National in Reno ’06 WAS a memorable event, actually the best bottle show I’ve ever attended in collecting life. It WILL be 24 years since the Federation has put on an EXPO bottle event in the west! The collecting crowd that began this great hobby is aging and many new collections may be brought out at this juncture, it is the perfect time; and the venue for putting this on is terrific, I have attended many tax seminars at this location and know it quite well. We may not have another Expo like this in the west for quite some time. It should be a huge, terrific time for all bottle collectors, don’t miss it!!!