Dennis Bray says Goodbye to his Western Soda Bottle Collection

email from Dennis Bray to Jerry Forbes and myself. I thought I could do a few plugs here….

Hi Jerry & Ferdinand:

Hope you guys are doing well. I was just wondering if either of you were going to the Downieville (see Downieville Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show) show this weekend?

Also, I sold my western soda collection (see picture below) yesterday. Sort of going through buyers remorse. Oh well, guess I’m really committed to EC&M insulators now! (see Dennis Bray’s EC&M Insulators)

 Hope to see you both soon, take care,


YES! Leaving for Reno tomorrow and off to Downieville, California Friday. Can’t Wait!

Western Soda Bottles - Ex Bray

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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3 Responses to Dennis Bray says Goodbye to his Western Soda Bottle Collection

  1. IXL says:

    A good portion of Denny’s soda collection will be for sale (individually) at the Downieville Show. See you all there!

    Dwayne Anthony

  2. Denny Bray says:

    Great seeing and visiting with you Ferd the last couple days at Downieville. I just re-read my original email regarding the soda collection and see I said buyers remorse. I meant to say “SELLERS” remorse. I guess the pain & stress of being seperated from those western sodas confused me. However, Dwayne Anthony & Mike Southworth granted me visitation rights to the ones they kept for their collections. I seen several others going to good homes at today’s bottle show too. Hope you were able to find a western bitters to add to your #1 bitters collection today too Ferd. What a great show today and even better get together at Rick & Cherri Simi’s Friday evening!

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