Yankee Bottle Show – Keene, NH Pictures Posted

As usual, another great glass show in historic Keene, New Hampshire. The trees had less color than most years but, I tell you, there was a lot of glass color.

Our group of four (Jerry & Helen Forbes from Big Sur, my wife Elizabeth and I, from Houston) departed from the town of Southbridge, Massachusetts at 5:00 am and headed north for the 2 hour drive to Keene, New Hampshire. We timed our arrival for 7:00 am so we could have breakfast at Timoleon’s Restaurant on Main Street in Keene. We do this every year. This allowed us to get in to the show at 8:00 am as early buyers (a steep $20.00 door charge but worth it and for a good cause).

One thing you can count on, and this is that the room will be filled to the brim with tables and maxed out with primarily New England and east coast glass. This year was no exception. Simply a great show. The east coast equivelent to the Auburn, California show (click for info) that we attend each December. Only 8 more weeks!

Timeleon's for breakfast before the show is a tradition

Keene is such a charming, historic town

Keene Glass Industry historical marker - photo courtesy Dave Maryo

The show is held at Keene High School each year

John Bemis - Show Co-Chair

Creighton Hall - Past Show Chair (forever)

School Gymnasium full of bottles - photo courtesy Dave Maryo

Bottle dealers standing proud

Figural barrels and swimming fish

Robert Sheffield - wonderful, great man (father of my pink Drakes)

Jeff & Janine Burkhardt table

Light boxes really accentuate the glass colors

Dana Charlton - Zarro in from New York

Dave Maryo from Los Angeles inspects some glass

Nice Demijohns and mineral waters

Bottle vultures at Glass Works table...Jim unwraps one at a time...

Dick Watson, New Jersey (Bottle Legend)

Tables full of great go-withs and assorted items of interest

Greg & Linda Sweet from Wakefield, Rhode Island

A nice pose in front of some pretty glass

Jack Stecher in discussion behind some nice bottles

Jennifer Heatley with Jennrog Collectables

Nice crowds and full tables - photo courtesy Dave Maryo

Mega-dealer Jim Hall

and of course the beautiful Jodi Hall

Jack Fortmeyer (Fireman Jack) from Brooklyn, NY

1/2 of the Ed and Kathy Gray team

Mike Dickman from Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nice Milk bottle display

Jim Mitchell from Tampa usually has a great grouping of figural bitters

Cool pill boxes

Richard Tucker in from Orange, California

Making a deal in a place full of glass

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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One Response to Yankee Bottle Show – Keene, NH Pictures Posted

  1. bob-figurals says:

    Again, what a show to have missed!!
    Bob Ferraro

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