Froggy adds a Pink Drakes to his line-up!

Congratulations Jeff (Froggy) Burkhardt!


Thought you’d like a pic of my latest DRAKES line-up, now including the famous “Henness Pink Drakes” (Thanks again Mike!).  My blue-green example is arguably the “BEST AND BLUEST” in existance, with little green  showing. An Ex. Frank Kurczewski bottle, it is also full of character, with strong mold impression and pristine.

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[PRG] Hmmm….. be interesting to compare this against MY pink Drakes!

Drakes Bitters Color Grouping - Burkhardt 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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5 Responses to Froggy adds a Pink Drakes to his line-up!

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    That is certainly the most beautiful blue colored Drakes Plantation Bitters I’ve ever seen. Simply awesome!

  2. mikedickman says:

    Wow! What a magnificent color run, Jeff! Seeing groups like this always makes me wonder why on earth the nineteenth century glassworks (which were, after all, industrial businesses making a disposable, commercial product as cheaply, quickly and profitably as possible) would have created such unlikely rainbows of color?


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  4. jack says:

    Great group, Jeff. What else is out there for you to find? Maybe an aqua?

  5. Froggy says:

    Thank you all for the kind words and complements. Reminds one that sharing our hard-found treasures is a way to give collecting joy to others. Thank you Ferdinand!

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