Old Paper Art – Mr Cachet

Marianne Dow over at the Findlay Bottle Club blog has been promoting this fellow making art with our bottles and bill-heads. I finally checked this guy out. His work is really good.

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Helena, Montana, United States

I’m a sixty-three year old artist with a taste for history and the printed word. I’ve been putting my art on envelopes for well over fifty years, and still continue to do that either on a whim or of necessity. I consider Thank You cards a necessity.

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 Old Paper Art – Mr Cachet

  1. Dave says:

    Ferdinand! I had no idea you had posted this until I checked the stats on my blog this AM. THANK YOU! The Odd Ball is at the framers, and the Last Chance/Goodkind Whiskey bottle is still in my portfolio. Startup with a Coke just moved to a new home three weeks ago.

    I continue to watch eBay for old Glass related paper, but it’s time consuming and highly prized by those who collect the actual glass.

    In the case of the Kickapoo Indian Oil, I have several billheads from the oldest operating business in Montana, (C. W. Rank & Co.), which list that product as a line item. I have seen a number of the Indian Oil bottles (including the Sagwa, which is not the Oil) images on the web, but they are mostly old listings for auctions. I would truly appreciate it if you know of any collectors of the medicine bottles that could help me out with a high-res photo (you take good photographs) of one for me, I’d gladly compensate.

    And thanks for the boost!

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