A Nice Group of Pictures from a Collector in Ft. Collins, Colorado

I first came across Mike Holzwarth, from Fort Collins, Colorado when I did a post for a rare Bitters Bottle he found. Mike has been digging bottles in Colorado for over 25 years. Read: Jepson’s Dyspepsia Bitters – Colorado. Next he responds with some Stone Ginger Beer pictures in response to my post on Irish Ginger Beers and Stone Stouts. This got me thinking…motorcycles, Colorado, bitters and Ginger Beers. What else is Mike into. Well Mike has allowed me to post some of his bottle and digging pictures that are quite nice!

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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2 Responses to A Nice Group of Pictures from a Collector in Ft. Collins, Colorado

  1. mikedickman says:

    Personally, I LOVE seeing photos of a colorful bottle collection being displayed in its “natural habitat” of the collector’s house. Mike Holzwarth’s collection (obviously acquired over a long period of time, chosen carefully, arranged thoughtfully, and placed around the house so that Mike and his significant other can see and enjoy them every single day) just makes me feel happy. Isn’t this what it’s all about? What a nice collection! Thanks for sharing, Mike! And thanks, too, to Ferd and Elizabeth for creating and maintaining the best bottle site on the Web!

  2. Froggy says:

    Ditto on Mike’s comments. Somehow it’s comforting to see a general collection that’s obviously loved and painstakenly assembled. It reminds me that one doesn’t have to spend thousands on a bottle to get max. enjoyment from it!

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