What is it about GREEN?

Reprinted from the Rick Simi’s fine web site WESTERN BITTERS NEWS:

[PRG] This is yet another picture from Dale Mlasko. Dale is a major collector of western glass and has some of the most drop dead gorgeous and rare bottles. Many are green.

For years, I have been attracted to Western bottles in the green color spectrum. I know of many other collectors who also covet “green” glass. There are some spectacular whiskeys, bitters, medicines, and soda in that “Western” green. Here are a few attractive, and still relatively affordable (?) Western bottles in pretty green shades. A nice bubble filled ammonia, Walkers Vinegar Bitters, a nice green sixth, Pacific Congress Springs, Hall’s Sarsaparilla, Dr. J.J. McBride King of Pain, and 5 green jamaica gingers. I have seen some stunning green glass…a Thos. Taylor in Nevada, Cutter non crown in Cal. and a Teakettle whiskey. There are some collections in the West which would knock your socks off! Cannot wait to see one of the Western early beers in green someday (not a Swan). Let’s see some green glass!

Read Further: Western Green Bitters…Let’s Add Some More!

Green Western Bottles - Mlasko 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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