Embossed Mug of Beer on the J. Gahm Bottles

Gahm Milwaukee Lager Beer - ex: Meyer Collection

J. Gahm

I couldn’t help but to buy this really cool beer bottle (pictured above) a couple of years back. I don’t collect beer bottles but I liked the lime green color and the mug embossing. Unfortunately, someone else really wanted it, and being a nice guy, I sold it. I’ve seen a few more here and there and most notably online at RicksBottleRoom.com. Rick DeMarsh is one of the leading collectors and experts in this area and much of the information on this bottle and J. Gahm can be found within a nice piece Rick wrote. Read: JOSEPH GAHM BOTTLING ~ MILWAUKEE LAGER BEER, BOSTON MASS.

My interest was sparked again when Jeff Noordsy posted a picture of a color run of Gahms that he had purchased from a collector. It was noted as a ‘life long achievement’ to put together the run. As a color guy, this really impressed me and inspired me to nest this information in a post. Also see: MILWAUKEE LAGER BEER J. GAHM

J. Gahms Color Run - Jeff Noordsy

Look at the different bottle base forms, typographic and mug embossing details

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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