Make Plans – 5 Bottle Shows this coming Weekend!


24 & 25 February 2012 (Friday & Saturday) Phoenix, Arizona The Phoenix Antiques Bottles & Collectibles Club, Joined by the AZ Antiques & Collectibles Club Antique Show, Friday 24 February 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Early Bird at 2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 February 9:00 am – 4:00 Info:,

25 February 2012 (Saturday) Grandville, Michigan 23rd Annual West Michigan Antique Bottle Show, Neal Fonger American Legion Post, 2327 Wilson, S.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, No early admission, Admission $2.00, Contact: Elmer Ogg, Show Chairman, 1591 Hendrick Road, Muskegon, Michigan 49441, 231.798.7335,

25 February 2012 (Saturday) Sarasota, Florida The Sarasota-Manatee Antique Bottle Collectors 26th Annual “Tail-Gators” Indoor Show & Sale, (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at the Florida National Guard Armory at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 2980 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida, Info: Ed Herrold, P.O. Box 18928, Sarasota, Florida 34276, Tele: 941.923.6550, email:

25 February 2012 (Saturday) Lebanon, Indiana Heartland Glass Collectors Bottle and Insulator Show, Saturday, 25 February from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Indiana, Exit 138 off of I-65, Info: Kim Borgman, email:, tele: 317.698.9177. Show will take place in a heated room. Sales tables available for $20.00 each. 70 total tables available. Free admission and Insulator appraisals as well.

26 February 2012 (Sunday) Enfield, Connecticut Somers Antique Bottle Club 42nd Annual Show & Sale (9:00 am to 2:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am) at the St. Bernard’s School West Campus, 232 Pearl Street (Exit 47-West from I-91), Enfield, Connecticut 06082. Info: Rose Sokol, 860.745.7688,

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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