Meet John Akers – A Collector and his Cartoons

I would like everyone to meet John Akers (pictured above) who is one extraordinary collector with a sense of humor. I really get a chuckle because John seems to know exactly which funny button to push for us passionate and sometimes crazy collectors and diggers.

I first came across Johns cartoons in Bottles and Extras and then noticed that he is pretty active on facebook (visit Old Bottle Page and friend). After a recent telephone conversation, I asked John for some of his past cartoons and was pleasantly surprised when he sent me a disk containing several of his favorites, two which are new and haven’t been see by anyone (Super Mart and Cat).

John also sent me an exerpt from his ‘almost finished’ novel called West of the Midnight Sun. John says he as written over 75,000 words and figures he has about 25,000 to go.

I think you will all agree, John is very talented!

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 Meet John Akers – A Collector and his Cartoons

  1. Dana Charlton-Zarro says:

    Very clever! Thank you for the humor!

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