A Salute to the 2012 Baltimore Antique Bottle Show

A variety of pictures from my phone camera and Dave Maryo to give everyone a BRIEF look at the show tables. I could have spent DAYS at this show. I honestly did not get to comfortably see but maybe half of the show tables since I was so busy at my table and talking with new and old glass friends. I was also able to snag two (2) beauties that I will post later as my goods are in transit back to Houston.

Dazzling group of Bitters and Inks displayed on glass shelves

Examples from The Saxe Collection | upcoming Glass International Auction

Three killer Drakes Plantation Bitters on the Jeff Burkhardt sales table

Adam Koch always giving away free bottle information

Ed & Kathy Gray - GreatAntiqueBottles.com

Lots of great bottles lined up in tiers for sale

Gorgeous Flasks with a Suffolk Bitters pig at the Ed & Kathy Gray table

One of my favorites at the Ed & Kathy Gray sales table

Bottles tagged for sale

Indian keeping watch over a sales table

Nice line-up of Cathedral Pickle Bottles

Glass Insulators

Jack Pelletier from Maine always brings an incredible amount of good glass

Jason Heckler and Mark Vuono at the Norman C. Heckler Tables.

New England collectors and dealers Holly & Jeff Noordsy

Jim Hagenbuch (Glass Works Auctions) and Bill Ham (Lakeport, CA)

Jim Scharnagel from Gainesville, Georgia - lull before the storm

Glass Works Auction display catelogs

John Pastor and Liz Maxbauer from Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine and American Glass Gallery Auctions

Great variety of antique bottles, Pine Tree Cordials and an OK Plantation Bitters. A Ta Tsing Bitters was also on sale at this table for a cool $18k (had a major potstone on front).

Blue Ribbon display winner - Maryland Milk Bottles

Ferdinand Meyer table display (spool cabinet) with inks and Figurals

Shelf used to display layers and layers of good bottles

Display from Murray Antiques and Auctions table (Binghamton, NY)

More glass and stoneware variety

Ray Klingensmith with Pole Top and Glass Discoveries Auctions

Display case on Phil Cortina table

Jim Mitchell (Tampa) bottles for sale. Look at all those Figural Bitters!

Rick Ciralli with his killer New England glass

Large Demijohn proudly sits for all to admire

Joan Cabanis always talking Poison Bottles

Pam Selenak (Orange, CA) and Jim Berry (St. Johnsville, NY) at the FOHBC table

Sandor Fuss (Denver, Colorado) holding up an incredible Historical Flask

Jeff Burkhardt, Jeff Noordsy hanging briefly at my table. Jeff Noordsy looking at a red iron pontil, quart, green scroll flask that was driven in from Columbus, Ohio.

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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