Lightning Rod Ball Collection Available

[PRG] I am hoping that someone in the New England area, with a knowledge of Lightning Rod Balls, would be interested in visiting and conducting an inventory of this collection. Please contact me if this is a possibility. I may be interested in making an offer for the collection and would certainly partner with someone. If I do not make an offer, I will certainly be directing Melinda to others who may have an interest so please let me know. I will also ask for more pictures.

If you look at the boxes, you will see examples of Chestnut, Hawkeye, Moon and Stars, Ribbed Horizontal “Pee-Wee”, Diddle Blitzen, Plain Rounds, Pleated Rounds, Ribbed Grape, Raised and Flat Quilts, JFG, D & S and W.C Shinn balls etc.

Please read the email below.

Hello Ferdinand:

Here are some pictures of my dad’s collection.  The next emails will have pictures of the balls. The boxes of balls have about 6 in each. I just unwrapped a few from most of the boxes to give you an idea of what he has. Hopefully I won’t overwhelm you. Thank you for offering your expertise in the matter. Any help is greatly appreciated. By the way, the photos of your home are amazing!


P.S. I can take them from my Dad’s house and take better pictures and send them. These originals were taken quickly and in the attic.

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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