My Bottle Room – Dick Andre

WARNER’S SAFE CURE bottles sitting in the sun


I’ve been meaning to contact you for a while now to say thanks for putting together and maintaining your website – you’re a real credit to the hobby. I grew up digging in dumps around the Philadelphia area in the 1970s, but have been living in the Woodlands (Texas) for the past 10 years or so.

The first bottle I ever dug was a large Warner’s Safe Cure, which I sold for $50. That was a lot of money to a 12 year old in 1973, but of course I would much rather have the bottle than the money now. My niece and her husband come over from Austin a few months back, and although they aren’t bottle collectors they loved all the colors and took a bunch of pictures. Attached is a nice shot of some fairly common Safe Cures sitting in a window.

I hope to make it to the Houston show this weekend and will stop by to say Hi. Thanks again for all your support of the hobby.

Best regards,
Dick Andre

[PRG] I did meet Dick this past weekend at the Houston Antique Bottle Show (Read: 2012 Houston Antique Bottle Show – Rain or Shine!). What a nice guy. Dick is also one of our newest members of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Welcome! These are really nice pictures Dick.

My Bottle Room

Heavily whittled and ice blue DR. KENNEDY’S MEDICAL DISCOVERY

Dutch case gin bottles standing like sentries atop office book shelves

The sun shining thru a milk glass PROF HUBERT’S MALVINA LOTION

Check out the tiny skull and cross-bones!

Cobalt blue Pharmacy and Poison Bottles found in an 1890’s Philadelphia dump

Pontiled Medicines in a crazy assortment of shapes

Three small quilted diamond Poisons

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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