Shupp’s Grove 11th Annual Bottle Festival Pictures

I’ve always wanted to go to the Shupp’s Grove Bottle Festival as there are not to many bottles shows outdoors. This and the annual Heckler Columbus Day Event in Connecticut are the only ones that come to mind. I guess it is because the date is so close to the FOHBC National Shows and I am so far away.

We were talking at the Houston Antique Bottle Show recently about the possibility of organizing the 1st Annual Peachridge Hayfield Event this October or early November or some other mild weather month. Would any of you’ll come to Texas? Hate to have a party with no guests. So far Alicia Booth would head up the food committee, Brad Seigler would be there with some of his great Texas bottles and Sandor Fuss said he is coming down. Anyway I am getting off the subject. Here are the Shupp’s Grove pictures culled from the Bottle Collectors facebook page.

Peach Ridge Driveway after a rain. Hayfield in back.

Shupp’s Grove 11th Annual Bottle Festival, Sat/Sun 6am-dusk at Shupp’s Grove, Dry Tavern Rd. Denver, PA 17517. Fri: Dealer setup 10am, Early buyers 3pm. Info: Steve Guion, (717) 371-1259, Email:

My first time there, as you can see, I enjoyed myelf and I will be back…

Jim Eifler

Shupp’s Grove Bottle Festival 2012

My Paterson bottles from Shupp’s Grove, many are new additions, some are upgrades and some are traders…
My first time there, as you can see I enjoyed myelf and I will be back… – Jim Eifler

Yours truly and Mark Yates – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

Edward D. Nikles’ booth – busy all day! Jim Jack’s son Jim brought goodies, and Ed invited me to put out bottles too (thank you Ed!) – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

Wheeling and dealing, my diggin friends Mark and Randy at dusk last night. – photo Laurence Tod Cagle

Mr. Vuono doing his thing !!!! (Jim & Jody Halls table) – photo Mike Brauser

‎Mark Yates, Jim Becker, Bob Barenski – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

From Bob Barenski’s table – Bob knows what I like!! – Dana Charlton-Zarro

Karl Knapp, Edward D. Nikles, Jim Becker, me – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

Jim Jack, Jr. and Edward D. Nikles – Jim was a wonderful stand-in for his famous Dad, who was home with a new granddaughter and family! Jim and Ed, thank you for all the fun this weekend – it was great! – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

‎Edward D. Nikles, Connor Rush, Matt Greig, Annie, and me (Dana Charlton-Zarro). Annie is in this photo! A show is more fun when we can be there together. She didn’t find any bottles, but lots of sticks! – photo post Dana Charlton-Zarro

Here are my David Boyle pint hutches, I added two new ones yesterday from Shupp’s Grove. The undated version from 1894-5, then a single digit 1906, four digit 1908, 11 & 1912 which like is dated on the bottom just like the blob of the same year. I also have a single digit 1908 that I need to go pick up, not sure why they would have a single digit and a four digit. The single digit 06′ variant was also a four digit example at some time, you can see the mold was peened out and they went with a single 6 instead… The bottle second from the left with “registered” at the bottom is the only known example of a “Thomas Patent” closure for this bottle, my bottle mentor would really like to have that bottle. It was a dug example but it cleaned up like brand new… – Jim Eifler

Larry Cahill, Karl Knapp, Edward D. Nikles, Jim Jack’s son Jim Jack, Jr. – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

Tom Doligale, this one’s for you! – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

Connor Rush & Jim Eifler – photo Dana Charlton-Zarro

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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