Yankee Bottle Club – 2012 Keene NH Show Pictures

It is now late Sunday afternoon and I am in Boston at the airport Marriott thinking back to the long weekend. While waiting to have breakfast with mega-collector Sandor Fuss (Denver) this morning, before the Yankee Bottle Show, I had a chance to develop my opening paragraph for the next President’s Message for the November/December issue of Bottles and Extras. The locale at Timoleon’s Diner is so important. The paragraph reads something like:

It is early Sunday morning and I sit here reflecting at Timoleon’s Diner in quaint Keene, New Hampshire while drinking some coffee to warm me up (it is 45 degrees outside). The Yankee Bottle Show starts here shortly and will be a fun conclusion to a long weekend of bottle events that started out with a gathering at Mark and Annie Vuono’s in Stamford, Connecticut on Friday and included the Heckler Columbus Day Hayfield event in Woodstock Valley, Connecticut yesterday. I am thinking that this was the exact spot, two years ago today that the great Feldmann story that I retell in this issue of Bottles and Extras started. I hope you enjoy the article and pictures. John and Sheila are wonderful people that represent the foundation and cornerstone of our great hobby.

Sandor Fuss (Denver, Colorado) holding an exquisite example of a Summer Winter Historical Flask

This framed my mind for the day as we headed next to the show. Here are some of my favorite pictures. As usual, the show was well attended and pound to pound, inch to inch, this show packs a wallop. Small, serious and full of real glass. Way to go Yankee Bottle Club. Another great job. Also want to give a shout-out to Dana Charlton-Zarro, as it is her birthday today! Happy B-day girl.

Dana Charlton-Zarro (Birthday Girl)

Read More: People-Spotting at Heckler 2012

Read More: Table-Hopping at Heckler 2012

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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