I happen to collect unembossed applied top squares

Five unembossed utility cylinders – Matthew Levanti

“I happen to collect unembossed applied top squares and knife edge flasks. The squares are ‘hands down’ the toughest to find, not sure why.”

Hey Ferdinand,

I am sorry that I didn’t get the chance to invite you over to see my collection. I was swamped with getting the show in place due to the weather and I had sold a large part of my Gold Rush collection three weeks before the show, which left my house and collection in a mess.

I just saw your post on those beautiful colored, unembossed bottles (see picture at top of post or read: Rose Water – Lime Juice – Olive Oil whats-it-hold bottles!). I happen to collect unembossed applied top squares and knife edge flasks. The squares are ‘hands down’ the toughest to find, not sure why. I love collecting these squares. It’s not about the embossing as much to me, but the beauty of the glass itself. On another note, I would like to thank you for making the trip out in that crazy weather we had. I hope you had a good show.

Regards, Mike McKillop

[PRG] Wow, some great colors and pictures Mike! Thanks. I agree these colored squares and cylinders are beautiful simple forms and easy to appreciate. Wouldn’t it be fun to mix the squares and cylinders together for a photo opportunity? Note: Mike is referring to the Auburn, CA, 49er Antique Bottle Show this past weekend.

[PRG] Tom Doligale…you looking…?

Read More: Rose Water – Lime Juice – Olive Oil whats-it-hold bottles!

Read More: Civil War era Dyottville Embossed Cylinder Bottles

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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2 Responses to I happen to collect unembossed applied top squares

  1. Tom Doligale says:

    Hi Ferd & Mike, great looking squares. I kinda freked out for a second thinking they were Ferdinands squares and said,”why that little”..! But saw it was a readers bottles. I will agree mike, colored squares like that are very tough to find. nobody is selling them and you don’t see them at shows. I was lucky to find some of mine, (I have about 30)
    on eBay before people saw how sweet they are and bought a small collection from a guy who contacted me. Also picked up a couple from friends on facebook.Great looking bottles Mike!! Least I’ll know whos outbidding me on eBay when one comes up!! 🙂
    Tom Doligale-

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