Pictures of the Week 12-16-12


This is the second weekly round-up of some really nice photography from various facebook and other glass sites. These pictures are amazing. It is so nice to see such great care with topic selection, composition and lighting. Well done to each of you.

Make sure you visit the Fresh Peach Gallery which represents the best of the best pictures from 2012.

P H O T O    G A L L E R Y


Back yard view at sunset… it here! From Collecting Insulators


A friend posted this photo and I thought is was so beautiful – Charles Flint


Some of my small collection of Black glass. I have always appreciated these types of things and have enjoyed seeing your stuff and the response it has received – Woody Douglas

Bottles& Snow_Campiglia

Took this the other day when snow was really falling. Then we had a day of no snow but I look out now, and snowing again beautifully. – James Campiglia


Scarce American early 19th century Sunburst Flasks from Keene, New Hampshire and Baltimore, Maryland – Paul Joseph Goodwin


For the Demijohn or plain bottle guys… here’s a picture of just a few of my many demi’s! I don’t just collect bottles, I collect ALL kinds of bottles!!! – James Campiglia


A very secure H Chapman Chemist Scarborough 6 oz. – Simon Hunter


Olive/brown New England Glass 🙂 – Jeff Noordsy (yea right)


I feel these are made in the USA. In 1884 Edward R Emerson of New York had a patent on the bread loaf form. He was a New York Wine merchant as I recall. There is an interesting and informative article about the bread loaf demijohns over at the Peachridge Glass website. Read: “Loaf of Bread” Demijohns – Dale Santos


Start of my nice colored blob collection – Aaron Hanshew


An assortment of American and British mustard bottles….. From a friends collection (Phil Edmonds)…Chris Rowell


Italian “Capolinea CD 402, CAP1219 . PYREX / 1959 // TS, with Richard Ginori porcelain spool. Tie-Wires at their best! – Edward Brown


Aromatics Schnapss bottle I found in an excavation (Argentina) – Martin Rodriguez


Are these two sizes common? Never thought there were two different ones. Thx! – Robert Creech


Really nice and whittled Dr. Townsend’s at the Auburn, California 49er Show a few weeks ago – Ferdinand Meyer V


I have collected whiskies since 1978 so the seals are not new. I purchased some great items from Dale Murschell when he was selling off his collection after he wrote the seal book. Ebay & Facebook have really helped with purchases and exposure. The shots, bottles and jugs number near 1,000 and I’m designing the backlite cases for my bottle room. I have been dusting off and trying to cataloge the stuff. Man what a job! David Jackson (Read: David Jackson and his Applied Seal 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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