New Shelf Displays for Colorado Collector

Sandor FussSandor Fuss sent in a few pictures of his new, killer display units and gave permission to post some of his great bottles. Sandor has been very much influenced by his visits to museums around the country (read: Some historical glass pictures from the Philadelphia Museum Of Art) as you feel like you are at a museum when looking at his collection.

His selection of historical pieces, color, lighting and placement of the glass is impeccable. It is not quantity but quality. These are the top, and in many cases, the only specimens of specific bottles. I have been fortunate enough to see his collection three times in Denver though I have not seen his new ‘built-in’ displays. Can’t wait!

Previous Display


This is a picture of Sandor’s previous display cabinet. While excellent by any means, you can see an uneven distribution of light. His new display system pictured below has obviously solved this concern of his.






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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One Response to New Shelf Displays for Colorado Collector

  1. jhbottle says:

    Hi Ferdinand, I am thinking about building a couple of cases this year and I wondered if you knew or if Sandor would mind sharing with us what type of support brackets those are and where they can be purchased. Also is there something more than a pin going into the cabinet side holding the shelf. I like the museum type look. Not quite as harsh as some of the backlit cabinets I have seen. Thanks. Jamie Houdeshell

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