Some Recent Finds – Cody Zeleny

There are lots of great finds to be had out there still, it just takes time and patience and you will be rewarded!

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I was in disbelief of what was in front of me. As I picked up the flask I was in awe, the color was brilliant!

Hi Ferdinand,

Cody Zeleny here, I haven’t been on the facebook group pages for awhile but I’m still out looking for great bottles. I figured I would share a few recent finds that I thought were cool.

First of all, I want to share a find I had at an antique show here in Ohio this Fall. Typically this show brought no additions to my collections for many years now, but this one was different. The show was full of great early glass, but everything to me seemed way over priced. As I was leaving, I glanced over to a table and noticed the distinctive shape of a flask. As I drew closer to it, I was in disbelief of what was in front of me. As I picked up the flask I was in awe, the color was brilliant! I flipped the price tag over and needless to say, it came home with me. The piece turned out to be a GIII-17 in a wonderful dark teal shade filled with seed bubbles (see picture above). I’m still in shock of this find!

Next up are these two. I was up by Lake Erie, going to a few shops and I wound up at a shop that always seemed closed each time I went by. As I walked in, I was drawn to a badly damaged pikes peak on a display stand. Sad about the damage, I asked the owners if they had any more bottles. One replied that they had a few downstairs, but they were junk. As I made my way downstairs I turned the corner into the room and sitting right at the end were a few bottles. I made my way over to find nothing other than a nice Ohio globular in a fantastic apple green color full of bubbles (see immediate below), then I pick up next a Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial (see bottom picture)! I carefully took them upstairs only to be even more happy when there’s 20% off the Ten dollar a piece price tag!

There are lots of great finds to be had out there still, it just takes time and patience and you will be rewarded!

Cody Zeleny

Apple-Touch-IconAWow. Congratulations Cody. Nice to hear from you. Not only are your finds fantastic but the photographs as well. Way to go! Thanks for sharing.

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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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1 Response to Some Recent Finds – Cody Zeleny

  1. Froggy says:

    Great buys Cody! Go’s to show there still finds to be found and that’s what keeps the thrill of the hunt alive. Incidentally I collect “Pine Trees”; if your find is more blue than green I would be interested. Always looking for a different color variant of this fun picture medicine.

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