The Forbes Windows – Gallery of Light and Color

Jerry and Helen Forbes

Jerry and Helen Forbes

My BBB (Best Bottle Friend) Jerry Forbes (Carmel, California) flooded my inbox this afternoon with some simply outstanding pictures of his latest bottle additions from the Baltimore Bottle Show. Read: Balto 2013 – Crab Cakes, Bottles and my Mother – Part 1. Jerry has the uncanny, innate ability to leave every bottle show with outstanding examples for his collection and resale. It is nice today to see some of these jewels in his windows. Quite spectacular. In many cases he takes his booty and sets them up in his hotel room window or inside of a room refrigerator if no light is available. Like a warrior or hunter posing with his conquests. GREAT friends, Jerry & Helen Forbes. Read More: Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters Joins the Forbes Collection Read More: Travellers Bitters Travels from Baltimore to Carmel Read More: Bottle Still Life Shots from our Porch in Downieville Read More: Jerry Forbes Does it Again Read More: What’s in the Fridge?


2013 Baltimore Bottle Show booty – Jerry Forbes


Improvising with a quick but cold Light Box – Jerry Forbes

Gallery of Light and Color

Jerry & Helen Forbes Collection








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 The Forbes Windows – Gallery of Light and Color

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    I always enjoy seeing Jerry at our western shows because he always brings new items from the East Coast shows that he attends. It’s always a fun time with show and tell! What a wonderful opportunity to see his collection on display at home.

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