Colored Pontiled St. Louis Sodas – Feltman Collection


Colored Pontiled St. Louis Sodas

Tom Feltman Collection

28 June 2013

"My wife said I will probably die in a privy and I told her SO BE IT.

Hello Ferdinand,

I live near St. Louis, Mo. and have been digging colored pontiled St. Louis. Missouri sodas for about forty years. I have ninety different colored ones in yellow, green, cobalt blue and teal. Some are one of a kind. I guess you could say I have the largest colored pontiled St. Louis collection in all of the U.S.A. Have sent a few pictures of the collection should you want to put them on your web site.

Tom Feltman




Hello F,

As requested, I have enclosed some solo shots of my favorite St. Louis colored pontiled sodas. Actually the most favorite bottle I ever dug was not a soda. It was a figural Bitters and I dug it right hear in O’Fallon, Illinois. It was an amber – LANDSBERG’S – CENTURY BITTERS – 1776 & 1876 – ADLER CO. ST. LOUIS. The oddity of it all was that I dug it in 1976. Getting back to my colored St. Louis pontiled solo shots. Some of these colors are one of a kind known to exist. My digging career started in 1969 and I have dug in most of the larger cities in the East and all of of the larger cities in the south. I still dig every weekend in St. Louis with a younger friend. My wife said I will probably die in a privy and I told her SO BE IT.

Tom Feltman

Landsbergs Century

Landsberg’s Century Bitters, St. Louis – Meyer Collection

Feltman St. Louis Soda Solo’s








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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3 Responses to Colored Pontiled St. Louis Sodas – Feltman Collection

  1. sandchip says:


  2. Froggy says:

    Wonderful! And Tom’s a great guy too!

  3. James Viguerie says:

    Tom has an amazing collection. I feel fortunate to live near him and be able to see his bottles from time to time. It is always interesting when he bring in something new for his collection to a Metro East Bottle club meeting. Of course with him having so many, finding something new is a rare event.

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