Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles


Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles


Apple-Touch-IconAIt is so interesting to see collectors having fun with their collections by using photography and light. In this case it is Steve Mello over on Bottle Collectors on facebook.

I thought I would also add a video of Steve’s display of unembossed western glass and some very nice embossed dug bottles from a collection. The display was at the FOHBC National Bottle Show in Pomona, California in the summer of 2009.


“Got a new window shade that ended up enhancing and adding character to the glass. I thought it looked kinda cool.”

Steve Mello




Read more from Steve: Heinle’s Jockey Club Root Beer – Jockey & Horse Label

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 Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles

  1. says:

    Great bottles Steve. I love all the puce coloration.

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