What is it with that guy running?


What is it with that guy running?


Apple-Touch-IconARemember that guy running when the doors opened for the FOHBC 2012 Reno Expo? You can see him on the cover of the September | October 2012 issue of Bottles and Extras in the lower left corner. Well if you do not know, that is Alan Blakeman from the United Kingdom. Alan won the most prestigious FOHBC Hall of Fame award this year at the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire. Last year, many of us wondered where and why Alan was running?

Was it excitement? Too much coffee? Did he leave his wallet on his sales table? Actually the reason is held in his hand.

Well guess what? The time lapse pictures are in from FOHBC photographer Scott Selenak and Alan is at it again. This time he is wearing an orange shirt, as if the cameras might miss him. I’ve posted a few pictures below…

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Alan Blakeman


When Alan is not running, he his collecting and dealing bottles, running British Bottle Review magazine, BBR Auctions and rock climbing. I can not say enough nice things about this fellow.

See if you can spot three pictures of Alan at the FOHBC Manchester Banquet.



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 What is it with that guy running?

  1. gloptop says:

    Really funny! From start to finish, Alan gained about 40 feet, while the guy in the white shirt gained about 40 inches!

  2. sandchip says:

    Enthusiasm and a big smile. Great traits in a great hobby.

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