2013 Houston Bottle Show Sightings


Longtime Houston bottle show personality and organizer Barbara Puckett (right) and her daughter Kathy pose at the entry tables.

2013 Houston Bottle Show Sightings

18 August 2013

Apple-Touch-IconAAnother Houston Antique Bottle Show has come and gone. No rain this year, the weather was hot but the dealer action was hotter. With tables sold out, Barbara Puckett, for the first time in recent years is considering a larger room for next years event. Here are a few quick pictures I captured with my iPhone.

Nice to see big-time collector of Texas Hutches and Crowns, David Cole, Texas Medicine collector Brad Seigler, legendary Texas collector Alton Neatherlin and Civil War author James M. Schmidt. Noticeably absent was Dan Cowman who cancelled his three tables with a sudden illness and Tom and Alicia Booth.

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Loretta Young says “RC tastes best!”


Texas bottle collecting legend Alton Neatherlin. Alton joined the FOHBC yesterday.


A really nice arrangement of cigar boxes and soda bottle containers.


M.D. Anglin posing with his Big Chief painted label sodas.


F. KALTEYER & SON DRUG STORE MILITARY PLAZA SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. The first Texas drug store in town. Also the first drug store in San Antonio.with cool embossed eagle – Brad Seigler


Brad Seigler (Roanoke, Texas) holding a real neat, blue glazed indian TABACK (tobacco) jar.


A nice arrangement of some of the more common bitters bottles.


The pretty Carloyn Vaughn


Soda bottle caps seem really popular at this show.


One of the really big players in the Insulator area of our hobby, Chris Renaudo. Chris also joined the FOHBC.


Lot of power being pulled at the Meyer table.


Chris Sherertz (Spring, Texas) signing up as a new FOHBC member.


Fantastic 26″ Buddy-L US Mail Truck with original paint. I have one of these in my collection.


Danny Britton keeps a watch over his table.


Clay marbles in a cigar box make a nice picture.


Richard Andre selling for the first time in a couple decades. Tells me he sold well both days.

Houston_Big Chief Sodas

Love these applied color label (ACL) sodas with indian graphics.


Doug Stryker standing in front of his table.


Recently found THE RIVER SWAMP CHILL AND FEVER CURE with embossed alligator.


Earl McIntyre is always a fixture at the Houston show.


Display rack of the latest issues of the FOHBC Bottles and Extras. Memberships being sold by Ferdinand Meyer V, FOHBC President.


Medicine paper collector and Civil War author Jim Schmidt


Four glazed pottery jugs


Taking a break between customers.


OLD SACHEM BITTERS AND WIGWAM TONIC figural barrels on one of the two Ferdinand Meyer V tables.


Wanda Britton at the Britton tables


Four grouped Hostetter Stomach Bitters bottles


Ronnie Britton stands tall at his table


Chas. C. Rugers flask with a bit of historical information.


Three smiling and happy Texas dealers


Detail shot of some of the James M. Schmidt Civil War books.


Christopher (Jim) Futer and Barbara Brooks (Magnolia, Texas) with Auctions Southwest


3″ LEINBACH’S GALVESTON, TEX colored drug store – Seigler table

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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