Jerry’s Hippie Dippie Bottle


Jerry’s Hippie Dippie Bottle

Apple-Touch-IconAI was sitting at my table at the FOHBC Manchester National show and Dr. Charles Aprill alerted me to a real oddball striated flask somewhere far across the showroom floor, almost as far as San Francisco is to Houston.


When I arrived at the table and saw the bottle I immediately thought of tie-tied shirts, hippies, Mary Jane and my friend Jerry Forbes from Carmel, California. Yes, the “Left Coast”. Jerry saw the bottle, did some quick negotiations and added this wonderful piece to his collection. This bottle is a real treat with all of the colors running in layers throughout the bottle. Tough to photograph, one of those bottles you really need to see and admire in person to see the amber, green, yellow and blue coloration. It was fun to see the bottle in New England after admiring so many olive and amber historical pieces.


For you youngsters, the hippie (or hippy) subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word ‘hippie’ came from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City’s Greenwich Village and San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and some used drugs such as cannabis, LSD, and magic mushrooms to explore altered states of consciousness. [Wikipedia]



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 Jerry’s Hippie Dippie Bottle

  1. Froggy says:

    Wow- nice find Gerry. So.-Cal. collector Duane Anthony would drool over this one.

  2. mjsantique says:

    That flask originally belonged to friend & long-time Hudson Valley Bottle Club member David Caccamo, who had it in his collection for many, many years. I’ve handled that flask myself many a time the past few years and I remember Dave telling my wife & I at the show that he had sold it. Congrats to Jerry for acquiring a truly one of a kind flask!

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