October 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery


Carters Combined Copying and Writing ink through the years – interesting to see the progression of information on the labels – Daniel Baldwin

Apple-Touch-IconAI thought I would take a moment to group some of the really remarkable photographs that have been posted on Early American Glass and Bottle Collectors on facebook this past month. The composition, lighting, content and care taken with each picture is evident.

Remember to try to post a large enough file so the picture is crisp. It always helps to caption the picture too.

October 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass 

P H O T O    G A L L E R Y

31 October 2013

See: August 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

See: September 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery


Fall Colors – Cody Zelaney


Big utility with flat lip, tried with water pours perfectly – Dave Olson


Having a Stafford day – Dave Olson


Real but all blue…So Happy together – Steven James Anderson


The Artist’s Cabinet’s – David Walker Barker


Bitters Still Life – Mark Nelson


The handled bottle on the right was used by my great grandfather (1856-1925) to take his homemade wine to church for communion. Would have loved to have known him. He was an Alabama farmer, lay preacher, built the church along with the altar and communion table, made coffins, delivered babies, acted as the doctor when there was none to be had, ran a school in his barn to teach the local black children to read and write, and ran a country store.
– Melinda Yantis


Collection with new additions – Charles Flint

CodyTable1Some nice fall color. Some amber, puce and teal. Just got the puce hunter fisherman calabash. This is also my first puce flask, very neat color in a calabash. – Cody Zelany


Some times you feel like a nut!! Here is a small diverse grouping of chestnut bottles – Michael George

DugUpDrakesCurtainA dug up 1860 plantation x bottle – ebay Listing


These four green demijohns all have pontil marks. Thanks to Jeff Noordsy and Cindy Suter for two of these beauties – Dale Santos


Red ink in a very blue bottle . All my bottles I like this the most !!! Oh the quarter is to size the berries – Dave Olson


Some Meds – Tom Marshall


Great barn acquisitions! – Susan Brennan


Picked up this unusual globular with slightly flattened sides (left) at Keene. Would it still be considered a globular bottle?? Never saw one before, now I see that John Pastor has one in his current sale (found in Ohio). Any thoughts on it? – Michael George

CodyTable2My scroll colors. Just got the blue quart, and couldn’t be happier! Its my first blue flask and the color is incredible! Really ties everything together – Cody Zelany

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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