December 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

HairBottles_Selenak“Just wanted to send a couple of pictures that Scott took of our hair bottles in our new display cabinet. When the sun comes up in the morning, the colors just light up the living room… “ – Pam Selenak

Apple-Touch-IconAHe we go with the December 2013 group of pictures culled from a few of the Facebook sites. It looks like the color green is really dominating the collection this month which makes sense. Truly some spectacular pictures.

December 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass 

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31 December 2013

See: August 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

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See: October 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

See: November 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery


Here’s a little green Pitkin action – Michael George

GreenTeepeeChrisGreen, open pontiled, teepee, from the same mold as the Harvey sodas from Rhode Island. I got the bottle from a fellow digger. As far as I can tell it is probably unique in this color. – Chris Raezer

Scrolls&InsulatorsJust wanted to share my new scroll flask and a color run of my pint scrolls. I was just able to add the one on the far left in the citron color. After many months, my friend finally decided to let it go and I was able to acquire it! The color is remarkable and bright, just outstanding. – Cody Zeleny

PitkinInkMarshallMore Pitkin Stuff – Tom Marshall


Is there a glass factory that offer a wider range of color diversity than the Boston & Sandwich factories? – Michael George

3Wisharts_EricGot our first snow today. I love the ‘Tanker’ LQC Wishart’s full trees against snow. All 3 from the same mold, (3 identical blank side rivets) Union Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1859-1869. My birthplace sentimental trio. – Eric Richter

snowstorm-demijohns_Gene_10Snowstorm demijohns! – Gene Ainsworth


Cool pic in a NY state of mind…Heimstreet, Halsey’s and a pair of Dr T’s… Rick Ciralli

GroupingOfGreens_MoffittGrouping of some greens – Jerry Moffitt

LaurelsMiss_LittleMy Laurel’s (Mississippi) – Jeramy Little


Just sharing some roped corner bottles. Frank Wicker

MineralWatersFlintMineral Waters – Charles Flint

3Pitkins_ZarroThese Pitkins are different – see the wild swirling on the flask on the left, the formed lip on the right, and the tiny size and coloration in the middle. – Dana Charlton-Zarro

HappyHolidays_KamHappy Holidays!!! – Dave Kam

Untitled_TomasJust posting some Corning gems we all would want in our Christmas 2014 stockings. – Noel Tomas

SunBurst_BrauserMerry Christmas to all the Antique Bottle Collectors, and a great New Year ahead! – Mike Brauser

Greenies_CampigliaMore greenies….. – James Campiglia

Chestnuts_NoordsyThree yellow chestnuts, sitting in a tree…. – Jeff Noordsy


I don’t know how many times I have heard, “if I could just turn back time and buy more in the 70s and 80s! Now everything is 10 times the price”. While many bottles have increased 5, 10 or 20 times the prices in the past few decades… there are still some INCREDIBLE deals to be had. I recently purchased this blown three mold sugar bowl (on the left). It is a group 18 pattern with matching lid, ex. Elsholz piece, for LESS MONEY than it sold for in 1986… yes, 27 years ago!! I am extremely happy to add it to my collection. Blown Three Mold is early, beautiful, and can often be very rare. There can’t be more than 10 perfect BTM covered sugar bowls out there! If you have ever been intrigued by this collecting category… there is no better time to jump in! – Michael George

AprillEaglesG II 118 pint & G II 109 half pint – Charles Aprill

WarnerSafes_AaronJust a few shots of the collection of mainly Warner’s Safe – Aaron Hanshew

SmallInks_MarshallUntitled Inks – Tom Marshall

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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