The Antique Bottle and Glass Facebook Sites


The Antique Bottle and Glass Facebook Sites

06 January 2014

Apple-Touch-IconAI remember giving a talk at one of the FOHBC membership meetings at a national show a few years back on the new generation of bottle collectors and how they communicate. When I mentioned ‘Facebook’, a few of the well respected, and well known collectors kind of bristled at the comment, basically saying, “don’t expect to see them on Facebook anytime soon”.


Yes, I know, nothing may ever beat being at a bottle show and seeing glass in person wherever it may be, but we have to realize, you can basically immerse yourself with antique bottles and glass anytime and anywhere….online. It is, what it is. Times have changed.

I though I would spend a moment showing you some* of the Facebook sites related to our hobby. I realize many of you are aware of these sites but I also know, many of you are not. The numbers next to each destination represent the amount of ‘Facebook likes or members’ a page has, as of this date. If you are not a member of Facebook, it only takes a moment to become one. Join the other zillions of members on Earth.

* Yes, I know I have missed many Facebook sites and areas of our hobby. I just had to draw the line somewhere. It you feel like your page wants to be added, simply let me know.

Ricks BottleRoom – 881 Members

Rick DeMarsh has to be one of the very first to really explore the potential of Facebook and bottles. He is the ‘Go-To’ guy, in my opinion, with bottle questions. He is as helpful as can be and a possesses a wealth of information. This page also feeds Rick’s excellent web site of the same name. Visit


The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) – 1,924 Members

The official Facebook site is for the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. The site is typically used to capture the interest of new collectors and persons looking for bottle information and club information. A tremendous amount of information is posted on the site. Look for weekly antique bottle and glass news. The hope is that these new collectors will visit the website and become members. Visit


Peachridge Glass – 1,131 Members

This Facebook site is the ‘feeder’ page to the Peachridge Glass web site. The page is administered by Ferdinand Meyer V. Look for daily antique bottle and glass news. Visit


Antique Bottle Collectors – 1,531 Members

Without a doubt, the fastest growing bottle and glass Facebook page. Started by Taylor McBurney and administered primarily by Rick DeMarsh. This group is open to anyone who collects antique (100+ year old) bottles or is interested in collecting antique bottles. There is a ton of material posted on here daily by veterans and newcomers alike. Visit


Vintage Bottle Collectors – 566 Members

A Facebook site for the later, machine made bottles that are such an important part of our hobby. This group is for selling your vintage bottles and showing your vintage collection. Bottles newer than 1913 are considered vintage. Please ask Rick DeMarsh or Damonich your questions and they will be answered. Visit


Early American Glass Collectors – 352 Members

A wonderful Facebook site for early american glass especially, but not limited to rare glass items from historical American glass manufactorys. Headed up and attended by many eastern and New Englanders, like many of the sites, you can find a global audience. Visit


Patent Medicines of the 19th Century – 247 Members

This group is for discussing the history of early patent and proprietary medicines. Post photos of bottles, advertising, boxes, and other ralated items. The page is administered by Matthew Knapp. Visit


Botelleros – 329 Members

I thought I would include one of my favorite foreign bottle collecting pages. There are quite a few pages and the list seems to be growing all the time. If I am not mistaken, this site is administered by Martin Rodriquez. Visit


Early American Pattern Glass Society – 329 Members

A non-profit group of collectors and dealers who share an appreciation and love of pattern glass, to foster and encourage the collection, appreciation, study, preservation, and documentation of early American pattern glassware, and its place in American life, past and present. Website: Visit

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Antique & Vintage Bottles buy sell trade – 420 Members

Group for bottle collectors of all, sell or trade. Site administered by Michelle Chevallier. Visit


The Quack Doctor – 677 Members

The Quack Doctor is a blog about the strange history of patent remedies and the people who promoted them. The site feeds Visit


Insulator Collectors – 440 Members

Enthusiasts/collectors of antique glass or porcelain insulators. Visit


The Stoneware and Pottery Group – 612 Members

This is a discussion group for antique stoneware and pottery. A group that involves all types including early american, folk, ancient, etc. It is also for all types of jugs, crocks, bottles and other wares. Site administered by Rick Meech Burchfield. Visit


Fruit Jar Collectors – 67 Members

This is a group for people who collect antique fruit jars. Mason 1858, Ball Mason , etc etc. Visit


Pontiled Sodas and Mineral Waters – 114 Members

Pontiled Sodas and Mineral Waters Visit


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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