FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Glass Works Thoroughbred Auction

LexAuction_ProfByrneFOHBC 2014 Lexington NationalGlass Works Thoroughbred Auction

12 August 2014

LexingtonWidget Apple-Touch-IconAThis next group of pictures come from the “Thoroughbred Auction” conducted by Jim Hagenbuch and Glass Works Auctions. The event occurred on Saturday evening from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Helping Jim out were Bill Ham, Jesse Sailor, Janice Hagenbuch and the licensed auctioneer, Randy Rooth. The preview started around 5:00 pm and ran up until the auction start. The lots had been posted online the previous two weeks or so. The room was packed and we all had great fun. I picked up some super advertising pieces and an extremely rare bottle. Wife happy with her purchases too. All for a good cause. Great job Glass Works Auctions!

LexingtonAuctionAdBE All photographs by FOHBC photographer, Scott Selenak (Los Angeles). *Note: Please help me with any captions that have missing name information.


Full house at the Glass Works Thoroughbred Auction.


Jay Kasper from Magnolia, Texas. Last saw Jay at the Houston Bottle Show in July.


A wide variety of lots could be previewed and handled.


Calabash, corns and a queen. Doesn’t get much better than that!


The unlisted, handled Kentucky bourbon bottle. Lot #1. Killer.


Waiting for the auction to start.


“Sold”! Randy Rooth called the auction and kept the lots moving.


Here a George Orr inkwell is projected on the new Federation screen.


The preview line moves in order. Bill Ham aka “Cool Ham Luke” on the right.


Could Jim Hall from Gurnee, Illinois be making a timid play? Nope, not this tiger. Jodi, next to him is giving him the “wife upset look”.


Big time digger, James Campiglia from Bozeman, Montana makes a bid. Another digger Jeff Mihalik (arms crossed) looks on.


Close inspection. A fine picture by Scott Selenak.


One of the movers and shakers behind this entire Lexington National event, Sue Kaiser from Holts Summit, Missouri.


Catching up with and meeting new friends.


Tony Panepucci (left) and Walter Yeargain (Buena Park, California) hit the preview line.


This is just plain pure trouble in the making. Left to right: Helen Forbes (Big Sur, CA), Pam Selenak (Orange, CA) and Elizabeth Meyer (Houston, TX).


Inspecting a flask. (Ident req). That is my new Hostetter’s sign in the background.


FOHBC Board members Jim and Val Berry from St. Johnsville, New York.


Bill Ham bringing in wine for the crowd as it is easier to carry on the head? Nope, Bill holding up a demijohn as the lot is called. Bill said it was “easier” to hold up the little inks.


Liking that labeled bitters. I have an unlabeled example.


Sponsored by Apple? Jesse Sailor and Jim Hagenbuch work the auction registration and check-out.

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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