Beautiful Minerals with a Selection of Exquisite Barber Bottles


Beautiful Minerals with a Selection of Exquisite Barber Bottles

14 February 2015

Apple-Touch-IconANow here is a display that you don’t come across too often at antique bottle shows. Check out this email from Sandor P. Fuss reporting from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Make sure you check out the pairing of the specific minerals with the barber bottle.


Hi Ferdinand,

Attached are a few quick pics of an exhibit case that was at the 2015 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. It is going on right now at the convention center in downtown Tucson, Arizona. It is my 23rd year in a row attending the show. I spent three weeks there and I had a wonderful time, business was good.

Gail and Jim Spann, very famous mineral collector’s, put in a group of their beautiful minerals with a selection of exquisite barber bottles from the David P. Wilbur collection. All of my dreams have come true, minerals and bottles together in the same case! It was just gorgeous!

See you in a few weeks in Baltimore.



Read More: A Sampling of the Famous David P. Wilber Barber Bottle Collection







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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