Daily Dose | December 2015

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

100% rain today and 100% chance of rain tomorrow. El Nino visits again.


Really glad I was able to sit in on a lecture by Ian Simmonds held yesterday in Houston at the Museum of Fine Arts • Bayou Bend Kilroy Center on his recent research on cut glass made in New York in the mid-nineteenth century. Fascinating.




Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Here are two cropped pictures of that dug Star Anchor Bitters. Bottle pics from Gary Egorov.

StarAnchorBittersDugFront StarAnchorDug_PortsmouthSide

Sunday, 06 December 2015


Hello there, obviously this is a heartbreaker but have you ever seen another double colored mineral water? (Congress & Empire Spring Co Saratoga NY) The top is the standard teal green and the rest is a weird orange amber. Certainly a glasshouse screw up but I’m just curious if there are more of these out there. – Corey Hohnerlein

Thursday, 03 December 2015

From Bill Ham regarding an unlisted bitters currently on eBay.


S 151 L . . . Dr. Southworth’s Stomach & Liver Bitters, H. C. Southworth, Proprietor, Leonardsville, N. Y.
8 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4
Rectangular, aqua, NSC, Tooled lip
also Pint flask, Amber

Tuesday, 01 December 2015


Today, touring a first class convention center and host hotel in a great city planning for our FOHBC 2018 National Antique Bottle Convention. Stay tuned. Not saying where yet but here is a hint…duh.

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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