Daily Dose | November & December 2019

November & December | 2019

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08 December 2019 | Sunday

Four different Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters labels, ever so ‘slightly’ different. A super nice grouping.

25 November 2019 | Monday

Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 (BBs2) is progressing daily with a Bill Ham book signing event and sale scheduled for the Reno 2020 Antique Bottle Convention. Since March, I have been putting on average, 5 hours a day into the book. The Index is totally being redone. This is a great tool. I’m working through the alphabet and am on Letter O now. A massive amount of work that has to be verified and cross-referenced with my database on Peachridge Glass. Lots of new rare bottles and information since 2004 when Bitters Bottle Supplement was published. There will be Color Plate sections on extremely rare bitters squares, bitters facsimile currency and bitters almanacs. The great archives of Dan Cowman, Joe Gourd and Ben Swanson, among others, is being referenced. Thanks to Bill Ham, Joe Gourd, Ira Burney, Ben Swanson and Jeff Burkhardt for their contributions. Joe, in particular is doing some great proof reading work. Every bottle has a story!

08 November 2019 | Friday

Here is a set of Biberach Bitters that are label only. Both from Glass Works Auctions. Added the medium olive green color to the BBs2 listing.

B 93.5 L . . . Biberach Stomach Bitters, Heintzelmansches Biberacher
Magenbitters, prepared by Heintzelman’s Pharmacy, 2000 Ridge Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pa.
11 3/8
Round, Lady’s leg, Amber, Medium olive green, NSC, Applied ring mouth, Pontil scarred base
See B 93.5 in Bitters Bottles. Biberach misspelled Biberbach in Bitters Bottles

02 November 2019 | Saturday

Nice advertising cover from the Ben Swanson collection. Read: Who is I & L. M. Hellman of St. Louis, Missouri?

01 November  2019 | Friday

Some nice information on Edward P. Kimball who put out Kimball’s Jaundice Bitters at MONADNOCK MOMENTS NO. 84: KIMBALL’S MEDICINES.

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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