Author Archives: Ferdinand Meyer V

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.

Daily Dose | September 2019

September | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 See Daily Dose May 2019 See Daily Dose June 2019 See Daily Dose July 2019 See Daily Dose August 2019 14 September 2019 | Saturday Working to straighten out the listing’s … Continue reading

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Looking at a Moffat Billhead

Looking at a Moffat Billhead 24 August 2019 Ben Swanson submitted this important illustrated billhead in the form of a stampless folded letter dated 1846 to Dr. William Washington Fritts of Carlisle, Kentucky from Dr. William Brinckerhoff Moffat proprietor of … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | August 2019

August | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 See Daily Dose May 2019 See Daily Dose June 2019 See Daily Dose July 2019 31 August 2019 | Saturday OK, let’s close out the month on this Labor Day weekend … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | July 2019

July | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 See Daily Dose May 2019 See Daily Dose June 2019 28 July 2019 | Sunday Adding a dose glass reference to BBs2. Dose glassO 52.5 OLD VETERAN BITTERS CO / … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | June 2019

June  | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 See Daily Dose May 2019 30 June 2019 | Sunday Wonderful catalog and trade card with new listings for King’s Dandelion & Hop Bitters. Price List and Catalogue K 53.2 … Continue reading

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Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline – Washington, D.C.

Cannon’s Bitters Study & Timeline Washington D.C. 17 May 2019  With new material and research on Cannon’s Bitters, it seems like high time to re-look at this incredible brand. I thought I would lay out what I have discovered and see … Continue reading

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Bissell’s Tonic Bitters – O. P. Bissell, Peoria, Illinois

Bissell’s Tonic Bitters Orrin Porter Bissell – Peoria, Illinois 12 May 2019 I thought I would post today on Bissell’s Tonic Bitters, a pretty cool bitters square from Peoria, Illinois. This brand should not get confused with Bissell’s Dandelion Bitters … Continue reading

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Looking at Bitters in the Rheinstrom, Bettman, Johnson & Co. Presentation Book

Looking at Bitters in the Rheinstrom, Bettman, Johnson & Co. Presentation Book Cincinnati, Ohio 08 May 2019 As some of you may know, I been working with Bill Ham in getting the Bitters Bottles Supplement 2 book ready for publication. … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | May 2019

May  | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 31 May 2019 | Friday Last day of the month. Let’s mop-up with some really rare ephemera that came in for inclusion into Bitters Bottles Supplement 2  Trade card V 8.5 … Continue reading

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Botanic Nerve Bitters – Herb Medicine Company, Philadelphia

Botanic Nerve Bitters Herb Medicine Company – Philadelphia 26 April 2019 I came across some nice pictures of a partially labeled (about 90% compete) Botanic Nerve Bitters bottle from a past eBay sale. The gentleman who sent the images felt … Continue reading

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