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 | July 2019

July | 2019 See Daily Dose January – April 2019 See Daily Dose May 2019 See Daily Dose June 2019 23 July 2019 |Tuesday Summertime is for corn. Three of my Normandy Herb & Root Stomach Bitters paired with a … 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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Plows Celebrated Sherry Bitters – Chicago

Plows Celebrated Sherry Bitters William J. Plows – Chicago 21 April 2019 (R•042219) Glass Works Auctions has a wonderful example of a figural Plows Sherry Bitters in their upcoming ‘Colors of Spring’ Catalog Auction #130. The bottle is pictured at the … Continue reading

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Watkins’ Celebrated & Invigorating Bitters, John R. Watkin’s, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Watkins’ Celebrated & Invigorating Bitters John R. Watkin’s – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 09 April 2019 I’ve had tucked away and stored in a digital folder, the upper-most advertisement for John R. Watkins, Agent, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Wines … Continue reading

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The Cherokee Medicine Company – Galveston, Texas

The Cherokee Medicine Company Galveston, Texas Is this Lueder “Louis” Koester? 07 April 2019 (Koester jug added late the same day) Advanced Texas bottle collector Brad Seigler recently sent me a picture of an aqua square embossed The Cherokee Medicine … Continue reading

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