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Table of Contents FOHBC Officer Listing 2012-14.... 2 Recent Auction Results Reno: By Rail or Bust by Norman Heckler & Co..................... 36 by Alan DeMaison......................... 58 President’s Message....................... 3 Reno: The FOHBC Banquet Classified Ads & Ad Rate Info......64 Shards of Wisdom.......................... 4 by Ferdinand Meyer V.......................... 38 FOHBC Show-Biz In Remembrance............................6 Reno: The Shootout Show Calendar Listings................66 by Pam Selenak..................................... 42 The California Perfume Membership Directory..................70 Company: Part I Reno: The Expo Displays and Displayers by Russell L. Mills........................ 10 by Bob Ferraro...................................... 48 Membership Application....................72 Feature: Reno Expo 2012 by Ferdinand Meyer V................. 18 Henry’s Bottling Works in What Cheer, Iowa by Bill Baab.................................................57

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• Digging 60 or how crazy are we? by Jeff Mahilik • Legends of the Jar by Bruce Schank • How I got Started in Bottle Collecting by Mark Legare • A timely Find. by Mark Magee • John Feldmann – Amityville Legend by Ferdinand Meyer V

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The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors is a non-profit organization for collectors of historical bottles and related collectible items. Our Primary goal is educational as it relates to the history and manufacture of historical bottles and related artifacts.

FOHBC Officers 2012-2014

President: Ferdinand Meyer V, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002; phone: (713) 222-7979; e-mail: fmeyer@fmgdesign.com First Vice-President: Bob Ferraro, 515 Northridge Dr, Boulder City, NV 89005; phone: (702) 293-3114; e-mail: mayorferraro@aol.com. Second Vice-President: Jamie Houdeshell, P.O. Box 57, Haskins, OH 43525; phone: (419) 722-3184 email: jhbottle@hotmail.com Secretary: James Berry, 200 Fort Plain Watershed Rd, St. johnsonville, NY 13452; phone: (518) 568-5683; e-mail: jhberry10@yahoo.com Treasurer: Gary Beatty, 3068 Jolivette Rd., North Port, FL 34288; phone: (941) 276-1546; e-mail: tropicalbreezes@verizon.net Historian: Richard Watson, 10 S Wendover Rd, Medford, NJ 08055; phone: (856) 983-1364; e-mail: crwatsonnj@verizon.net Editor: Martin Van Zant, 208 Urban St, Danville, IN 46122; phone: (812) 841-9495; e-mail: mdvanzant@yahoo.com. Merchandising Director: Sheldon Baugh, 252 W Valley Dr, Russellville, KY 42276; phone: (270) 726-2712; e-mail: shel6943@bellsouth.net Membership Director: Jim Bender, PO Box 162, Sprakers, NY 12166; phone: (518) 673-8833; e-mail: jim1@frontiernet.net Conventions Director: Tom Phillips, P.O. Box 240296, Memphis, TN 38119; phone: (901) 277-4225; e-mail: tomlisa.phillips@gmail.com

Business Manager: Alan DeMaison, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077; phone: (H) (440) 358-1223, (C) (440) 796-7539; e-mail: a.demaison@sbcglobal.net Director-at-Large: Gene Bradberry, PO Box 341062, Memphis, TN 38184; phone: (901) 372-8428; e-mail: Genebsa@comcast.net Director-at-Large: John Panek, 1790 Hickory Knoll, Deerfield, IL 60015; phone: (847) 945-5493; email: paperbottle1@aol.com Director-at-Large: John Pastor, PO Box 227, New Hudson, MI 48165; phone: (248) 486-0530; e-mail: jpastor@americanglassgallery.com Midwest Region Director: Randee Kaiser, 2400 CR 4030, Holts Summit, MO 65043; phone: (573) 896-9052; e-mail: pollypop47@yahoo.com Northeast Region Director: Ed Kuskie, 352 Pineview Dr, Elizabeth, PA 15037; phone: (412) 405-9061; e-mail: bottlewizard@comcast.net. Southern Region Director: Jack Hewitt, 1765 Potomac Ct, Lawrenceville, GA 30043; phone: (770) 856-6062, e-mail: hewittja@bellsouth.net. Western Region Director: Dave Maryo, 12634 Westway Ln, Victorville, CA 92392; phone: (760) 617-5788; e-mail: dmaryo@verizon.net Public Relations Director: Pam Selenak, 156 S. Pepper St., Orange, CA 92868; phone: (714) 633-5775; e-mail: pselenak@yahoo.com


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FOHBC FOHBC President’s President’s Message Message Ferdinand Ferdinand Meyer MeyerV V FMG Design, Inc. FMG Design, Inc. 101 Crawford Street 101 Crawford Street Studio 1A Studio 1A Houston, Texas 77002 Houston, Texas 77002 ferdinand@peachridgeglass.com ferdinand@peachridgeglass.com

So here we are, my first President’s Message for the Federation. As I compose this, I am sitting in the airport in Lexington, Kentucky wondering and fearing how we will get Bottles and Extras out to the printer next week with the 2012 Reno Expo pictures and articles. I have not even been home since the Reno Expo! I am used to tight deadlines but this task may take the cake. It just seems reasonable to try to get the Reno Expo information in the September / October issue of Bottles and Extras opposed to waiting until the November / December issue. The Expo would be further from our minds at that point, so we will see. I even surprised myself with this new role as President of the Federation, and I am humbled to be in a position that so many great people have occupied in the years before me. I did not seek this position but was honored when the independent selection committee chaired by Tom Lines and filled by Tim Adams, Jim Hall and Pam Selenak proposed myself as President. I am proud, grateful, enthusiastic and assure you that I can use my organizational, management, passion and design skills to take the Federation in a new, progressive direction that will allow us to gain new members, promote our youth and the next generation of collectors, develop the Virtual Museum and give a much needed face-lift to Bottles and Extras. We will also in effect, create harmony and positive direction within our hobby at all levels of collecting and for all regions of our great country. I hear so many of the older collectors saying that the hobby is dying and that we do not have younger folks joining our ranks. This is so far from being correct. I assure you, there is a new breed of bottle collectors and historic glass enthusiasts that is internet savvy in that they post bottle news on all of the great antique bottle and glass forum sites such as AntiqueBottles.net, facebook and the other web sites such as my Peachridge Glass web site, the new Federation web site and so many others. We need to embrace this community and welcome them into the waiting arms of the Federation, which unfortunately, seemed a little exclusive and out-of-touch to the next generation and the antique bottle and glass community as a whole. I also feel that the ‘Americana and Folk Art’ collectors will discover ‘bottle collecting’ in the very near future. This is already beginning to happen and when this does, we will go mainstream. I want this to happen on our terms, Federation

terms. We are a union of great people, friends, collectors, glass authorities, auctioneers, dealers, diggers, pickers, finders, historians, authors and bloggers in every possible area of historic bottles and glass. All I can say is, buckle your seat belts. No more moving at a snail’s pace. Let’s all work together and make this happen. Let’s pave the road to the future of our hobby. This is so exciting! It is happening in just about every other area of antique collecting. Now, finally, it is our turn. I would also like to give my most sincerest and greatest possible thanks to Marty Hall and Richard Siri who chaired and co-chaired our phenomenal FOHBC Expo in Reno. There are countless others to thank and I hope this issue pays homage to some of these hard-working people. My hat is off guys. You did it! We did it! We learned a lot and we are already looking forward to the FOHBC 2013 National in Manchester, New Hampshire and the possibility of a National show in Lexington, Kentucky, which has surfaced as a major contender for the 2014 National show! We are finally getting ‘ahead of the curve’. I have a great group of supporting Board Members, a great membership base that is dramatically growing and the added strength of Jamie Houdeshell and John Panek who have replaced outgoing board members. What a dream team! As I look to the future, I would also like to say that there is some low-key exploratory but rather optimistic talk between myself, others and major global players in the antique bottle world in Australia and England about having the first-ever, International Antique Bottle and Glass Festival. I have to be honest, when I first heard this, my thinking cap started spinning and my excitement was immediate. You see, I grew up collecting United States Postage Stamps and belonged to the American Philatelic Society. My grandmother, Me-Me, also collected foreign stamps, while my grandfather collected only United States postage. I sometimes wonder if the long and wonderful Sundays I spent, as a child placing colorful German stamps in various denominations in postage stamp albums, influenced me, as I now specialize in Bitters color runs. The major collecting areas outside of our sphere also have periodic global events. I really do think that this festival may be possible. Do you know that the largest quilt festival in the world is held in Houston each year? This is truly a global event as I have attended many times with my mother. I close with an answer. I sometimes get asked, “What do I get when I join the FOHBC”? Before I say anything about receiving the wonderful Bottles and Extras etc., I say, “You get to belong to the greatest group of people you will ever meet”. Readers, we are stronger as a group, it is that simple. I am so proud to be a member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and I have been, ever since the day I joined in 2002. Happy collecting and I hope you find something that fires your heart.


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Cool blue bottle making waves for a red hot summer!

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Scott Selenak A big thank you to Scott Selenak, our Reno Expo professional photographer. Scott is from Los Angeles and took thousands of pictures of all of the action. You may have seen Scott at the Expo with 30 lbs of photography gear attached to his body!

Recently some great bottles have been turning up in the least expected places. I often decide to pass by the thrift store if I only have a dollar in my pocket, what are the chances I’ll walk out with anything I really want for a dollar? Well, that wasn’t the case for a woman, unfamiliar with bottles, back in July who walked out of a local thrift store with a metallic pontil sapphire blue barrel whiskey embossed “W. WOLF – PITTSBURGH” for a dollar! The only other known example is a slightly paler blue and resides in a prominent figural bottle collection. It had been up until this time unique. I think I’m going to go grab my change jar and head on down to the Good Will! Blue seems to be making its rounds this year for diggers and pickers, with quite a few substantial finds turning up. Another great blue bottle ended on eBay back in April which I’m sure quite a few of us were watching. The seller said she found the smooth base light cobalt blue pickle bottle with an applied aqua lip at an estate sale and threw it up on eBay to see what it would do. Imagine her surprise when it closed for an astonishing $16,200 that even stifled a few seasoned collectors! I wouldn’t mind having that baby on my shelf. Do you think anyone ever threw the pickles away and just kept bottle?

Correction: We inadvertently called Island Alex, Island Rick.

Bob, Mary and Island Alex

Bottle extraordinaire Matthew Levanti will assist the Editor with Shards of Wisdom, so send in your news or bottle updates to: Matthew T. Levanti, 700 Skyline Ct. Placerville, Ca, 95667 m.tigue-levanti@hotmail.com


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Bottles in the news across the country NORTH MUSKEGON, MI -- Lily Montgomery has gathered a variety of little treasures down by the water behind her Bear Lake home over the years. The 11-year-old has collected shells, rocks and even a working fishing pole in her beach-cleaning endeavors. But she’s found nothing as antique and rare as an unbroken glass bottle bearing the name “Chumard’s Cider Muskegon, Mich.,” she found earlier in March. The bottle is more than 140 years old and was produced in Muskegon’s bottling heyday, when there were more than 70 bottlers in the county, according to Michigan history books. The bottle was partially buried in the sandy bottom of the lake about five feet offshore among some reeds when Montgomery spotted it. “I love learning about history. I like to watch channels with people finding dinosaur bones or cool stuff that cavemen drew,” Montgomery said. “I like discovering items. I want to keep searching for stuff. I know they are worth some money but I don’t want to get too greedy.” “She said she not only loves the “scintillating” bottle but how it has connected her to the past. (the preceding is an excerpt from the Muskegon News of Muskegon Michigan written by Rachel Iovan on March 28, 2012) Another recent find turned up in an attic for a home owner in Missouri. I’ve searched a lot of attics but have yet to find anything like this! Usually the bottles I find in the attic are long ago emptied, always leaving me to wonder if “pops” had snuck off for a nip or two, or was it junior leaving empty bottles in the attic after sneaking doses of the medicinal whiskey? When Bryan Fite decided to install central air conditioning in his St. Joseph, Missouri, home, he could not foresee that he would discover a real treasure under the old floorboards in his dusty attic. The cost of installing central A/C and a new heating system in the 150-year-old dwelling was extremely high, so Fite decided to save some money and do the work himself. He got up to the attic and opened up the floor to replace the wiring. What he found in the rafters at first appeared to be a set of strangely shaped steam pipes, but on closer inspection they turned out to be 13 bottles of whiskey from the turn of the last century. The whiskey in the attic was bottled in the spring of 1917 and distilled between 1912 and 1913 and included four Old Crow whiskey bottles, several bottles of Guckenheimer, the Pennsylvania rye whiskey, and W. H. McBrayer’s Cedar Brook whiskey. In 2017, when the bottles turn 100, Fite and his friends will open them and sample the historical liquor, he said. (The preceding is a summary of an article from ABC news written by Snejana Farberov on July 5 2012)

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Ed Herrold obituary MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — George Edward (Ed) Herrold, 76, a former Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors board member, died in a local infirmary on Tuesday, July 24, of an apparent heart attack. He and his widow, Juanne B. Herrold, maintained a summer home in Maggie Valley and a winter home in Sarasota, Florida. “Dr. Bitters,” as he was known in the antique bottle collecting hobby, had many interests besides bottles. He was a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs and Miami Dolphins, and liked model trains. “I knew Ed Herrold for several years and always found him to be a fun person to be around,” said Gene Bradberry, of Memphis, Tenn., immediate past president of the FOHBC. “I enjoyed working with him on the Federation Board of Directors and even when we disagreed, I found him to be a person of the highest integrity. He always spoke his mind, but was always open to other opinions. It was my pleasure to have known him and I feel honored to reflect and call him a true friend.” He was born in Lafayette, Indiana April 14, 1936 to the late Dr. George Woodard and Alberta Clegg Herrold. Ed received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University and was a member of Sigma Delta Chi. He was a retired bank trust officer. Survivors include his widow and four daughters, Sjanna (Bob) Coriarty, Melissa Roddick, Melanie (Steve) Garcia and Melinda (Nick) Menzies; three sons, Eric (Laura) Herrold, Lyle Jennifer) Herrold and Charles E. Herrold; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, 4192 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751. Messages of comfort may be left to Ed’s family and the guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.

Russell Lee Crupe

AVELLA, Pa. – Russell Lee Crupe Jr., 32, son of Russell L. Crupe Sr., and Heidi Dawn Fiscus Crupe, of Avella, died July 23, 2012. His father and mother are avid collectors of fruit jars and his father is a member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Young Crupe was born Sept. 16, 1979, in Washington, Pa. He was a lieutenant and director of field operations for NSA Security Forces Inc. He served two years of active duty in the Navy and for the last six years was a member of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. During his time in the National Guard, he served a tour of duty in Iraq as a combat engineer. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Star, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with device, Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge with clasp. He was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, VFW 297 and Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175. He was a member of local roller hockey teams and dart ball and pool leagues. He was an avid reader and enjoyed, hunting, fishing and landscaping. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Preston A. Cruipe (Victoria), of Glenville, N.Y.; a sister, Sarah Lynn Combs (Jimmy), of Avella; maternal grandparents, Vic and Doris Fiscus, of Bethel Park, Pa., and other relatives. Funeral services were held July 27. Memorial donations may be made to Citizen’s Library, 55 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301.


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Holy Purple Cow! Ralph Riovo — 1943-2012 by Ralph Finch

As with so many people for of milk bottles, especially whom we’ve had the sad honor Pennsylvania milk bottles — of writing an obituary, reading the he compiled the extensive official notice never comes close to “Dairies of Pennsylvania” capturing the real person: (he divided the state into He was X years old ... son of ... six regions, so there are six spouse of ... graduate of ... member large books with a total of 67 of ... surviving are … services are counties) — and his “Purple … Cow” logo was recognized Yeah, I say, but all that doesn’t by all milk collectors. He also describe the person I remember. wrote extensively on related We are talking about the topics. His personal collections late Ralph Riovo of Macungie, were many and varied; he was Pennsylvania. What about his big on Hopalong Cassidy milk smile, his laugh, even the unique bottles, and also had a very way he walked? extensive collection of Disney What about all the shows Milk bottles. (He was in the we attended together, and the processes of writing a book conversations, where are they about them, which Patty hopes mentioned in that dry, formalized to finish.) obituary printed in the newspaper? And PEZ dispensers? … and what about all the wonderful Starting in 1994, he helped evenings we spent together in create that strange area of unusual pubs and eateries in collecting. (How many people England, France, Amsterdam? At the 2011 Pittsburgh bottle show Ralph have enjoyed watching Ralph was able to muster a smile, even though he They aren’t mentioned. walk into a store in England, And what about the way he just complained that he didn’t understand why he France or Amsterdam and rolled his eyes and said nothing was “so tired lately.” (Photo by Janet Finch) seeing the clerk’s face as he when his significant other, Patty wiped out the shop’s entire Ann Paules, uttered something stock of PEZ dispensers — that caused everyone to roar with (slightly embarrassed) sometimes taking the display rack along with him?). In laughter? 2007, he organized the first Pez convention. Ralph, it was The newspaper obituary doesn’t mention any of that. said, clearly had Pez-azz. I can’t find the words to bring him back to life, so here That’s not in the obit. are the hollow words offered at his death: And what about one of his lesser professions, his career He was 68; he died on May 4; husband of Marcia who as a seller of those tiny Styrofoam beads that hobbyists put died in 2003; very significant other to Patty; loving father to in milk bottles? Ralph had them manufactured for him to Jennifer and Amy. his specifications. The stories he would tell would make you The newspaper does mention that “Ralph also had a laugh and shake your head in wonderment! And none of that very active career in antiques and collectibles, specializing is mentioned in the newspaper. in milk and dairy items. He was a board member of the Sorry, Ralph. If people read this who didn’t know you, National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors, was a life my poor words aren’t going to do the job of telling them member of the Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors, and just how interesting you were, and how important to your held membership in Forks of the Delaware Bottle Club. His various hobbies you were. collections will continue at Renningers in Kutztown, where I read the remembrance book at the funeral home, and he was also known as a Pez Head, a collector and enabler of a few people added a word or two to re-create your image Pez candy dispensers.” (plus, there were 70 comments left on the Pez collectors’ Boy, that sucks. As singer Peggy Lee asked so many website chat room, and later shut down for 24 hours of silent years ago, “Is that all there is?” remembrance): Nah, there was so very much more. He was the KING • “Ralph poured himself into all of life. In love and work


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and in play, he gave his all. Even in sickness, he and Patty worked together and walked in step with each other ... continually challenged and yet somehow still smiling.” • “I did not know Ralph prior to our Pez gathering and bus trip just a few weeks ago. I admired him at the time for his gusto to enjoy the convention and have the best time he could.” • “Ralph was always willing to chat PEZ with me at Pezamania. I will miss those chats.” • “I met Ralph when I started collecting milk bottles and went to my first BeCaHi Forks of the Delaware club show. I was looking for items from the dairies my Dad worked for. He took the time to answer my questions and show me not only his bottles but caps and pictures. ... I have always found his knowledge immeasurable. I feel sad that I’ve not known him as long as others have, but I’m glad I’ve known him as long as I did.” (Yes, Ralph was a giver: During hospice care he wrote out six pages of special bequests.) • “The Milk Route has lost a great asset. Ralph was the type of person who everyone wants as a friend” Ralph found a great candy store • “Ralph was a great man with an infectious smile that will be missed.” • “Ralph was an absolute joy at the PEZ conventions. His love of the hobby in the train station in Utrecht, Netherlands. infected many. I know I’m a better person for having known him.” A few more words here and there and you are starting to get a glimpse of the (Photo by Patty Paules) man. If Ralph could read this, he’d understand. He’d give that wry smile, a shrug of the shoulders and … he’d forgive these paltry words as we try to explain just how much the hobby has lost. Ralph said on his website (www.purplecow.com), “We’re Grade A.” Yes, he was. Send a passing grade — or criticisms — to Finch at rfinch@twmi.rr.com

The Little Rhody Bottle Club

Antique Bottle Show & Sale January 13, 2013 10 am - 2 pm K of C Hall 304 Highland Avenue S. Attleboro, MA • $3.00 per person donation at door • Early Entry - 9 pm ($15 per person) • For Info Call: 508-880-4929


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Here are the winners in the 2012 FOHBC Contests:

Poster/Flyer 1-Montana Bottle Collectors Association (scored 3 firsts, 1 second) 2-San Diego Bottle & Collectibles Club 3-Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club

Newsletters 1-Travelers Companion, Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association 2-San Diego Bottle & Collectibles Club newsletter 3-Ghost Town Echo, Washington Bottle Collectors Association

True Story 1-Rurik Kallis, 1962 California Dig Yields Port Angeles Flask (scored 3 firsts, 1 second) 2-Steve Ketcham, Old Bottles Exploding in Popularity 3-Terry Monteith, I Told Her I’d Do It!

Writers’ Research Articles 1-Carol Serr, Milk Bottle Rim Codes (unanimous No. 1 selection) 2-Mike Bryant, The Gazosa Beverage Co. 3-Scott Gibbons, Looking for Closure

Fiction (only one entrant) 1-Mike Bryant, Ask Aunt Blabby

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The California Perfume Company: Part I The Earliest Years By Russell L Mills

Fig 1: California Perfume Company Letterhead 1901-1906 A single man with a clear, passionate vision can move a soul; an army of souls inspired by that clear, passionate vision can move the world! Such a man was David Hall McConnell. And his army comprised women and men—representatives, office and laboratory staff, and the officials—of the California Perfume Company: the forerunner of the now global Avon Products, Inc.

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he beginning of McConnell’s entrepreneurial ventures (listed below) can be traced back to the summer months of 1877, when the young David began canvassing books while on vacation from Oswego Normal School, Oswego N.Y.1 Upon completion of his studies in June, 1878, McConnell, now 20 years of age, accepted a position with the Union Publishing House as a general agent earning $40 a month plus expenses.2 Over the next eight years, McConnell held several positions within the company: general manager of the Union Publishing House’s Chicago Branch from 1880 to 18823 ; the general manager of the New York Office from 1882 to 18844 ; and a Fig. 2: David H. McConnell position in the Atlanta Branch from 1884 at age 28 to 1886 [probably general manager]. After McConnell personally closed the Atlanta David Hall McConnell Branch in July, 18865, he spent the final five Entrepreneurial Ventures: months of that year traveling in Michigan for the New York Office6, most probably Union Publishing House, N.Y. assessing the book market, encouraging D. H. McConnell Co., N.Y. South Am. Silver Company agents and representatives, and establishing California Perfume Company new territories. Goetting & Co., N.Y. In January, 1887, McConnell returned Mutual Mfg. Co., N.Y. to the New York Office at which time he 1. Autobiographical notes entitled, David H. McConnell. Avon Archives, IIA, Unknown Date 2. Ibid. 3. Ibid. 4. Caspar’s Directory of the American Book: News and Stationery Trade written by Carl Nicolas in 1889, recognizes D. H. McConnell as the manager of the Union Publishing House,

resumed the role of general manager. According to McConnell, “in the spring of 1888 [Mr. Snyder] returned to New York and I bought out his business.”7 Mr. C. L Snyder was the president of the Union Publishing Company and a personal friend of McConnell. Snyder had traveled to South America during 1887 to oversee a family banana plantation. It was Snyder that extended a loan of $500 to McConnell to purchase the company8 in 1888, freeing Snyder to then travel back to South America and later on to California. Fig 3: Photocopy of D. H. McConnell correspondence on Union Publishing House Letterhead dated July 6th, 1888 McConnell advanced quickly through the Union Publishing House. The positions held, and responsibilities conferred, attest to the trust and confidence that McConnell earned over the 11 year period from 1877 through 1888. And most importantly, it was during this time that McConnell learned the foundational lessons that would underpin his business successes for the next 50 years. McConnell learned all aspects of direct sales; he studied book publishing and business principles; and he well discovered

New York since 1882. 5.Autobiographical notes entitled, David H. McConnell. Avon Archives, IIA, Unknown Date 6.Ibid. 7. Autobiographical notes entitled, David H. McConnell. Avon Archives, IIA, Unknown Date 8. Historical Information on Avon, Alla O’Brien, May 16, 1968. Avon Archives, IIA, 1968


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Fig 3: Photocopy of D. H. McConnell correspondence on Union Publishing House Letterhead dated July 6th, 1888 the criticality of selecting the right traveling agents and sales representatives. In his 1903 autobiography, McConnell admitted that, “[t]he book business was not congenial to me, although I was in every sense successful in it...”9 It was McConnell’s, “ambition…to manufacture a line of goods that would be consumed, used up, and to sell it through canvassing agents, direct from the factory to the consumer.”10 McConnell explained that, “[i]n “1892...we were selling sets of books to stores for advertising purposes, and we had a number of lady Travellers [sic] that were not as successful appointing agents as they might be; yet they were good business women, so I wanted to get hold of something that they could handle to the trade, and I lighted on a box of Perfumery, three bottles and an atomizer, calling it the Little Dot Box, put up by Mr. H. H. Sawyer.”11 Avon’s 50th anniversary representative’s magazine further mentioned that, “Mr. McConnell trained his sales force, and tried out various products, taking them direct to the consumer—the customer. But one day, a set of perfume was brought to him, consisting of three bottles of perfume and an atomizer. It was called “The Little Dot Set.” All the stars were now in proverbial alignment! McConnell possessed a complete business apparatus (administration, shipping, receiving, storage, etc.); he apparently controlled a sizeable workforce of travelers and general agents canvassing key territories throughout the United States; and he had found the “perfect” product: The Little Dot Box.12 And with that, McConnell set out to establish a new company trade! The name? McConnell Perfume? Certainly not Union Publishing House Perfume! C. L. Snyder wrote to McConnell in 1892 from California, where Snyder had taken up residence. “When [Snyder] heard [that McConnell] was going into the perfume business, he suggested that [McConnell] call the company The California Perfume Company because of the great profusion of flowers in California.”13 McConnell

recognized the value in Snyder’s suggestion and from 1892 onward his perfumes and toilet articles proudly bore the California Perfume Company moniker. McConnell not only employed the methodology of direct sales, he also solicited stores and other business establishments for advertising purposes. As noted on the back of this 1892 to 1893 trade card (see left) from Walker Ferry, a boots and shoes dealer located on Chestnut Street in Bethel, Connecticut, a New Industry called the California Perfume Company was being advertised with its box containing a “Little Dot” Atomizer and three bottles of perfume. The front

9. A BRIEF HISTORY of the California Perfume Company, David H. McConnell, 1903 10. Ibid. 11. Autobiographical notes entitled, David H. McConnell. Avon Archives, IIA, Unknown Date

12. Avon’s 50th Year Celebration Outlook, June 1936 13.Autobiographical notes entitled, David H. McConnell. Avon Archives, IIA, Unknown Date

Fig 4: California Perfume Company’s Atomizer Set Follow-on to the Little Dot Atomizer Box Picture from the 1897 For Beauty’s Toilet Catalog


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would need time to re-equip and of the trade card explained that any transition from books to perfumes; customer purchasing a total of $15 in cash goods would receive one all the while McConnell watching box of California Perfume Extracts. with anticipation as the California Numerical values—5, 10, 15, 25, 40, Perfume Company continued to and 50—form two rings along the grow and grow and grow. four edges of the front of the trade In the perfume company’s card. As customers would purchase infancy, there were only five goods over time, their sales totals fragrances offered: Heliotrope, would be “punched out” on the Hyacinth, Lily-of-the-Valley, Violet, card until the full $15 was reached. and White Rose. McConnell served Of Significant Note: this trade card as the chief chemist, manufacturer, represents the ONLY EVIDENCE shipping agent, office manager, thus far discovered, outside of supervisor, correspondent, and chief McConnell’s autobiographical representative. All this was originally accounts, verifying the existence of accomplished from a single office a set of perfumes and an atomizer on the second floor15 of the fiveknown as The Little Dot Box. story building (plus basement) at From mid-June through late126 Chambers St., New York. A October, 1892, the Middletown peculiar insight into McConnell’s Daily Times, Middletown, New “dual-natured” activities (book York, carried advertisements for publisher and perfume manufacturer) Charles J. Giering, watchmaker was afforded in an 1895 New York and optician, which included the Times article16 entitled, Saved Her Fig 5: The Little Dot Atomizer Box bolded announcement, “California Employers’ Life: Reverse of Walker Ferry Trade Card Perfume Give Away.” The ad “Miss Josephine Sawyer, a young Dealer in Boots and Shoes attracted potential customers with, woman employed as typewriter by Probably 1892 to 1893 “Tickets at the desk. Come in and the Union Publishing House, 126 get a box.” Chambers Street, distinguished herself McConnell wrote to his workforce yesterday morning by saving David H. in 1892, “Dear Friends, We have decided McConnell, the President of the company, from possible death by fire. to place these goods on the market “Mr. McConnell, while pouring after our own peculiar method, and will alcohol from one bottle to another, stood necessarily have to make confidants of a near a flaring gas jet. His hand was large number of worthy and enterprising unsteady, one bottle slipped from his people in order that we may carry out this fingers, and the alcohol was spilled over system perfectly…”14 As history shows, McConnell brought his perfumes direct his beard and clothing. At the same time to the customer through this “peculiar some of the liquid flew over the gas jet, method” and his “New Industry” proved and in an instant it was ablaze. The flame leaped to Mr. McConnell, and before to be a phenomenal success. Revisiting the Union Publishing he was aware of his peril his beard and House, it must be remembered that the clothes were on fire. book publishing business continued to be “Miss Sawyer, who had watched her McConnell’s bread and butter during the employer’s movements with interest, was earliest period of the California Perfume horrified when she saw him suddenly break into flames, but instead of shrieking Company. Books continued to be sold under the Union Publishing House banner and running away, or fainting, she grabbed through at least 1896 (e.g., Picturesque an apron and a piece of bagging and tried to extinguish the blaze. She wrapped the Hawaii by Hon. John L. Stevens and Prof. W. B. Olson published in 1894 apron around Mr. McConnell’s whiskers, but without avail, for the apron took to and Headlights on the Highway by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage published in 1896). fire. Miss Sawyer dropped the apron then Also, McConnell’s canvassing army enveloped Mr. McConnell in the bagging Fig. 6 Early CPC Representative 14. McConnell’s Scrapbook, November 5, 1892. 16. Article, Saved Her Employer’s Life, New York Times, March 1903 15. Untitled Notes, Avon Archives VIIF, 1925 29th, 1895


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Fig. 7: Main Office at 126 Chambers Street, New York Photograph taken in April, 1901 and hugged him, hoping to smother the flames. “…He fell to the floor, still burning, and Miss Sawyer rolled him all around office until the flames were extinguished.” The article clearly identifies David H. McConnell as the president of the Union Publishing House. Also, McConnell was working with alcohol and a flaring gas jet—alcohol was used to distill perfume oils into extracts or essences.17 From a human interest perspective, the article also indicates that McConnell sported a beard. Interestingly, there are NO photographs that show McConnell with a beard (See Fig. 8). Furthermore, after 1905, McConnell was never pictured with any facial hair whatsoever! Could that have been a precaution, a personal grooming choice, motivated by a neardeath experience??? McConnell’s fledgling perfume venture did succeed! By 1893, Shampoo, Witch Hazel, a Tooth Tablet, and several other toilet articles , were added to the inventory.18,19 As annotated on an early representative’s business card (right), by 1894 the California Perfume Company sold a variety of products: three new perfume fragrances (Carnation, Sweet Pea, and Lou-Lille) were added; five fragrances of toilet waters; eleven toilet articles (e.g., Almond Cream Balm, Sweet Sixteen Powder, Complexion Soap, etc.); and the cornerstone of the company: the Atomizer Box containing one “Perfect” Atomizer and three bottles of perfume in the customer’s “choice of odors.” Arguably one of the most fascinating achievements is that in just two short years, McConnell went from offering only The Little Dot Box to offering 25 different perfume and toilet articles in 63 distinct size variations. And this phenomenal increase in product variety and diversity continued, as evidenced in the company’s first catalog introduced to representatives on November 2nd, 1896. The 32-page text-only catalog contained product descriptions and prices for 37 unique products available in 134 distinct size variations. To acknowledge the extraordinarily quick growth/success of the California Perfume Company, one MUST, again, recall the complete business infrastructure and the army of able-bodied sales representatives supplied by the Union Publishing House. The expansive geographical coverage—New York, Boston, Cincinnati, 17. Online Article, Perfume, http://www.enotes.com/perfume-66380-reference/perfume 18. Information From Mr. McConnell, April 15, 1936, Avon Archives IIA, 1936 19. Autobiographical notes entitled, David H. McConnell. Avon Archives, IIA, Unknown Date

Fig. 8: Last photo showing D.H. McConnell with facial hair 1905

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Chicago, Michigan, and Atlanta—canvassed by the travelers and general agents of the Union Publishing House was amazingly fortuitous for McConnell. From the very start of his entrepreneurial venture, he was able to reach hundreds of thousands, if not millions, for a potential customer base: an almost unheard of advantage for a fledgling endeavor. [HISTORICAL COMMENT: admittedly Atlanta was already closed (1886) before the start-up of the California Perfume Company; however, there were probably prior canvassers willing to handle this new product in and around the Atlanta area.]

Fig. 10: Reverse of CPC Business Card 1894-1895

Fig. 11: Cover of the California Perfume Company’s First Catalog 1896

In 1895, McConnell’s younger brother, George J. McConnell, entered into the California Perfume Company business. George traveled to California and opened the company’s first branch office at 506 Mission Street in San Francisco.20,21 The offices served as a base of expansion for recruiting travelers and general agents and as a storefront for display and demonstration of the goods. Additionally, the San Francisco office was instrumental as a distribution point from which all orders were filled for the representatives located west of the Rocky Mountains. This reduced the shipping time and cost required to get the products to the customer. Initially, all products were manufactured at the 126 Chamber’s Street building in New York, put up in wooden crates, lowered to the street via chain hoist, then carted to various railroad freight depots22 for delivery around the country. The establishment of several branch distribution offices in addition to San Francisco—Luzerne, Pennsylvania in 1895, Davenport, Iowa and Dallas, Texas in 1896—contributed to a positive customer experience: reliable, expeditious handling and delivery of superior quality perfumes and toilet articles. When regarding the California Perfume Company’s earliest years, McConnell had an almost uncanny ability to seize every opportunity to

Fig. 12: The Warehouse Room at the San Francisco Branch Early 1900s 20. Three 1895 Shipping Receipts, see: http://www.californiaperfumecompany.net/company/cal_shipping_invoices_ cu.html 21. Information From Mr. McConnell, April 15, 1936, Avon Archives IIA, 1936 22. Untitled Notes, Avon Archives VIIF, 1925


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strengthen his company’s market growth and durability. One perfect example of a small opportunity, something others may have considered as trivial, that greatly benefited his company entailed McConnell’s use of beautiful, meaningful, affordable product labeling and packaging! McConnell was a genius! Almost all of the earliest labels adorning California Perfume Company products were illustrated with ornate fonts and lithographed flowers in exacting detail. The labels were brilliantly colorful or monochromatic, but in every sense eyecatching and aesthetically pleasing. Clearly, the appearance of the product was as important to McConnell as the quality of the product itself, exampled by the 1893-1896 California Shampoo Cream (Fig. 9), the 1895 Extract of White Heliotrope perfume (Fig. 13), or the 1893-1900 California Tooth Tablet (Fig. 14). The vibrancy, detail and simple elegance of the California Perfume Company labels rivaled those of notable perfume manufacturers of McConnell’s day! In stark contrast to the use of these often stunning labels, McConnell actually put up his perfumes and toilet articles in common, mass-produced containers—bottles, jars, and tins—available to any and all manufactures of the time. This shrewd business decision realized at least two phenomenal benefits: 1) cost savings that could be passed on to the customer, and 2) additional business capital for research and inventory expansion. [COLLECTOR’S COMMENT: Without a label, the containers that might be associated with the California Perfume Company are essentially worthless.] For a very short period between approximately 1895 and 1896, McConnell seized another, almost deceptive, opportunity to advance the California Perfume Company. This opportunity again involved his perfume labels. The labels on the earliest items discovered thus far, those dating back to the early to mid-1890s proudly bore the city name “NEW YORK”. In the case of the earliest Bay Rum bottles (left), the labels also included the California Perfume Company’s physical address—126 Chambers St.—along with “NEW YORK.” However, during 1895 to 1896, McConnell used labels on his perfume bottles that bore the city names “NEW YORK”, “CHICAGO”, and “SAN FRACISCO,” as can be seen on the label of the 18951896 Extract of Violet perfume bottle shown to the immediate right. The point is that Chicago was never a California Perfume Company branch distribution office. No paperwork found to date even mentions “Chicago” as related to the California Perfume Company. The question begs, “Why Chicago?” In the 1890s, there were literally hundreds of bona fide, registered perfume manufacturers headquartered in New York City. Considering the previously discussed geographic expanse canvassed by the Union Publishing House’s, and now the California Perfume Company’s,

Fig. 13: Extract of White Heliotrope Perfume 1895

Fig. 14: California Tooth Tablet 1893-1900


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travelers and general agents, the theory would be that McConnell desired to add a “degree of credibility� to his perfumes. Not only did he wish to sell the allure of California fields of flowers with the company’s name, but McConnell also wanted to impart a “continental� flavor—an implied continental acceptance—to new customers and potential representatives. And really, the inclusion of Chicago was not a great stretch of truth! It was many of the Union Publishing House’s travelers and general agents in ALL the various territories, including the Chicago Branch Office, which first replaced books with perfumes and toiletries in their direct sales businesses. Lastly, and probably just a coincidental fact, the 1900 Census cataloged New York as the most populated city in United States. The second most populous city was Chicago, Illinois. And San Francisco ranked ninth most populated city. Possibly, touting these three very wellknown and heavily populated U.S.85 cities on his perfumes’ labels may have helped sway the purchasing decisions of some of his more discerning buyers and sellers. Sadly, McConnell’s reasoning for the use of Chicago on the labels may now be lost to antiquity. By the close of 1896, the California Perfume Company was well on its way to greatness, led by a true visionary and exceptional entrepreneur, David H. McConnell. Under McConnell’s seasoned leadership, and with the joining of Alexander D. Henderson as McConnell’s business partner in 1895, the California Perfume Company was definitely set for great success! For more information on the California Perfume Company, please visit: www.californiaperfumecompany.net Version 2, Dated 3 July, 2012

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FOHBC Reno Expo Best Bottle Show Ever!

‡ Dealer and Early Buyer stampede on opening day!


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LetÕs hear from some of the players! By Ferdinand Meyer V

Over the years IÕve attended a large number of Club Bottle Shows, National Shows, and ExpoÕs, and I need to say that the Reno 2012 Expo was absolutely fantastic and probably the best all-around show IÕve ever attended! Mike Polak

It did not seem appropriate for the Federation or more specifically myself to write an article about the show so I simply sent out some questions to a group of folks I know and asked for their comments. I have to admit, I expected to receive many complaints and notes about how it could have been better. When I started receiving these comments, I honestly said to my wife Elizabeth, Òyou have got to read these comments!Ó All I can say is Wow! I want you all to understand that these have not been edited and I have not removed things I did not like. This is real. This makes me so proud. Again, thanks to the FOHBC, Marty Hall (show chairman), Richard Siri (show co-chairman), Stacy Siri (helped in any way possible), Tom Phillips (FOHBC Conventions Director) and our outgoing FOHBC President, Gene Bradberry. Great job! I would also like to say Thanks to Norman C. Heckler & Company for sponsoring the Shootout event that was received so well and Scott Selenak, our first ever, professional show photographer!

lumbered through the center of old Reno, down South Virginia, and out into the desert south of town toward the convention center. It was in the middle of nowhere, had a gravel parking lot, and tumbleweeds blowing alongside the building. Funny thing, it's still in the same spot, but bears no resemblance to its former self. And what was the middle of nowhere is now the middle of south Reno. Times change, places change. Progress? (I don't think so...) Fast forward to 2012. This year, the Reno Show hosted Expo 2012 at what was the MGM Grand; now the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. I come from meager beginnings and places like the Grand Sierra can be a bit intimidating to an old country boy who's not used to grid lock, anything over a couple of stories high, and glitz and glimmer every where you look. And so, we arrived Thursday to get a lay of the land and figure out what lay on the horizon for us. And that's where the good stuff started.

Now for the comments! Bruce Silva (Jacksonville, Oregon): Rrrreno! I've been attending the Reno show since 1970. It's one of those time / date stamps that I look forward to every year. Back in the day, the convention center (such as it was) was located waaaay south of Reno proper. The MGM Grand sprouted out of the desert, part way and a little south, between Reno and Sparks, in 1978. We used to marvel at its size as we

‡ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

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that you could drive a Greyhound bus into! And rolling carts, courtesy of the Grand Sierra, that could hold the contents of not one, but two, loaded pickups. I was already smilin' from ear to ear. 2) The Grand Ballroom (heart and soul of the show): Easy access from the ground floor via an escalator, just a hop skip and a jump from the entrance, carpet, twenty-foot-high ceilings, padded chairs, a bullizion square foot room, draped sales tables (that were in good repair and didn't collapse once the sales racks were up), displays up the whazoo, and room to spread out galore. Who could ask for more? OK, maybe color corrected lighting around the 5500 kelvin, but beggars can't be choosers! 3) Showtime: Exceptionally well organized. Everything went off like clockwork. Sure the neck veins throbbing visibly in MartyÕs and Rich Siri's necks were visible proof that they were dedicated to making things flow smoothly in terms of both dealer and displayer setup. But the planning paid off in spades. Great job, guys! 4) Crunch time (opening the floodgates): Again, advance planning paid off. Twelve noon - everyone out of the Grand Ballroom. 1 p.m., it looked like a cattle chute outside the entrance to the sales display. The presence of uniformed security guards sent a message and no "gate crashers" made their way in uninvited.

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continues to plague every show these days, no matter how much security is present or no matter how vigilant the dealers are; THEFT. I've got my own feelings on the matter and personally think that the "code of the west" oughta still be enforced. The heck with "politically correct." I guess that just don't cut it in the 21st century. It oughta... And yet, with the quantity of killer glass present, coupled with the sheer volume of folks packing the aisles, it could have been a heckuva lot worse. Still, one theft is one too many! Overall impression: I've always loved the Reno Show. But 2012 was, as Denaveauz and Maison named their top shelf whiskey, the Crème De La Crème! The organization was great. The weather was great. The facility was great. We enjoyed great food, great beer, great whiskey, and great entertainment (thanks daughter Megan for the Ron White tickets!). We spent nearly four full days enjoying the company of the great friends and fellow collectors that we've gotten to know over the years. Who could ask for more! In a nutshell, The show was over the top! A sincere thanks to all that were responsible for a weekend that one and all will hold dear to their hearts. Simply awesome!

5) Showtime (the nitty gritty): more awesome glass was present than I can ever recall seeing in one place in my 45+ years in the hobby. And the beauty was that both displays and sales tables were adorned with great "stuff." Both west and east were equally represented. Killer western whiskies, bitters, cures, sodas, plus any and everything else that came in glass were present. And from the east; historical flasks, foods, figural bitters, poisons and on and on. Totally breathtaking! 6) Attendance: Both Friday and Saturday were absolutely jam-packed with folks. Sunday started off strong but, as is typical with any show on the last day, things slowed as the clock ticked on. 7) Tear down and load out: Ditto Item #1. 8) High Points: a massive array of quality glass was present. Both east and west were equally represented. The displays were out of this world. If you were in a buying mode, both quality, quantity and fair prices were around every corner. The Shootout was a blast; great Drakes, Circle Cutters and inks - something for everyone. Seminars - again, something for everyone. And yet, there was the one burr under the saddle that

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I learned how to have a shootout with killer glass bullets and still remain friends. That shootout was great, we need more of these kind of events, which create a ton of enthusiasm and interest. This shootout was so great that we had a hard time holding back the crowd and by the time it was over camera flashes blinded me! I couldnÕt believe all the excitement at that event and the glass was unreal. Lou Lambert

‡ Jeff Burkhardt examines a Drakes Plantation Bitters

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‡ Incredibly gorgeous arrangement of EC&M insulators displayed by Dennis Bray

Dwayne Anthony (Highland, California) representing ICON (Insulator Collectors On the Net): Since all of you graciously put up with all my pre-show Reno Expo announcements, I thought the most I could do is provide a brief post-show report, now that the Big Show has come and gone. I have to start off by first saying it was great seeing so many insulator collectors in attendance at a bottle show. There were times when we had so many insulator collectors congregating and visiting at my sales table that I actually felt I was at an insulator national show! Even though the overall insulator offerings were minimal compared to the endless supply of bottles and other go-withs scattered across the huge room, every insulator collector that I spoke with said they were having a great time at the show. As promised, I took a grouping of quality insulators some that had not been previously offered that were specifically set-aside for the Expo. I was pleasantly surprised throughout the three days of the show by the tremendous insulator interest that was present. One very close friend said his insulator sales far exceeded that of any recent insulator show! His best single insulator sale went to a new collector who was attending his first show of any kind. This new collector was told by a friend of his that he had seen an advertisement for an Ôinsulator showÕ in Reno, so he

decided to check it out. ,Lou Hall seemed to be constantly busy at the National Insulator Association (NIA) table, discussing insulators and handing out freebies. Bill & Jill Meier were enjoying a little vacation away from the humid heat of the east in trade for the dry heat of Nevada. They were frequently seen at their table offering a bottle auction results book and online package. Don Briel was present offering his latest insulator price guide. There were two attractive female models seen walking the aisles handing out bottle-related advertising, so Don also decided to hire them to pass out his insulator price guide advertising cards. There were three exhibits featuring insulators. Denny Bray had his jaw-dropping EC&M exhibit set up with great historical materials surrounding it. Colin Jung had a really eye-catching CD 102 CGI exhibit, complete with a handout. My exhibit contained a mixture of swirled bottles, fruit jars and insulators. Even though his display didnÕt contain insulators, I also want to give honorable mention to longtime insulator collector Dave Hall for his impressive exhibit of EG Booze bottles. I was a little disappointed that there was little in the way of insulators added to the Gazebo open display, but two EC&Ms did share the shelves with some super rare bottles.


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There were several seminars, most related to bottle collecting, but Denny Bray presented a very informative and detailed PowerPoint presentation on EC&M insulators. Denny covered every aspect of fact and theory regarding the companyÕs history and presented the many documented areas of EC&M usage. I was pleased to have the opportunity to provide a seminar on altered glass, using the many samples from the NIA Altered Insulators Exhibit as examples. I stressed to the audience that bottles, fruit jars and other similar glass collectibles can suffer the same outcome as the altered insulators presented in the seminar, so I think a few eyes were opened. A number of insulator walk-ins appeared, including a Chester/US Tel, EC&Ms, a castle and others. A repaired cobalt Cal Elec Works was seen on one table and several bottle dealers had a nice selection of insulators, several of which were sold over the course of the show. This was a super show overall and it was clearly evident the show host, Marty Hall, worked very hard to make it all happen. The show didnÕt go off without a hitch or two, but that should be expected with a show of this size. Unfortunately, there were several bottles reported stolen, one of which was on my sales table. Even with that one negative personal experience, I would still rate the show as a huge positive success. I appreciate all of you that attended from the insulator community for showing your support. I have great memories of my first FOHBC Expo that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in 1988. The 2012 Expo was equally impressive and the same great memories will live on.

‡ Lou Lambert at the West Coast Digging seminar

Lou Lambert (Santa Rosa, California): We had anticipated this show for almost a year but had no idea what to expect. The venue was a pleasant surprise and was just perfect. All aspects of this show were definitely well planned and for the most part came off without a hitch. It was bottle nirvana! It was also the ÒwhoÕs whoÓ of bottle collecting where I met folks in person that I have known for years on the Internet. Awesome displays of beautiful glass bottles like we have

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never seen. Then there was the banquet, with an awesome display of food, drink and treats.

‡ Tom Quinn speaks to a standing room only crowd

I learned how to dig with a really good seminar by Tom Quinn. I learned how to have a shoot-out with killer glass bullets and still remain friends. That shootout was great, we need more of these kind of events, which create a ton of enthusiasm and interest. This shootout was so great that we had a hard time holding back the crowd and by the time it was over camera flashes blinded me! I couldnÕt believe all the excitement at that event and the glass was unreal. More food and drink, too. We also got to meet the ÒMost Interesting Man In The WorldÓ in the cocktail lounge. We owe a great deal of thanks to all those who contributed in making this a huge success. I would especially like to thank Marty Hall for all of his hard work and time he dedicated in making this huge event a success. Without him, it wouldnÕt have happened. There was also the SiriÕs, who gave countless hours of their time in preparation and setup. A big thanks to Jeff Wichmann for his continuing support to clubs with his more than generous donations, Norman Heckler for his sponsored Òshoot-outÓ event that was the highlight of our trip. Then thereÕs this guy from Texas, that without him, the hobby wouldnÕt be what it is today. A big thank you, Ferdinand, for all the time, support and positive energy youÕve brought to the hobby and the direction youÕve taken it.


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And don't forget the many beauties in the backlit gazebo display. There were dozens of one-of-a-kind vessels in that display, and it was almost more than one could absorb. Steve Ketcham

‡ The famous Northwestern Bottle Club Gazebo

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Warren Friedrich (Grass Valley, California): Many of the advanced western glass collectors were able to add a significant new addition to their collection over the twoand-a-half-day show. Ken Edward purchased a beautiful Lacour's Sarsapariphere Bitters (variant 2) in a dense bluish-green color, Steve Hubble acquired a California Wine Bitters in a stunning olive-yellow color, Max Bell acquired a Cundurango Bitters in a citron color, John O'Neill purchased a New Almaden California Vichy Water in a forest green color. Dale Mlasko acquired a bluish-green Dr. Henley's Wild Grape Root IXL Bitters (variant 2), Bob Franconi purchased an aqua-colored Dr. Wonser's U.S.A. Indian Root Bitters, Jerry Forbes bought an amber-colored Dr. Wonser's U.S.A. Indian Root Bitters and a green Dr. Renz's Herb Bitters (variant 1). Richard Siri acquired a Yerba Buena Bitters in the rare aqua coloration. Roger Terry added another Lacour's Sarsapariphere Bitters (variant 1) in dark amber to his collection. I was able to snag a light yellow-green Lacour's Sarsapariphere Bitters (variant 1). Don Dwyer added both a Bennett's Wild Cherry Bitters and a Mack's Sarsaparilla Bitters to his collection.

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Renz's, one in green, the other in amber found new homes during the show. Dennis Rogers (Upland, California): Great show! I was extremely impressed with the size of the show hall and the amount of space behind our sales tables. Had my best sales ever for a bottle show, and some nice response to my cigar and tobacco jar display. Great to see old friends, and meet new ones, some from far away. Congratulations to Marty, Richard, and all the rest of those responsible for this show!

‡ American Bottle Auctions Display

Jeff Wichmann | American Bottle Auctions (Sacramento, California): I just want to say how moved I was by the care people showed when I had a problem with my wrist and had to visit the local hospital. I was also taken aback by the numerous, and I mean hundreds of people who came up to me and personally either wished the best for me and or our auction. We spent a lot of time and energy preparing and then losing an entire day, which made me feel like a loser. The response I felt from the wonderful people who attended and traveled that far will be something I'll never forget. It made me feel like a winner. It truly made me remember why this hobby is so great; it's the people. Marty Hall, Richard, Ferdinand and Eliz and all the speakers and other terrific people who made it happen should be commended for an event that still brings tears to my eyes. Thank you all.

‡ Banquet speaker & Hall of Famer Warren Friedrich

Bottles seen for sale: Both Bryant's Stomach Bitters variants, along with a green Catawba Wine Bitters and a Mill's Bitters A.M. Gilman Sole Proprietor. Four RosenbaumÕs Bitters N.B. Jacobs & Co San Francisco in greens and ambers (variant 1) were observed for sale! Three large lettered Dr. Renz's Herb Bitters were seen, two in yellow-green and one dark amber. Two small lettered Dr.

Dennis Bray (Hanford, California): With the hassles I went through to prepare just a seminar and display, I really can't imagine what Marty Hall and his Reno crew and Richard Siri, Ferd Meyer and the FOHBC team must have gone through to make an Expo of this size come together so well. Great job, 2012 Expo Team!!! Thank you! Scott Selenak - Show Photographer (Los Angeles, California): Where to begin... my first bottle show, The 2012 FOHBC Expo in Reno, Nevada. I was told it would be quite


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a first-time experience and it was indeed. Having a very light understanding of the bottle collecting world from my step-mom, Pam Selenak, I was immediately interested when she requested that I photograph the Reno Expo for the Federation. While I didn't know a whole lot about bottles, I did know that hers were beautiful subjects to shoot, and that there were going to be some of the most famous and rare bottles in the country for me to photograph. Knowing that this was the first time the Federation has had a photographer (professional) cover their event, I wanted to make sure I was able to capture the focus and the spirit of the event in its entirety. There were so many events and things to do over this three-day-weekend! I started with the bottle seminars Friday morning and was blown away by the amount of knowledge and expertise being shared by and within the bottle community. The lectures really seemed like a great way to encourage this hobby to grow. I really picked up an interest in the art of bottle digging and all the research, history, preparation, and skill required to accomplish a safe and successful dig. The show opened with a bang! The huge crowd flowed through the doors giving me an endless river of people to photograph as I tried to capture the scale of the Expo. I spent most of the first day capturing some of the "heavy-hitters" of the bottle world being displayed in some of the most beautiful displays I could imagine by some of the country's top bottle collectors. The early-lookers really got to see the crème de la crème of the bottles on display at the 2012 Expo. After a quick wardrobe change and some fresh batteries for my camera, I was off to the FOHBC Awards Banquet. The cocktail hour gave everyone a nice chance to mingle and unwind a bit after a whirlwind of a day at the Expo. As the catering staff unveiled the evening's meal, people began to take their seats as we set in on the generous spread. Finally, a chance to sit down! No one likes getting their picture taken while chewing, so I was able to take a break myself and partake in the dinner. As the night moved forward the banquet hall was filled with the sounds of applause as the Federation awarded its members with recognition for their hard work and efforts of the past year. In addition, the keynote speaker, Warren Friedrich, revealed the fascinating history of the San Francisco Glass Houses. After the banquet, I managed to make a little time to lose some money in the casino because, hey, it is Reno! Day two... Wow! There was so much action my camera couldn't stop firing. Saturday's focus was getting good coverage of each of the hundreds of booths and displays at the Expo, and capturing the sense of fascination and wonder in the faces of the general public on their first day of admittance. It was a great day of meeting interesting, and friendly

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There was so much action my camera couldn't stop firing. Saturday's focus was getting good coverage of each of the hundreds of booths and displays at the Expo, and capturing the sense of fascination and wonder in the faces of the general public on their first day of admittance. It was a great day of meeting interesting, and friendly people eager to help with their knowledge of the bottle world. Scott Selenak (FOHBC Show Photographer)

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people eager to help with their knowledge of the bottle world. With thirty pounds of camera gear hanging off my body, it was one long day physically, and an even longer day mentally taking in all the new information while trying to stay on task of commemorating the great event. As the chaos of the morning started to die down, the anticipation for the evening's Bottle Shootout started to ramp up. The participation in the shootout was amazing! I was surprised that after only a short time learning about this hobby that I was starting to see the attributes that made these bottles so unique. It was really educational to see them pitted against one another and get a sense of what made a particular bottle stand out. And, boy, did it give me some of the best photo opportunities I've ever had. We're seriously talking about some of the best bottles in the country! To some Sunday is a day of rest, but you would not get that impression from this crowd. The last day of the Expo slowed down a bit, but was a day for good buys and big awards. Impressive plaques and giant ribbons were awarded, but played second fiddle to the beautiful and unique displays they were attached to. The pace of the day allowed me to capture some time-lapse sequences that really turned out well in showing the sense of space in the expansive expo hall. Three days, and three thousand pictures went by in a flash! I cannot easily summarize this event as every time I start to think of one facet, I could begin yet another paragraph. The weekend was filled with education, fun, and a lot of hard work. I would like to individually thank all of the people who made this event such a memorable experience, but for the sake of time and my memory, I extend my deepest gratitude to the FOHBC, it's board of directors, its members and all the dealers and collectors at the Expo. [FOHBC: Thank you Scott!!!] I hope to extend my knowledge in the world of antique bottle collecting as well as my skills in capturing inspirational images of such interesting an unique artifacts at future events. See you all soon! Steve Ketcham (Edina, Minnesota): After a great weekend, it was hard to leave Reno. I wish every bottle collector could have been there to enjoy the many wonderful displays featuring rare and wonderful bitters, whiskies, pickles and foods, miniatures, pot lids, hair bottles, cigar and tobacco jars, HutchinsonÕs, Heinz bottles, Nevada rarities, and so much more. The eye-popping colors seen within the pickle and food display, and in the tobacco and cigar jar display, were by themselves worth the trip to Reno. And don't forget the many beauties in the backlit gazebo display. There were dozens of one-of-a-kind vessels in that display, and it was almost more than one could absorb. The bounty continued as we all searched for that special

‡ Steve Ketcham receiving a Banquet award plaque

piece among the countless treasures found on over 300 sales tables. I cannot imagine anyone left the show without a new gem to add to the collection. As if the displays and sales tables weren't enough, we were also treated to great seminars on Friday morning. The many presenters are to be commended for their efforts and thanked for the time it took to prepare and share their valuable information. And let's not forget the pleasure of connecting with old and new friends as we shopped the show or sat at our sales tables. Several of us were lucky enough to visit the fabulous western-themed collection of bottles and artifacts at the home of a Reno resident, and we were awed. Thanks to the Hecklers for their sponsorship of the "Drakes, Whiskey and Umbrella Ink Shootout." It was a nice chance to see even more great bottles and to spend more time chatting with friends. Jeff Wichmann and American Bottle Auctions should also be recognized for the generous door prizes. Kudos also to the Federation officers who were so present and available during the event. One could always find a friendly individual at the FOHBC table eager to help out or answer a question. Finally, special recognition to Marty Hall, The Siri family and the Reno Antique Bottle Club for the many hours of toil they spent on our behalf. We are in their debt. Randy Selenak (Orange, California): It is hard to find a place to start. This is only the second Expo that I've attended but the only word I can think of to describe it is "unbelievable." After watching Pam put together the Pomona show, I can't imagine the time and sacrifices that


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Saturday morning I awoke and started picking through the collection of sodas I bought and cruising online researching the unfamiliar ones. As I sat there I couldn't get Reno off my mind! I couldnテ付 stop thinking that this might not happen again for 14 years and the little kids I was worried about breaking bottles would be off in college. I turned to my fiancナス and proclaimed, "Babe, I'm missing Woodstock!" Matthew Levanti


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Marty Hall and Richard Siri had to endure to pull off this fantastic event. I think the venue couldn't have been more perfect. It was so great having the entire event under one roof and not having to drive all over, like it was at York. York was my first Expo and although it was pretty awesome, Reno's Expo blew it away. The room that the show was held in was probably the best I've ever experienced of any show I've ever attended. The table setups, wide aisles, carpeting etc. made it a wonderful experience. If I had to name any faults at all, it would probably be the lighting. Although the hall was very well lit, the lighting distorted the true color of the bottles I was looking at. I made several trips outside into the sunlight to check out the true colors.

‡ Cigar & Tobacco Jars Display by Dennis Rogers

‡ Louie Pellegrini and his Peoples Choice award

The displays were mind-blowing. I'm glad I didn't have to judge which one was the best. The seminars were quite a learning experience for me. The only thing that disappointed me was having multiple seminars going on at the same time so I couldn't learn from all of them. FerdinandÕs seminar was great along with Tom Quinn's. It seemed to me that Tom's was the most heavily attended. As far as the shootout goes, what can I say except that the Federation, the Reno club and Norman C. Heckler really put together a winner. I hope this is a tradition that will be included in all future national/Expo shows. The food, socializing, and bottle works of art were just the best. Ferdinand did an awesome job of emceeing the event. For any future shootouts, it would be nice if it could be designed so that everyone could stay seated in order to see the bottles better, then have photo ops after the contest.

This was the first time I have been to The Grand Sierra resort. I thought the rooms were fantastic and the restaurants were great. I know I'm probably rambling on and on but it's kind of hard to put something this big into perspective. I hope the Federation can put something together to acknowledge Marty and Richard for putting together such a magnificent show. This show turned out to be everything I hoped it would be. I also want to congratulate Ferdinand Meyer as the new Federation President. It was fun watching his excitement and enthusiasm. It was like contagious! Max Bell (Auburn, California): This show was so exciting. Starting with seminars on Friday, the shootouts on Saturday and some of the best displays ever assembled. This type of education and displays make bottle collecting one of the most enjoyable hobbies. Some bottle shows in the west have had less attendance and become smaller each year. It is no longer about just trying to obtain bottles for your collection, but about collectors coming together to enjoy what others have learned about history. It is possible to bring new collectors to this hobby, just look at the enthusiasm generated by putting on a quality show. I can't thank Marty Hall enough for his long hours and perseverance in 1,000 lastminute details to pull off the Best show ever in the west!


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We were also fascinated by the "verticality" of many of the sales tables and the use of shelving as a means of display. Most New England dealers show their wares in a table-top fashion and I found the Western displays to be more visually satisfying. Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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conceive of all of the problems involved in a large show. I was also a dealer and buyer. It was the best gross I've ever had, and I found the most treasures I've ever found in one show. If there were any hitches, I never heard about them. The FOHBC and Marty Hall and the Reno crew deserve a big bow from all of us for such a great experience.

‡ Mike Polak with his commanding table presence

Mike Polak (Long Beach, California): Over the years IÕve attended a large number of club bottle shows, national shows and Expos, and I need to say that the Reno 2012 Expo was absolutely fantastic and probably the best all-around show IÕve ever attended. The entire organization of the event including the displays, seminars, banquet, the shoot-out (wild and a lot of fun!), and that excellent room/table layout will set the bar high for all future shows. Also, a big Thank You to all of the Reno Bottle Club members who were extremely helpful and were there for everyone throughout entire show, no matter what was going on. And the biggest Thank You has to go to Marty Hall. IÕm not sure that everyone understands all of the hours of background work that happens before a show like this can happen and become the huge success that it was. Marty went beyond the call of duty and made it tough act for anyone to follow. One last note: It seemed to be a consensus between all the buyers and sellers that when Sunday rolled around, they didnÕt want the show to come to an end. It was just a super fun, all-around well-run show. Thanks to Marty and the entire Reno Bottle Club for a job well done!

Matthew Levanti (Placerville, California): With the big Western Expo just around the corner, I had sudden plans to travel to New England back in June, which financially left me without the means for a show table in Reno at the first National Expo since 1988! I made hasty plans to at least come up for the weekend and stay in the hotel, and flew off to Boston and a month-long stay out east. Well, the bestlaid plans can fall through, and getting back to California it looked as if Reno was going to be out of the question. I had a small collection of western sodas to look at Friday night, my digging partner was no longer going at all and my fiancŽ and I didn't think it was going to be a good place for our wild but lovable kids. I still held on to one little shred of a chance I might be able to make it up for the day on Saturday, but with the sun setting out my window so did my hopes.

Sheldon Baugh (Russellville, Kentucky): What a wonderful show! I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this show. It was great seeing many friends from the west as well as those from the east. This was one of the best in a long time for the high quality bottles on the top of tables and I made many good purchases. The dealers were eager to do business and were happy. Great seminars, banquet and shoot-out. I know that the west does shoot-outs often and several of us discussed the possibility of continuing this at subsequent shows. I can hardly wait for the FOHBC Manchester National next year. Congratulations to Tom Phillips and the show chairman and co-chairman, Marty Hall and Richard Siri, and all their helpers. Steve Abbott (Gold River, California): As an ex-chairperson of the 49er bottle show in Auburn, I know how difficult it can be to put on a small show. I can barely

‡ Swirled Bottles, Jars & Insulators - Dwayne Anthony


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Saturday morning I awoke and started picking through the collection of sodas I bought and cruising on line researching the unfamiliar ones. As I sat there I couldn't get Reno off my mind! I couldnÕt stop thinking that this might not happen again for 14 years and the little kids I was worried about breaking bottles would be off in college. I turned to my fiancŽÕ and proclaimed, "Babe, I'm missing Woodstock!" So, at the last minute, we threw together some plans to visit with her father in Dayton, (45 minutes from Reno), which would afford me a few hours to hit the show. I walked onto the show floor at about 3 p.m., with the show closing at 5 p.m. I didnÕt see all the tables and I only got to say ÒhiÓ to a few old friends and acquaintances and barely managed to pick a few bottles to take home! I wish I had been able to make it for the whole weekend and spend some time with friends I haven't been able to see in quite some time. With the seminars, displays and everything going on, it was bottle collectorÕs heaven. I didnÕt have time to stay for the shootout but, boy, does Norm throw a Heck of a party! As the whiskey bottles came out it was time for me to leave, I hesitantly said some goodbyes and made my way out the door. As walked past the blinking lights and cocktail waitresses on the casino floor, I thought to myself, "For all I missed, I sure did see a lot." Someday when I'm old and gray, I will tell the grandkids that I was there! In summary, if you can only make it for a few hours, kids, make sure you do so! A few hours can be a wonderful time you just donÕt want to miss!

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Rick Simi (Downieville, California): Fellow members and collectors, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Reno Expo. It was really fun visiting with old friends and making new ones. A big thank you to all the folks that took the time to put together the seminars that were presented on Friday morning. Due to the tight scheduling, I was not able to attend all the seminars I wanted to. I learned a lot from both of the seminars I attended and appreciate all the time the presenters spent doing the hard research that most of the collectors blow off. If it wasn't for the folks that do the research and share their knowledge with other collectors nobody would know anything about the stuff we collect. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Tom Quinn (Benicia, California): Ferdinand, I just wanted to let you know that you and the FOHBC did a fantastic job presenting the Expo last weekend out West here! I have only heard positive after positive comment about the show and the facility. It was really exciting and fun to have another Expo on the West Coast after Las Vegas in 88'! I've already expressed my gratitude to Marty and Richard as well. Also, it was a pleasure to finally meet you in person, after almost daily reading your posts on Peachridge this past year (your website Rocks, by the way!!). I think we may have crossed paths at Auburn, not knowing who each other was, while I was setting-up my London Jockeys in the group display! My "Bottle Digging in the West 2012" seminar was a great success, and very well received, thanks to your efforts of getting the word out on the internet, and Richard and Marty putting up additional signage prior. I counted over 80 people, with standing room only in the back of the room as well. There still is a lot of interest in the digging aspect of the hobby and I think I was able to successfully inspire some people to not give up hope and how to interface history and digging as a recipe for subterranean success!

‡ Banquet audience during Western Glass Houses talk

Dale Santos (Foresthill, California): It was a pleasure attending the FOHBC Expo held in Reno, Nevada. The facilities were first class. What a delight to meet up with old friends and to make new friends. Nice wide aisles insured a enjoyable experience while walking around the dealers' room. The Shootouts were very entertaining indeed! I was able to acquire two nice demijohns. Barbara and I had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who worked so hard to put this show on.

I saw in your Expo "sneak peek photos", a picture of my snake "Salvadora" in the bottle. I had that on display during the seminar. I donÕt know if you heard the story or not on the circumstances surrounding the excavation of the bottle with the snake inside or not. It came out of the bottom of a circa 1880's-90's privy, stopper stuck in the neck preventing the formaldehyde from leaking out. The yard was where a very uncooperative tenant woman from El Salvador rented the house. It's fun to see that a picture of it wound up with the Expo pictures! Lance Westfall (San Diego, California): A HUGE thank you to Marty Hall for pulling off the greatest magic show since David Blaine's levitation trickery! And a big thank


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you to the key players in the FOHBC like Pam & Randy, the SiriÕs, and the Meyers who not only did so much for the success of the show, but continually infuse the hobby with such a high level of dedication and passion! Big Wins: Exceptional glass of all shapes, colors, and sizes! Fantastic speakers on well-selected topics, The Shootout was phenomenal, amazing Cutters, Drake's and Inks. The Displays.....Wow! I've never bought, sold and traded so much quality glass! Suggestions for next big show: Better overhead lighting to view the glass on sales tables, 2 longer days instead of 3 shorter days (ex. 12-7 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. -7 p.m. on Saturday, no Sunday), Shootout on the evening of the first night so the participating bottles can be displayed the next day at the show. Any bottle thieves should be entered into a real Shootout where they can be pelted with crock beers & broken shards of glass. Overall, best show I have ever been to! Not sure if it will ever be duplicated! Marty Hall (Reno, Nevada): I hope everyone enjoyed the show and found something nice to take home with them. We started this Expo almost 2 years ago when Richard Siri was the president of the FOHBC. We talked and he asked what I thought about hosting another big show in Reno; well, I couldnÕt say no. We worked countless hours to make this show run smoothly and to make it an unforgettable show for you. If there was one thing I could change, I would have added more security. Every year western shows have theft including Las Vegas, Auburn and Reno. I think we had multiple people working the show, and this totally bummed me out. I apologize to those who lost bottles. It's sad to think we have entered a new era that requires keeping your bottles behind a locked case. I hope you had fun and enjoyed Reno. Support your local clubs and the FOHBC! Jeff Burkhardt (Cedarburg, Wisconsin): Probably 80%+ from the west, the dealers and show-goers were wonderful. The best part was connecting with all the people in our hobby and making three new collector friends. I commend New Englanders, the Noordsy's, George's and David Olson, plus Dick Watson and Jack Stecher for coming the distance. I'm certain they enjoyed themselves and I suspect, added a valuable "Western-perspective" to their already immense volume of bottle knowledge. Disappointing that more Easterners didn't make it! The seminars were super, finding Fred Holabird's on bottle values/trends and investing of particular interest. As always, I was right at home in Ferdinand Meyer's wellorchestrated Bitters seminar, with collector participation the "frosting on the cake"! Friday's Federation banquet was delicious (really), Warren Friedrich's presentation on

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Western Glass History fascinating and round-table conversation delightful. Finally, I was honored to participate in Saturday night's "shootout" as a judge for the Drakes Plantation Bitters. A ton 'o fun; great bottles, great camaraderie and we didn't "clink" a one! While I bought nothing of significance, I sold 3 good pieces and really enjoyed seeing the different (Western) bottles amidst a varied assortment of really interesting and qualitative tabletop collectables. The Western Bitters offered for sale were top-echelon and those displayed were absolutely the "Best of the West"! Specifically, Richard Siri's Green Dr. WonserÕs Indian Root Bitters, BryantÕs Stomach Bitters cone and J.G. Frisch's California Bitters are "to die for"! Lastly, congrats to Steve Hubble on the killer green and whittled California Wine Bitters he went home with! Jeff Noordsy (Vermont): Holly and I greatly enjoyed our trip to Reno and we are very thankful for the efforts of the SiriÕs, Marty Hall and the FOHBC. This was our first time attending a Western Show and we were struck by the numerous ways it differed from shows on the East Coast. Of immediate impact was the incredible breadth and number of displays. I was particularly impressed by Lou Pellegrini's pickles and sauces exhibit (an AMAZING collection) but it was just one of many impressive offerings. Also pleasing was the number of go-withs and advertising pieces offered for sale - sadly, we do not see much of this material in the East and it was refreshing to see the appreciation of this material among Western collectors. We were also fascinated by the "verticality" of many of the sales tables and the use of shelving as a means of display. Most New England dealers show their wares in a table-top fashion and I found the Western displays to be more visually satisfying. Because of the restrictions placed upon us by air travel we did not have our usual inventory but we sold several items and I was particularly pleased with the half-dozen items we purchased. Of the non-show related activities the shootout was a highlight and we would like to extend our thanks to the Hecklers for the complimentary food and drinks and to Ferdinand Meyer for organizing the event. It is my sincere hope that this type of event can be incorporated into future shows. In the end however, it was seeing old friends (many of whom I had not visited with since Denver 2000) and putting faces to names with telephone and email acquaintances that was the highlight of the trip. Here's hoping some folks from the West will come to Manchester, New


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Hampshire next year to celebrate the first FOHBC New England national show!

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James Campiglia (Montana): Late response due to being out digging.... and still trying to find a good whole bottle. A superb show! Amazing amount of planning that we are all very thankful for to the many people who helped to make this a success and a fun show. Sales were great. I had the chance to see so many friends. I talked with collectors who I barely knew, or just knew the names of, and now know them better. Seeing a professional photographer around was real important as images of the fine collectors as well as the bottles will be captured now forever. Everything was first class! We have a first class hobby unlike any other. When I arrived at the shoot-out now knowing what to expect I was amazed at there being so many collectors as well as food. A big thanks to Norman Heckler on this and his help in contributing to a West coast show. It was great to see so many from back East and throughout the country. I was happy to see a new bottle friend, Mr. James Bell from Australia come so far and bring such large bottles. We met at the Ohio show a year or so ago. So many familiar faces, so much fun and such amazing glass and color. I thought it was a dream......This was a once in a lifetime event that will be hard to top! Every collector needs to hear about, see pictures of, etc. and attend the next Federation show whenever they can. I can't wait for the next one!

‡ One of the many desserts at the Banquet

Mike Dolcini (Sacramento, California): The event was by far, the best we have attended and the facility was par excellence. My "puniness" did not prevent Jane and me from enjoying the entire experience. The displays were some of best we have ever seen and those who sacrificed their time and efforts to ensure that the experience was an extremely positive one, performed a tremendous job. The shootouts were a lot of fun and the collectors who participated entered some great bottles. What a hoot! Lou Pellegrini (California): I have attended 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988 (I was chairman of that event put on by the Western Region) 2004, 2008 FOHBC Expo's. I have to say this 2012 event was one of the top three. Great job by Marty and Richard and all those who helped them. Thank You to those that voted for my display for People's Choice Award. It was my pleasure to share my collection at this great event. Bill Ham (Lakeport, California): This was one of the best Expos ever with the very interesting and innovative Òshoot-out". Richard, Beverly and Stacey Siri, Marty Hall and the gang that put the show on should be very proud of the tremendous accomplishment. This was a show that the

‡ Gorgeous bottles on every table!

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Great Bottles Coming Out Of The Woodwork At Hecklers ›Žœ‘ȱꗍœȱ‘Šȱž—Œ˜ŸŽ›ȱ’–™˜›Š—ȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žœȱ’—ȱ ˜ž›ȱ‘˜‹‹¢ȱ‘ŠŸŽȱ‹ŽŒ˜–Žȱšž’Žȱ›Š›Žǰȱ‘˜ ŽŸŽ›ǰȱ ‘Žȱ ›ŽŒŽ—ȱ ŽŒ”•Ž›ȱ ŠžŒ’˜—ȱ ‘Šȱ Ž—Žȱ ˜—ȱ Š¢ȱřŖȱŒ˜—Š’—ŽȱœŽŸŽ›Š•ȱ•˜œȱ‘Šȱ’ŸŽȱžœȱŠ••ȱ ‘˜™Žȱ ˜ȱ ꗍ’—ȱ ‘Šȱ —Ž¡ȱ ȃ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ ’—ȱ ‘Žȱ ›˜ž‘ȄǯȱȱŽȱŠ••ȱ•˜ŸŽȱ˜ȱ‘ŽŠ›ȱ‘Žȱœ˜›’Žœȱ‹Ž‘’—ȱ ‘Žȱ •Šœœȱ  ‘’Œ‘ǰȱ ž—˜ž‹Ž•¢ǰȱ ŠŽȱ ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ Ž¡Œ’Ž–Ž—ȱŠ—ȱ‘Žȱꗊ•ȱ‘Š––Ž›ȱ™›’ŒŽǷ ’ŸŽȱ ’—Ž›Žœ’—ȱ Š—ȱ ›Š›Žȱ ‹˜Ĵ•Žœǰȱ ›Žœ‘ȱ ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ –Š›”Žǰȱ  Ž›Žȱ ˜ěŽ›Žȱ ˜ȱ Š—’šžŽȱ ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ Ž—‘žœ’Šœœȱ’—ȱ‘’œȱœŠ•ŽDZ ˜ȱ ŗřŜǰȱ Šȱ ȬŚŚȱ Šœ‘’—˜—ȱ Ȭȱ Š¢•˜›ȱ ˜››Š’ȱ ̊œ”ȱ ›˜–ȱ ‘’•ŠŽ•™‘’Šǰȱ Ž——œ¢•ŸŠ—’Šǰȱ ’—ȱ Š—ȱ Ž¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ ›Š›Žȱ ‹›’••’Š—ȱ •’‘ȱ ¢Ž••˜ ȱ Š—ȱ  ’‘ȱ ™Š›’Œž•Š›•¢ȱ œ›˜—ȱ Ž–‹˜œœ’—ȱ ‘Šȱ ŽŠ›•¢ȱ ’—Ž›Žœǯȱ ‘’œȱ Ž¡Š–™•Žȱ —˜ȱ ˜—•¢ȱ ‘Šȱ Šȱ ›ŽŠȱ Œ˜•˜›ȱ ‹žȱ Š•œ˜ȱ Š—ȱ ž—žœžŠ•ȱ ›ŠŠ’˜—ȱ ˜ȱ Œ˜•˜›ȱ ›˜–ȱ ¢Ž••˜ ȱ ˜ȱ Š•–˜œȱ Œ•ŽŠ›ȱ ’—ȱ ‘Žȱ –’•Žȱ˜ȱ‘Žȱ̊œ”ǯȱŽŒŽ—•¢ȱžȱ’—ȱŠŸŠ——Š‘ǰȱ Ž˜›’Šǰȱ ˜—Žȱ –Ž–‹Ž›ȱ ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ ’’—ȱ ŽŠ–ȱ Œ˜––Ž—Žȱ ȃž›ȱ ̊œ”ȱ  Šœȱ ›ŽŒ˜ŸŽ›Žȱ ›˜–ȱ Šȱ™›’Ÿ¢ȱ’—ȱ‘Žȱ ’œ˜›’Œȱ’œ›’Œȱ’—ȱ˜ —˜ —ȱ ŠŸŠ——Š‘ǯȱ ‘Žȱ ™›’Ÿ¢ȱ ŠŽȱ ˜ȱ Š‹˜žȱ ŗŞŘŖȱ Š—ȱ Šœȱ’—ȱžœŽȱž—’•ȱŠ›˜ž—ȱŗşŖŖǯȱ‘Žȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ  Šœȱ ›ŽŒ˜ŸŽ›Žȱ ›˜–ȱ Šȱ ȁŒ•ŽŠ—˜žȂȱ ™’ȱ Š‹˜žȱ Şȱ ŽŽȱ ŽŽ™ȱ Š“ŠŒŽ—ȱ ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ ™›’Ÿ¢ǯȱ ‘Žȱ ™›’Ÿ¢ȱ  ŠœȱŒ•ŽŠ—Žȱ˜žȱŠ—ȱ›Ž‹ž’•ȱŠŽ›ȱŗŞŜśȄǯȱȱ‘’œȱ ȬŚŚȱ‘ŠȱŠ—ȱŽœ’–ŠŽȱ˜ȱǞśǰŖŖŖȱȬȱǞŗŖǰŖŖŖȱŠ—ȱ ›ŽŠ•’£ŽȱŠȱ™›’ŒŽȱ˜ȱǞŗŚǰŖŚŖȱ ‘Ž—ȱŠ••ȱ‘Žȱžœȱ œŽĴ•Žǯ

Above: Washington-Taylor Flask, rare in yellow realized $14,040 Right: A still from the video of the unearthing of Lot 136, the entire video may be viewed at www.hecklerauction.com/auctions/99/

Recent Auction Results at Norman C. Heckler & Company


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September - October 2012 37 ˜ȱŗŞǰȱŠȱ ȬşȱŠ•ŽȱȬȱŠ•Žȱ’‘ȱ—Š”Žȱ —ȱŽŠ”ȱ ’œ˜›’ŒŠ•ȱ•Šœ”ȱȬȱ Š—ȱŽŠ›•¢ȱ’Ĵœ‹ž›‘ȱ’œ›’Œȱ̊œ”ǰȱ’—ȱ•’‘ȱŠ™™•Žȱ›ŽŽ—ȱŠ•œ˜ȱ Šœȱ—Ž ȱ ˜ȱ‘Žȱ–Š›”Žǯȱ‘’œȱ̊œ”ȱ ŠœȱŠȱꗎȱŽ¡Š–™•Žǰȱ ’‘ȱŠ—ȱž—žœžŠ•ȱŒ˜•˜›ȱ ˜›ȱ ‘’œȱ –˜•ȱ Š—ȱ Š•œ˜ȱ œ›˜—•¢ȱ Ž–‹˜œœŽǯȱ ‘Žȱ ‹˜Ĵ•Žǰȱ —’Œ”—Š–Žȱ ‘Žȱȃ—Š”Žȱ˜ȱ˜››ž™’˜—Ȅǰȱ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱ˜ȱ‘Žȱ˜‹ŸŽ›œŽȱ–˜’ȱ˜ȱŠȱœ—Š”Žȱ ˜›ȱœŽ›™Ž—ȱ‹Ž’—ȱ‘Ž•ȱ’—ȱ‘Žȱ‹ŽŠ”ȱ˜ȱŠ—ȱŽŠ•Žǰȱ‘ŠœȱŠ• Š¢œȱ‹ŽŽ—ȱ˜—Žȱ ˜ȱ‘Žȱ–˜œȱ™˜™ž•Š›ȱ˜ȱ‘Žȱ‘’œ˜›’ŒŠ•ȱ̊œ”œǯȱȱ›ŽŒŽ—ȱȃ›Žœ‘ȄȱꗍȱŠȱ Š—ȱŽœŠŽȱœŠ•Žȱ˜žœ’Žȱ˜ȱ˜•ž–‹žœǰȱ‘’˜ǰȱ’ȱ Šœȱ›žœ‘Žȱ˜ȱ ŽŒ”•Ž›œȱ ˜ȱ –Š”Žȱ ’ȱ ŠŸŠ’•Š‹•Žȱ ˜›ȱ ‘Žȱ œŠ•Žǯȱ ‘Žȱ Œ˜—œ’—˜›ȱ œŠŽȱ ‘Šȱ ‘Žȱ ‘Šȱ ™ž›Œ‘ŠœŽȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žœȱ’—ȱ‘Žȱ™ŠœȱŠȱŽœŠŽȱœŠ•ŽœȱŠ—ȱ‘Ž•ȱ‘’œȱ‘Š—ȱž™ȱŠȱ •’Ĵ•Žȱ•˜—Ž›ȱ˜›ȱ‘’œȱ˜—Žȱ‹ŽŒŠžœŽȱ‘ŽȱœŽ—œŽȱ’ȱ Šœȱ™˜œœ’‹•¢ȱ‹ŽĴŽ›ȱ‘Š—ȱ ‘Žȱ˜‘Ž›ȱ’Ž–œȱ’—ȱ‘Žȱ‹˜¡ȱ•˜ȱ˜ěŽ›’—œǷȱ‘Žȱȃ—Š”ŽȄȱ‘ŠȱŠȱ™›ŽȱȬŠžŒ’˜—ȱ Žœ’–ŠŽȱ˜ȱǞŜǰŖŖŖȱȬȱǞŗŘǰŖŖŖȱŠ—ȱŠŒ‘ŽŸ’ŽȱŠȱ‘Š––Ž›ȱ™›’ŒŽȱ˜ȱǞŗŖǰśřŖǯ

The popular and rare “Snake of Corruption” Flask realized $10,530

˜ȱśśȱŠȱŸŽ›¢ȱŽŠ›•¢ȱ‘Šȱ—ȱ •˜‹Žȱ’—Žȱ˜Ĵ•Žȱ ›˜–ȱ —•Š—ȱ Šœȱ Š•œ˜ȱ ›ŽŒŽ—•¢ȱ ž—Œ˜ŸŽ›Žǯȱ ‘’œȱœ–Š••ǰȱ•˜‹ž•Š›ǰȱ‘Š•ȱœ’£Žȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ ’‘ȱŠȱ•˜—ȱ —ŽŒ”ǰȱœ‘ŽŠ›Žȱ–˜ž‘ȱ ’‘ȱœ›’—ȱ’—ȱŠȱ¢Ž••˜ ’œ‘ȱ ˜•’ŸŽȱ›ŽŽ—ȱ’œȱ‘˜ž‘ȱ˜ȱ‹ŽȱŽ¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ›Š›Žȱ’—ȱ ‹˜‘ȱœ’£ŽȱŠ—ȱ˜›–ǯȱŽŒŽ—•¢ȱŒ˜—œ’—Žȱ‹¢ȱŠȱ ‹žœ’—Žœœ–Š—ȱ’—ȱ‘˜Žȱ œ•Š—ȱȬ‘ŽȱœŠŽȱ‘Šȱ ‘Žȱ ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ  Šœȱ ˜ž—ȱ ’—ȱ Š››ŠŠ—œŽĴȱ Š¢ȱ ‹¢ȱ Šȱ Œžœ˜–Ž›ȱ  ‘˜ȱ ›ŽšžŽ—•¢ȱ  Ž—ȱ ’Ÿ’—ȱ ˜›ȱ •˜‹œŽ›ǯȱ ȃ‘Žȱ Œžœ˜–Ž›ȱ —˜’ŒŽȱ ‹˜Ĵ•Žœȱ ’—ȱ –¢ȱ™•ŠŒŽȱ˜ȱ‹žœ’—ŽœœȱŠ—ȱœŠ’ȱȃ‘ŽŒ”ȱ ȂŸŽȱœŽŽ—ȱ ‘ŽœŽȱ‘’—œȱ’—ȱ‘Žȱ‹˜Ĵ˜–ȱ˜ȱŠ››ŠŠ—œŽĴȱŠ¢ȱ Š—ȱ œž›Žȱ Ž—˜ž‘ȱ œ˜–Ž’–Žȱ •ŠŽ›ȱ ‘Žȱ  Š•”Žȱ ’—˜ȱ–¢ȱœ˜›Žȱ ’‘ȱ‘’œȱ˜—ŽǯȄȱ‘Žȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ Šœȱ Žœ’–ŠŽȱ Šȱ ǞŘǰśŖŖȱ Ȭȱ ǞśǰŖŖŖȱ Š—ȱ ›ŽŠ•’£Žȱ ǞśǰŞśŖȱ˜—ȱ‘ŽȱŠžŒ’˜—ȱ‹•˜Œ”ǯ ˜ȱ ŞŘȱ Šȱȃ›ǯȱ ǯǯȱ˜˜œȱȦȱ•’¡’›ȱȦȱ•‹Š—¢ǯȱ Ȧȱ ȄȱŽ’Œ’—Žȱ˜Ĵ•Žȱ™›˜‹Š‹•¢ȱ›˜–ȱ•‹Š—¢ǰȱ Ž ȱ ˜›”ȱ Š•œ˜ȱ ™’šžŽȱ Œ˜••ŽŒ˜›œȂȱ ’—Ž›Žœœǯȱ ‘’œȱŽ¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ›Š›Žȱ˜–‹œ˜—Žȱœ‘Š™Žȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ ’—ȱ Ž–Ž›Š•ȱ ›ŽŽ—ȱ Œ›˜œœŽȱ ‘Žȱ ŠžŒ’˜—ȱ ‹•˜Œ”ȱ  ’‘ȱ œ™’›’Žȱ ‹’’—ǰȱ Žœ’–ŠŽȱ Šȱ ǞŘǰśŖŖȱ Ȭȱ ǞśǰŖŖŖȱ‘’œȱ•˜ȱŠ›ȱŽ¡ŒŽŽŽȱŽ¡™ŽŒŠ’˜—œȱŠ—ȱ œ˜•ȱ˜›ȱǞŗŗǰŝŖŖǯȱ˜—œ’—Žȱ›˜–ȱŠȱ™Š —ȱœ‘˜™ȱ ’—ȱ ‘Žȱ ˜ž‘ŽŠœȱ Ȭȱ ‘’œȱ ‹˜Ĵ•Žȱ  Šœȱ ˜›’’—Š••¢ȱ ˜ž—ȱž—Ž›ȱŠȱ™˜›Œ‘ȱ’—ȱŽ ȱ˜›”ȱœŠŽǯ

‹˜ŸŽDZȱŠ›ŽȱŠ—ȱŽŠ›•¢ȱ‘ŠȱŠ—ȱ •˜‹Žȱ˜Ĵ•Žȱ›ŽŠ•’£ŽȱǞśǰŞśŖȱŠ—ȱ¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ›Š›Žȱ›ǯȱ ǯǯȱ ˜˜œȱŽ’Œ’—Žȱ˜Ĵ•Žȱ›ŽŠ•’£ŽȱǞŗŗǰŝŖŖ Ž•˜ DZȱ¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ›Š›Žȱœ’£Žȱȱǭȱǯȱǯȱ™›’—ȱ˜ȱ’—Ž›Š•ȱŠŽ›ȱ˜Ĵ•ŽȱǞŚǰŜŞŖ

˜ȱŗŖşȱŠȱȃȱǭȱǯȱǯȱ™›’—ȱ˜ȱȦȱȱȦȱŠ›Š˜ŠȱȦȱ ǯȱǯȄȱȬȱȃŠŸ’•’˜—ȱȦȱŠŽ›Ȅȱ’—Ž›Š•ȱŠŽ›ȱ˜Ĵ•Žǰȱ ’—ȱ Ž–Ž›Š•ȱ ›ŽŽ—ȱ ˜ěŽ›Žȱ Š—˜‘Ž›ȱ ›ŽŠȱ œ˜›¢ǯȱ ‘’œȱ –’—Ž›Š•ȱ ŠŽ›ȱ  Šœȱ ’—ȱ ꗎȱ Œ˜—’’˜—ȱ Š—ȱ Š—ȱ Ž¡›Ž–Ž•¢ȱ ›Š›Žȱ œ’£Žȱ Š—ȱ Š•œ˜ȱ  Šœȱ —Ž ȱ ˜ȱ ‘Žȱ–Š›”Žǯȱ쎛Žȱ˜ȱ‘ŽȱŒ˜—œ’—˜›ȱ’—ȱŠȱ‹˜¡ȱ•˜ȱ ‘ŠȱŒ˜—Š’—Žȱ˜‘Ž›ȱ›Š›Žȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žœǰȱ‘ŽȱŒ˜—œ’—˜›ȱ šž’Œ”•¢ȱ –ŠŽȱ ‘Žȱ ŽŒ’œ’˜—ȱ ˜ȱ ™ž›Œ‘ŠœŽǯȱ ‘Žȱ Œ˜—œ’—˜›ȱœŠŽǰȱ ‘Ž—ȱ ȱŠœ”Žȱ ‘Ž›Žȱ‘Žȱ‹˜Ĵ•Žœȱ ‘ŠȱŒ˜–Žȱ›˜–ǰȱ‘ŽȱœŽ••Ž›ȱœŠŽȱ‘Šȱ‘Žȱ ŠœȱŠȱ Œ˜—œ›žŒ’˜—ȱ ˜›”Ž›ȱ ‘˜ȱ‘Šȱ‹ŽŽ—ȱ™Š›ȱ˜ȱ‘Žȱ Ž¡ŒŠŸŠ’˜—ȱŽŠ–œȱ˜›ȱ‘Žȱȃ’ȱ’Ȅȱǻ‘Žȱ›Ž›˜ž’—ȱ ˜ȱ ȬşřȱŠ—ȱŠ’›™˜›ȱ›ŠĜŒȱž—Ž››˜ž—Ǽȱ’—ȱ˜œ˜—ǯȱ ‘’•Žȱ‘ŽȱŽœ’–ŠŽœȱ˜ȱŒ˜–™•ŽŽȱ‘ŽȱȄ’ȱ’Ȅȱ –ŠŽȱ ‹’ȱ —Ž œȱ ˜›ȱ ‹Ž’—ȱ  Š¢ȱ ˜ěȱ ‘Ž’›ȱ ’—’’Š•ȱ Žœ’–ŠŽœǰȱ‘ŽȱŠžŒ’˜—ȱŽœ’–ŠŽȱ˜›ȱ‘’œȱ‹˜Ĵ•ŽȱŠȱȱ ǞŘǰśŖŖȱȬȱǞśǰŖŖŖȱ™›˜ŸŽȱ˜ȱ‹Žȱ›’‘ȱ˜—ȱ‘Žȱ–˜—Ž¢ȱ  ’‘ȱŠȱŒ•˜œ’—ȱ‹’ȱ˜ȱǞŚǰŜŞŖǯ For more information please visit www.hecklerauction.com


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The FOHBC Banquet by Ferdinand Meyer V

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much anticipated, traditional FOHBC awards banquet was special this year with Warren Friedrich dominating the event and getting the distinguished Hall of Fame award and giving the keynote lecture. Mike Bryant, representing the San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club, also made six trips to the stage to collect awards!

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, FOHBC, outlining new direction and the strengths of our great hobby

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Warren Friedrich and Mike Bryant steal the show!


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The event started off with cocktails and then moved to an opening greeting and welcome from Marty Hall, Reno Expo show chairman. Bob Ferraro gave the banquet invocation and turned the mike back to Marty Hall and Alan DeMaison who coordinated the table by table movement to the banquet dinner spread where an incredible arrangement of food and desserts were displayed and awaited all guests. This process worked well and it seemed like everyone was really pleased with the outstanding meal, which was organized and provided by the host hotel, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino.

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the hobby and the Federation headed. (please read my PresidentÕs message in the front of this issue). I also asked for a moment of silence to honor my good friend, bitters mentor and past FOHBC board member, Ed Herrold, who suddenly passed away a day or so earlier.

Next on the agenda was the announcement of the two FOHBC Hall of Fame awards. Pam Selenak introduced Warren Friedrich who received this distinguished award. Ferdinand Meyer V presented the second Federation Hall of Fame award to Jack Sullivan, of Alexandria, Va., (not in attendance) who is a prolific researcher and writer for our hobby and the Federation. The final major award was given to Tom Phillips, FOHBC Conventions Director. Tom received a much deserved, PresidentÔs Award from outgoing president, Gene Bradberry. Way to go Tom! Tom gave a little talk and got the crowd fired-up for the 2013 FOHBC National in Manchester, New Hampshire.

After dinner, Warren Friedrich was introduced and gave a rather engaging talk on ÒThe Early Glassworks of CaliforniaÓ. The stage was then turned over to Alan DeMaison who announced the new FOHBC Board members for the 2012-2014 term. This included the addition of John Panek and Jamie Houdeshell, who filled a vacant position and also replaced the outgoing Carl Sturm. Thank you to Carl Sturm for his many years of fine service. The last position, President was announced, and I was called to the stage. I could hardly contain my excitement with my new Federation role and I went on to give a talk about where I see

We then moved to announcing the club awards. This included the Montana Bottle Collectors Association getting First Place in the 2012 Show Poster Contest, Erich Webber and Bill Henness, designers. The San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club getting


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ÒEarly Glasshouses of CaliforniaÓ Warren Friedrich giving keynote lecture

Mike Bryant and the San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club clean up with award plaques. Mike is flanked by his wife Dixie (left) and Pam Selenak.


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Second Place, Mike Bryant, designer, and the Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club getting Third Place, Dave Maryo, designer. Warren Friedrich, Hall of Fame recipient and Pam Selenak

The Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association won First Place in the 2012 Newsletter Contest for ÒTravelers Companion,Ó Craig Maefs, editor. The San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club won Second Place for ÒThe Bottleneck,Ó Mike Bryant, editor. The Washington Bottle and CollectorsÕ Association won Third Place for ÒGhost Town Echo,Ó Scott Gibbons, editor. PresidentÕs Award goes to Tom Phillips

Winning First Place, 2012 True Story with Ò1962 California Dig Yields Port Angeles Flask,Ó published in the ÒGhost Town Echo,Ó newsletter of the Washington Bottle and CollectorsÕ Association, was Rurik Kallis, author. Coming in Second Place was ÒOld Bottles Exploding In Popularity,Ó published in several magazines and newsletters, Steve Ketcham, author. In

Third Place was ÒI Told Her IÕd Do It,Ó published in ÒThe Bottleneck,Ó newsletter of the San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club, Terry Monteith, author. The First Place 2012 Research Story was ÒMilk Bottle Rim Codes,Ó Carol Serr, author. This story was published in ÒThe Bottleneck,Ó newsletter of the San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club. In Second Place with ÒThe Gazosa Beverage Company,Ó published in ÒThe Bottleneck,Ó newsletter of The San Diego Bottle and Collectibles Club, Mike Bryant, author. Third Place was awarded to Scott Gibbons, author, for ÒLooking For Closure?Ó It was published in the ÒGhost Town Echo,Ó newsletter of the Washington Bottle and CollectorsÕ Association, edited by Scott Gibbons. Winning First Place for best 2012 Fiction Story was Mike Bryant, author, for ÒAsk Aunt Blabby by Blabbygail Butinski,Ó published in ÒThe BottleneckÓ, newsletter of the San Diego Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club. This pretty much concluded the festivities for the long, eventful evening. Elizabeth and I have been coming to these banquets ever since I first started attending national shows in 2003. This event certainly lived up to all that was promised and expected.

Ferdinand Meyer V presenting John (Jack) Sullivan the Hall of Fame award.


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The Shootout by Pam Selenak

So what exactly, is a shootout? Youテ夫e seen the cowboys on the big screen in the middle of the dirt street facing each other then they draw their guns and one of them falls dead. Well, with a bottle shootout, people bring in their finest examples of a specific category. They are lined up and the judges slowly and methodically eliminate one after the other until there is one left. The only other bottle shootout Iテ夫e seen was at the Auburn show. It was an IXL Bitters shootout. As an Expo, we would expect something on a grand scale. This one did not disappoint anyone. I was asked to stand by the door and make sure only federation members, dealers, and early lookers were allowed in. I wasnテ付 sure how this was going to happen

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because when I came down the hall there was a mob outside the door as if they were going to see a real shootout. Inside the room was a complete food setup consisting of a wide variety of sandwich meats, cheeses and breads, meatballs, chicken wings, and vegetables. On each end was a cash bar. All this was sponsored and paid for by Norman C. Heckler & Company. During the show on Saturday, there were two very attractive women walking around giving out drink vouchers also planned by the Heckler clan. As we opened the doors, Marty Hall and I checked for badges and names on our Federation list. It went very smoothly. Many people I recognized and I was able to put a face to many of the names I have heard so much about.

We had only planned for one hundred people and we had well over two hundred attend this event. We had to bring in more chairs and of course more food. Everyone seemed to be having a great time.

table. They were Bruce Silva, Dennis Bray, and Ralph Hollibaugh. As the owners of the Cutter cylinders placed their bottles on the table, you could hear the oohs and ahs throughout the room. As bottles were eliminated, it came down to the final few. They were placed in the light box for final inspection. The winner was Steve Hubble for his olive green amber specimen. This bottle was dug by Marty Hall in Goldhill, Nevada in 1990.

Steve Hubble - Best Sole Agent Cutter

Next up was the Drakes Plantation Bitters. The judges were Jeff Noordsy, Jeff Burkhardt, and Rick Simi. The bottles were placed on the table. It was amazing the amount of color that was displayed. It will be hard to ever again see so much beautiful color variations in Drakes all at the same time right next to each other. What an opportunity to see this. As they narrowed down to the final few, I saw major concentration on the judges faces. The winner was Ferdinand Meyer V for his perfect blue/green example of which only four similar examples are known. Others that possess off-colored blue/green examples are Sandor Fuss (recently bought from Mike Henness), Jim Hagen-

Ferdinand Meyer V Best Drakes Plantation Bitters

When Ferdinand announced it was time for the shootout to start, the entire room moved towards the front center of the room for the judging. The three categories being judged were Circle Cutter Whiskey cylinders, Drakes Plantation Bitters and umbrella inks. Ferdinand asked for the first three judges to come up to the

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(L-R) Round 2 - Jeff Burkhardt, Jeff Noordsy and Rick Simi - Drakes Judges

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buch and Jeff Burkhardt. The final category was the umbrella inks. The judges were Bryan Grapentine, Holly Noordsy, and Jamie Houdeshell. There were so many of these beautiful inks I found it hard to believe they could find one better than the other. After much consideration, it came down to the final few. I was so far back I couldnテ付 see what was happening at the table. The audience participation was quite exciting hearing them cheer and there were also a few boos. The winner went to a beautiful pontiled swirled puce ink owned by Jim Jacobitz. The story of this ink is that is was dug by Richard Moritz in 1995 in Virginia City at the home of W.S. Wright. (W.S. Wright soda). So this was more than likely used by Mr. Wright himself, dating back to the 1860's. This ink has never been cleaned and is in mint condition.

Jim Jacobitz Best Umbrella Ink

Because of such an overwhelming success of this event, rumor has it that you may be seeing more of these shootouts at future Federation shows. This is another reason to be a member of this great Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.

Round 1 Judging Umbrella Inks

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(L-R) Round 1 - Holly Noordsy, Bryan Grapentine and Jamie Houdeshell Umbrella Ink Judges

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Another great event for our members. Stay tuned for news for next years show, auction, banquet and yes...hopefully a New England early American glass shootout and showdown!


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Displays and Displayers at the 2012 FOHBC Reno Expo by Bob Ferraro

Twenty-two remarkable displays surrounded two sides of the huge sales area at the Reno Expo. These displays focused on many categories of glass collecting such as bitters, insulators, foods, fire grenades and even early hyacinth vases. There were also specialty displays of rare Nevada artifacts, Sacramento bottles, a 50-state collection of Hutchinson soda bottles, an entire display of bottles related to the human kidney and an exceptional grouping of miniature bottles.

ÒDid you see the exceptional gazebo with more than 100 rare bottles?Ó The variety of displays was a crowd pleaser since they were all extremely informative. Looking at just the displays gave the viewer a sense of wonder and an insight into life during the 1800s and, of course, the early 1900s. All were colorfully displayed with considerable historical information that made each quite different. Even more remarkable than the number and variety of displays was the broad representation of glass from America and Australia. Comments such as, ÒDid you see the exceptional gazebo with more than 100 rare bottles?Ó These bottles appeared on back-lighted shelves that created a spectacular array of color and unusual shapes. More than once the spectators whispered, ÒI have never seen such rare and colorful glass.Ó Additionally, participants were heard saying that all shows should include displays to help inform the public of how glass played such a significant role in developing the world of commerce. Perhaps the wealth of information that was

Bob Ferraro presented through these displays will enhance the organizers of other bottle shows to include and promote displays. The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) did its part by awarding a ÒPeoples Choice AwardÓ to the display that received the highest number of publicly cast votes. This display was entered by Lou Pellegrini of Los Gatos, California. Additionally, the Federation presented a second ribbon for ÒMost EducationalÓ to an extremely unusual display of bottles containing colorful swirls in the glass. This display was entered by Dwayne Anthony of Highland, California. Rex Barber from Australia entered his pot lid display that created considerable interest. Richard Siri, a co-chairman for this show, donated a walnut plaque engraved by the Reno Bottle Club to each displayer. This was a great way to say thank you to each person submitting a display. In all, this was a great way to exhibit some exceptional glass and related collectibles. The following pictures were taken by show photographer, Scott Selenak and FOHBC member, Alan DeMaison who is also compiling a video.


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Lou Pellegrini and his award winning, and popular, “Colored Food Bottles”

Gazebo display with a Bryant’s Stomach Bitters cone and ladies leg. Look at that pickle!

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Dwayne Anthony and his award winning and most educational “Swirls, Whirls, Twists & Twirls”

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David Hall with his outstanding and eye catching “E.G. Booz and North American Log Cabins Too”


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Dennis Bray and his gorgeous and colorful “EC&M Insulators”

Russell Umbraco and his educational “Early Heinz Bottle” display

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Rex Barber from Australia, and his great “Quack Pot Lids”

Bob Ferraro and his “Rare Nevada Artifacts” display

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Ken Morrill and a display for “XL Dairy Bottles and San Francisco history”

Ron Barns and his fantastic “Miniature Bottles” display

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Don Dwyer stands proud in front of his “Western Bitters” display

Ron Ireland and his informative “Kidney Bottles” display

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Colin Jung has a really neat display on “California Insulators”

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Rick Pisano and a really wonderful display of great “IXL Bottles”

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Henry’s Bottling Works in What Cheer, Iowa By Bill Baab

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purchased a small accumulation of bottles that included milks from Georgia and a clear crown top embossed HENRY’S / BOTTLING WORKS / WHAT CHEER, IOWA. That can’t be real, I thought. I checked out the list of Iowa places in the Rand-McNally Road Atlas and learned What Cheer actually exists. I contacted my friend and fellow collector, Mark Wiseman, in Des Moines, Iowa, to learn what he knew about the place. I also looked it up on the internet. While nothing appeared about Henry’s, I learned that a pottery in What Cheer was famous (or infamous) for its anatomically correct bull frogs. Mark owns one of the male frogs. What Cheer was founded in 1865 and first called Petersburg after its founder, Peter Britton. But the U.S. Post Office objected (its reasons were not posted) to the name and in 1879 it was changed to What Cheer. The town thrived on many coal mines in the area, while railroads also helped drive the economy as well as haul away the coal, according to online sources. The town today is noted for its opera house and what has been billed as the largest flea market in the midwest. Mark said the Iowa Antique Bottleers used to meet in What Cheer at least once a year. He said What Cheer pottery items are desirable collectibles. Mark said Mike Burggraaf’s Iowa bottle book lists a Hutchinson embossed SIMON FURSTENBURG (STAR) / WHAT CHEER, IOWA. The bottle dates to 1895-96. Mark has never seen one. Unfortunately, Burggraaf’s book on Iowa bottles does not include the crown top era, so little is known about Henry’s..

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My plan to attend the Expo in Reno was met with many challenges, least of which was my insistence on not flying. My traveling buddy, wife Elaine, was stuck at work and I was not about to drive the 2,200 miles from Cleveland to Reno by myself. I tried to recruit riders to share expenses, but no one was ready to commit. Greyhound or Amtrak remained my only options and after doing my homework, Amtrak was my choice. Round trip from Cleveland was only $347, but I would have to rough it for that price. No sleeping car for this guy who had more important use for the money, maybe a nice flask or two. A little discomfort for a bottle, that was a no-brainer. Upon entering the train, I instinctively looked for the cord, made famous by countless comedians that brought many a train to an instant stop. I remember watching the comic genius of Lucille Ball on the I Love Lucy


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Rafters on the Colorado had a history of mooning the train and we were not disappointed. Show pulling the cord. Sorry, no cord. The trip from Cleveland to Chicago was nice. There was a lounge car with snacks and drinks. The sideto-side rocking of the moving train seemed almost hypnotic when you were in your seat, but moving around the train was another story. As you walked, the side-to-side rocking made it impossible to walk a straight line. I would need some practice to develop my Òtrain legs.Ó Arriving at Union Station in Chicago, I switched trains to the California Zephyr. Upon entering the coach, the difference was instantly noticeable. Nice double decker cars with all passengers on the upper deck for great sightseeing. This coach had restrooms to accommodate actually getting cleaned up morning and evening. Everyone was instructed to take their seats while the conductor walked the aisle calling, Òtickets.Ó Within minutes of taking our tickets, it seemed like everyone was gone. Where did they go? I soon found out that the California Zephyr had an observation lounge with tables for games and conversation along with nice seats designed for optimum viewing. That car also contained the snack bar and it took no time to determine this was the place to be. The scenery from Chicago to Denver consisted of fields of corn, soybeans, and more corn, soybeans

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with an occasional town. It was between Chicago and Denver that I got my first experience at sleeping on the train. This will not go down as one of my more restful sleeps. Some passengers seemed to adapt to the conditions better than others and certainly better than me. Not only were the seats uncomfortable sleeping for these old bones (I am unable to sleep in a Lazy Boy, either), but also the coach seemed to get colder as the night progressed. I needed both a sweatshirt and a blanket to stay warm.

Leaving Denver, the train started climbing the Rockies. It was obvious that the boring scenery was about to change. Twenty-eight tunnels greeted us as we made our way through the mountains. Between Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado, we paralleled the mighty Colorado for 238 miles. Three hours west of Denver, we started through the Upper Gore Canyon. A sheer rock face greeted us within feet of the train with only sensor wires between the rocks and us. The sensor wires are needed to provide advanced warning of a rock slide. Lower Gore Canyon followed with many of the same spectacular sights. The landscape surrounding the tracks could have inspired many a postcard. The trip provided one awe-inspiring scene after another. Rafters on the Colorado had a history of mooning the train and we were not disappointed. From Grand Junction through Salt Lake City was another challenging night with little sleep. This night I slept in the observation lounge where I found three adjacent seats that almost formed a bed. I just reminded myself that this was the price for a nice bottle and that seemed to ease the discomfort. The landscape east of Reno was out of a western movie,

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with all the sagebrush and desert with the mountains in the background. From Denver, my thoughts frequently reflected on the hardships the early settlers endured to settle this part of the country. It seemed appropriate to view the land the early settlers conquered to make possible the western bottles that many collect. Arriving at Reno, my attention turned to bottles. After four days of Federation meetings, the awards banquet, early admission, the Shoot-out, and days of exploring tables along with a little gambling, I was ready and excited to board the train for home. The train was on schedule as we arrived in Salt Lake City at 3 a.m. I actually got some sleep, two $6 pillows from Walmart and three adjacent seats on the observation lounge certainly made life better. The trip from Grand Junction to Salt Lake City was at night on the trip to Reno, but the schedule indicated that most of the return trip should be during the morning. The on-time schedule didnテ付 disappoint with the train winding through mountain canyons and across the barren plains. Every turn exposed another photo opportunity. Three and a half hours of amazing landscape for this tenderfoot from the Midwest. Be prepared with your camera, since you might only have seconds to get that perfect picture. About an hour north of Grand Junction, we began to parallel the Colorado. Eroded mountains exposed layers of multicolored rock. Just beautiful! There are no roads here; Amtrak was the only way to see these scenes. Amazing!


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Quality Displays of Antique Bottles & Advertising Admission $5.00

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Classified Ads For sale FOR SALE: Drakes Plantation Bitters, 6 log base, shoulder wear, rich color, whittle $135. Doctor Fish’s Bitters, light amber shading to yellow in extremities, perfect, $375. Chestnut flask, olive yellow, 7 ¾” tall, perfect, pontil, $350. Champion Spouting Springs, aqua, pint, perfect, $135. C. Heimstreet and Co., Troy, N.Y., medium sapphire, pontil, clean, retains roughness, $195. Owen Casey Eagle Soda Works, light stain in shoulder, SB, $125. Hunter Fisherman Calabash, aqua, SB, some scratching, $75. Udolpho Wolfe’s Aromatic Schnapps, apricot?, SB, $125. Pyro and embossed milks from Eastern U.S. (115), list available, all for $1,100. Dr. C.W. Roback’s Stomach Bitters, R-74, golden amber, in making roughness on reverse, bright, otherwise perfect, $350. Shipping extra. Jim Scharnagel, 3601 Laura Lane. Gainesville, GA 30506 or (770) 536-5690

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WANTED: Dr. Kilmer’s Cough Cure Consumption Oil Catarrh, specific 8 5/8 “ and Dr. Kilmer’s U & O Ointment Binghamton. Two sizes of Indian Cough Cures: 7 1/8” and 5 ¾” tall. John Whitney, 5709 E 22nd St., Tulsa, OK 74114, (918) 835-8823 (H) or (918) 232-1231 (m)

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Roanoke, Wedowee, Wadley, LaFayette, Lineville, Lanett, Shawmut, Fairfax, and Five Points. Chris Cleaveland crisclvlnd@aol.com 123 Ashling Dr. LaGrange, GA 30240 WANTED: Bottles from Hastingson-Hudson, Ardsley, & Irvington, NY. Also old U.S. coins & currency. Marc Rosner, marosner@aol.com, (914) 4786164 WANTED: The following bottles from Chicago: John A. Lomax-any color, size, shape. Also, Nayeau Tonic, amber, round blob top. Contact: Ray Komorowski (708) 848-7947 or komo8@att.net

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WANTED: Embossed “poison” bottles especially irregular hexagon styles such as “Bowmans” and “Sundrug” or others. Slight damage maybe OK. Please call Dave at (707) 256-9365. WANTED: Light, pure lemon yellow Indian Queen. (no amber or green) $10K+ depending on color, condition, impression. Jeff (Froggy) Burkhardt (262) 573-6468 or froglegs13@msn.com WANTED: Buyer for embossed or painted bottles from West Georgia or East Alabama. “email me a picture”. Chris Cleaveland at crisclvlnd@aol.com

WANTED: Sasparilla’s I don’t have. Allen F. Christel 112 Chestnut, Whitelaw, WI 54247 or (920 )732-3730 WANTED: Ohio; Cleveland and North Royalton bottles, Masonic and holiday flasks. NM to mint. Contact, Tom at (440)477-2300 WANTED: Jordon Giles & Co. whiskey, Ca. 1873-79, from Louisville, KY. J.J. Butler, Cincinnati, OHIO cone ink, horizontal; embossing, pontiled. Pontiled, scarce or labeled female medicines. Jim Scharnagel, 3601 Laura Lane. Gainesville, GA 30506 or (770) 5365690

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Where there’s a will there’s a way to leave Donations to the FOHBC Did you know the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors is a 501C(3) charitable organization? How does that affect you? It allows tax deductions for any and all donations to the FOHBC. You might also consider a bequest in your will to the FOHBC. This could be a certain amount of money or part or all of your bottle collection. The appraised value of your collection would be able to be deducted from your taxes. (This is not legal advice, please consult an attorney) I give and bequeath to the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077, the sum of $____________ to be used as its Board of Directors determines. The same type wording could be used for bequeathing your collection or part of it, however, before donating your collection (or part of it), you would need the collection appraised by a professional appraiser with knowledge of bottles and their market values. This is the amount that would be tax deductible. Thank you for considering us in your donation plans. Ferdinand Meyer V, President Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors


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FOHBC Sho-Biz

Calendar of shows and related events FOHBC Sho-Biz is published in the interest of the hobby. Federation affiliated clubs are connotated with FOHBC logo. Insulator shows (courtesy of Crown Jewels) are indicated with an insulator. Information on up-coming collecting events is welcome, but space is limited. Please send at least three months in advance, including telephone number to: FOHBC Sho-Biz, C/O Alan DeMaison, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077 or e-mail: a.demaison@sbcglobal.net Show schedules are subject to change. Please call before traveling long distances. All listings published here will also be published on the website: FOHBC.org

September 8 Downieville, California Downieville Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show and Sale at the Downieville School Gym, Historic Hwy 49, Dealers at 7:00 am for setup. Early Lookers 8:00 am – 10:00 am $10.00, Open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Free, Free Raffle ticket with Early Looker Fee, For Show info: Rick & Cherry Simi, Tele: 530.289.3659 or email: ricksimi@att.net or Tim Higgins, Tele: 707.745.1026, Display info: Warren Friedrich, Tele: 530.265.5204, Don’t miss out on this great Bottle Show in the heart of the California Gold Rush Country! September 9 Pekin, Illinois 43rd Annual Pekin Bottle Collectors Show & Sale at the K.C. Hall, 715 North 11th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, Sunday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. No early admission. Setup: Sunday morning, 6:00 am – 8:00 am. $2.00 admission, Club: Pekin Bottle Collectors Association, Contact: Jim Searle, Show Chairman, 1003 Illinois Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554, 309.346.7804 (home) or 309.202.9337 (cell), sky@gallatinriver.net September 15 Salt Lake City, Utah Utah Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am, Redwood Multipurpose Center, 3100 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Information: Bob Campbell 801.467.8636, 1123 E. 2100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 or Rick Holt: e-mail: rckholt@netscape.net September 23 Depew, New York 14th Annual Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Annual Show & Sale, Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia

Avenue, Depew, New York 14043, Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Set up: Sunday 7:00 am to 9:00 am, tables $20.00, additional tables $10.00, Admission: $2.00, children under 12 free, http://gbbca.org, Contact: Joe Guerra (Secretary), 29 Nina Terrace, West Seneca, New York 14224, 716.674.5750, e-mail: jguerra3@ roadrunner.com, Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association September 23 Greensboro, North Carolina 11th annual Greensboro Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale indoors at the Farmer’s Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, North Carolina. Public admission: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for $1.00. Free appraisals. Dealer setup 7:00 am – 9:00 am, No Early Buyers. Info: Reggie Lynch Tele: 704.221.6489. Web: www. antiquebottles.com/greensboro September 29 Santa Ana, California New Date & New Location - The Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club’s 46th Annual Antique Bottle, Fruit Jar, Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale will be held at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge, 212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California 92701, Dealer setup: 7:00 am – 9:00 am; Early Buyers: $5.00 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; General Admission: $3.00 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Info Contact: Don Wippert 818.346.9833 or Email: donwippert@ yahoo.com Dick Homme 818.362.3368. September 29 Albuquerque, New Mexico New Mexico Historical Bottle Society & Enchantment Insulator Club’s 25th Annual Show & Sale, Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, Public: Saturday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm,

Set-up: Friday 28th, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Free Admission to show, New Mexico Historical Bottle Society, Contact: Greg or Marcia Hoglin, President & Secretary/Treasurer, 209 N. 5th Street, Belen, New Mexico 87002, Tele: 505.864.6634, email: lostcity5th@aol.com September 29 Memphis, Tennessee 27th Annual Antique Bottle & Advertising Show, Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Collectors from 25 states. Early admission advailable, Admissiion $5.00, Show Chairman: Gene Bradberry, P.O. Box 341062, Memphis, Tennessee 38184, 901.372.8428 September 30 Lowell, Massachusetts Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club’s 38th Annual Show and Sale, General Admission: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Early Buyers 8:00 am, Location: Lowell Elks Club Hall, 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (take exit 32 off US Rt. 3 and follow the signs). For information contact: Cliff Hoyt: 978.458.6575 or Maureen Crawford: 978.897.7327 Additional information, maps, dealer contracts, and discount coupons available at: http://choyt48.home.comcast.net/ mvbc.htm September 30 Batsto Village, New Jersey New Jersey Antique Bottle Club (NJABC) Annual Antique and Bottle Show and Sale, from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm at Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037, Info: Paul DelGuercio 856.252.7730 or email: paulhavoc@ comcast.net


Bottles and Extras October 5 & 6 Canyonville, Oregon Jefferson State Antique Bottle, Insulator & Collectible Show & Sale at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort, I-5 Exit 99, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, Oregon 97417, Saturday – October 6th, 2012 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Free Admission! Dealer setup 05 October from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm and 06 October from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Early lookers 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm Friday & 8:00 am – 9:00 am Saturday – $10.00. Jefferson State Antique Bottle Collectors www. ecandm.com/canyonville/ October 6 Woodstock, Connecticut Norman C. Heckler & Company 13th Annual Columbus Day Weekend Event, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bottle extravaganza to include free hayfield dealer setup and many activities at the Heckler Offices, 79 Bradford Corner Road, Woodstock Vallet, CT 06282. Info: Contact Hecklers at 860.974.1634. Email: info@hecklerauction.com or www. hecklerauction.com October 06 Richmond, Virginia Richmond 41st Antique Bottle Show and Sale, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Admission: $3.00, Early Admission: 7:30 am, $10.00, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832, Info: RichBottleClub@comcast.net or Marvin Croker 804.275.1101 or Ed Faulkner 804.739.2951 October 6 & 7 Elsecar, Yorkshire, England Autumn Extravaganza Weekend Saturday, 500+ lot auction, Doors open 9:00 am, auction 11:00 am. Sunday show and auction – 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Auction 11:00 am, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Nr Barnsley, S. Yorks, S74 8HJ, England, Info: BBR 00441226 745156, email: sales@ onlinebbr.com October 6 & 7 Savannah, Georgia 4th Annual Savannah Civil War Relic and Bottle Show, Shriner’s

September - October 2012 Alee Temple, 10 Eisenberg Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31413, Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Early bird admission available Friday – good for the whole weekend – $40.00, Friday October 5th – Dealer set up with catered dinner: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, $5.00 Daily admission (12 and under free), Coastal Empire History Hunters Association, www.SavannahCivilWarShow.com, Rick Phillips, Show Coordinator, PO Box 893, Richmond Hill, Georgia 361324, Tele: 912.663.2382, relicsrus@ msn.com October 7 Keene, New Hampshire The Yankee Bottle Club’s 45th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, early buyers at 8:00 am, at the Keene High School, Arch Street, Keene, New Hampshire. Info: John E. Bemis, 28 Cross Street or Alan Rumrill, Historical Society of Cheshire County, PO Box 803, Keene, New Hampshire 03431. Tele: 603.352.1895 October 12 & 13 Santa Rosa, California Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association Annual Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show, Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, California, Saturday, 13 October 2012, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early admission, Friday 12 October 2012, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, Free admission, Early admission $10.00, Contact: Bev Siri, tele: 707.542.6438, email: rtsiri@sbcglobal.net or John Burton, tele: 707.318.2469, email: johnburton@msn.com October 21 Findlay, Ohio 36th Annual Findlay Antique Bottle Show (9:00 am – 2:00 pm, early buyers 7:00 am) at the Old Barn Auction House, 10040 St. Rt. 224 West, Findlay, Ohio. Directions: Go West on SR-224 from I-75 (exit 159). Admission: $2.00, Early-Bird Admission: $10.00 (“Dealer-only” setup & dinner on Saturday, 20 October) Info: Show-chairman is Fred Curtis 419.424.0486 or Marianne Dow finbotclub@gmail.com, 419.455.1112 Club website: finbotclub.blogspot.com

67 October 21 Scriba, New York The Empire State Bottle Collectors Association’s 14th Annual Show & Sale (9:00 am to 3:00 pm) at the Scriba Fire Hall, U.S. Route 104 East, Scriba (2 miles east of Oswego). Info: Barry Haynes, P.O. Box 900, Mexico, New York 13114, 315.963.0922 or John Golley ByGolley@msn.com October 28 Glendale Heights, Illinois 1st Chicago Bottle Club’s 43rd Annual Show & Sale of antique bottles, fruit jars, pottery, advertising, postcards and collectibles at the Ramada Inn & Suites Convention Center, 780 E. North Avenue (1/2 block west of I-355), Glendale Heights, Illinois, Sunday, 28 October, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, (dealer set-up 7:00 am). $3.00 admission. NO EARLY ADMISSION. Hotel reservations: 630.942.9500. Info: John & Claudia Panek, P.O. Box 287, Deerfield, Illinois 60015. Tele: 847.945.5493. E-mail: paperbottle1@ aol.com. November 4 Elkton, Maryland The Tri-State Bottle Colectors and Diggers Club 40th Annual Show & Sale (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the Singerly Fire Hall, Routes 279 & 213, Elkton, Maryland, Info: Dave Brown, Tele: 302.738.9960, dbrown3942@comcast.net November 9 & 10 Jacksonville, Florida Antique Bottle Collectors of North Florida 45th Annual Show & Sale, (Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; early buyers Friday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm), Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, Free admission Saturday, Info: Mike Skie, 3047 Julington Creek Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, Tele: 904.710.0422 or Jackie McRae, 904.879.3696 November 10 Belleville, Illinois Eastside Spectacular #6 Combined Brewery Collectibles Show & Antique Bottle and Jar Show, Belleclair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Saturday,


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(More) Sho-Biz November 10, 2012, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early admission: 7:00 am, Public admission: $2.00 Early Admission: $20, Kevin Kious, Tele: 618.346.2634, email: whoisthealeman@aol.com November 10 Royal Oak, Michigan The Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club’s 30th Annual Antique Bottle Show. (9:00 am to 3:00 pm), at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge, 2401 E. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, Michigan. Info: Mike Brodzik, 586.219.9980, bottlemike@wowway.com, or Bruce Heckman, 248.760.1722, hisser@ comcast.net November 11 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Annual Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club’s Annual Show at The Ice Garden, Rostraver Twp., Gallitin Road and Route 51 North, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania 15089, Sunday 11 November, General admission: $3.00, Show time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Early admission: $25.00, 7:00 am – 9:00 am, Set up time: Hospitality dinner and boxes under table Saturday night 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Set up Sunday: 7:00 am – 9:00 am, 1st table $30.00, 2nd & 3rd tables: $25.00, Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club, Contact: Bob DeCroo, 
694 Fayette City Road, 
Fayette City, Pennsylvania 15438, 
724.326.8741 November 17 Milford, Ohio St. Andrew Antique Bottle Show (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) with Early Admission at 7:00 am for $15.00. $4 admission, at St. Andrew Parish Center (2 minutes from I-275) 553 Main Street in Milford, Ohio, Information: Steve Singer, 1684 Autumn Oak Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103, Tele: 513.732.2793, singersams@yahoo.com November 17 Terre Haute, IN The Wabash Valley Antique Bottle and Pootery Club presents 15th Anniversary Illiana show and sale. Special Terre Haute bottle exhibit, Historical Bottle

auction Fri., Nov. 16, at 7 pm., show hours 9 am - 2 pm, Shadows Auction Barn, 1517 Maple Ave, Contact: Ed Newman - 812-235-2712 December 1 Auburn, California 49er Historical Association 35th Annual “Best of the West” Bottle & Antique Show, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Free Admission! Set-up: Friday, 30 November 2012, Noon to 7:00 pm at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1275 High Street, Auburn, California, Contact: Mike McKillop, 916.367.1829, pville1871@yahoo.com January 4 & 5 St. Petersburg, Florida 44TH Annual Suncoast (aka St. Pete) Antique Bottle 
& Vintage Tabletop Collectible Show & Sale. Make us
 your first show of the New Year! Friday, Dealer 
Set-up 1:00 pm – 7:45 pm, Early Buyers: 4:00 pm – 7:45 pm $15.00, 
General Admission – Saturday, 05 January, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm $4.00, Show Chairman: George Dueben 727.804.5957 or 
res08W341@ verizon.net. Assistant Chairman: Linda 
Buttstead 941.722.7233 or OriginalSABCA@aol.com January 13 South Attleboro, Massachusetts Little Rhody Bottle Club’s 40th Annual Show, Knight’s of Columbus Hall, 304 Highland Avenue, South Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703, Sunday, Show time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Early Admission at 9:00 am is $15.00 per person. Set-up is at 8:00 am, General admission is $3.00 per person. www. littlerhodybottleclub.org, William or Linda Rose, Treasurer/Show Chairman, 784 King Street, Raynham, Massachusetts 02767, 508.880.4929, sierramadre@comcast.net March 22 & 23 Morro Bay California The San Luis Obispo Bottle Society’s 45th Annual Show and Sale Friday, March 22nd, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday, March 23rd, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Morro Bay Veterans Hall,

209 Surf Street, Morro Bay California, Free admission and no charge to early birds. Info: Richard Tartaglia, Show Chairman, Tele: 805.543.7484 or email Steve Mello dirtytiver53@gmail.com January 19 Jackson, Mississippi 28th Mississippi Antique Bottle Show, Mississippi Fairgrounds, Trade Mart Building, Take High Street exit 96B off of I-55, Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Early admission: $20.00 on Friday and Saturday morning, Early admission time: Friday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Admission: Free, Club: Mississippi Antique Bottle Club, Contact: John Sharp, Show Chairman, PO Box 601, Carthage, Mississippi 39051, 601.507.0105, johnsharp49@ aol.com May 4 & 5 Caloundra, Queensland Australia, Sunshine Coast Antique and Collectables Club hosts the Australian National Bottle Show, Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium, North Street, Caloundra, Queensland Australia. Public: Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Dealer setup, Friday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Contact Club Secretary Lyn Foster, Tele: + 61 7 5494 1106, email: coastalsigns@ pacifictelco.com.au or Club President Peter Watts, Tele: + 61 7 5441 3692, email: joyce_watts@bigpond.com July 20 & 21 Manchester, New Hampshire Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors presents the 2013 National Antique Bottle Show at the Radisson New Hampshire Expo Center, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101, 1.800.967.9033. Banquet is on Friday evening, 19 July 2012. Quality collectors from across the USA will be gathered for the first National Show to be offered in New England. Visit FOHBC.org for more information or contact Michael George, 603.765.8079, earlyglass@gmail.com.


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Membership Benefits  

The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors cordially invites you to join a dedicated group of individuals and clubs who collect, study and display the treasured glass and ceramic gems of yesteryear.   The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) is a non-profit organization supporting collectors of historical bottles, flasks, jars, and related items. The goal of the FOHBC is to promote the collection, study, preservation and display of historical bottles and related artifacts and to share this information with other collectors and individuals.   Federation membership is open to any individual or club interested in the enjoyment and study of antique bottles. The Federation publication, Bottles and Extras, is well known throughout the hobby world as the leading publication for those interested in bottles and “go-withs”. The magazine includes articles of historical interest, stories chronicling the hobby and the history of bottle collecting, digging stories, regional news, show reports, advertisements, show listings, and an auction directory. Bottles and Extras is truly the place to go when information is needed about this popular and growing hobby.   In addition to providing strength to a national/international organization devoted to the welfare of the hobby, your FOHBC membership benefits include: • A full year subscription the Federation’s official bi-monthly publication, Bottles and Extras • One free ad per yearly membership of 60 words for use for “wanted” items, trade offers, etc. • Eligibility for a discount at FOHBC sponsored shows (National or EXPOs) towards “early admission” or dealer table rent • Access to a knowledge of the world of antique bottle collecting unavailable elsewhere • Contact information for clubs devoted to the study of historical bottles • A forum for your writings, articles, and editorials regarding the hobby • Participation in the nomination and selection of Federation members for the Honor Roll and Hall of Fame • Federation-sponsored writing, show poster, and newsletter-design contests • Free publication assistance for your book or manuscript • And more... We encourage Affiliated Bottle Club memberships by offering these additional benefits to your group: • Display advertising in Bottles and Extras at an increased discount of 50% • Insertion of your bottle club show ad on the Federation website to increase your show’s exposure • Links to your club website free of charge, as well as assistance with the creation of your website • Free Federation ribbon for Most Educational Display at your show • Slide programs for use at your club meetings • Participation in Federation sponsored insurance program for your club show and any other club sponsored activities Finally…   We need your support! Our continued existence is dependent upon your participation as well as expanding our membership. The Federation is the only national organization devoted to the enjoyment, study, preservation, collection, and display of historical bottles. The FOHBC welcomes individuals who would like to contribute by running for Board positions or by sharing their expertise and volunteering their talents in other areas of interest such as contributions to our publications, assistance with the Federation’s National and EXPO shows, or through membership promotion.   If you haven’t yet joined our organization, please do so and begin reaping the benefits. If you are already a member, please encourage your friends and fellow collectors to JOIN US!!   For more information, questions, or to join the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, please contact:

Alan DeMaison 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077 phone: (H) 440-358-1223, (C) 440-796-7539 e-mail: a.demaison@sbcglobal.net  

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FOHBC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

New Members James Allan Hartman 6260 Island Forty Rd. Memphis, TN 38127 901-353-9275 a2chart@att.net Greg Wilson 14045 N.E. 6th Pl. Bellevue, WA 98007 425-894-6839 cemihunter@yahoo.com Codd and Patent stpper bottles, Radam’s Microbe Killer, Moxie Ken Loakes 11814 Monogram Ave. Granada Hills, CA 91344 818-268-8495 ken_loakes@paramount.com Antiques, Bottle related collectibles Richard Dotson P.O. Box 142 Needies, CA 92363 619-666-3266 richarddaedotson@gmail.com Western: bitters, whiskeys, meds Chris Cleaveland 123 Ashling Dr. LaGrange, GA 30240 706-302-5878 crisclvlnd@aol.com Any bottles from western Georgia or east Alabama Dr. Jack E. Fincham 7311 West 145th Terrace Overland Park, KS 66223 913-530-0218 jack.fincham@me.com Pharmacy antique, bottles, spoons, vases, etc.

David Jennings P.O. Box 6332 Napa, CA 94581 707-256-9365 poison bottles, Napa sodas and coins and other stuff I dig

Dick Andre 127 E. Mirror Ridge The Woodlands, TX 77382 832-832-1797 4andres@sbcglobal.net Pontilled Meds, Gins and Schnapps

Peg Robinton & Michael Stephano 419 Boulevard Kingston, NY 12401 845-339-5962 MJSantique@aol.com Flasks, Whiskeys, Figural Bitters & Kingston & Rondout items

Melinda Keeney 121 Wood Hollow League City, TX 77573 281-380-1758 bottlecollector@theoldbottle.com all old bottles & jars

Dian D. Phillips 686 Barbour Ave. Terre Haute, IN 47804-1834 Numerous/Misc. Doug Porter 5403 Darwin Rd. West Terre Haute, IN 47885 ertrop@aol.com Local bottles with Macksville IN, Root Glass Co. Brian P. Wolff 418 E. Campbell Ave. Sherrill, NY 13461 315-534-7919 bwolff@twcny.rr.com Early American (NYS) bottles and glass. Saratoga mineral waters Vigo County Public Library 1 Library Square Terre Haute, IN 47807 Dan Cowman 22911 Kuykendahl Rd. Springfield, TX 77389 281-798-0406 dncowman@aol.com labeled patent medicines, bitters, advertising, almanacs

Brad Seigler P.O. Box 27 Roanoke, TX 76262 940-395-2409 nightshade818@sbcglobal.net Texas patent meds, Texas pre-1885 bottles Barbara Puckett 907 W. Temple Houston, TX 77009 713-862-1690 bpuckett77009@yahoo.com Texas sodas, Dr. Pepper, Breweriana Brook Folse 105 Northwind Cir. Carenero, LA 70520 337-831-4768 brook.folse@willbros.com Bitters Robert Lanpher 105 Richards Ave. North Attleboro, MA 02760-1611 508-695-6649 nahistorical@yahoo.com Glenn Preble 2332 S. Fenton Drive Lakewood, CO 80227 303-986-4605 glenpreble@comcast.net Colorado bottles, colored Hutchinson sodas, colored drugstore bottles, Colorado brewery adveretising, Colorado milk bottles


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Mark J. Warne 6064 Hoover Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132 716-731-5141 markx435@aol.com Bitters Brandon Dewolfe 5403 N. Ossineke Drive Springfield, TX 77386 713-247-9555 bwdewolfe@wildwell.com New Hampshire patent medicines, New Hampshire pharmacy bottles, New Hampshiresquat & hutch sodas Richard Cole 2702 W. Euclid Ave. Muncie, IN 47304 765-288-8717 dcole7343@att.net Fruit Jars-Ball, Brinkerhoff and Root

David Adams 27451 Krehling Rd. Alberta, AL 36530-4350 215-272-1609 bottman1963@yahoo.com Bitters, blob tops and medicines Garylene Porter & Bill Nichols 1269 Wyoming St. Boulder City, NV 89005 702-469-5789 Fruit Jars

Bill Lockhart 1313 14th St., Apt 21 Alamogordo, NM 88310 575-439-8158 bottlebill.nmsua@gmail.com Bottles from El Paso, Texas, southeast New Mexico, and Juarez, Mexico Junne Barnett C/O Gary Barnett 1903 S. West St. Shelbyville, IN 46176-2980 812-587-5084 (Debbie) thebarnetts@mach1pc.com Odd closured fruit jars

Tri-State Bottle Collectors & Diggers Club, Inc Attn: John Patterson P.O. Box 13012 Willmington, DE 19850 302-653-6435

All ads must be paid for in advance. Make checks payable to FOHBC (Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors) Send payment to: Alan DeMasion, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077 Notice to Members Please check your mailing label for correctness and your membership expiration date. This will insure you continue to receive Bottles and Extras without interruption. If moving, please send in a change of address, Contact: FOHBC Business Manager: Alan DeMaison, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077; phone: (H) 440-358-1223, (C) 440-796-7539; e-mail: a.demaison@sbcglobal.net


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Please make checks or money orders payable to FOHBC and mail to: FOHBC Membership, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville OH 44077 Effective 9/2011

Affiliated Club Membership for only $75.00 with liability insurance for all club sponsored events, 50% discount on advertising in the B & E, plus much more, Contact: Alan DeMaison, FOHBC Business Manager 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville OH 44077 440-358-1223 or a.demaison@sbcglobal.net

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