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In this Issue... Advertising Covers form another set of ‘go withs’ to a Bottle Collection Reunited After All These Years Dr. J. J. McBride, Elko, Nevada’s King of Pain These Are A Few of My Favorite Wings What is Puce or “Pooce” as some call it? The Crown of Science Augusta Museum of History Celebrates Bill & Bea Baab’s Donation of Bottles and so much more... $7.00

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On the Cover: Grouping of aqua figural bitters

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FOHBC Officers | 2014 - 2016 ............................................................................. 2 FOHBC President’s Message ................................................................................. 3

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Advertising Covers form another set of ‘go withs’ to a Bottle Collection . ...............12 by Bill Baab

Reunited After All These Years . ...........................................................................18 by Jim Bender

Dr. J. J. McBride - Elko, Nevada’s King of Pain . .................................................. 24 by James D. Jacobitz, M.D.

These Are A Few of My Favorite Wings ............................................................... 28 by Steve Ketcham

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What is Puce or “Pooce” as some call it? . ........................................................... 38 by Ferdinand Meyer V

The Crown of Science ......................................................................................... 44 by Eric McGuire

Augusta Museum of History Celebrates Bill & Bea Baab’s Donation of Bottles . .......................................................................................... 52 by Bill Baab

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FOHBC 2016 Club Contest Announcement.............................................................61 FOHBC Member Photo Gallery [New] ................................................................. 62 Classified Ads .................................................................................................... 66 Page 52

FOHBC Sho-Biz - Calendar of Shows ................................................................... 68 Membership Benefits.......................................................................................... 71 Membership Application & Advertising . .............................................................. 72

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Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors Business & News

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 2014-2016

President: Ferdinand Meyer V, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002; phone: 713.222.7979 x115; email:

Conventions Director: Louis Fifer, 604 Topaz, Brunswick, Ohio 44212; phone: 330.635.1964; email:

First Vice-President: Sheldon Baugh, 252 W Valley Dr, Russellville, KY 42276; phone: 270.726.2712; email:

Business Manager: Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford Street, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002; phone: 713.222.7979 x103; email:

Second Vice-President: Gene Bradberry, 3706 Deerfield Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135; phone: 901.372.8428; email: Secretary: James Berry, 200 Fort Plain Watershed Rd, St. Johnsville, NY 13452; phone: 518.568.5683; email: Treasurer: Gary Beatty, 3068 Jolivette Rd., North Port, FL 34288; phone: 941.276.1546; email: Historian: Jim Bender, PO Box 162, Sprakers, NY 12166; phone: 518.673.8833; email: Editor: Martin Van Zant, 208 Urban St, Danville, IN 46122; phone: 812.841.9495; email: Merchandising Director: Val Berry, 200 Fort Plain Watershed Rd, St. Johnsville, NY 13452; phone: 518.568.5683; email: Membership Director: Linda Sheppard, P.O. Box 162, Sprakers, NY 12166; phone: 518.673.8833; email:

Director-at-Large: Bob Ferraro, 515 Northridge Dr, Boulder City, NV 89005; phone: 702.293.3114; email: Director-at-Large: Steve Ketcham, PO Box 24114, Edina, Minnesota 55424, phone: 952.920.4205; email: Director-at-Large: John Pastor, PO Box 227, New Hudson, MI 48165; phone: 248.486.0530; email: Midwest Region Director: Matt Lacy, 3836 State Route 307, Austinburg Ohio 44010, phone: 440.228.1873; email: Northeast Region Director: Andrew Vuono, 34 Ridgeway St, Stamford, Connecticut 06907, phone: 203.975.9055; email: Southern Region Director: Ron Hands, 913 Parkside Drive, Wilson, North Carolina 27896, phone: 330.338.3455; email: Western Region Director: Eric McGuire, 1732 Inverness Drive, Petaluma, California 94954, phone: 707.778.2255; email: Public Relations Director: Rick DeMarsh, 3049 Galway Road, Ballston Spa, New York 12020, phone: 518.225.3467; email:

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President’s Message Ferdinand Meyer V

FMG Design, Inc. 101 Crawford Street Studio 1A Houston, Texas 77002 713.222.7979 x115 itting down at my desk, on this first back-to-work Monday after New Years, I conjure up a vision of a stove with lots of pots-a-cooking. The kettle labeled antique bottle events has us all looking forward to the stretch leading up to the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo this August. We have a coordination conference call later in the week and plan to step it up a notch or two. We are also pleased that we locked in Springfield, Massachusetts for our 2017 National Antique Bottle Convention, and by the time you read this message, the FOHBC 2018 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo will have been announced for Cleveland, Ohio. We really have our teams in place and our wheels in motion. I suppose we should start thinking about the 2019 Convention in the Southern Region. Planning ahead has many benefits. The FOHBC is also proud to say that this March | April 2016 issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS is the first to be printed in full color, which only costs us an additional $184 an issue. This change prompted a few design revisions, which we hope you will notice, such as the Table of Contents and a few of the section headers. We receive quite a few really nice compliments on how the magazine looks and have come so far in a relative short number of years. Oh, and look for a new section in the back of the magazine called “Member Photo Gallery.” This new section is dedicated to the fine photography of antique bottles and glass. Please feel free to submit your images for consideration. We have already started work on the May-June issue and hope that you will consider authoring an article for the magazine. We are here to help! Within this issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS, please read the proposed bylaw updates and revisions that have been marked in red. All revisions have been approved by the FOHBC Board of Directors. These bylaws have been amended and need to be reviewed by the FOHBC membership prior to the annual general membership meeting at the FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Sacramento, California by an affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast by the eligible voters in attendance, provided that a copy of the proposed changes are made available to each member in advance, either directly by mail or by timely notice in the Federation’s official periodical or on the Federation website. In other news, we are moving ahead with photography for the Virtual Museum and hope to have regional photography labs set up in regions to start photographing bottles both in a standard format and 3-dimensionally. This effort is being spearheaded by Museum Director, Alan DeMaison. You may have met Alan at the Virtual Museum table during the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show last August. Federation member Alicia Booth is heading up the nomination process for the election of all Federation officers including the President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, Business Manager, Membership Di-

rector, Public Relations Director, Conventions Director, Historian, Merchandising Director, Directors-at-Large (3), and Region Directors (4). These elections occur every two years. Any officer may run for successive terms. This committee has prepared a slate of nominations for each office and is listed below. It is important to note that any member desiring to run for any office in the Federation may file a nomination form with the Election Committee (in accordance with procedures approved by the membership and instituted by the Election Committee) indicating the office they desire to run for. The deadline for filing this is April 1st 2016. We have seen successful campaigns by our membership before so if you want to run for a position, please let Alicia know. You and reach her at this email address, You will be receiving a ballot for voting so please take the time to vote.

FOHBC Candidates Here is the slate of FOHBC recommended candidates put forth by the nominating committee headed by Alicia Booth, Chairperson, for the 2016 - 2018 term. Anyone desiring to run for a position may choose to run against one of the candidates by going to the FOHBC website and printing out a nomination form. Then, mail or email to Alicia Booth, 11502 Burgoyne Drive, Houston, Texas 77077. The closing date for nominations is April 1, 2016 at midnight. Additional nominations will be printed alongside the slate proposed by the nominating committee and will be listed in the May-June 2016 issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS along with a short biography of each candidate. FOHBC members will vote by a form provided by mail. The new board members will be announced after a vote count at the annual Membership Meeting Breakfast at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo.


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Bottles and Extras from escaping should the cork shrink. Other versions had a foil seal placed over the cork to create additional protection. There was often a wire loop on the neck used to hang the grenade from a hook on the wall or a nail. Often, two or three of these grenades were sold at time in a wire basket.

Fire Grenades – Great Form and Color for Collectors

The grenade was thrown at the base of the fire so the glass would smash and release the chemicals – putting out the fire. Most were made after 1870 and until about 1910. These glass grenades are rare since they were made to be destroyed. They are often ornate and come in striking colors, so they are very sought after by collectors.

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The grenade was thrown at the base of the fire so the glass would smash and release the chemicals – putting out the fire. Recently, I have written and posted about collectible antique Glass Paperweights, Target Balls, Marbles, Witch Balls, Fly Traps, Glass Fishing Floats, Lightning Rod Balls and Christmas Ornaments and now would like to discuss Glass Fire Grenade Bottles. Again, the common geometric shape is the circle as all of these objects are usually round. What amazes me is that there are just so many areas of our hobby to investigate and potentially collect. Of course ‘glass’ is the material that really binds all this together. Glass fire extinguisher ‘grenades’ or bottles were containers that held chemicals and were typically six to eight inches tall. They had a narrow neck with a round body and were sealed with cement and a cork. The cement seal prevented the liquid

Fire Grenade, “HAYWARD’S HAND – GRENADE FIRE – NEW YORK / EXTINGUISHER”, New York, ca. 1875 – 1900, yellowish amber, 6 5/8”h, “DESIGN PATD.” on smooth base, sheared and tooled lip, original contents, perfect condition. A very rare fire grenade in both the larger size and color that is normally found in either cobalt blue or clear glass. – Photo courtesy of Glass Works Auction #96

[from Wikipedia] Another type of carbon-tetrachloride extinguisher was the Fire Grenade. This consisted of a glass sphere filled with CTC, that was intended to be hurled at the base of a fire (early ones used salt-water, but CTC was more effective). Carbon tetrachloride was suitable for liquid and electrical fires and the extinguishers were fitted to motor vehicles. Carbon-tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn in the 1950s because of the chemical’s toxicity–exposure to high concentrations damages the nervous system and internal organs. Additionally, when used on a fire, the heat can convert CTC to Phosgene gas, formerly used as a chemical weapon. I have put together a Gallery of pictures showing a rather wide range of shapes and design. The colors, as you will see, are outstanding. To view all the Gallery photos go here - http:// Fire Grenade Grouping – photo Antique Bottle Depot

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The 2016 Little Rhody Show & Sale by Jim Bender

Last January 10, good friend Jim Berry and I were able to attend the 45th annual Little Rhody Show. We attend the show every year as long as the weather stays good. It takes us about 4 hours to get there, but we don’t mind as it is a great time to visit and joke around which is a must for me on any trip.

HISTORY’S CORNER In Memory of Dick Watson long time FOHBC Historian

This year the show moved to its new location because the old location was sold. The Holiday Inn located on Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, Mass., proved to be a great location. The Holiday Inn is right off the exit and very easy to find. There is plenty of parking and easy in and out with boxes. I was told they even got discounts on rooms for people staying the night before or after the show. Bill Rose, who is president of the club, served as show chairman. He did a great job with the show getting a new location and making it all happen. Shows are not an easy thing to pull off and many times just a handful of people do all the work. It is up to us the collecting community to support these shows and let the people putting them on that we support their hard work. Bill’s hard work paid off as the place was packed full of dealers and buyers. Brian Wade joked with me to say, “nice to see the bottle community came out of hibernation.” There were just over 70 sales tables with 50 dealers coming from six different states. At last count around 1 p.m., they had just over 300 paid admissions. That’s not bad for a show held in the Northeast in January. This club has been doing the hobby a service since 1970. They hold a monthly meeting the second Tuesday of each month except July and August. They also offer an internet news letter. Dues are $15 a year. If you would like to join, check out their web site at For me most of the fun at the shows is visiting with friends. Once again the questions quickly went to the Springfield show in 2017. I thanked Maureen Crawford for the great job she and Mike George did with the Manchester show. Manchester is clearly the springboard for Bob Strickhart and I to go bigger and better. The Manchester show was such a hit in the Northeast, people are just waiting on the edge of their seats for another great show. Bob and I plan on giving them all that they want and more. I had a chance to visit briefly with good friend Marc Vuono about

Many times when I speak with collectors about the FOHBC magazine BOTTLES and EXTRAS, I am asked the same question, “what ever happened to the Old Bottle Magazine?” It is still alive and well but today known as Antque Bottle & Glass Collector. Bought almost 30 years ago by Jim Hagenbuch and renamed. Sold to John Pastor with the December 2010 issue being John’s first. Jim Bender - FOHBC Historian

Watch each issue for a new installment of History’s Corner.

Carl Pratt always ready to support a Northeast show

his role in Springfield. Marc will be doing one of our seminars on flasks. We will call it Flasks 101 and Marc will talk about the numbering system and how you can tell what you have. This is a seminar you do not want to miss. I had a chance to thank Mike George for signing on to Team Springfield, as I call it. Bob had spoken to Mike about heading up the seminars and Mike was ready to join the team. Mike also will be doing a seminar about New England glass houses. Let’s face it, folks: I always say support your shows no matter how big or small. I look forward to seeing you at the next one and be sure to stop me and say hi. - Jim Bender, FOHBC historian. Lots of people attending the Little Rhody Show

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FOHBC News From & For Our Members Washington City Glass Works

the most clear glass that could be had. It rivaled the New England Glass Company. The site they are working at, if it is in the vicinity of where I depicted the Glass Factory to be, “just North of the Lincoln Memorial”, then yes, in all likelihood it was made there. If you can find out where they are working let me know.

FOHBC Bylaw Updates and Revisions Please read the proposed bylaw updates and revisions in red in this issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS. The FOHBC Board of Directors has approved all revisions. These bylaws have been amended and need to be reviewed by the FOHBC membership prior to the annual general membership meeting at the FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Sacramento, California by an affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast by the eligible voters in attendance, provided that a copy of the proposed changes are made available to each member in advance, either directly by mail or by timely notice in the Federation’s official periodical or on the Federation website, where they have been posted since 22 October 2015. I recently saw this article on Peachridge Glass called Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of glass - Washington City Glass Works - ‘Old Glass House’ by Stephen Atkinson which was a very interesting read. [Editor note: you can search Old Glass House on PRG to read] I am currently working in Virginia, cataloging historical artifacts from an early nineteenth-century archaeological site where we are seeing a lot of flat green glass with finished edges and score marks that look exactly like some of the pictures in that post. We are wondering if you have more information about the Washington Glass Works, specifically: 1. Is the distinctive green color indicative of the glass manufactured at that glass house vs. other American crown glass? 2. What are those distinctive score marks evidence of? Are they from using a diamond rotary cutter to cut window glass? I am attaching a photo of a fragment of glass from our site, which has the same green color, as well as score marks similar to the ones in your article. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time, Leslie Cooper [Stephen Atkinson] To answer the question with window glass, yes, a diamond cutting wheel to score and break the glass was certainly used. As for color, these works were making some of

Good treatment given to my Mary Dowling story Bill [Baab]: You, Martin and the BOTTLES and EXTRAS team have outdone yourselves. The last issue of the magazine was really impressive. I also appreciated the good treatment given to my Mary Dowling story. Only wish I had a picture of that extraordinary lady. I am working on another piece and hope to get it off to you and Martin over the holidays. On a less pleasant note, the Potomac Bottle Club that covers Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland, including some Baltimore members, is folding for lack of interest. Two of us showed up for the club picnic this year. I have been writing for the club for about 20 years. Am hoping that something can be done to save the electronic versions of the issues, which were well edited and attractive for the Virtual Museum. Jack Sullivan

Alphons Dryfoos’ Wald Koenig Bitters and an amazing bottle design patent Ferd, while looking through all my patent research, I came across a bitters reference and an amazing bottle design patent. I’m not sure if a bottle was ever made, or if it was for the Wald Koenig Bitters. I didn’t think the Landsberg Sphinx Bitters bottle existed until I saw the pictures! All I have right now are two patents and a 1904 ad selling Wald Koenig Bitters for $1 a bottle, or $7.50 a dozen. Hopefully you can find out a little more on Mr. Dryfoos’ bottles. And maybe someone out there has one of the bottles

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patented in 1895. Oh, and as an added bonus, take a look at the 1904 price list. It looks like the maker of Walker’s California Vinegar Bitters also made a Ginger Bitters! I do not see that one in the books. [Editor note: Read about Wald Koenig Bitters on Peachridge Glass] Take care, James [Viguerie]

A Poem from Gary L. Beatty - FOHBC Treasurer Advice From The Garden While spading my garden one early morn, I dug up a bottle that was old and worn. It was short and stubby and also round, I couldn’t help but wonder how it got in the ground? The neck of the bottle had a glob on the end, and I wondered what purpose or job it did rend?

For it’s a lesson from grandpa out of the past, that if you want your name to last? Start selling Mineral Water and put your name in the glass. Written in 1972 for The Ohio Swirl.

Question about three lip designs for one bottle Hi Ferdinand, it has been several years since I emailed you; sorry for the silence. I had put my hobby on hold for the past five years because of an ecclesiastical responsibility I took on in addition to my work. Nonetheless, I got a chance last night to catch up on your excellent website (it really is exceptional; great job) and when I saw the photo essay you did on the TJ Lummus AV Bitters, I thought I’d send you a note about a situation that is very unusual - to me at least. I’m just wondering if this is a more common experience than I think.

I am attaching three photos of the TJ Lummus AV Bitters. The first is the property of the Lynn Historical Society; the second you featured on your website and the third is in my collection. They are all the same body design and color, and OP, as well as height to shoulder, but the neck lengths and lips are all different: • LHS bottle: flare lip • Peachridge bottle: tapered lip • my bottle: square applied lip This bitters was lightly advertised through the decade of its existence and my guess is that less than a thousand were made and sold over that time. I would love your thoughts on why it would be manufactured in three lip styles? I have a few thoughts, but I’d sure love the benefit of your expertise and insight!

As I held the bottle up to the light, my eyes and my heart were filled with delight.

Thanks so much for your time and interest.

The color of the glass had a wonderful hue, and the green in the glass seemed to turn into blue.

Andy Rapoza

The next thing I noticed was some wording to be read, and when I had done so I could have dropped dead! For the name on the bottle was identical to mine, Followed by three little dots at the end of the line. Dr. G. L. Beatty… Mineral Water the words did describe, also 1858 the year that he died. For he was my great grandfather you see… and it was after him that my father named me. And as for the bottle so crude and so old, It’s worth to me is more precious than gold!


[PRG] Andy: First of all, thanks for the compliment. That is pretty darn interesting. I can only surmise that there was competition and personality differences between glass blowers. Each feeling that they were better and knew the answer. If the body can not change per the merchant order then how else can they leave their mark unless it is on the most personal part of the design. This takes it to the limits and truly shows that every bottle is different. Lets say you are right with 1,000 made? Maybe 250 an order. Is there is yet another neck and mouth design! [Andy] Ferdinand - Thanks so much for taking the time (especially during a holiday) to answer my email. While your expla-


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nation is colorful and fun, I was thinking there may be a simpler explanation. The three bottles are all the same length from base to shoulder, but their heights to the mouth are widely different. The flare lip version is 7 1/2”, the tapered lip is 7 1/16”, and the applied square collar is a stocky 6 5/8”. I suspect all three bottles were produced by the same glassblower who experimented with the neck and lip design (I agree with you that it was likely at the request of the customer) to make it more viable for packing, shipping, and sale. Flare lips and long necks are beautiful to collectors today but not likely an 1830s/40s entrepreneur’s dream come true.

of the self-styled “Gang of Four” - Gamma, Helm, Johnson and Vlissides - and their book on design patterns in program design ... well, I worked closely with John Vlissides on his first post-patterns project.

By the way, the Sturbridge Village example is from the tail end of that medicine’s career: pontiled, but hinge molded clear glass (not aqua, no whittling, and different bottle shape); a much more professionally finished bottle. The three images I sent you are the only three bottles of the early type I am aware of. I assume the Ring illustration and description are based on the example from the Paul Hadley collection featured on your website.

Bitters Bottle Supplement 2 Update

Lots more to talk about when we next get together, possibly at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show? Alternatively, I sell at this Ceramics & Glass Fair in New York City in January. Best regards, Ian

Having items of my collection on your website is an honor; yes, you may use whatever parts of this thread you wish. Andy

Ian Simmonds speaks at the Houston Museum of Art Bayou Bend Collection

Ferdinand - I mailed the next draft to you today. Projected delivery is Thursday. I had worked on it between 2 and 5 hours almost every day since I had mailed you the earlier copy. I had added quite a few bottle drawings, corrected miscataloged things and worked on the spacing and punctuation. The numbers are now in regular type, like the earlier books. I think that it is a lot closer to what it should look like now. Compote with a hollow baluster stem and a toroidal bowl, machine-cut in allover pattern of ovals and vertical pencil cuts. U.S., blank made by the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company, cut by Joseph Stouvenel and Company, New York City

Hi Ferdinand - I am delighted that you were able to hear my talk (The French–American Origins of Mechanized Glass Cutting, 1850–1880: Jean-Pierre Colné, Rediscovered). The research was something of a labor of love, but opened up the field of New York City cut glass. When I realized that you were a designer, I thought that you would particularly enjoy this material. Design, math, and software are, of course, all about patterns. I wonder, did you ever use the work of architect Christopher Alexander, or come across the software community that was inspired by his work? I spent a fair amount of time working on patterns in the area of software system design - not the “how to build it” but the “what should it do for its users.” If you heard

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The Color Purple Hi Ferdinand, great explanation of color and what influences our perception of colors. From the pictures you included it appears that bottles made with the addition of manganese oxide result in a rich “plum” color. What form of manganese is added to molten silica to make it clear - but which oxidizes on exposure to ultraviolet light to create what we call “sun color”? I am also confused by your last sentence because it seems to me that the Toneco bitters is the color of an irradiated bottle, not a “true” purple bottle? Happy Holidays, Ken Morrill [Ferdinand] Ken: Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Venetians all used manganese dioxide in clear glass making as glass is made

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with sand, which has a fair amount of iron in it. The iron compounds, however, give glass a green or murky tinge. Manganese, in higher quantities, also imparts a purple color to glass. I’m afraid my bottle was nuked but the seller assured me it was not. I still liked it though. Nice to hear from you. Can you display at Sacramento? Here is some more information regarding your, see link ated-glass-altered-glass/

Ferdinand, thanks for the link. I was unaware that surface coatings were also being used, especially on insulators. It sounds like the amount of manganese oxide that is added to the glass batch is what causes glass to come out either clear or purple. I know a glass blower that I could ask. Attached is a picture of a tin top milk which was obviously irradiated. Unfortunately, the current owner was told the bottle was made in purple (because it was dug from an outhouse in this color). L.J. Ewell was the first milk dealer to bottle milk in San Francisco and his first bottles were blown in aqua glass. It probably didn’t take long to figure this imparted a sickly look to the milk and it his highly unlikely he would use purple bottles in his business. The bottle on the left is aqua and has an applied top! Unfortunately this bottle seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I don’t think I would display milks again. I haven’t spent the same energy researching my beer bottles and I would want a story to accompany the bottles. Ken

Donation for Virtual Museum I have a beautiful jar that I want to donate. It is probably worth $500 and I don’t want to sell it. I want to preserve the history. Not sure what the limit is for donations? I can send you pictures later today when I am off work. I’m new to the FOHBC and you make me feel welcome. Because of you, I would like to make this donation. Thank you Sam Chhith Halibut Antiques Final edition for Marshall Clements I hope you have enjoyed reading BOTTLE TALK for the past eight years. I have tried to publish an interesting and informative newsletter that readers would enjoy. The newsletter takes a

tremendous amount of time and I am getting to the point that it is a real struggle to get the next issue completed. Thanks to those who put up with my phone calls and emails and help to make my struggle a little easier. Keep on collecting. Marshall Clements Editor: BOTTLE TALK (retired)

Illustration in the Oct - Dec 2015 issue of Bottle Talk - Raleigh Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club

Two bitters that W. E. French was selling in Petersburg, Virginia Dear Sir: We own the Hinton house (416 High Street) and found your article most interesting. It looks like your photo of the house is a current one. Since Hinton was a druggist on the SE corner of Sycamore and Bank streets, we have been looking for one of his bottles…as we have numerous types in our bottle collection. Stop by if ever in the area. Chris Calkins Park Manager, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park Rice, Virginia 23966

Bottle & Jar Collection Mr. Meyer, I found reference to you when I reviewed the internet for information on bottle collection groups. I am looking for someone locally that would like to increase their collection. This is a free offer as I don’ t want to just dump them in the trash. My collection consists of about 40 - 45 bottles/jars of various designs, Mason, Atlas, Kerr, etc.. Some have metal caps and some are glass lids w/ metal wire retainers. Some are clear glass and some are blue, several have air bubbles. No cracked or chipped ones! Also, a few dark glass medicine bottles. Should you, your group, not be interested, maybe you would have a reference available. I would appreciate your reply. Williard Miller, Houston, TX


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Many of us knew Brian for his research and writings but we thought we would share the above Wolff rendition of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence. The 56 delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia have been carefully and meticously switched with Brian’s antique bottle and glass collecting friends at the time of the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire. Each time we look at this piece we see someting else Brian snuck into his masterpiece. Please refer to the BOTTLES and EXTRAS President’s Message in the January February 2016 issue for additional information or visit for versions of this art that may be easier to see if you enlarge the images.

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much as As much as weAs dreaded hearing this, the news camewe like a dreaded hearing this, the new and thunderbolt andthunderbolt deadened us once again. We have lost someonedeadened us once again. We who had much going and was an anchor i who had so much going and was an anchorso in our antique bottle world. Rest in peace, Brian. May your resear world. Rest in peace, Brian. May your research, explorations and many contributions continue to educate, enli many contributions continue to educate, enlighten and humor us for eternity. for eternity.

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Antique Bottle, Fruit Jar & Insulator Show Formerly Columbus Ohio Show

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Advertising Covers form another set of ‘go-withs’ to a Bottle Collection by Bill Baab

I was poring through a postage stamp dealer’s online selection of advertising covers, looking for postal history examples from Augusta, Georgia. After seeing 29 mostly New York drug covers, the 30th proved to be a great rarity. It advertised the patent medicinal products of (Dr.) William H. Tutt and (R.H.) Land at wholesale pricing. It was stamped with the 3-cent value of the 1869 pictorial issue and an unfeeling postal clerk obliterated the stamp’s train image with a heavy post mark. It was mailed from the Tutt and Land offices in Augusta. By now you’ve figured out that philately is one of my many hobbies, although it has taken a back seat behind my collecting of antique bottles. The late John C. Tibbitts, of Sacramento, California, founder in the 1950s of the nation’s first antique bottle club, coined the term “go-withs,” meaning anything that goes with a collection of bottles. Postally used advertising envelopes, or covers, is one of them, especially drug store advertising covers. The Tutt envelope is the only one I’ve ever seen in more than 50 years of collecting such stuff so I did not worry about shelling out the premium price. Then, during a phone conversation with dear friend and fellow philatelist Harvey Teal, of Columbia, South Carolina, he revealed that he had a Tutt cover in his collection. He brought it to a meeting of the Horse Creek Antique Bottle & Pottery Club and it did not return home with him. Now I’ve got to come up with some good trading material. His Tutt cover is postmarked April 11, 1884 and on the front is a cachet titled “Health and Manhood / Eureka.” Eureka is a term meaning “I have found it,” and dates to the California Gold Rush days of the 1840s-50s. The cachet lists several of Tutt’s formulae, including Vegetable Liver Pills, Improved Hair Dye, Expectorant (a cough medicine) and Sarsaparilla & Queen’s Delight (a female complaints medicine). On the back is an ad touting his liver pills. Who was Dr. Tutt? He was born in Augusta on Aug. 31, 1823 and

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died there on March 15, 1898. Unlike many quacks in his field, Tutt was a documented graduate of the Medical College of Georgia (the early 19th century building housing that institution still stands at Sixth and Telfair streets in Augusta. The Georgia-Carolina Empty Bottle Club I founded in the early 1970s used to hold its meetings in the operating room!) During the 1840s, he was a practicing physician, but embarked in the drug business in 1845. In 1868, Tutt took Southern Civil War veteran R.H. Land Sr., a pharmacist who had been in charge of Tutt’s Augusta laboratory, as a partner. But that partnership was dissolved in 1870 and each went his separate ways. Land sued Tutt for $5,000 after they parted, but the reason and eventual outcome were never published in The Augusta Chronicle. Tutt had established a drugs business in New York City prior to the Civil War and patent medicine bottles embossed NEW YORK join those embossed AUGUSTA, GA. Some years ago, I asked a friend who was living in NYC to check out the lots at 35 and 44 Murray Street. He reported them vacant. There may be privies and if permission can be obtained, I’d be interested in hearing from any intrepid digger about what was found in them. Tutt and his family were in New York City when Civil War hostilities broke out. Passports back to Augusta were obtained for his wife and children, but Northern authorities refused one for him. So he boarded a steamer in New York, sailed to Bermuda and re-entered the U.S. via a blockade-runner to New Orleans. He traveled overland back to Augusta, arriving in 1863. The Tutt-Land envelope lists the druggist’s products on both the front and back, namely: Tutt’s Syrup Sarsaparilla & Queen’s Delight (a female complaints medicine), Tutt’s Concentrated Essence of Jamaica Ginger, Tutt’s Improved Hair Dye, Tutt’s Vegetable Liver Pills, Tutt’s Expectorant and Tutt’s Aromatic Elixir Citrate Caffeine. In the 1870s, he concocted the Golden Eagle Bitters and Liquid Hair Dyes (Nos. 1 and 2), as well as Tutt’s Liver Pills in labeled, crafted round wooden boxes and long after the druggist’s death in tins with snap-shut lids. I also own a U.S. revenue stamp with TUTT’S PILLS stamped on its face. Bottles for all are in existence in many Augusta collections. During research on Dr. Tutt for our self-published book, Augusta on Glass, I found an amusing anecdote relating to his hair dye: J.B. Benson, of Hartwell, Georgia, writing a testimonial about Tutt’s products, says “I must tell you about a big red-headed chap, who was running from the officers in South Carolina and passing through our town. He stopped at my store and asked if I had any Tutt’s Hair Dye. “His hair and whiskers were so brilliantly red that it hurt my eyes to look at him. He bought a box and in a little while returned, his hair a beautiful black, and he looked like the latest edition of a city gent and said he thought he could go back to Carolina without being known!” Other local drug store covers are in my collection, but none are as interesting as these two.

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Rare cover advertising Tutt & Land Wholesale Druggists found its way into Bill Baab’s collection of ‘go-withs’. (Collection of Bill Baab)



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Dr. Tutt had an office and factory in New York City. This cover came from Harvey S. Teal, a Columbia, S.C., collector, in a trade with Baab. It, too, is rare. (Collection of Bill Baab)


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The Tutt-Land partnership lasted only two years (1868-1870). Here is a rare example of one of their drug bottles. (Collection of Bill Baab)

In the 1870s, TUTT concocted the Golden Eagle Bitters. (Collection of Mike Newman)


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FOHBC S A C R A M E N T O National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo

4 - 7 August 2016 Presented by the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors at the McClellan Conference Center & Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento, California General Admission on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th: $5 Early Admission on August 5th, at 1:00 pm, $60 ($45 for FOHBC members) Thursday-August 4: FOHBC Generals House Reception for registered Dealers and Early Admission followed by the Sacramento Shoot-out bottle competition at the Lions Gate Hotel • Friday-August 5: FOHBC Membership Meeting Breakfast, Educational Seminars, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Early Admissions, FOHBC Cocktail Hour & Banquet • Saturday-August 6: General Admission, Live Bottle Auction • Sunday-August 7: General Admission & Display Awards

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Reunited After All These Years

by Jim Bender

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Back when I first got started collecting bottles, I quickly learned that almost all collectors, no matter how big or how small they were, had a common interest in bottles. They all collect or have a few bottles from where they live or where they grew up. I was no different when I started collecting and first saw a bottle embossed Cobleskill, N.Y. I thought, that’s so cool!

So off I went to find as many bottles embossed Cobleskill, N.Y., as I could. Once I started asking around to local antique dealers and flea market people, I quickly learned there were a lot of local people collecting local bottles. Even non bottle people were gathering them up. My own mother loved them once I showed her the first one. We went from, digging bottles out of the ground was a lot of work for nothing to “Did you find any Cobleskill bottles?� [Fig: 2 - Cobleskill N.Y. 1883] As time passed and my interests grew, I went from collecting just Cobleskill local bottles to collecting all local bottles from Schoharie County. This opened up a whole area to collect from. Now, of course, I was still collecting better bottles that were not local as well. There are some great Schoharie County [Fig: 5] bottles that many collectors see at shows and in auctions from time to time. The most well known bottles are most likely the mineral water bottles from Sharon Springs, N.Y. [Fig: 4] Most are pints and marked J H Gardner & Sons / Sharon Springs N.Y. / Sharon Sulphur Water. There are also quarts marked either John H. Gardner or Gardner and Landon / Sharon Springs, N.Y. [Fig: 3]

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Fig: 4 - Magnesia Springs, Sharon Springs, N.Y. View and reflection of a house, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views


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Another of the more popular bottles from Schoharie County are the Dr. T. J. Kilmer’s medicine bottles from Schoharie, N.Y. [Fig: 6] All known bottles are aqua and they look plain Jane, but really are very scarce. T. J. Kilmer was a relative of the famous Dr. Kilmer’s in Binghamton, N.Y., makers of the Swamp Root bottles you see all the time at shows and on eBay. T. J. tried to make money on the name but failed and had a fire wipe out his business after only a few years.

Fig: 6 - Extremely rare, labeled T. J. Kilmer’s Cough Cure (possibly unique)


the store burned to the ground in 1825 and was never rebuilt or reopened. So here we have the oldest bottles. The labels indicate the blacking was also sold in many towns in the county including Cobleskill, which was settled in 1752. I was able to buy the bottles from Ed and told him that I would never sell them. This ended up not being true. Ed was a great friend, but so was Bill who also collected local bottles and stuff. Bill also was the town historian in Cobleskill. He talked me into selling him one of the blacking bottles with the understanding that if he ever sold it I would get it back. Number one mistake in collecting, don’t ever rely on anyone to honor that promise. I did and guess what? My blacking bottle was long gone. Bill gave up collecting and went through a divorce. I asked him many times for the bottle and the answer was always the same, “I have it packed away somewhere and I will have to find it.” Then it went to Paula, his ex wife. I knew Paula and asked her and she said what I thought she would: “I don’t have it and never liked that junk anyways.” I gave up on Bill and our so-called friendship died. I gave up on ever finding my blacking bottle again. I realized I broke a promise to Ed just as Bill did to me. Then the bottles gods decided to forgive me and I got a call from George, one of the area’s local antique dealers. He had some local pieces to sell that he had collected over the years. I made arrangements to go to George’s house to look at what he had. I walked into the dining room and there sat my blacking bottle along with a bunch of other local pieces. I was a bit upset as well as relieved. You see, some 25 years ago, I’d heard that George had the bottle and I asked him about it at a local antiques show. When he said no, I shouted out, “whoever bought it has stolen goods.” Not a wise thing to do for sure. I have always been outspoken with people, but have learned to calm down a lot as I got older. George offered to give me the bottle and that was not fair ether so I bought it at a fair price to both of us. I am sure if I had acted a bit more of an adult, I may have gotten it sooner. I learned a lot from this whole thing for sure. I have the three bottles reunited after all these years. They will now stay as a set until I am gone and I can only hope the next caretaker keeps them together. They are my area’s oldest bottles. Fig: 7 - The three blacking bottles back together as a set

Now that we have a tiny bit of history to go with the story, let’s continue on. As my collecting got more and more involved the same question always came up: what is the oldest known bottle from Schoharie County? The late Ed Bartos (my mentor) found what I believe to be the answer back around 1977. Ed was able to buy three pontiled blacking bottles that were found under a barn floor in Barnerville, N.Y., a small hamlet just three miles outside of Cobleskill. All three bottles had partial labels on them. [Fig: 1] All the information on the labels could be read. They were from Slingerland’s Hardware Store. Researching this led us to discover that



March - April 2016 Fig: 8 - Set of three Dr. T. J Kilmer’s bottles Schoharie, N.Y.

Fig: 9 - Embossing detail Dr. T. J Kilmer bottle

Fig: 10 - Label detail on blacking bottle.

Fig: 11 - Pontil detail on blacking bottle.

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Antique Bottle, Advertising & Collectible Show & Sale - Houston, Texas Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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Dr. J. J. McBride - Elko, Nevada’s King of Pain S

ome issues back in BOTTLES and EXTRAS, an excellent article on a Nevada Bottle Twiaba was written. The ingredients were promoted as a scalp tonic to restore and grow hair. Of course, these claims were all promotional. These bottles are rare with only 2 or 3 known. I auctioned mine in the Hot August Nights Holabird – Kagin Auction, the results of which can be found via Google. This bottle should not be referred to as a medicine but rather as a topical hair tonic. The alcohol probably helped to kill off a yeast called Pityrosporon Ovale, one of the major causes of dandruff scruff, and thus it probably sold well, even though the scarcity of these bottles suggests otherwise. Dr. J. J. McBride’s The Great King of Pain is the only known “cure” from Nevada. This bottle had lain buried in an old Nevada collection from which it was purchased. With the help of the wonderfully knowledgeable docents at the Nevada State Historical Society in Reno, an advertisement for this “cure” was found in Elko Independent on Wednesday, April 13, 1870. A copy of this advertisement can be found on microfiche at the Reno Historical Society. Its claimed attributes clearly qualify it as a “panacea.” It not only claims to “cure” various maladies, but also tells you the time expected to do so! Wow has

modern medicine stepped backward! Even though its ingredients are not revealed in a review of cures, the book Nostrums and Quackery published by the press of the American Medical Association lists strychnine in tiny amounts, and morphine in tiny amount as ingredients in most cures. The U.S. Government banned these cures containing strychnine and morphine because of the high number of deaths resulting from their use. Even though the demise of Dr. J. J. McBride’s The Great King of Pain is not known, most likely it was associated with morbidity, which accounts for its short life and the rarity of this bottle. The reader is directed to the book Sagebrush Doctors by Edna B. Patterson, 1972, and to Howard Hickson’s Histories on King of Pain Elko Nevada 1870s. It is fun to read the advertisements in the Elko Independent about this cure and truly amazing that a bottle of this rarity has even survived. I hope the readers enjoy this article as much as I have in researching it. James D. Jacobitz, M.D. Jennifer Nevada Jacobitz, Illustrator

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 Doors Open - 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Bottles, Jars, Stoneware, Advertising, Brewiana and small Antiques

The Largest one day Bottle show in the world! - over 300 tables Admission $5 - Children Under 12 Free For Information Contact:

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Wings by Steve Ketcham

The Red Wing stoneware story has been told in several books and price guides. The basics are that a number of companies produced stoneware and pottery in Red Wing, Minnesota, from 1877 to 1967. Red Wing Stoneware Company was established in 1877. Minnesota Stoneware Company began business in 1883. North Star Stoneware Company had a short life, from 1892 to 1896. In 1906, Red Wing Stoneware and Minnesota Stoneware merged to form Red Wing Union Stoneware Company. Recognizing the reduced demand for stoneware, the firm name was changed to Red Wing Potteries in 1936 when production was refocused on art pottery and dinnerware. The various advertising stoneware pieces featured here were produced by either Red Wing Stoneware or Minnesota Stoneware. Though most of the pieces shown were made for Midwestern merchants, it should be noted that the Red Wing stoneware companies did business in many states. Red Wing pieces can be found stamped with merchant advertising from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California as well as Minnesota. Because several of my family members once worked in the Red Wing potteries, my collection of Red Wing stoneware started early, and much of it is built with pieces somehow related to bottled products. Here are a few of my favorite Wings.

Boy With Crock This little piece of pottery folk art is one of fewer than 20 known, all produced by the potters of Red Wing. Like glassblowers, potters often made off-hand pieces for family and friends. In the world of Red Wing, such items are known as lunch hour pieces. Each is hand made and no two are exactly alike. At least one version has the boy holding a case of beer from the Red Wing Brewing Company. This example, from my collection, was handed down through the family.

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Top Left: Dime Remedy Company Vegetable Tonic Bitters This quart sized “fancy jug” (a name used by Red Wing Stoneware Company) is bottom signed with a simple “RWSW” stamped into the clay. However, we know more about the company that made the jug than we do about the company that produced its contents. A thorough search of the Minneapolis city directories was conducted while the Minnesota bottle clubs were preparing Volume 2 of “The Bottles, Breweriana, and Advertising Jugs of Minnesota 1850-1920,” edited by Ron Feldhaus. No mention of the Dime Remedy Company was found, nor has a bottle bearing this brand name ever been found. Top Right: The Corner Saloon, / Sportsmen’s Headquarters / Fankhanel Brothers, Proprietors / Phone 24 / Vergas, Minnesota This quart fancy jug is a first cousin to the Dime Remedy Company Vegetable Tonic Bitters jug. It is the same size and style, but unsigned. It was probably used as a “take away” container so customers could request that it be filled with whatever brand they wished from the back room. The word “saloon” is a real bonus on this one. Unsigned, but most likely a Red Wing Stoneware Company product. Left: Ketcham Fuel Co. / Phone 2338 / Always / Same Good Service / Madison, S. Dak. The various Red Wing companies made bean pots with advertising for hundreds of different merchants across the country, from grocers to lumberyards. There is no question this example belongs in my collection. As it happens, Madison merchant Ketcham was at one time mayor of that town. His office building still stands as part of a prairie historical village in Madison. An original sign hangs above the door and includes the name of one of Mr. Ketcham’s one-time partners. It reads: Ketcham & Cheatam.


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Left: Morris Fink / Dealers In / Choice Wines, Liquors, & Cigars / 306 East Seventh St. / Telephone (Unreadable) / St. Paul, Minn. This gallon jug is bottom signed (debossed) “Minnesota Stoneware Co. Red Wing, Minn.� It has the added bonus of mentioning cigars in its advertising text.

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Center: Morris Fink / Family Liquor House / 302-306 East 7th St. / St. Paul, Minn. A few brown-and-white jugs made by Red Wing were done in the wire-handled style. They stand out in a collection of otherwise loop-handled jugs. This unsigned example bears advertising for Morris Fink, who began his St. Paul liquor dealership in 1902.

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Right: Isabell’s / Wholesome Cream / Buttermilk This one-gallon, brown-top jug was made for a Duluth, Minnesota, creamery. Note the wide mouth and the bold stamp. The fancy, eye-pleasing filigree integrated into the area of the text is a common characteristic found on many advertising pieces produced in Red Wing.



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Right: Keep Jug Tightly Corked / Wm. Radam’s / “Microbe Killer” / No. 2 This bullet shaped gallon jug is bottom signed “Minnesota Stoneware Company Red Wing Minn.” Similar jugs were made with the numbers 1 and 3 stamped on the shoulder. At least a dozen versions of Radam jugs are known. Three were made at Red Wing. At the peak of his success, William Radam had as many as 17 laboratories in the US, Canada, and Britain. An 1891 copy of “Secret Nostrums and Systems” by Charles W. Oleson, M. D., revealed that Microbe Killer was nothing more than red wine, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and well water.

Right: According to the label on a Microbe Killer bottle: No. 1 for all diseases of a chronic but not malignant character, take a wine glassful four times a day, one-half hour before each meal and on retiring at night. No .2 is stronger than No. 1 and is intended for patients of stronger constitution. It should be taken the same as No. 1

A third style Microbe Killer gallon jug is base embossed “Minnesota Stoneware Co. Red Wing Minn.” It features a dome-style top, unglazed and embossed “Wm. Radams / Microbe Killer.” The body is salt glazed.

No. 3 is very strong and is intended to give quick relief in malignant, very painful and dangerous diseases, where quick action is necessary to save a life or relieve the patient from great pain. For diseases such as Choler, Yellow Fever, or Diphtheria, take one-half pint every one or two hours, using it at the same time as an injection and compress until improvement sets in; then take regular doses.

Bottom Right: Wm. Radams / Microbe Killer

Also shown here are a labeled version of the Microbe Killer bottle and a bottle where the embossing is painted to enhance readability.

Bottom Left: Wm. Radams / Microbe Killer

A second version of the Microbe Killer jug, also made in Red Wing, features an unglazed shoulder onto which are embossed the words, “Wm. Radams Microbe Killer.” The body of this funnel-top-style gallon jug is salt glazed. The base is debossed “Red Wing Stoneware Co.”

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Left: Miniature Traveling Bag Nipper At just 3 1/4 inches long, this miniature figural nipper is a real gem for collectors of either stoneware or nips. As shown, it bears an ink stamp on its base. Bottom Left: Mercury The Red Wing firms were not known for making bottles, but this diminutive Mercury bottle is a nice bridge between the jugs and the bottles in my collection. Two sizes were made; this one stands just four inches high. Bottom Images (2): Write / Merrill, Greer, / Chapman Co. / Crockery / St. Paul The small red wing on the reverse of this inkwell makes a clear case for its place of origin. It is just about 2 ½ inches high. Shown with it is a stoneware paperweight “go with,â€? also made in Red Wing, advertising this same firm with a partner named Ogden in place of the partner named Chapman.

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This Page: Metzger, Zein & Co. / Distillers, / St. Paul, Minn. / Sole Agents for the U. S. for / Dr. Bopp’s / Hamburger Stomach Bitters Measuring one-half gallon in size, this stoneware jug is one of two known to feature advertising for Dr. Bopp’s Hamburger Stomach Bitters. A second, larger version bears a nearly identical advertising stamp, except it reads “Lewis L. Metzger” and fails to mention Mr. Zein. The jug shown is bottom signed (embossed) “Minnesota Stoneware Red Wing Minnesota.” Metzger and Zein were in business together in 1903, but by 1905, Lewis Metzger is listed alone. It is interesting to note that the Zein brothers, first of Milwaukee and later of Duluth, produced a Berliner Magen Bitters. Whether the Zein in partnership with Metzger was of that family or not is unknown. Also shown is an etched shot glass with advertising similar to that found on the jug. No bottles, embossed or paper label, are known for this brand.

Steve Ketcham Steve Ketcham, FOHBC Director-at-Large, began collecting bottles in 1967. He is a charter member of the North Star Historical Bottle Association and has served as club president, treasurer, and show chairman. A life member of the Federation, he sat on the FOHBC board from 1982-1998 and was Federation president from 19821984. Steve’s collecting interests include all types of early American bottles and flasks, antique advertising, and Red Wing stoneware. He currently serves on the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation board, a group that oversees the Red Wing Pottery Museum. Steve and his wife Chris live in the Minneapolis area.


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Premier Auction 133 Bidding Begins: March 7th

Closes: March 16th

A Premier Absentee Auction Of Early Glass, Historical Flasks, Bitters, Inks, Black Glass, Poisons, Medicines, Sodas and More For more photos and information about this auction please go to

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The Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Club will host its 22nd Annual

Utica Bottle Show & Sale Sunday May 1, 2016 at the Utica Maennerchor in Marcy, NY (map available at our web site) Show location

Show details

Directions from NY Thruway Exit 31

Utica Maennerchor 5535 Flanagan Road Marcy, NY 13403 (2 miles from Thruway)

Show hours: 9 am – 2:30 pm Admission: $3 Dealer tables (6 ft.): $20 Lunch available

From toll plaza, turn right onto N. Genesee Street. nd At 2 light, turn left onto Riverside Drive. Go 0.1 mile and stay straight to go onto River Road. Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto Flanagan Road. Go 0.3 mile until 5535 Flanagan Road is on the left.

For information and dealer contracts: Call Peter Bleiberg at (315) 735-5430 or email or visit


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What is Puce or ‘Pooce’ as some call it?

Part 2 of a Series on Colors

by Ferdinand Meyer V


hen I first started collecting bottles, I purchased a grouping of rather common bitters at the Delmarva Antique Bottle Show in Lewis, Delaware in 2002. This was the club and show that my father, Ferdinand Meyer IV, started. Just about every bottle I brought home was a brownish color (before I knew that calling them amber was the correct term). I noticed when I set them outside on his porch overlooking Indian River Bay, that the amber colors were in a wide hue range which seemed pretty exciting. Besides changing shades with the passing sun, I noticed that some of the bottles were an odd purplish brown color. My father called it pooce. This will be an opportunity to continue the color series as the first color I wrote about was purple which is similar. Puce, often misspelled as “puse”, “peuse” or “peuce” is a color that is defined as ranging from light grayish red-violet to medium to dark purplish-brown, with the latter being the more widely accepted definition found in reputable sources. In Latin it is pulic or pulex, or more descriptively, pulex irritans. In Old French, flea is pulce, which by the time of the Renaissance becomes puce. The Oxford English Dictionary dates the use of “puce” (in couleur puce) from 1787. My education and knowledge with color names started early and was influenced by artist pigments, particularly oil paint colors. I loved the smell of linseed oil and turpentine as I mixed my colors on my palette for the next painting. The tubes of colors had such

The first recorded use of puce as a color name was in the 14th century, in the French language. Puce is the French word for flea. The color is said to be the color of the bloodstains remaining on linen or bedsheets, even after being laundered, from a flea’s droppings or after a flea has been killed. exciting names as Cadmium Orange, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue, Windsor Violet, Oxide of Chromium, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Indigo, Titanium White and Ivory Black. It really gave me an early appreciation as I certainly had graduated from using primary colors when I was finger painting in kindergarten. In our hobby, “puce” is arguably the most desirable color though it is probably the most misunderstood color in antique bottle collecting. I admit, I am just as guilty as most, as I like saying puce and it adds mystery, intrigue and value to a reddish or pinkish amber bottle. The problem is, most of us do not feel like we understand the meaning of the color puce so we add a color description in front of it, a color we are familiar with to create the color description.

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I call it “Puce Juices” because it is not uncommon to hear strawberry puce, raspberry puce, plum puce, orange puce, peach puce, apricot puce, cherry puce etc. I call it “Puce Juices” because it is not uncommon to hear strawberry puce, raspberry puce, plum puce, orange puce, peach puce, apricot puce, cherry puce etc. to describe a bottle color. Crazy, isn’t it? Then you have the funky pronunciation. Many pronounce it “pooce”, like “Bruce”, while most of us draw out the “u” and say “Puce”, like juice. I believe this is correct. Oh, our difficult English language! And puce is named after a flea and blood. Unfortunately this also conjours up images and thoughts of rodents, the plague, black death and scratching dogs. Fortunately, when us bottle collectors hear puce we think of drop dead gorgeous bottles. Let’s look at a few.


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Examples of puce colored bottles from the Meyer collection. Left to right, H.F. & B N.Y. (Holtz Freystedt & Brothers) spirits bottle in raspberry puce, Johnson’s Calisaya Bitters in pink puce and a Benjamin Franklin bitters in copper puce.

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La Femme Ă la puce, sometimes translated as The Flea-Catcher. (ca. 1640), by French Renaissance painter Georges de La Tour. A woman sits in front of a candle with a flea trapped between her thumbnails: we catch her in the act of killing.

Washington Taylor portrait flask in a puce coloration. Looks to be different colors with studio photography vs window photography - Glass Works Auctions


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An excellent photograph of Orange and Cranberry colored Inks catching sunlight - photo John April

Beautifully photographed trio showing a utility jar, hat whimsey and ink what might be called a copper puce. - photo Michael George


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Below: In dark puce, “London - Medicated Health Restorer - S. A. Foutz / Baltimore MD” - American Glass Gallery

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Huddleston Farmhouse Early Summer Fruit Jar Get-Together at the

Huddleston Farmhouse Museum 838 National Road Cambridge City, IN 47327

Tables will be provided. $20 for one table or $30 for two. Admission is Donation with all proceeds going to the Huddleston Farmhouse Show and Tell, Buy your own dinner at

Lakeview Restaurant

1219 National Rd Cambridge City Saturday Eve 6:30pm

Saturday June 11th Dealer Set up 8am-9am Show 9am-3pm Can camp the night before on sight. Co-Chair, Marty Troxell Contact. (765)-478-3800

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By Eric McGuire

This story, as true as it may be, touches upon the life of a man who attempted to live a life of deception. He wasn’t alone, as he was following in the footsteps of many who were like-minded before him. Whether he believed in the product he sold is inconsequential, for his probable delusion was as thin as air. The world of the hair producing medicine man simply had to be an obvious sham to the perpetrator, as the victim was sure to soon realize. Repeated many times over, it was rare to have succeeded in this business of bluff, with the only hope of success being the sale of one or two bottles to one person or family. Success of this type required a huge advertising budget that most quacks were not able to sustain. Joseph Reed Tilton was born in Ohio in 1813. On June 14, 1843, he married 15-year old Juliette Hicks, in Montgomery County, Ohio, with her mother’s consent. The young couple soon moved to Tipton Twp., Cass County, Indiana, where Joseph engaged in farming. Their first born child, George Washington Tilton, was born there in 1846 and their second child, Lorenzo Dow Tilton, was also born there in November 1848. The couple’s three youngest children, John, Emma and Noah, were born in Sacramento, California. (1) Exactly when Tilton came to Sacramento, California, is not known; however, he is first documented in Sacramento when he was called to jury duty in November 1857. (2) Tilton maintained a 150 acre farm in American Township, just north of the city but soon became known as a junk dealer in town. By 1870, Tilton had upgraded his status to a “general trader,” but soon left town and moved to Vallejo, California, where he went back to farming. [Bottle Images] Embossed “THE CROWN OF SCIENCE / THE GREAT HAIR PRODUCER / PROF. J.R. TILTON / S.F. CAL.”, the bottle is 6.8 inches in height, smooth base with applied top. The color of all specimens seen is shades of blue. The bottles were probably blown in the fall or winter of 1874, just prior to the merger of the Pacific Glass Works and San Francisco Glass Works in 1875, which makes it nearly impossible to determine which works produced them. Of note, however, are a total of seven embossed letter R’s, all having the telltale curved leg - the unusual signature of a San Francisco mold maker.

Having an apparent discontent for farming, Joseph Tilton decided to remake his persona and moved to San Francisco by 1873, with a new occupational title of “Doctor.” Tilton was soon faced with legal troubles when he wagered with Peter Taylor that he could put hair on Taylor’s head for $200. Half the amount was to be paid as soon as hair started to grow and the remainder paid when his hair was fully restored. Tilton applied several treatments and claimed that Taylor’s hair was growing back; however, Taylor was not convinced and stopped the process, refusing to pay anything to Tilton. Tilton sued for the full amount but the judge sided with the defendant, Taylor. (3) Tilton continued his farce, true to the style of a charlatan, preferring to call himself a professor instead of a doctor - perhaps a little more legitimate sounding. He enlisted the service of John Henry Cammet, a young man whose previous occupation had been a salesman with Bowen Bros., purveyors of groceries and provisions headquartered in Oakland, California. Cammet was determined to put his sales skills to a real test and became partners with Tilton in the venture of marketing his hair producer. Cammet’s role included the manufacture and sale of the product. The partners signed an agreement in September of 1874 whereby Tilton agreed to sell half interest in the hair producer for $800 in advance and $5,000 would be paid to Tilton from the proceeds of the business. Cammet also agreed to construct a manufacturing facility. In essence, Cammet was to do everything. (4)


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The U.S. Patent Office documented Tilton & Cammet’s registration of the name of their hair restorer as THE CROWN OF SCIENCE.

Their partnership agreement stipulated that the hair producer would sell for $5.00 per bottle and if either party disclosed the secret of the discovery of the formula, he should pay the other partner $50,000. They began the process of having bottles blown in a San Francisco glass works and registering a trade mark that included the words, THE CROWN OF SCIENCE, which received federal trade mark protection on October 13, 1874. Cammet began his marketing strategy consisting of visits to drug and medicine wholesalers, barbers and probably anyone else willing to sell the product. There were only two primary avenues for salesmen before electronic sales techniques; the printed media (e.g. newspapers, books, and the occasional rock or barn), and pounding the streets at locations one thought might be fruitful. He was successful in contracting with the upscale Salt Lake City tonsorial saloon of Diehl & Rheinbold, who heavily advertised the product, and probably paid for their own signs and advertising. [Right Page] Diehl & Rheinbold maintained their tonsorial saloon in the iconic Salt Lake House, perhaps the most well known hotel in Salt Lake City. It was reported that a sign advertising THE CROWN OF SCIENCE was installed on the front of their establishment. (Salt Lake Tribune [Salt Lake City, Utah] February 27, 1875)

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Unfortunately, it was one of their advertisements that precipitated the end of the of the Tilton and Cammet partnership, and likely the early demise of the hair producer. The partners’ agreement clearly stated that the Crown of Science Hair Producer should not be sold for less than $5.00 per bottle, but Diehl & Rheinbold advertised the product for $1.50 per bottle. This so enraged Tilton that he filed a complaint with the Fifteenth District Court against Cammet, claiming he sold the product for $1.00 per bottle, and that he failed to produce enough money to maintain the business and that he divulged the secret formula. Tilton asked for a judgment of $50,000 against John Cammet. (5) It has not been determined if a judgment was ever made; however, the issue certainly ended the partnership, leaving the ownership of the Crown of Science in a precarious position. What is clear, is that Tilton continued to advertise his Crown of Science, without Cammet, at least until November of 1876.

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San Francisco, but John died while on an extended business trip for Armour Packing Co., in Los Angeles, on October 3, 1901. George Washington Tilton, the first born child of Joseph R. and Juliette, was employed as a farm laborer for much of his early life. By the late 1880s he became interested in mining, much like his father and brothers. He divided much of his time between the Nevada City area and San Francisco. In 1908, he rendered himself partially blind while walking from San Francisco to Nevada City. In the vicinity of Auburn, George put up his arm to ward off some branches which snapped back and struck him in the eye. (6) The 1910 U.S. census notes him working with his brothers, as gold miners in the Bloomfield District of Nevada County, California. Nothing more was learned of his fate. (7) Joseph R. and Juliette Tilton’s second born child, Lorenzo Dow Tilton, was living with his parents in San Francisco until about 1877, and listed as a wood chopper. He left the city soon after and in 1879 Lorenzo was a brewer in the wild mining town of Bodie, California, but by the following year he was a wood dealer in the same place. In 1882, he was a wood chopper in Lundy, a remote area about ten miles from Mono Lake, California. For much of 1899, Lorenzo D. Tilton was the proprietor of Nevada’s Steamboat Springs Resort.

J.R. Tilton attempted to set the record straight by defending his price of $5.00 per bottle for THE CROWN OF SCIENCE, stating that its sales record proved it was worth it. Neither this ad nor any that followed, included the price. He also pronounced the termination of his partnership with John Cammet. (San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 1875)

Business directory listings for Tilton continued until 1880 noting that his primary occupation was his hair producer. He was probably relying on his remaining stock for his primary income even though no advertisements could be located after 1876. From 1880 his listed occupation in San Francisco business directories became variable, including patent medicine, physician, professor and mining, the latter becoming an apparent preferred business, especially later in his life. Joseph R. Tilton died February 7, 1897, in San Francisco, leaving his widow, Juliette, who also died in San Francisco on June 5, 1901. Both were buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco but all burials were removed about thirty years later and the gravestones of the Tiltons, along with many others, were discarded. Ex-partner John Cammet returned to various jobs in sales. At his death John was living with his wife, Helen Huston Cammet, in

Lorenzo Tilton regularly advertised his Steamboat Springs Resort in the Nevada State Journal for most of 1899.

Steamboat Springs was once a playground of wealthy mining and cattle men. For reasons unknown, Tilton didn’t manage the resort very long and by the middle of 1900 he was scheduled in the U.S. census of Beckwith, Plumas County, California, as a log cutter. Fortunately, he was not at the Springs when the hotel and bath houses of the grand old resort were completely leveled by a fire in April 1901. (8) Lorenzo tried his hand at a number of occupations but seemed to prefer mining and at times partnered with his brothers in these ventures. The 1910 U.S. census lists Lorenzo with brothers John and George, as gold miners in Bloomfield

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Township, Nevada County, California. Lorenzo died June 29, 1922, in Nevada County, California. Joseph R. and Juliette Tilton’s son, John Tilton, (their third born child) most closely emulated his father’s calling in life. John was born in Sacramento, California, in 1860. He began his working career doing odd jobs, once working for the Continental Oil & Transportation Co. of San Francisco and as a “capper” for the Morgan Oyster Company. (9) He often styled himself as an inventor and, in fact, held three U.S. Patents of minor concern. The first was for faucets for shipping and service cans and packages (#336,174 - January 23, 1885), and secondly, a safety attachment for railway car stoves (#375,229 - April 7, 1887). The third was a sewer gas trap (#368,793 - August 23, 1887). Just as his father did, John endowed himself with the title of Professor about 1890, and soon entered the patent medicine business, but all the while kept his options open in the mining business. His most “famous” invention was yet to come. By 1891, John Tilton was advertising his own specialty, which was a rheumatism cure. He often placed newspaper ads in the classified section, offering his cure. In 1893 he moved his business across the San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California. In June 1894, John Tilton found several other like-minded people and incorporated a company titled, THE PROFESSOR JOHN TILTON RHEUMATISM CURE COMPANY, which was located in Oakland. (10)


interest in a mining claim that was obviously worthless. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that one, Francisco Rodriguez “paid Tilton $300 in cash and agreed to work the claim at $3 per day until he had earned $200 which was to go toward a full payment of $500 for a half interest.” “Tilton and Rodriguez went to the mining district and the former showed his newly made friend a mountain of rocks by the roadside. ‘That’s the mine,’ he said. ‘Now, you go work there and get out all you can before I get back’. Rodriguez labored hard and diligently, but never saw the color of pay quartz. As Tilton failed to show up, and as Rodriguez began to realize he had been swindled, he returned to this City and caused Tilton’s arrest.” (11) Whether John Tilton was truly cognizant of his scams will never be known, but the most interesting, and potentially greatest of all, was his classic invention of perpetual motion.

John Tilton let the world know of his greatest achievement in this advertisement that appeared in the San Francisco Call of February 17, 1899.

Apparently a difficult sell, John Tilton was still trying to gain capital for his fantastic invention over ten years after his discovery was first unveiled. (Sacramento Union, October 28, 1910).

John Tilton continued with his dreams, never being successful at any of them. As an old and beaten man he spent his last days in Sacramento, likely homeless at times. The Sacramento Union of January 28, 1920, described his predicament: Inventor Goes to Jail - John Tilton, aged 68, said to be the inventor of a “perpetual motion” machine, was yesterday given a 30-day sentence to the county jail on a vagrancy charge. It was stated at police headquarters that the man had become a nuisance to residents of the city, due to his begging propensities. This dreamer finally got his reward a year later when he passed away in San Francisco on December 16, 1921. By 1891, Professor John Tilton was attempting to break into the patent medicine field, just as his father had done fifteen years earlier. This advertisement appeared in the San Francisco Call on June 24, 1891.

By the late 1890’s John Tilton was dividing his time between Oakland, San Francisco and North Bloomfield in Nevada County, California, where he had an interest in a gold mine. If the man had not been all along, by this time he was a full-fledged eccentric. Continually pushing his rheumatism cure as well as claiming to buy and sell gold mines in the classified newspaper section, it seems he crossed over a legal line in 1897 when he sold an

The life of Emma Tilton, Joseph R. and Juliette Tilton’s fourth child, and only girl, is perhaps the most enigmatic of all. Born in Sacramento about 1857, she lived with her parents most of her life and barely made it into the historical record. Perhaps her most eventful occurrence, one that made the newspapers in a sensational way, began in the fall of 1891. Emma’s father had made an acquaintance with Milan Milton O’Dell while he and O’Dell were living in Sacramento in the 1860s. O’Dell later moved to Sisson, California, and became a wealthy rancher. Tilton visited O’Dell in the early 1890s and found that he had recently become


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widowed and was looking for a suitable wife. Tilton offered to help but when his help failed he suggested to consider his daughter, Emma Tilton. O’Dell and Emma Tilton began corresponding and photographs were eventually exchanged.

disarm the barber, he was compelled to draw his revolver. He fired at Tilton, wounding him in the side, Tilton dropped. It was seen, however, that his wound was necessarily fatal, and after lingering through the night, he died early this morning. (16)

O’Dell fell in love with Emma, or at least with her writing. He was so smitten with her letters that in a moment of long distance rapture he proposed marriage in a return letter. But when the long awaited day arrived that he finally got to meet his future bride his passion for her immediately dampened. It seems that her physical beauty was no match for her mellifluous prose. O’Dell quickly retreated, to which Emma took great offense. So much so, that she filed a lawsuit on the dastardly devil and requested an exaction of $20,000 for breach of promise. (12)

Thus, the tragic end came for Noah Tilton, with nothing left to do for him but make preparations for burial, as the following newspaper account attests:

Fortunately for O’Dell, when the trial date arrived, Emma and her attorney were a “no show” and the case was dismissed. The jilted Emma Tilton lived out her life in San Francisco, working as a domestic, and disappeared from the record after 1901 when she made the newspaper again by being run over by a hit-and-run bicyclist. (13) No directory, death or newspaper record could be found for her after this date. The youngest, and fifth, of the Tilton children was Noah Edward Tilton, who was born in Sacramento about 1861. He became a barber and drifted throughout the region of Central California, not staying long in any one place. Noah eventually ended up on the wrong side of the law when he and an accomplice stole a boat in 1894 at Washington (located across the Sacramento River from Sacramento, and now called Broderick). For this action he was sentenced to twenty days in the Yolo County Jail at Woodland, California. (14) Tilton continued his lawless ways and robbed a store at Cacheville, California (now known as Yolo), October 13, 1894. Taking into consideration his previous theft he was given the maximum sentence of fifteen years. In 1897 a petition to commute his sentence to five years was nearly passed but failed to get the signature of the governor. (15) Sent to Folsom Prison for 15 years on January 26, 1895, he was released early on June 20, 1904. Fueled by too much alcohol, Noah Tilton carelessly overstepped civility one final time in the town of Washington, Nevada County, California: Tilton, who had been drinking, frightened a number of people by parading the streets of the town armed with a rifle, with which he repeatedly threatened to kill any one who ventured to interfere with him. The attention of Deputy Sheriff Worthley was eventually drawn to the behavior of Tilton, and he remonstrated with him, asking him to desist from his menaces and to go home quietly. Tilton refused, and threatened to shoot the deputy sheriff. A struggle ensued for the possession of the rifle and eventually Tilton was disarmed by the deputy sheriff, and endeavored to stab him. After a second struggle, in which Worthley tried in vain to

Nevada City - The body of the late N. E. Tilton, who was shot and killed at Washington last Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff Worthley, reached this city last night, having been brought here by his brothers, John and L. D. Tilton. Owing to the condition of the roads, the trip was made by sleigh, and aboard this vehicle, over the frozen snow, they bore their dead brother’s body home for burial. The Coroner’s jury acquitted the Deputy Sheriff, returning the verdict that he shot to save his life. Coroner Hocking, Sheriff Walker and District Attorney Jones all reached here last night, having made the trip to Washington to investigate the case. At the inquest little was brought out which The Bee has not already fully covered. (17) This ends the story of one family who moved to California, seen as the land of opportunity for so many in the decade of the 1850s, and later. Not all were met with success and happiness ever after, and the Tiltons are good examples of that. Their story has remained hidden but will now live on due to the once trivial glass bottle caused to be made by the Professor Joseph Reed Tilton, that is now a treasured reminder of days past. NOTES:

1. The couple lost one child, Joseph R. Tilton, jr., who died in Sacramento November 29, 1863, aged three years. He was buried at New Helvetia Cemetery which was contiguous with Sutter’s Fort and the earliest cemetery in Sacramento. It has been replaced with a school and nearly all the old grave stones are lost. 2. Sacramento Daily Union, 28 November 1857 3. Evening Bulletin (San Francisco) April 9, 1874 4. John Cammet was born to John and Susan Cammet in Sacramento, California, in 1855. 5. Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, California), May 3, 1875 6. Sacramento Union, July 5, 1908 7. The Tilton brothers owned full and partial shares in several gold mines, including the Cleveland Mine, near Nevada City and the Gold Crown mine, near Edward’s Crossing, in Nevada County. George W. Tilton sold half interest in the Gold Crown to Mrs. Belle Quarles in 1903. (Engineering and Mining Journal, April 25, 1903, pg 645) 8. Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho) 22 April, 1901 9. The occupation of “capper” likely refers to capping oyster cans 10. Sacramento Daily Union, June 22, 1894 11. San Francisco Call, March 27, 1897. Remarkably, Tilton was acquitted when the plaintiff failed to make a good case. 12. Sacramento Bee, August 11, 1892 13. The San Francisco Call, December 16, 1901 14. Sacramento Daily Union, August 10, 1894 15. Woodland (California) Daily Democrat, February 18, 1897 16. San Francisco Chronicle, January 1, 1906 17. Evening Bee (Sacramento, California), January 3, 1906. Washington is a small gold mining town located on the bank of the South Fork of the Yuba River in Nevada County, California

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Advertising . Sodas . Inks . Beers ~ Ales . Milks . Jugs . Cokes ...

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Presents.... Antiques Show: featuring Bottles, Pottery, Coins, & Tabletop Antiques April 9th. 2016

Saturday, 9am ~ 2pm


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Dealer Space: $10 pr. 8' table FREE PARKING Contact: Doug Porter Sent check or MO to: W.A.B.P.C., 5403 Darwin Rd. West Terre Haute, IN. 47885 812-870-0760

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Augusta Museum of History Celebrates Bill & Bea Baab’s Donation of Bottles by Bill Baab Photos courtesy of Lauren Virgo, Augusta Museum of History AUGUSTA, GA. - Many examples of a collection of 531 bottles from a brewery, patent medicine men, mineral water and soda water bottlers, mostly from Augusta, were placed in public view last November 12 at the Augusta Museum of History. They joined 81 Augusta pharmacy bottles dating from 1830 through the early 20th century, plus merchants’ whiskey jugs manufactured by master potters in nearby North Augusta (across the Savannah River) and Trenton, South Carolina. The massive collection was donated to the museum by Bill and Bea Baab, who wanted to leave a legacy to their adopted hometown that future generations could enjoy. He was born in Glenside, Pennsylvania, she in Bangor, Maine. The collection was started in 1969. The bottles, pottery including vessels from Chinese immigrants, and Goofus glass pickle jars were placed on glass shelving in a state-of-the-art display case. It was lighted by non heat-producing lamps top and bottom. Rectangular patent medicines like large and small sizes of the River Swamp Chill & Fever Cure and Barry’s Malarial Antidote were stood on their ends and anchored by wire collars whose ends were placed in a special wax. The rows of such bottles will not tip over in a domino-like effect should the case be jarred. Mineral water bottles from Georgia and South Carolina were joined by a massive pottery churn from a Georgia pottery and whiskey jugs from the Thomas Hahn Pottery in North Augusta and the William F. Hahn Pottery in Trenton, South Carolina. He was Thomas’s father. Bill Baab is a longtime member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. In 2011, he was inducted to its Hall of Fame.

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ANTIQUE BOTTLE CLUB Presents their 50th Anniversary

Annual Show & Sale Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Antique Bottles, Insulators, Fruit Jars, Crocks, Pottery & Small Collectibles 50 Plus Sales Tables, 50/50 Raffle, Food & Beverages Admission: $2 Early Admission (8:00 am - 9:00 am): $15 The Elks Club 282 Durham Road (Rt. 108, Exit 7 off Spaulding Turnpike) Dover, New Hampshire 03820

For Information Contact: Gerry Sirois, 207.773.0148 or Jack Pelletier, 207.839.4389

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Antique Bottle & Jar Show St. Louis

Antique Bottle Collectors Association ORLANDO GARDENS 4300 Hoffmeister Ave St. Louis, Missouri E X P A N D E D Space 130 Sales Tables + Displays Admission $3.00 - $1.00 off with flier Kids FREE 9 am to 2 pm NO early Admission Food & Drinks available Antique Bottles Fruit Jars Pottery Brewiana Insulators Related Advertsing

Sunday March 20 2016

Show Chair: Pat Jett 71 Outlook Drive Hillsboro, MO 63050 Phone: 314-570-6917 email: patsy_jett@


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Article II – Income and Assets A. No portion of the net income or assets shall be utilized to benefit any individual Federation member or private individual above and beyond (1) reimbursement of actual expenses incurred during the performance of Federation business and (2) payment of reasonable compensation as provided for under Article IV, Section F. B. The net income and assets are dedicated for educational purposes and Federation activities to effect its mission.

FOHBC Bylaw Updates and Revisions Please read the following proposed bylaw updates and revisions in red. All revisions have been approved by the FOHBC Board of Directors. These bylaws have been amended and need to be reviewed by the FOHBC membership prior to the annual general membership meeting at the FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Sacramento, California by an affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast by the eligible voters in attendance, provided that a copy of the proposed changes are made available to each member in advance, either directly by mail or by timely notice in the Federation’s official periodical or on the Federation website.

Article I – Name and Mission A. The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, herein noted as either the Federation or the FOHBC, is an organization for collectors of historical bottles, jars and related collectible items. B. The Federation is a registered nonprofit IRS 501 (c) (3) educational organization. C. The mission of the Federation is to encourage growth and public awareness of the [insert] antique bottle hobby and to enhance the enjoyment of such through collecting, dealing and educational endeavors and to promote fair and ethical conduct within the [insert] antique bottle hobby. D. To effect its mission, activities of the Federation include, but are not limited to: 1. Furnishing photographic slide programs, speakers, and educational material to both individuals and bottle clubs. 2. Encouraging and promoting the writing of research articles relating to [insert] antique bottles, their manufacture, origin, and history. 3. Encouraging and promoting educational [insert] antique bottle displays at public libraries, schools, club meetings, antique shows and service organizations’ meetings. 4. Encouraging and promoting the establishment of antique bottle clubs as they relate to bottle collecting in general as well as to areas of specialization and research. 5. Encouraging and promoting the educational quality of [insert] antique bottle club newsletter publications. 6. Establishing mutually beneficial relationships with and educational displays or programs at public museums in order to promote the [insert] antique bottle hobby. 7. Maintaining and publishing a quality periodical for the dissemination of educational information and Federation news to the Federation membership in a timely manner.

C. In the event of dissolution, all remaining assets and properties shall be distributed only to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or to a federal, state, county, or local government exclusively for public purposes.

Article III – Membership A. Membership is open to any individual, club, group, or organization whose primary purpose is the study, research, preservation, collection, or displaying of historical bottles and related items. The Federation Board of Directors shall set the annual dues for each membership class and may deny, suspend or revoke membership for just cause. The Board of Directors shall continuously strive to strengthen and improve the benefits of membership and shall institute such benefits in a timely manner. B. Membership classes are as follows: 1. Individual Membership (or primary membership) is a single membership [correct] of for one person. [update paragraph] Membership includes a full year subscription to the bi-monthly (6 issues a year) official FOHBC periodical that being in the name of the Individual or Primary Member. Private Member portal access to FOHBC periodicals and membership information will be granted. Free advertising of “For Sale” items in the FOHBC periodical. Individual Membership also includes the opportunity to obtain discounts to be used on “Early Admission” or table rental at the annual Federation National Conventions. Individual Members will also receive the FOHBC digital newsletter. The Individual Membership includes full voting privileges. 2. Associate Membership is available to members of the immediate family of any adult holding an Individual Membership. Children of ages 21 or older must have their own Individual Membership. [moved] Associate Members enjoy all of the rights and privileges of an Individual Membership, including voting privileges. Only one copy of the official FOHBC periodical will be sent to the family, that being in the name of the Individual or primary Member. 3. [new listing] Digital Membership. The Individual Member will not receive a printed copy of the official FOHBC periodical but will receive private Member Portal access to FOHBC periodicals and membership information. Digital Members will also receive the FOHBC digital newsletter. The Membership includes full voting privileges. 4. Club Affiliations are available to any club, association, or organization which has ten (10) or more members, meets at least annually and fosters the mission of the Federation as set forth in Article I. 5. Affiliate Membership is available to museums, libraries and like institutions and will have all rights and privileges as a club, except voting privileges. 6. [updated] Life Memberships are available in three (3) levels. Level 1: $1,000, Includes all benefits of an Individual Membership. No promise of an FOHBC periodical for life. Level 2: $500, Includes all benefits of an Individual Membership but you will not receive an FOHBC periodical, but rather a digital subscription. Note: In the future, a Level 1 could become a Level 2. Level 3: Earned or Honoree. The Board would have the option of bestowing an honorary Life Membership. This person would continue to join the FOHBC at the regular membership rate. How this honor is earned will be determined by the Board. New Life Memberships are no longer available, however, Existing Life Memberships will continue to be “grandfathered” (i.e., they will continue to be honored as long as the Life Member wishes to remain a member of the Federation). The spouse of the primary Life Member is also a Life Member, and both have voting privileges. Life Members shall be encouraged to financially support the Federation, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. C. All dues are subject to change by a majority vote of the membership and may be done under policies and procedures without an amendment to the bylaws.

8. Honoring significant contributions or service by individuals to the [insert] antique bottle hobby by the recognition of such through induction into the Federation Hall of Fame or the Federation Honor Roll alliances.

D. Members of the Federation are not personally liable for the acts, debts, liabilities or obligations of the organization.

9. Establishing and abiding by standards and ethics by which [insert] antique bottle collectors and dealers may fairly deal with one another.

E. Any use of the Federation name or logo, [fixed] if existent in any form for personal commercial purposes (including endorsements), of any type, must be approved in advance by the Federation Board of Directors.

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Approval for the commercial use of the Federation name and/or logo may include an appropriate agreement for compensation to the Federation for such use.

Article IV – Governing Body A. The governing body of the Federation is its Board of Directors, and this executive body, also referred to as the Board, shall be charged with making policy decisions and implementing all current bylaws and programs, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Federation. Although the Board may poll the full membership to determine membership opinion before taking any action, a full membership vote is required only for the following: (1) the election of officers, (2) changes in dues amounts and (3) bylaws changes other than provided for under Article IX. B. The Board of Directors shall consist of a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Business Manager, a Membership Director, a Public Relations Director, a Conventions Director, a Historian, a Merchandising Director, three Directors-at-Large, and four Region Directors. Each of the above Directors will have one vote on the Board [added] except the Business Manager. At the request of the President, each of the above Directors shall be responsible for preparing a summary of their annual activities and accomplishments for dissemination to the Board at the annual national convention meeting. C. A Director’s duties, including duties as a member of a committee, shall be executed (1) in good faith, (2) with the care that an ordinary prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances and (3) in a manner the Director reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the Federation. D. A Director is not liable for any action taken, or for any failure to take action. E. A Director shall not be deemed to be a trustee with respect to the organization or with respect to any property held or administered by the organization, including property that may be subject to restrictions imposed by the donor or transferor of that property. F. The Board of Directors may fix reasonable compensation for [updated] themselves the the FOHBC Business Manager, committee chairpersons, national convention officials or contractors [updated] such as the FOHBC Periodical Editor for the business of effecting the mission of the Federation. G. The Directors (elected officers) of the Federation and their major responsibilities and duties are as follows: President 1. The President shall take such actions as will promote the mission of the Federation. 2. The President shall preside over all Federation and Board of Director meetings, serve as ex-officio member of all committees and conduct and oversee all Federation business.


1. The Secretary shall keep a full and complete permanent record of all Federation Board and general membership meetings, except regional ones, along with records of all actions taken, and shall forward a typed copy of the same to all Board members. A digest of information shall be published in the official FOHBC periodical or on the Federation website for dissemination to the general membership. 2. The Secretary shall maintain copies of (1) the Federation Bylaws and all amendments currently in effect, (2) the Federation’s Articles of Incorporation and all amendments to them currently in effect and (3) the most recent copy of any reports that are required by law to be filed for income tax status purposes. 3. In the absence of the Secretary, the President shall appoint someone in attendance to assume this responsibility. Treasurer 1. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the thorough and efficient handling and record keeping of the finances of the Federation and shall have custody of all dues, funds, and securities of the Federation with the exception of other Board of Directors designated funds. 2. The Treasurer shall be responsible for paying all debts of the Federation upon presentation of all normal bills and receipts and for any expenditure approved by the Board or membership. 3. The Treasurer shall be empowered to write checks for the disbursement of moneys and shall be bonded annually in an amount determined by the Board. The fee for this bonding shall be paid for by the Federation. 4. The President shall be empowered to sign checks in the absence of the Treasurer and shall be bonded, as is the Treasurer. 5. A Treasurer’s Report shall be presented at the annual national convention and an Audit Committee appointed by the President shall conduct an audit and report its findings at the general membership meeting. The approved Treasurer’s Report shall be published in the official FOHBC periodical or the Federation website following the convention. 6. The Treasurer shall be responsible for insuring the timely filing of all financial reports and forms that are required by law for income tax status purposes and purposes of incorporation. Business Manager

3. He or she shall appoint all committee chairpersons and these committees shall be directly accountable to the President.

1. In coordination with the Treasurer and the Membership Director, the Business Manager shall be responsible for the collection of new and renewal Federation membership applications and dues payments and shall maintain appropriate records for such. He or she shall notify the appropriate Regional Directors in a timely manner when new memberships are obtained within their geographical regions.

4. He or she is required to attend the annual national convention meeting and is encouraged to attend as many regional meetings as possible.

2. He or she shall perform any other appropriate duties as directed by the President or by the Board to institute and/or affect business-related Federation activities in an efficient and timely manner.

5. In the event the President is unable to fulfill his or her obligation for the full tenure of office, he or she shall submit a letter of resignation to the First Vice President with copies to all Board members. The First Vice President will then assume the duties of the President. After resigning, the President shall turn over all Federation records and materials to the First Vice President within 30 days of his or her resignation.

3. [new qualification] He or she shall be compensated monthly unless there is a volunteer for the position.

First Vice President

Membership Director

1. It shall be the duty of the First Vice President to preside at all functions in the absence of the President.

1. The Membership Director shall be responsible for promoting membership in the Federation and shall coordinate the Federation’s membership services with the President, Treasurer, Business Manager and the Board, as appropriate. He or she will not only solicit individual memberships but will coordinate activities toward the establishment of more clubs to better serve the bottle hobby.

2. The First Vice President shall assist the President in the carrying out of the business of the Federation as delegated by the President.

4. [new qualification] The Business Manager vote shall not be counted as a full Board vote.

Second Vice President

2. He or she shall maintain a record of all Federation members and officers of affiliated clubs in a form that permits preparation of a list of the names and addresses of such and the sorting of members by geographical region.

1. It shall be the duty of the Second Vice President to preside at all functions in the absence of both the President and the First Vice President.

Public Relations Director

2. The Second Vice President shall assist the President in the carrying out of the business of the Federation as delegated by the President.

1. The Public Relations Director shall be responsible for promoting a positive image of the Federation and shall coordinate activities to this end with other Federation officers under the direction of the President.


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bottle hobby and Federation membership and in educating the public, utilizing both written and electronic media.

5. The Region Director shall contact new Federation members within his or her region via an introductory letter and appropriate enclosures concerning the hobby, the Federation and publications.

3. For effecting the Federation’s mission, he or she shall work closely with the editor of the official FOHBC periodical and shall also be active in maintaining and supplying information for the Federation’s Internet website.

6. He or she endeavors to see that Federation literature is available to promoters of bottle collecting or of bottle hobby-related shows within the region.

Conventions Director

7. The Region Director shall seek out and solicit national convention show bids, when necessary, and shall provide assistance to potential show hosts within the region.

1. The Conventions Director shall plan and coordinate the annual national Federation convention under the direction of the President as approved by the Board of Directors and shall promote and coordinate all activities for the convention such as the [update] show facility, host hotel, advertising, registration, displays, seminars, cocktail party, banquet, meetings, auction, bottle competition, awards, raffles, etc.

8. He or she shall keep the general membership informed of happenings within the region via submission of written articles or reports to Federation publications.

2. He or she shall actively solicit proposals for the national convention from and shall provide guidelines to prospective club and/or individual [update] show convention hosts in a timely manner.

10. Each Region Director shall prepare a summary annual report of his or her activities for dissemination to the Board at the annual national convention meeting. The President shall define the content and due date for such a report.

3. He or she shall provide Federation support to the national [update] convention/show hosts with respect to [update] show convention facilities and logistics, administrative [update] convention show rules and regulations, exhibit judging criteria and ethical standards of conduct.

9. He or she serves on task forces and works on projects as requested by the President.

11. In the absence of the Region Director, an Assistant Region Director or other designated Federation member will represent the region at pertinent meetings and/or functions.


Article V – Committees and Contracted Activities

1. The Historian shall be responsible for coordinating the preservation and maintenance of an archive documenting the history of the Federation and the bottle hobby.

A. A Committee shall not (1) authorize distributions, (2) approve or recommend any action to the general membership, (3) adopt, amend or repeal bylaws or (4) fix compensation for any committee member.

2. He or she shall coordinate an exhibit of appropriate historical items and/or information at each annual national convention.

B. A Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President and shall serve until released by the President. The chairperson can appoint members to his or her committee.

3. He or she shall solicit items such as historical information, news articles, etc., and shall coordinate the archival efforts and the dissemination of such information as approved by the membership or Board of Directors.

C. A Committee Chairperson or any individual contracted for service to the Federation cannot vote on matters brought before the Board, unless he or she simultaneously serves on the Board or is approved by the Board to have voting privileges.

Merchandising Director

D. The President may form, with Board approval, a standing committee, known as the Editorial Committee, to develop, improve or enhance the official Federation periodical, as well as any other publication or literature deemed appropriate in the future.

1. The Merchandising Director shall be responsible for developing, promoting and marketing all types of Federation-endorsed merchandise, such as special bottles, buttons, patches, name tags and other items as approved by the membership or Board of Directors. This shall be done under the direction of the President for coordinating purposes. Director-at-Large 1. There shall be three (3) Directors-at-Large who shall serve in advisory capacities to the Board, as well as assuming duties as assigned by the President. 2. Only past officers of the Federation shall be eligible for the three Director-at-Large positions. They shall be elected in the same manner as all other Federation officers. 3. In the event that there is no one available to fill these positions, the positions shall remain vacant until the next regularly scheduled elections. 4. One of these positions shall be filled by the immediate past President automatically without election for one full term, unless that person resigns, is removed from office, or does not desire to serve. If not automatically filled, a position shall be filled by the election process, or by presidential appointment, if deemed to be in the best interest of the Federation, for that term. Region Directors 1. There shall be a Region Director for each of the four (4) geographical regions of the Federation. 2. Each Region Director shall take such action as will promote the mission of the Federation within his or her region, as well as nationally, and shall represent his or her region on the Board. 3. The Region Director will promote individual and club memberships within his or her region and shall participate in as many regional bottle hobby-related functions as possible. 4. He or she, acting as a liaison between the region and the Board, shall actively seek ideas and suggestions from Federation members within his or her region that pertain to the betterment of the hobby and/ or the Federation. Member’s concerns and issues shall be conveyed to the Board or to the President by the Region Director in a timely manner.

E. The President may form, with Board approval, a standing committee, known as the Bylaws Committee, to review, update, revise or edit the Federation Bylaws, as necessary. F. The President may form, with Board approval, standing committees, known as the Nominating Committee and the Election Committee, to oversee and conduct the Federation elections process as described in Article VIII. The Nominating Committee shall be composed of at least one member from each geographical region. G. The President may form, with Board approval, a standing committee, known as the Membership Committee, to assist the Membership Director in the coordination and implementation of the Federation’s membership services. H. The President may form, with Board approval, a standing committee, known as the Show Committee, to assist the Conventions Director in such tasks as defining standards and guidelines for show hosts, evaluating show bids, coordinating show services and activities, etc. I. The President may appoint, with Board approval, a liaison(s) between the Federation and museums or other institutions to coordinate public awareness and/or promotional activities with such institutions. J. The President may form, with Board approval, standing committees to implement recognition activities, such as the Federation Hall of Fame, the Federation Honor Role and the acknowledgement of outstanding club newsletters or individual published articles. K. The President may appoint or contract, with Board approval, an individual to maintain and enhance the Federation’s Internet website. L. The President may appoint or contract, with Board approval, an individual to serve the Federation and the hobby as the Editor of the Federation’s official periodical. This publication shall serve as a primary media for fostering the mission of the Federation as described in Article I, and its content should reflect this purpose. Generally, the content of this publication shall include articles of educational and/or historical interest to the membership and general public, numerous feature columns, a current show calendar, hobby-related advertising, a Federation business section and Federation regional reports. In lieu of publishing the Federation business and/or Regional reports these may be submitted to the membership via the Federation website.

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M. The Editor of the official FOHBC periodical shall coordinate his or her activities with the Board and shall be responsible for the periodical content, publication, business management activities and distribution to the membership. Subject to approval by the Board, he or she may have voting privileges on matters brought before the Board. N. The President may appoint, with Board approval, an individual to serve as the Ads Manager for the official FOHBC periodical to assist with and coordinate the advertising services offered by the magazine.


E. The annual region meeting should be held in conjunction with a regional club show whenever possible and rotated among the club shows held within the region as evenly as possible. F. The nomination and election of Region Directors shall be done in concert with all other Federation officers and their two-year terms shall coincide with the election and terms of all other Federation officers as outlined in Article VIII. G. In the event of the resignation of the Region Director, the Assistant Region Director shall assume these duties. In the event of the resignation of the Assistant Region Director or of the Secretary/Treasurer, the Region Director will appoint someone to fill the unexpired terms of these regional officers.

O. The President may appoint, with Board approval, individuals from each geographical region to serve as the Region Editors for the “Region News” sections of the official FOHBC periodical, if such sections are incorporated within the periodical. These reports may be disseminated via the Federation website in lieu of published form.

Article VII – Meetings and Conduct

P. With Board approval, the President may appoint or contract individuals and/or establish standing committees in order to foster the mission of the Federation and to effect the business activities of the Federation, as deemed necessary.

A. All Federation membership meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order and in a professional manner. All meetings, including Board meetings, are open to any Federation member or club representative in good standing.

Article VI Geographical Region Officers and Structure

B. Board of Directors Meetings

A. The Federation shall consist of four (4) geographical regions – Midwest, Northeast, Southern, and Western, and the states and other regions within these geographical regions are as follows: Midwest Region Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin Northeast Region Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Eastern Canada Southern Region Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Western Region Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Western Canada B. There shall be a Region Director for each of the four (4) geographical regions. It shall be the duty of the Region Director to preside over and coordinate all region meetings and to establish any committees deemed necessary within his or her region.

1. The Board shall meet at least once annually as a collective body. One meeting of the Board shall be held in conjunction with the annual national convention, at which the annual general membership meeting is also held. 2. In the event the Board is unable to meet collectively to conduct business, the President shall be empowered to conduct business that requires Board action by polling the Board members by mail or telephone (e.g., holding a formal conference call). An agenda for a conference call meeting shall be disseminated to all parties involved prior to the scheduled time of the conference call. The President will keep a record of all votes as a permanent record as will the Secretary. 3. A simple majority vote of the Board shall be required for passage of any business before the Board. In the event a mail or telephone vote is taken by the President, the full Board will be made aware of the results of the vote as soon as possible by the President. 4. The Board shall approve all major or unusual expenditures of the Federation, if not previously approved by the general membership at an annual meeting. 5. The President shall preside at all Board meetings and shall be responsible for the distribution of information relating to all actions taken at Board meetings to all Board members not present and to the general membership. 6. The President shall coordinate with the editor of the official FOHBC periodical the dissemination to the general membership of information concerning any Board actions. 7. Any Board actions and any other business items may be disseminated to the membership via posting on the Federation website in lieu of publishing in the Federation periodical.

1. He or she shall be responsible for arranging an annual region meeting for the purpose of meeting with the Federation members residing within his or her region and with representatives from clubs located within his or her region. Meeting agenda items may include a discussion of Federation activities, mission and organizational structure, the planning of regional shows, coordinating shows within his or her region and soliciting input from members and clubs as to their opinions on and concerns about Federation and bottle hobby matters in order to make these known to the Federation general membership and to the Board of Directors, as appropriate.

C. In the event there is misconduct in office by any Federation officer, his or her removal may be implemented by the following steps:

2. The Region Director shall be a member of the Board of Directors and have the same voting privileges as all other Board members but shall be elected by a majority vote of the Federation members and clubs only within his or her region. He or she shall be required to attend all Board meetings, as well as other meetings as deemed appropriate. If unable to attend, he or she shall appoint a regional Federation member to represent the region in his or her absence.

3. The accused officer shall be entitled to submit a letter of reply to the charges to all Board members prior to the vote on his or her removal, but shall not be entitled to vote on his removal.

3. The Region Director, once elected, may elect to appoint an Assistant Region Director and a Secretary/ Treasurer for the region from the membership within his or her region.

5. A three-fourths (3/4) majority vote of all Board members must be enacted to have the officer removed. A copy of the results shall be made available as soon as the vote is tallied to all Board members.

C. The Assistant Region Director shall be appointed by the Region Director and shall serve for the same term as the Region Director. He or she shall preside in the absence of the Region Director and shall assist the Region Director in any way requested.

6. In the event that an office is not filled, that position shall be filled by appointment by the President for the unexpired term of office. If the President is removed from office, the First Vice President will assume the duties of the President for the unexpired term of office.

D. The Region Secretary/Treasurer shall keep a written record of all region meetings as well as handle any monies collected and used within the region to promote the mission of the Federation.

7. In the event of misconduct by any member or member club the above procedure shall be followed in the same manner as a charge against an officer of the Federation. If a charge of conduct unbecoming a member of the Federation is sustained by the Federation Board the member or member club’s mem-

1. A written letter by any Federation member or club shall be submitted to the President, giving specific charges as to misconduct. 2. All Board members shall be notified via a copy of the letter of complaint.

4. In the event the President is the accused officer, the First Vice President shall carry out the responsibility of conducting the inquiry and vote.


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bership will be cancelled along with their rights and privileges. After a two (2) year period the removed member or member club may request a reinstatement of membership. After applying to the Board for the reinstatement the Board will discuss the reinstatement and the member or member club may be reinstated if a majority vote is for reinstatement. D. In the event that the resignation of any officer or a vacancy in any manner occurs, the President shall appoint someone to fill the unexpired term of office with the approval of the Board. E. National Convention and Associated Meetings 1. There shall be a national convention held annually during the summer unless otherwise voted on by the Federation membership. Typical convention activities may include sales tables, educational seminars or programs, educational displays, a banquet, recognition of Hall of Fame and Honor Roll members, an auction, a judged bottle competition event, a general Federation membership meeting, a Board of Directors meeting and other functions and events as approved by the Board. 2. If possible, the convention shall be held in a different geographical region each year, on a rotational basis from the Midwest to the Southern to the Western to the Northeast region. 3. As each region becomes eligible to host a national convention, the Board shall assess all available proposals and bids, which have been deemed appropriate by the Conventions Director and/or by the Show Committee, and shall decide where and when the convention shall be held within the eligible region. Ideally, this should be done two years prior to the year in which an eligible region is to be the host. 4. In the event that a region is unable to host the national convention, the next region in rotation shall be given the opportunity to become the host region, and the region that was unable to host the convention will move to the bottom of the rotation order. Swapping of host years between regions is prohibited.

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2. Each Federation affiliated club shall be entitled to one vote per club, which is to be cast by a Federation representative of the club at the direction of that representative’s club. 3. These ballots shall then be returned to the Election Committee by a designated date and shall remain unopened until the annual convention meeting. The membership may, upon majority vote, make other arrangements for the return of the votes, if deemed necessary, at some future time. 4. The Election Committee shall open the ballots and tally them at a time stipulated at the convention. Any Federation member and/or candidate may view this process. Once the votes have been counted the Election Committee chairperson will then announce the results at the general membership meeting at a time designated by the presiding President, the results having been previously certified by the Election Committee as true and correct. The newly elected officers will take office at the conclusion of the annual convention meeting at which they have been elected. 5. All nominees on the ballot shall be voted on by the entire membership and club representatives with the exception of the Region Directors, who shall be elected by a majority vote of only the members and clubs within their respective regions. 6. The person receiving the most votes shall be elected to the position under consideration. There will be a run-off only in the event of tie votes, and this procedure, if occurring, shall be set by the Election Committee. 7. From time to time, it may be necessary to slightly alter the election procedure, and, if this is necessary, it may be done by a majority vote of the members in attendance at an annual general membership meeting. An amendment to these bylaws to do so shall not be required. 8. Appointments by the President may fill any position not filled by this process.

5. Agendas for general membership and Board meetings being held in conjunction with an annual convention shall be published in the official FOHBC periodical and/or on the Federation website prior to the convention date. Items to be placed on an agenda should be submitted to the Federation President three weeks prior to the editorial due date for submission of content for the specific issue of the official FOHBC periodical in which the agendas are to appear. Items may be placed on an agenda by any Federation member or member club.

Article IX – Amendments

6. Items may be added to a meeting agenda from the floor at a meeting if approved by a 2/3 majority vote of those in attendance.

B. In the event that an amendment and/or is needed for emergency purposes between general membership meeting dates, the Board of Directors may take necessary action in good faith and institute the amendment in the following manner:

7. Any item may be brought up for discussion at a meeting, but only agenda items may be voted on. 8. During a meeting, the Federation officer presiding over the meeting shall use his or her discretion as to when debate on an issue should be terminated and then he or she may elect to call for a motion/vote.

Article VIII – Terms and Elections A. The nomination and election of all Federation officers including President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, Business Manager, Membership Director, Public Relations Director, Conventions Director, Historian, Merchandising Director, Directors-at-Large (3), and Region Directors (4) shall be held every two years. Any officer may run for successive terms. B. For the purpose of nominations, the President shall appoint a three (3) to five (5) member Nominating Committee at the annual convention meeting the year prior to the election year. This committee shall prepare a slate of nominations for each office, listed in this Article, and these shall be published in the February March/April issue of the official FOHBC periodical of the following year. Also, any member desiring to run for any office in the Federation may file a nomination form with the Election Committee (in accordance with procedures approved by the membership and instituted by the Election Committee) indicating the office they desire to run for. The deadline for filing this is April 1st of the year that the elections are held, unless otherwise stipulated and approved by the full membership of the Federation. C. For the purpose of elections, the President shall appoint a five (5) person Election Committee to oversee and conduct the elections, and these shall be conducted in the following manner: 1. A ballot shall be prepared by the Election Committee with the nominated slate of officers, including those received on a nomination form, and this ballot shall bear the Federation seal so that it may not be duplicated. These ballots shall then be disseminated to FOHBC members and affiliated clubs in good standing (dues current as of May 1st of that year). As outlined in Article III, each Individual Membership, Associate Membership, Digital Membership, new and existing Life Membership shall have one vote, (for example, for a husband, wife and two children, ages 16 and 18, possessing one Individual Membership and three Associate Memberships, that family shall be entitled to four votes).

A. These [update] Federation Bylaws may be amended by the membership at the annual general membership meeting by an affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast by the eligible voters in attendance, provided that a copy of the proposed change is made available to each member in advance, either directly by mail or by timely notice in the Federation’s official periodical or on the Federation website.

1. The President shall send a written application and ballot regarding the amendment and the reason for this necessity to all Board members and/or conduct said business by a conference call. 2. A 3/4 majority vote of the Board shall be necessary to have the amendment passed. 3. A period of 30 days shall be given for the return of ballots from all Board members or the vote may be conducted by a conference call. 4. All correspondence regarding these matters shall be dated and kept by the President as a matter of record. Results of any action shall be made known through the next issue of the official FOHBC periodical, after the action has been completed. 5. Any amendment passed by the Board of Directors in this manner shall be ratified or modified by a majority vote of the membership in attendance at the next regularly scheduled general membership meeting. If the amendment is not so ratified or modified by the membership, it shall become null and void. The By-laws were adopted in 1972 in Sacramento and were changed to the current set of by-laws and were first submitted to the membership on April 2, 1990 and officially approved at the National meeting on August 3, 1990.

Please attend the Annual FOHBC Membership Breakfast Meeting in Sacramento These FOHBC Bylaws have been amended and need to be reviewed by the FOHBC membership prior to the Annual General Membership Meeting on Friday, August 5th 2016 at the FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Sacramento, California by an affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast by the eligible voters in attendance.

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A new section in BOTTLES and EXTRAS dedicated to the fine photography of bottles and glass. Please feel free to submit your images for consideration.

Seasons Greetings From California. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Colorful California Demijohns. - Dale and Barbara Santos

An Interesting Mix Jeff & Holly Noordsy

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Grouping of aqua figural bitters on an October morning Ferdinand Meyer V

Declaration of Manchester by Brian P. Wolff, 2013 Dana Charlton--Zarro

A Few Druggists Rick DeMarsh


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The State of Franklin Antique Bottles & Collectible Assoc.

An Annual Show & Sale Gray, TN off I-26, Exit 13 Appalachian Fairgrounds Saturday May 7th, 2016 9:00am through 3:00pm Free Admittance and Door Prizes

Meetings; 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm or (423) 928-2789

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Saturday April 23, 2016 8 AM to 2 PM (Dealer set up 6:30 AM) Salisbury Civic Center 315 S Martin Luther King Ave. Salisbury, NC 28144 Directions only at 704-638-5275

FREE ADMISSION * FREE PARKING * FREE APPRAISALS 8 foot tables available by reservation for dealers to display their goods. No early buyers For club information call Jimmie Wood at 704-692-7888 or Chuck Rash at 704-732-0373 For Dealer contract call show chairman John Patterson at 704-636-9510 or email at


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ing in each BOTTLES and EXTRAS. One free “WANTED” ad in BOTTLES and EXTRAS per year. Send your advertisement to FOHBC Business Manager, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, iated TX 77002 or better yet, email “emeyer@fohbc. org”


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WANTED: Sacramento shot glasses: C&K/ WHISKEY, Casey & Kavanaugh; California A Favorite; SILVER SHEAF/Bourbon/H. WEINREICH & CO. (double shot); GOLDEN GRAIN/ BOURBON/M. CRONAN & CO. (in black); bar bottle, JAMES WOODBURN (white enamel). Contact Steve Abbott: 916.631.8019 or foabbott@

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DEALERS: Sell your bottles in the BOTTLES President’s Message WANTED: Oregon drug store bottles, will pay top and EXTRAS classified for free. Change the botdollar for ones needed in my collection. Contact tles and your ad is free month after month. Include Charlie Horn, P.O. Box 1121, Elgin, OR 97827 or your website in your ad to increase traffic to your call 541.437.9019 site. Send your advertisement to FOHBC Business Manager, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX WANTED: Oregon embossed drug bottles wanted 77002 or better yet, email “” from following towns: Amity, Arlington, Brownsville, Cove, Drain, Gardiner, Gervais, Harrisburg, For Sale Ione, Jacksonville, Jordan Valley, Junction City, Calendar of Lebanon, Shows and extras LInkville, Medford,Bottles Myrtle Point, Scio, Silverton, FOR SALE: Very early and rare book; “Collec& Related Events Stayton, Tillamook, Wallowa. Contact: Garth Z. 541.548.4776 or, tor’s Guide of Flasks and Bottles” by: Charles Top dollar paid. McMurray; Dayton, Ohio. Copyright 1927. This book is in good to very good condition and conWANTED: Odd/scarce/rare: COD LIVER OIL tains photos and descriptions of historical flasks FOR SALE bottles. I’ve 115 different examples...many more and other early bottles, price; $100.00 + shipping, exist. Byron Dille’ 60325 Acme Rd, Coos Bay, call Doug 775.882.8956 OR 97420 or 541.260.0499 or email: FOR SALE: SC and NC dispensary bottles, painted label sodas, local milk bottles, etc. For WANTED: Stoneware pottery from either the more information contact: Bottletree Antiques, Individual Affiliated Timmerman or Foreman Potteries in Stockton, Donalds, South Carolina at & www.bottletreeanLanier County, Georgia. Timmerman Pottery may Club Information have the letter “T” impressed into the clay. Contact Mike Lee at 238 Lee Road, Ray City, GA 31645 FOR SALE: Pottery books, “A History at the Des or call 229.560.5428 or email: Moines Potteries”, and Double Book Histories of the Eldora and Moingona Potteries. Des Moines WANTED: Amber quart cylinder whiskey shoul$27 Individual plus shipping, Eldora and $23 & Moingona Affiliated der embossed Garrick & Cather Chicago, IL plus plus shipping. Media Mail add $4.50, Priority add Club Information embossed image of a palm tree. Contact Carl Ma$6.00. Mail to Mark C. Wiseman, 3505 Sheridan lik, PO Box 367, Monee, IL 60449 708.534.5161 Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310-4557 or call 515.255.2620, email: WANTED: Glass lid for Cohansey 2-1/2 gallon FOR SALE: 30 cases, embossed and painted label jar. Please call Ed DeHaven at (609) 390-1898 sodas from 30’s to 60’s with cases. $20 each, send WANTED MEMBERS: ATTENTION COLLECfor list: John Humphrey, 187 Hunt Road, Afton, TORS (or the curious!) DON’T MISS the 50th NY 13730 or call 607.639.2470. Annual Golden Gate Historical Bottle Society’s ANTIQUE BOTTLE AND COLLECTIBLE Wanted For Sale SHOW AND SALE. This 2-day event takes place at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (Sunset Hall) in Antioch, CA on Friday 4/8 from Noon to WANTED: Lancaster Ohio Beers, especially E. 6pm ($10 early admission fee) and Saturday 4/9 Becker Brewing. Also, any Washington Brewery, from 9am to 3pm (FREE ADMISSION). Free Washington D. C. I don’t have. Also does anyone walk-in appraisals and buyers available both have a “B E MANN’S ORIENTAL STOMWANTED days. You’ll find bottles, plus a wide variety ACH BITTERS” for sale? Contact Gary Beatty of collectibles and “go-withs”. For more info, 941.276.1546 or “” contact Gary or Darla Antone at 925.373.6758 or WANTED: Koca Nola soda bottles and go-withs from the U.S., Cuba and Mexico. Plus J Esposito Join the ANTIQUE POISON BOTTLE COLLECsoda and beer bottles from Philadelphia, PA. TORS ASSOCIATION today! For details see our Contact Charles David Head, 106 6th Street, website at or contact Joan Bridgeport, AL 35740, Phone: 256.548.2771, Cabaniss at 540.297.4498 email:

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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, Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002, 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.


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Individual & Affiliated Shards of Wisdom Club Information 19 Members gained this period. The names below represent persons agreeing to be listed in the printed membership directory. Some of those listed agreed to be listed in the membership directory but not the online directory. Gary A. Antone 752 Murdell Lane Livermore, CA 94550-5104 925-373-6758 Northern California Bottles

Gary Flynn 118 Sea Pines Road Bellingham, WA 98229-9365

Ruth Nye 319 Parker Drive Folsom, CA 95630-7927

John E. Golley 4 Vinette Road Central Square, NY 13036

Roger L. Quinn 204 Vista Del Rio Court Paso Robles, CA 93446 916-217-7665

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Ira Burney 5413 North 23rd Street Arlington, VA 22205

Ryker Johnson Wanted 6786 Thorpe Road

Josh Chaney P.O. Box 1267 Rockingham, NC 28380

Manistee, MI 49660 231-889-5532 Michigan bottles and stoneware   Moriah Kennedy 218 Whalen Street Bronx, NY 10471

Edward DeBlock 114 Doolan Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

Mike Lantz 203 N. Liberty Street Galion, OH 44833

Cristy Edwards P.O. Box 413 Maxwell, CA 95955-0413


Spring Extravaganza Sat 23 Sun 24 Apr

Elsecar Heritage Centre 5 mins jct 36 M1 follow brown ‘Elsecar Heritage’ signs - 5 mins.

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Marty Troxell 137 W. Main Street Cambridge City, IN 47327   Scott Tyson 27315 Barbuda Lane Ramrod Key, FL 33042

Mike Yancosky For Sale 816 August Avenue

Colin Savage 7 Castleton Road Swindon, Wiltshire sn5 5ge United Kingdom Mark Scheiner 1664 Deep Run Road Whiteford, MD 21160

Morgantown, WV 26501 Avi Zalkin 142 W. 76th Street, #2 New York, NY 10027 212-633-1389 Antique Bottles

Paul Sims 880 Kelley Road Thomasville, AL 36784

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Where history is always on tap! ”

11am Ord Adm’n 10am £2. Auc starts 120-150+ stalls. E.E. 8.30am £5. &  John Rowe, Kevin Boyle, Chris Mortimer - Dr Dudley Davidson Stoneware, , whisky jugs, inks, cures, Advertising Alan Blakeman Coll’ns, pot lids galore, Every Sun lot cat illust’d. poisons, g.b’s, salt glaze, black glass.

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Situated in the heart of Ballston Spa, New York is a museum whose mission is to preserve the history of our nation’s first major industry: Bottle making. Exhibits inside of the National Bottle Museum allow visitors to view thousands of glass bottles.

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Calendar of Shows & Related Events

FOHBC Sho - Biz is published in the interest of the hobby. Federation affiliated clubs are connotated with FOHBC logo. 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 Business Manager: Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002; phone: (713) 222-7979; e-mail:, Show schedules are subject to change. Please call before traveling long distances. All listings published here will also be published on the website: March 11 & 12 Des Moines, Iowa First Annual March Mega Mudder Event, Holiday Inn Northwest, Friday Room Sales Open to the Public, Saturday, Mega Sale, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $10 Early Bird 9:00 am to 10:00 am, $3 after 10:00 am. Educational Displays, Sponsors Iowa Stoneware Club, Iowa Red Wing Collectors Club, Iowa Antique Antique Bottleers.

March 20 St. Louis, Missouri 46th Annual Antique Bottle & Jar Show put on by the St. Louis Antique Bottle Collectors Association at Orlando Gardens, 4300 Hoffmeister Avenue, St. Louis Missouri, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, No Early admission, Cost of admission: $3, $1 off with flyer, Contact: Pat Jett, Show Chair, 71 Outlook Drive, Hillsboro, Missouri, 63050, 314.570.6917,

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March 11 & 12 Chico, California 50th annual Antique Bottle, Jar, Insulator and Collectible Show and Sale at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Fair Street, Chico, California 95928, Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Early admission: $5 Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Setup: Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Cost of admission: $5 Friday only, Free Saturday, Chico Bottle Club, Contact: Randy Taylor, Chairman, P O Box 1065, Chico, California 95927, 530.518.7369, rtjarguy@

March 26 Daphne, Alabama The Mobile Bottle Collectors Club’s 43rd Annual Show & Sale, will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Daphne Civic Center, 2603 US Hwy 98, Daphne, Alabama 36525. Free Admission and Bottle Appraisals. Dealer Set-up is Friday, March 25 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday 7:00 am to 9:00 am. For more information contact: Rod Vining, 251.957.6725, Email:, or Richard Kramerich, PO Box 241, Pensacola, Florida 32591. 850.435.5425. Email:

March 13 Baltimore, Maryland The Baltimore Antique Bottle Club’s 36th Annual Show & Sale, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. For contracts call: Andy Agnew, 410.527.1707 or email, at the Physical Education Center, CCBC-Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. (I-695, Exit 34) Contact: Rick Lease, 410.458.9405,

April 2 St. Clairsville, Ohio The Ohio Valley Bottle Club’s annual Bottle & Table-Top Antiques Show, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, early buyers 7:30 am at the J.B. Martin Recresation Center, 102 Fair Avenue, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Exit 216 off I-70. Contact: Tom Chickery, 740.695.2958, April 3 Bloomington, Minnesota 45th Annual Minnesota Antique Bottle, Advertising, and Stoneware Show & Sale sponsored by North Star Historical Bottle Association. Located at the Knights of Columbus Building, 1114 American Blvd. West, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420. Sunday, April 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. No early admission. Set-up Sunday 6:30 am – 9:30 am. Forty-Fifth Anniversary Special Admission is $2.00. Info: Jeff Springer: 651.5000949 or

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March 18 & 19 Deland, Florida The Deland M-T Bottle Collectors Association 46th Annual Show & Sale, Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; Early Buyers Friday, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and before 8:00 am Saturday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 1/4 mile east of I-4 on S.R. 44 (Exit 118), Deland, Florida, Contact: Brian Hoblick, 386.804.9635, or Dwight A. Pettit, Jr., 386.956.8033, March 20 Flint, Michigan 47th Flint Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show at the Dom Polski Hall, 3415 N. Linden Road, Flint, Michigan 48504, Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, No Early admission, Cost of admission: $3, Flint Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club, Contact: Tim Buda, Show Chairman, 11353 Cook Road, Gaines, Michigan 48436, Tele: 989.271.9193, Email:

April 3 Dover, New Hampshire New England Antique Bottle Club 50th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am, Show Address: Elks Club, 282 Durham Road (Rt. 108), Exit 7 off Spaulding Turnpike, Dover, New Hampshire, Contact: Gerry Sirois, 207.773.0148 or Jack Pelletier 207.839.4389 April 3 Tylersport, Pennsylvania 22nd Annual Bucks-Mount Bottle Show, Regular Admission: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for $2, early buyers 8:00 am for $10, Show Address: Tylersport Fire Company, 125 Ridge Road, Tylersport, Pennsylvania 18971, Contact: David Buck, 215.206.5878 or Greg Gifford 215.699.5216

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March 18 & 19 Morro Bay, California 48th Morro Bay Antique Bottle Show and Sale at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay, California 93442, Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early admission: 12:00, Set up: Friday 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Free early bird and free admission. San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, San Luis Obispo Bottle Society on Facebook, Contact: Steve Mello, Advertising chairman, 710 Knight Court, Paso Robles, California 93446, 805.423.6288,

April 3 Hutchinson, Kansas Kansas Antique Bottle & Postcard Show at the State Fairgrounds, Sunflower South Building, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Free Admission, Dealer setup Saturday Noon to 8:00 pm with Dealer Dinner.

April 3 Enfield, Connecticut Yankee Polecat Insulator Club, Antique Insulator, Bottle & Collectibles Show, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm., Insulators, Bottles, Railroadiana, Telephone & Telegraph Collectibles, Lightning Rod Equipment. Free Admission, American Legion Hall, 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5), Enfield, CT (Exit 49 off I-91), Contact: John Rajpolt, April 8 & 9 Antioch, California Golden Gate Historical Bottle Society 50th Annual Show & Sale at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (Sunset Hall) 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, California 94509, Friday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Early admission Friday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Set up: Friday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Cost of admission FREE and $10 Early Admission, Contact: Gary & Darla Antone, Show Chairpersons, 752 Murdell Lane, Livermore, California 94550, 925.373.6758,

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April 3 Cicero, New York Empire State Bottle Collectors Association 46th Annual Show & Sale at the Cicero American Legion, 5575 Legionnaire Drive, Cicero, New York. 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Dealer set-up: 7:00 am, Three dollar donation and under 12 free. Show info: Keon Kellog, Show Chairman,, 315.963.8681 April 3 Wilmington, Ohio Wilmington, Ohio Antique Bottle, Fruit Jar & Insulator Show, Formerly Columbus Ohio Show, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Roberts Centre, I-71 & US Rt 68 – Exit 50 Admission: $4.00, No Early Buyers Info: Joe Hardin: 594 Laymon Road, New Vienna, Ohio 45159 – 937.728.9930, or Jamie Houdeshell: P.O. Box 57, Haskins, Ohio 43525 – 419.722.3184,

April 9 Smyrna, Georgia 46th Annual Atlanta Antique Bottle Show & Sale, formerly Southeastern Antique Bottle Club Show at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, Georgia, General Admission: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Dealer Setup and Early Admission: Friday, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm., Saturday, 7:00 am to 8:00 am, Admission: $3, Early Admission: $10, Jack Hewitt, 1765 Potomac Court, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043, 770.963.0220 or John Joiner, 770.502.9565, April 9 Kalamazoo, Michigan The Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club’s 37th Annual Show & Sale, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900

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(More) Sho-Biz More show-biz Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Contact: John Pastor, PO Box 227, New Hudson, Michigan 48165, 248.486.0530, or Mark McNee, 269.343.8393

May 5, 6 & 7 Central Point, Oregon Jefferson State Antique Bottle and Insulator Expo at the Jackson County Expo Olsrud Pavilion, 1 Peninger Road , Central Point, Oregon 97502, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Thursday dealer setup (no early admission). Friday morning 9:00 – 10:00 am dealer setup and $10 early admittance. Friday Regular Show Hours 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Admit $3 or 2 for $5, Saturday Show hours are 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Admit $3 or 2 for $5. Look for more information to be announced. Jefferson State Antique Bottle Collectors, Contact: Bruce Silva, Show Chairman, PO Box 1565, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530, 541.821.8949,

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April 9 Terre Haute, Indiana Wabash Valley Antique Bottle & Pottery Clubpresents an Antiques Show featuring Bottles, Pottery, Coins & Tabletop Antiques, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Virgo County Fairgrounds, Free Admission, Contact: Doug Porter, W.A.B.P.C., 5403 Darwin Road, West Terre Haute, Indiana 47855

April 17 Rochester, New York 47th Annual Genesee Valley Bottle Collectors Association’s Bottle, Paper, Postcard & Table Top Antiques Show & Sale ay Roberts Wesleyan College Voller Athletic Center, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, New York 14624, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Admission: $4, 17 and Under Free, Show and Dealer inquiries: Aaron and Pamela Weber,, 585.226.6345,

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April 17 Harrisonburg, Virginia Historical Bottle-Diggers of Virginia 45th Annual Antique Bottle and Collectible Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, U.S. Rt. 11 South, (Exit 243 off I-81), Harrisonburg, Virginia, Contact: Sonny Smiley, 540.434.1129,

May 7 Mansfield, Ohio Mansfield Antique Bottle Show, Mansfield, Ohio, Richland County Fairgrounds, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, General Admission: $5, Early Admission on Friday: $30, Info: Matt Lacy, 440.228.1873, info@ or Louis Fifer, 330.635.1964,, May 7 Gray, Tennessee The State of Franklin Antique Bottles & Collectible Assoc. Annual Show & Sale, Gray, Tennessee, off I-26, Exit 13, Appalachian Fairgrounds, 9:00 am through 3:00 pm, Free Admission and Door Prizes, Info: or 423.928.2789

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April 23 Salisbury, North Carolina The Piedmont Bottle and Pottery Club presents their 10th Annual Show & Sale of bottles, jars, pottery, and related antique items to the general public at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Avenue, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Dealer set-up 6:30 am). For club information call Jimmie Wood at 704.692.7888 or Chuck Rash at 704.732.0373, For Dealer contract, call show chairman John Patterson at 704.636.9510 or email at


May 1 Antioch, Illinois The Antique Bottle Club of Northern Illinois will be hosting their 41st Antiques, Bottles and Collectable Show & Sale, on Sunday May 1st, 2016, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbeck, Antioch, Illinois, 60002. We will be offering free appraisals and free admission. For information or dealer packets, please contact John Puzzo, 815.338.7582,, or Greg Schueneman, 847.623.7572, anteak_gramps@ May 1 Marcy, New York The Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Club will host its 22nd Annual Utica Bottle Show & Sale, on Sunday May 1st, 2016, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Road, Marcy, New York 13403. Admission: $3, Lunch Available. For information and dealer packets, Call Peter Bleiberg at 315.735.5430 or email or visit

May 13 & 14 Lake City, Florida The Florida Antique Bottle Collectors 3rd Annual Antique Bottle & Collectable Show and Sale, Saturday, May 14 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm), Dealer Setup Friday, May 13 @ Noon, Early Buyers Friday, May 13 (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm), Columbia County Fairgrounds, Exit 427 off I-75 South, Hwy. 90 East, Lake City, Florida, Admission $3, Info: Brian Hoblick 386.804.9635, Email: or Ed LeTard 985.788.6163, email:

California 95404, Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Early admission: $10 – Saturday 9:00 – 10 am, Set up: Saturday, 8 – 10 am, Cost of admission: Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – $3, General Admission on Sunday Free, See Website, Contact: Lou Lambert, NBCA Show Chairman, PO box 322, Graton, California 95444, 707.823.8845, May 22 Ellendale, Delaware Delmarva Antique Bottle Show & Sale at Ellendale Fire Hall, 302 Main Street, Ellendale, Delaware 19941, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, No Early Admission, Setup: Sunday, 7:00 am – 9:00 am, $2 Admission, Contact: Peter Beaman, Show Chair and Club President, 28947 Lewes – Georgetown Hwy., Lewes, Delaware 19958, 302.684.5055, June 5 Ballston Spa, New York The National Bottle Museum presents the Annual Saratoga Springs Show & Sale, A larger venue for 2016 will be held in two, well-lighted buildings, plus the outdoor green space! 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, New York, Info: NATIONAL BOTTLE MUSEUM, 76 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, New York 12020, 518.885.7589,, Phil Bernnard, 518.429.7641 June 11 Cambridge City, Indiana Huddleston Farmhouse Early Summer Fruit Jar Get-Together. All Proceeds go to the Huddleston Farmhouse Museum, 838 National Road, Cambridge City, Indiana 47327. Dealer set-up 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Show 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, $20 for one table, $30 for 2 tables, Contact Marty Troxell 765.478.3800 or co-chair Richard Leece, 574.686.2618

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May 15 Washington, Pennsylvania 42nd Annual Show & Sale by the Washington County Antique Bottle Club at the Alpine Star Lodge, 735 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301, 9:00 am till 2:00 pm, Admission $3, Info: Ed Kuskie 412.405.9061, 352 Pineview Drive, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037, May 21 Coventry, Connecticut The Museum of Connecticut Glass 12th Annual Outdoor Bottle and Glass Show, Rain or Shine, on the historic early 19th century glass factory grounds, including Exhibits/Tours (9:00 am to 1:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am), website: Show Address: Museum of Connecticut Glass, Rt 44 & North River Road, Coventry, Connecticut, Contact: Noel Tomas, 860.633.2944, Noel.Tomas@ May 21 & 22 Santa Rosa, California Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association 50th Annual Antique Bottle Show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa,

June 11 San Diego, California San Diego 2016 Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale at the Al Bahr Shrine Temple, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, California 92111, Come For The Day, Spend The Weekend, Close To Hotels, Beaches, Sea World & The Zoo, Dealer Set-up: 7:00 am “Early Bird” 7:30 am, $10, General Admission: 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon, $2, Free Admission Noon – 3:00 pm, Kids under 12 free with adult, Mike Bryant, Chairman, Info: Jim Walker 858.490.9019,, July 22 & 23 Houston, Texas Houston Antique Bottle, Advertising & Collectible Show & Sale at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – 12801 Northwest Frwy. Houston, Texas 77040 (Hwy 290 – Tidwell/Hollister Exit) Hotel is on the west side of Hwy 290, Open to public on Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Admission: $4, Early Admission: Friday July 22nd – 4:00 to 10:00 pm, $10 per person, For show and table information contact: Barbara J. Puckett, 907 W. Temple, Houston, Texas 77009 713.862.1690 (home) or 713.409.9940 (cell) July 29 – 31 Muncie, Indiana 47th Annual National Insulator Association (NIA)


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More show-biz Convention and Show (Friday Members only – you can join at the door) 135+ Dealer tables, 25 Displays. This year it will be held at the Horizon Convention Center, Muncie, Indiana 47305. For hotel reservations call the new Courtyard by Marriott adjacent to the Horizon Center and mention NIA for special rates: 765.287.8550. For more show information visit: Hosts: Bob Stahr, 630.793.5345 or email: and Rick Soller: 847.782.8602, email:

September 10 Downieville, California Downieville Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show at the Downieville School Gym, Downieville, California 95936, One Day Show. 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Early Lookers for $10, FREE 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Set up: Friday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am, Downieville Antique Bottle Group,, Contact: Rick & Cherry Simi, Organizers, PO Box 115, Downieville, California 95936, 530.289.3659,

August 4 – 7 Sacramento, California FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo – Western Region at the McClellan Conference Center, Host Hotel: Lions Gate Hotel. Room Reservations – Show Information: Richard & Beverley Siri, Show Chairman & Co-Chair, 707.542.6438, or or Eric McGuire, Western Region Director, Contracts: Warren Friedrich, 530.271.5757, warrenls6@ More info at

September 18 Depew, New York 18th Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association Annual Show and Sale at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Avenue, Depew, New York 14043, Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Set-up: 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Cost of admission: $2, Children under 12 free, Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association, gbbca. org, Contact: Joe Guerra, Secretary, 29 Nina Terrace, West Seneca, New York 14224, 716.674.5750,

September 4 Westford, Massachusetts The Merrimack Valley Antique Bottle Club’s 42nd Annual Show & Sale, Sunday, September 4, 2016, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am, at the Westford Regency Inn, 219 Littleton Road (Route 110), Westford MA. Info: Cliff Hoyt: 978.458.6575, email choyt48@ or Maureen Crawford, 978.897.7327

November 12 Jacksonville, Florida 49th Antique Bottle Collectors of North Florida Show & Sale at the Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32207-5161, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early Admission is on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Set-up on Friday: 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday starting at

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SEND IN YOUR SHOW INFORMATION AND/OR SHOW FLYER TO: Members Don’t forget to check out “Member’s Portal” for Special Access to past issues of BOTTLES and EXTRAS And to check out Featured Stories and keep current with all the bottle news!

2017 August 3 – 6 Springfield, Massachusetts FOHBC 2017 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo – Northeast Region at the MassMutual Center, Host Hotel: Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place hotel. Show Information: Jim Bender, Show CoChair, 518.673.8833, or Bob Strickhart, Show Co-Chair,

2018 August 2 – 5 Cleveland, Ohio FOHBC 2018 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo – Midwest Region at the Cleveland Convention Center, Host Hotel: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Show Information: Louis Fifer, Show Co-Chair and FOHBC Conventions Director, 330.635.1964, or Matt Lacy, Show Co-Chair, FOHBC Midwest Region Director, 440.228.1873, FOHBC National Convention


For Sale Jesse Moore Sole Agent (cylinder fifths), U.S.A. Hosp. Dept. quarts and Hostetter’s Bitters

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7:00 am, Cost of admission: FREE on Saturday and $20 for Early admission of Friday, Contact: Corey Stock, Assistant to Show Chairman, 13533 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, 904.268.9316,


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Sacramento Shootout at the Lions Gate Hotel Club Ballroom, Thursday evening, August 4th, 2016, 8:00 - 11:00 pm The Sacramento Shootout bottle competition will be held at the FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Show & Expo in Sacramento, California after the Generals House Reception. There will be three (3) categories. Each category will have three (3) judges. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The categories are Jesse Moore Sole Agent (cylinder fifths), U.S.A. Hosp. Dept. quarts and Hostetter’s Bitters (limit 4 entries per category per competitor). Security will be provided. For additional information contact Richard Siri, Sacramento Convention Chair, PO Box 3818, Santa Rosa, California, 707.542.6438, or visit

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Individual & Affiliated Membership Benefits Club Information 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:

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• A full year subscription the Federation’s official bi-monthly publication, BOTTLES and EXTRAS • One free ad per yearly membership of 100 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...


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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 Federations’ National Antique Bottle Conventions, 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:

Linda Sheppard, PO Box 162, Sprakers, NY 12166; phone: (518) 673-8833; email: or visit our home page on the web at 


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Individual & Affiliated Shards of Wisdom Club Information FOHBC Individual Membership Application For Membership, complete the following application or sign up at (Please Print) Do you wish to be listed in the printed membership directory? (name, address, phone number, email address and what you collect) { } Yes { } No

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Address_______________ City__________________ State_____ Zip _____________Country Do you wish to be listed in the Telephone_____________ online membership directory? (name, address, phone number, E-mail Address_________


Collecting Interests_ _____________ _____________ _____________ Addtional Comments____ _____________

email address and what you collect) { } Yes { } No


Category: “WANTED” Maximum - 60 words Limit - One free ad per current membership year. Category: “FOR SALE” Maximum - 100 words Limit - 1 ad per issue. (Use extra paper if necessary.)

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Would you be interested in serving as an officer? { } Yes { } No Would you be interested in contributing your bottle knowledge by writing articles for the BOTTLES and EXTRAS? { } Yes { } No

Membership/Subscription rates for one year (6 issues) (Circle One) United States Canada - Standard Mail $40.00 - First Class $60.00 - Standard Mail for three years $110.00 - First Class $55.00 Other countries - Digital Membership (electronic files only) $25.00 - First Class $80.00 - Life Membership: Level 1: $1,000, Includes all benefits of a regular First

Class membership. No promise of a printed magazine for life. - Level 2: $500, Includes all benefits of a regular membership but you will not receive a printed magazine, but rather a digital subscription. Add an Associate Membership* to any of the above at $5.00 for each associate for each year

Name(s) of Associate(s)______________________________________ *Associate Membership is available to members of the immediate family of any adult holding an Individual Membership. Children of ages 21 or older must have their own individual membership. Associate(s) Members enjoy all of the right and privledges of an Individual Membership


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Please make checks or money orders payable to FOHBC and mail to: FOHBC Membership, Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002 Effective 8/2015

Affiliated Club Membership for only $75.00 with liability insurance for all club sponsored events, 50% discount on advertising in the BOTTLES and EXTRAS, plus much more, Contact: Business Manager: Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002; phone: (713) 222-7979; email:

Clearly Print or Type Your Ad Send to: Business Manager: Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002; ph: (713) 222-7979; or better yet, email Elizabeth at:

Article Submission Requirements: All BOTTLES and EXTRAS articles or material need to be submitted on CD (preferable) or an email using a compressed (zipped) file. The file must be created by Microsoft Word, Publisher or Adobe N-Design so the editor does not have to retype the work. High-resolution digital images are our preferred format. Please submit digital images on a CD according to the instructions below. We will accept e-mail submissions only if the image resolution is acceptable. The e-mail or CDs must have only ONE subject per transmission to minimize confusion. Each image must be accompanied by a caption list or other identifying information. Professional-grade equipment is a must to achieve the size and quality image we require. The highest setting on the camera should be used for maximum resolution and file size. Only high quality images will be considered. Please do not send photographic prints or scans of images—the color and quality are generally not up to par compared with digital images or slides scanned by our imaging department. We will consider exceptions for photos that can’t be easily found, such as older historical images. We rarely use slides anymore and prefer not to receive submissions of slides due to the time and liability involved in handling them.

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We are currently seeking quality consignments for our 2016 auction schedule!

As a consignor, please consider the following benefits to help ensure your valued items reach their highest potential: w Competitive consignor rates and low buyer premiums w Broad-based and extensive advertising w Attention to detail and customer service w Experience, knowledge, honesty and integrity

Extremely rare Duffy’s Crescent Saloon figural bottle to be included in our Auction #16

For more information, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. American Glass Gallery • John R. Pastor • P.O. Box 227, New Hudson, Michigan 48165 phone: 248.486.0530 • • email:

FOHBC C/O Elizabeth Meyer, 101 Crawford, Studio 1A, Houston, TX 77002

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