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The Cooneys of Nashville and the Doom of a Texas Town Dr. William H. Sweeting and the Flag Salt Remedy Company of Savannah, New York Georgian Having Barrels of Fun Collecting Barrels Collecting Historical Flasks in 1896 Three Little Milwaukee Stoneware Pigs Uhl Pottery Jugs FOHBC 2017 Springfield Mass. National Antique Bottle Convention Logo Concepts and so much more...


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Table of Contents FOHBC Officer Listing Dr. William H. Sweeting and the Flag 2014-16.................................................. 2 Salt Remedy Company of Savannah, New York President’s Message...........................3 by John M. Spellman....................................28 Shards of Wisdom..............................4 Georgian Having Barrels of Fun Collecting Barrels FOHBC News by Bill Baab..................................................32 From & For Our Members.................. 6 Memories from the Gulf Coast Uhl Pottery Jugs Bottle & Jar Club - The by Kirk Reller.....................................14 Ultimate Scrapbook by Alton Neatherlin & A Graphics Exploration & Ferdinand Meyer V......................................38 Selection for Springfield, Mass. in 2017 The Cooneys of Nashville and by Ferdinand Meyer V....................... 22 the Doom of a Texas Town by Jack Sullivan...........................................48

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Three Little Milwaukee Stoneware Pigs by Steven Libbey................................ 54 Collecting Historical Flasks in 1896 by Jon Landers & Jim Bender........... 58 Crusader Against Glassware Trickery by Bill Baab........................................ 62 Classified Ads & Ad Rate Info..................................... 65 Membership Directory.................... 66 FOHBC Show-Biz Show Calendar Listings................... 68 Membership Application................. 72

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President’s Message Ferdinand Ferdinand MMeyer eyer V V FMG Design, Inc.

FMG Design, Inc. 101 Crawford Street 101 Crawford Street Studio 1A Studio 1ATexas 77002 Houston, Houston, Texas 77002 Time is just zooming by. Just when we finish one BOTTLES and EXIt is early Sunday morning and I sit here reflecting at TRAS issue or a Federation National Show, there is another to work on. TimoleonÕs Diner the in Golden quaint Gate Keene, New Hampshire Kind of like painting Bridge, end-to-end each while year. As drinking some coffee to warm up (it that is 45is degrees outside, soon as they finish they start Actually fiction. While paintchilly for a Texan). The Yankee Bottletask, Show here shortly are ing is considered a primary maintenance onlystarts routine touch-ups performed of a year. and will beinathe funcourse conclusion to a long weekend of bottle events

that started out with a gathering at Federation members Mark Of course have our in structure and frame too for theon magazine. and AnnieweVuonoÕs Stamford, Connecticut Friday We and know that it is 72-pages and has front and back covers. We know there included the Heckler Columbus Day Hayfield event in Woodare constants like the President’s Message, Shards of Wisdom, Memberstock Valley, Connecticut yesterday. I am that this ship News, Bottle Show Listings, Advertising andthinking the Membership Diwas spot,BOTTLES two years today,realthat the great rectorythe etc.exact What gives andago EXTRAS character though is the articles. We that needIyou, ourinmembership, step up and Feldmann story retell this issue oftoBottles andconsider Extras, writing article. Your piece could be yourand collection, something got its an wings. I hope you enjoy theabout article pictures. John historical, or fun. Remember our represent magazine title, “BOTTLES and Sheilafictional are wonderful people that the foundation and EXTRAS”. The word “Extras” was purposely selected many years and cornerstone of our great hobby. ago to offer a wide range of possibilities. Our staff here can help you a whirlwind of too. events great in issue, late withWhat your ideas and images Just since give itour a try! Oh, EXPO and in this July in Reno, Nevada. Every time I think of this event, I ambut we added color to the Membership News as a trial. It will cost more reminded of how grateful I am, and we all should be, of Marty looking at bottles and glass in black and white is less than desirable. Also, keep in mind all the you Reno regional and local show you can of get a Hall, Richard Siri, Bottle Club andchairs, the legions 50% discount if you advertise within BOTTLES and EXTRAS that helpers that pulled off this mega event. Marty even reported ais if you are financial a member success club. strong that demonstrates yet again, that our organization is getting stronger and marching forward. The The financial report for the 2015 Chattanooga National is due any day 2013 FOHBC National in Manchester, New pay Hampshire next now as the co-chairs, John Joiner and Jack Hewitt the final bills, year is progressing smoothly with a majority of the tables receive a few outstanding payments and balance the books. It looks like we did good andsold. we will keep you posted whenwill the report filed. already being Lexington, Kentucky be ouris location for the 2014 National, so make your plans here, too. You can This information past Septemberfor 11th,both I hadevents the pleasure of meetingour withwebsite, the 2016 get by visiting Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo team at the Tom Phillips, our Conventions Director, was ons Gate Hotel in Sacramento for another planning meeting. Attendees, even inmyself the southeast looking were at venues forand theBeverly 2015 besides and Cocothis (myweek Weimaraner), Richard National. It was not tooEric long we were much more Siri (Chair and Co-Chair), andago Lisathat McGuire (Eric is Western short-sighted. with this advance planning and public Region Director),Now Warren Friedrich (Table Sales) and Jennifer Irwin (Lions Gate Hotel).we Wecan spent fourour hours walking announcements, stake claim on a the dateMcClellan that will Convenhelp tion Center, Gate Hotel andwhen meeting in a hotel other showLions chairmen decide to hold theirconference events. Asroom. an You can see the meeting notes on the Sacramento National page on the aside, did you know that there were nine bottle shows this Federation web site. Lots of work here. Please consider volunteering as weekend, including one This across theimmense pond? undertaking. Our hobby is so we need help in many areas. is an strong. I see the glimmer of change even with our shows. LetÕs promote our hobby. Bring to the shows. Speaking more of the and 2016grow Sacramento National, wepeople are nearing 50% sales of dealer glass tables and so you better make your sooner rather than Bottles, positive change arecommitment contagious.

later. We will sell out. The buzz is tremendous for this show. The hotel rooms are also limited on base.isThere are officer homes, executive suites, Federation membership also drastically up which is excit1 and 2 bedroom suites and standard rooms available. Get your reservations early for there are only 122 available rooms, which include the homes and suites. In the event that we sell out at the Lions Gate Hotel,

we are with two othera hotels the area in which drive ing. Wecontracted will be announcing majorinnew membership you will be given the same rate with free shuttle to and from the later this month that uses a 2,000-member target. We are convention center and hotel. All information can be found on our nearing members now. So if you are a member, stay with FOHBC1,200 web site. us, if youÕre are undecided, please join! There are so many exciting things magazine, Bottles and Extras, There will be anplanned. AmericanOur Bottle Auctions and Peachridge Glass is sponsored open houseface reception at the historic Lions Gate Hotel undergoing a major lift, we have a new web site, by the Generals on Thursday August 4th fromplus 5:30 on to our time you House read this, we willevening, be 1,000 members 7:30 pm. This event is for dealers who have bought tables, their FOHBC facebook page, the FOHBC Virtual Museum is assistants, displayers, seminar givers and those with early admismoving forward foraacash major soon) sion passes. There(look will be bar announcement and dinner barbeque forand all we have just sent our first digital newsletter to a large audience the guests. This event occurs prior to the Sacramento Shootout, of people. Thebe new which will heldFederation, at the Lionsyour Gate FOHBC. Hotel Club Ballroom. We also with withI will be Wehave needa gentleman’s new blood agreement and persons toFred carryHolabird the torch. Holabird’s Americana Auctions to be our official Sacramento reaching out to some of our membership for pictures ofNational your auctioneer. Can’t geton much and cooler that that!for bottles, assistance themore webappropriate site, articles and stories Bottles and Extras, the web site, the newsletter and help on the Our entire event will be held at the privately owned McClellan ConferVirtual Museum. you would like to volunteer, in any area, it ence Center at theIf decommissioned McClellan Air Force Base. McClelwould veryBase much welcomedisand appreciated. lan AirbeForce (1935–2001) a former United States Air Force base in the Northa Highlands areainofthe Sacramento County,and 7 miles Youlocated will also notice new section front of Bottles northeast of Sacramento, California 20 minutes Extras called Letters to the Editor.and I am not surefrom whySacramento this was International Airport. Fororthe vast majority its we operational lifetime, not there in some form another beforeofbut really want to McClellan was a logistics and maintenance facility for a wide variety of hear your stories and ideas and how we can do things better. military aircraft, equipment and supplies, primarily under the cognizance You can e-mail, write a(AFLC) letter and or later call the any of the Air send Force an Logistics Command Airboard Force member, at McClellan any time. Airfield Our contact Material including Command myself (AFMC). is alsoinformation the home of the isAerospace in this magazine on the web Museumand of California. Thesite. museum itself was originally set up theJanuary/February McClellan Aviation2013 Museum (before McClellan Inasthe issueinof1986 Bottles andthe Extras, we AFB It was charteredRegional by the National Museum of thewhere United will beclosed). starting a two-page Overview section States Force and in 2005 itinformation changed its name thefour California Aerowe willAir highlight incoming fromtothe regions space Museum. that make up the Federation (northeast, southern, midwest and western). If you haveof material please to your Sacramento, as many you know, is theforward place where our Regional hobby began. Director. If and youEdith visitTibbitts the web site or the received newsletter, After John organized Antiqueour Bottle Collectors Association of California, eventisattracted so much in interest nationyou will see that Regionalthe News now appearing a different wide that refreshing Charles Gardner (and became and more format in Tom theseHicks) venues too. early members. That evolved 1969as into the FOHBC. Before that, there were We areinonly strong as our weakest link. I use thisa number expres-of individual collectors like Edwin LeFevre (who wrote an article on bottle sion often in business and in my general conversations with collecting for the Saturday Evening Post of 10/19/1929), Gardner, Harry people. Keep openofmind, be positive, to help, Hall White andansome those who are in our and Hall try of Fame and give Honor constructive criticism and move forward. Smile and someone Roll. will smile back to you. Listen and you will hear a story. Step Also, please the fact thatatthe FOHBC 50th Anniversary is comforward and focus tell a on story. Look your collection and find that ing up in 2019. Bill Baab has a wonderful idea that is outlined in Memmissing bottle or link. This is what it is all about. Our best asset ber News of this issue. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. As a is all of our great members. matter of fact, please send any of your comments, ideas and constructive I am also looking to the great 49er Showand in criticism to myself, anyforward of the board members or theBottle BOTTLES Old Town Auburn, California in December. We usually go to EXTRAS editor. We want to hear from you. the Festival of Lights parade each year after the show. We love also wantthe to thank Rickdogs, and Cherry for their it I because horses, goats,Simi people andwonderful trucks allhospitalare ity and for theirlights spearheading the annualRemember, DownievilleaAntique adorned with for Christmas. show Bottle is so Showbetter this past 12 September. This was probably my are fifthatannual much if 11 youand make it an experience. While you a visit. What a great little town that was founded in late 1849 during the show, visit a collection, go to a museum, have dinner with a California Gold Rush, in the Northern Mines area. It was first known bottle friend, gofor onits a dig etc. There are soatmany things you as “The Forks” geographical location the confluence of can the doDownie to stayRiver connected with our great hobby. it a multiand North Fork of the Yuba River.Make Jerry Forbes and I dimensional experience. autumn rented a cabin overlookingHappy these two rivers and for awinter. week. What a great way to relax and talk bottles. Bottle Shows can be so much fun if you build around the event.


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n today’s modern “Green-conscious” world we all try to pay a little more attention to the products we use and the waste we produce. We are aware of our impact upon our home, and the possibility of depleting our resources and over taxing our environment. Looking to the future one of our best answers to the waste production problem has been recycling, a modern idea, right? Well, not really. Our throwaway society would likely shock people of the mid-19th century, a time when if something was broken then you fixed it, a time when people really had very little and objects were saved and reused as much out of necessity as out of convenience. Our beloved bottles which we refer to as yesterday’s trash were one of the few items actually thrown away, and possibly the first items to be recycled on a large scale. With the industrial revolution came the mass production of bottles; no longer was a bottle bought and reused but products were sold in bottles which were then discarded. This availability and the demand for glass bottles created a new market for those willing to collect these containers after use. Bottles could be sold for reuse or to the numerous glassworks which used the glass for cullet. In fact, a successful batch called for a mixture containing 50% of cullet. It’s been speculated that only 5-10% of the bottles produced in the last half of the 19th century survived resurrection into a new batch of glass. What we find in our dumps, privies and other places where bottles were discarded or forgotten, is the small percentage left behind. The majority of bottles collected were collected by scavengers. People scavenged the dumps,

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alleyways and backlots of the cities and towns collecting bottles, paper, rags and other items which could be sold for a small profit to be reused. Most people are familiar with the bogeyman , an imaginary bad man who would take away little children who didn’t behave, but the bogeyman isn’t so imaginary after all. He was the one who went around collecting items door to door to recycle. As frightening as he was as a child, a bogeyman who wants my bottles scares me now even more! It wasn’t just the dump scavengers and bogeyman who collected bottles either, but the honey dippers and night soil men collected them too. When a privy vault was cleaned out they would take bottles too. After a quick rinse in the creek they were sold and possibly only a few days later being used for a drink or medicine again! Bottle recycling was big business, and merchants sprang up in the cities who dealt specially in selling bottles. They could be sold back to the original owner or sold to anyone who wanted to put anything in them. Often we as collectors see a bottle with a label that just doesn’t belong or even with evidence of contents which the bottle was not originally meant to hold. I once dug a Doyle’s Hop Bitters bottle with bluing, (a laundry detergent), in it. Recently, posted on Facebook by David Oneppo was a crown top beer bottle with a label for Shepard’s Liniment. I sure hope no one ever tried to drink the stuff! Most collectors in the North East have heard of or even visited E. Klamman’s Bottle Store in Portland, Maine. Klamman was a bottle recycler in the early 20th century and had a warehouse full of bottles he dealt in. Even the Big Dig of San Francisco owes its success to a bottle recycler. The dig was inside the collapsed warehouse of a bottle recycler who operated from 1870 – 1895, and many of the West’s best bottles came out of the dig.

Scavengers would hunt for bottles and other recycables to sell

Bottle extraordinaire Matthew Levanti will assist the Editor with Shards of Wisdom, so send in your news or bottle updates to: Matthew T. Levanti, 5930 Juarez Road. Placerville, California, 95667

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Various bottlers also collected and reused their bottles. Bottles were not cheap, and often a bottle made in a private mold was one of the larger investments a merchant made. One type of bottle that was collected and reused the most was the soda or beer bottle. During the latter part of the California gold rush soda bottles must have been shipped out by the ton as we find so many eastern soda bottles out west here. One good example is a “J & J. W. Harvey – Norwich Conn.,” soda. Norwich is close to where I’m from in Connecticut and all the years I’ve collected I had only seen one example out east. I had to move to California to find one for my collection and I have seen three that were found and sold out here! It’s very unlikely a small bottler like Harvey actually sold soda to California in the 1850s. It’s much more likely his bottles were collected or even stolen and sent out west to be sold. In fact, the theft of soda and beer bottles was so prolific that bottlers asked for something to be embossed in the glass to deter possible recyclers. With interesting slogans like “Thou Shall Not Steal” the most common and generally in use embossing became “This Bottle Not To Be Sold”. By the 1880s it can be found on almost all blob top beer bottles, as the small town breweries most common in America at the time expected their bottles to be returned and reused, not scavenged and sold for a profit!

HISTORIES CORNER In Memory of Dick Watson FOHBC Historian

We can consider ourselves lucky to find any bottles from the 19th century nowadays. To survive being smashed and broken and melted for a new batch of glass, being thrown down a privy and scooped up and reused, clinking around in the back of a cart, slid across a hundred tables and then 120 years in the ground, any bottle we can dig up nowadays in our earth conscious world is a true survivor! Perhaps we could learn something from the recyclers of our past, as much as they tried, they certainly did leave a few bottles behind. How much will we leave behind for those who come after us?

The first Commemorative Bottle made for the FOHBC was in 1969. It was a chestnut with an applied handle. It came in only one color which is a bright orange yellow. It is not clear at this time who made them and how many were blown. They sold for $12.50

Bottles like these were often reused with another label or refilled with another product and resold

Bottlers like E. Klaman Bottles would buy back bottles and refill them

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FOHBC News From & For Our Members Peychaud Jung Visiting Card

Bizarre Coke Bottle Hi Ferdinand, I was scuba diving many years ago in Sydney Harbour when I found this Coke bottle on the bottom. I’m not sure why I collected it as there must be millions of the damn things down there. I did not have a bag with me so I stuck in down the front of my BCD. Ten minutes later I can feel wriggling and scratching next to my skin. I have a mild flip out. I grab out the bottle, open the BCD, clean out the critters, and shake out the bottle vigorously. All kinds of things came out in the water. I got it pretty clear to get it back to shore. I washed it out and hey presto. I thought the effect would fade. That was 20 years ago. What do you think? You can see in the pictures it has an iridescent quality. I have never seen this on plain glass before. What causes this effect?

Hi Ferdinand, I’m a drinks historian in New Orleans who also does some work with the Sazerac Company. We came across the visiting card for L.E. Jung (and his gators) that you posted on July 2, 2012 and wondered if you had the actual card or just the image. If you only have the image do you remember where you acquired it? I’ve enjoyed perusing your website. It’s always wonderful to come across anyone who is so delighted with what he is working on. Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers!

Brian Findlay Lilyfield. NSW 2040 Australia

Elizabeth Pearce Drinks Historian, New Orleans, Louisiana Subject Coke bottle that was full of critters.

[FM] This is a great card that I do not possess. I will track down in my records.

Hellman’s Congress Bitters Hello, several weeks ago I contacted you about getting Bill Lockhart contact information. I had a great time working with him on the Frederick Heitz Glass Works. Today, surfing the web, I found an item dated 9 April 2013 with your name along with Peachridge Glass and an inquiry about I. & M. Hellman’s Congress Bitters. I was not sure if Bill was answering your inquiry or vise versa. After the partner Isaac died, a probate inventory was made that goes on for many pages for more than $150,000. For example CONGRESS BITTERS, 14,000 labels at 30 cents per 100, 450 Dozen bottles at 71 cents per dozen (empty), etc. etc. Lots of other brands listed. Details of how many barrels etc. he had in bonded (government ) warehouses. I am not very good at copy and paste but am going to try to send you link to this file hope you or another interested party will find it as interesting as I did. http://www. Terry Schaub Lemay, Missouri

[FM] Various minerals and chemicals in the mud, muck and water will make this happen but it takes time to get the great sheen which is often referred to as Benicia Iridescence and Patina. There are many super pictures on Peachridge Glass.

Dr. Harter’s Bottles Hello! I came across your website, and I was hoping you would be able to help me find a certain image. I am a member of the Harter family, and I remember my grandmother having many of the old Harter’s bottles growing up. There is a specific image that I’m thinking of, and it is the crescent moon with “Harter” or “Harter’s” in it, and then there is a Victorian woman with what

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may be a hat with feathers, perhaps? It’s been years, so I don’t remember too well. I’m trying to just track down the image of it. Do you by any chance have an idea what I am referring to? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Rikki L. Harter

[FOHBC] We are pursuing this great idea from Mr. Baab.

Dr. Harter’s Wild Cherry Bitters advertising trade card “The Loreley”.



to allow time not only for the design, but for the glass works to make a limited number. The flasks could be sold to members with profits going to the Virtual Museum. Next time you come to Augusta, come see us and I’ll show you the FOHBC 1969 handled chestnut flask and others. Bill (Baab) Augusta, Georgia

[FM] Would it be this image (see below)?




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[RLH] Thank you so much for your help! This was exactly what I was looking for. My memory did not serve me correctly.

Made Me Feel Like I Was There Hi Ferdinand! Congratulations to you, Jack, John and the many others who helped, put together another outstanding Federation National Show. You and your team continue to make the FOHBC a vibrant and exciting organization for those of us involved in the hobby. Sorry I couldn’t be there but we celebrated our 50th with the kids and grandkids. I had orders from headquarters! The BOTTLES and EXTRAS article and web posts made me feel like I was there. As always, great work! Regards, Bill (Taylor) P.S. How can I get a copy of the souvenir program? Thanks! [FOHBC] Bill was sent a few copies of the program as he was an advertising patron.

FOHBC 50th Anniversary Coming Up in 2019 Something special ought to be done to celebrate this milestone. I am thinking about a special flask with special embossings. There are a number of commercial glass factories in southern New Jersey who could make it. My friend, Tom Haunton, could probably recommend one. My thinking is that we need to conduct a design contest among the members with the winner receiving one of the flasks free. The contest needs to start no later than 2017 so as

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FOHBC 1969 handled chestnut flask

Dear Mrs. Meyer, Thank you. Thank you. I have never had so much fun since Ferdinand got me collecting bottles. I don’t like to go to auctions to buy bottles but I just love to go fishing for them. You just never know what you are going to find. It is really a complicated hobby that I have discovered, just like with my arrowhead collections, there are a lot of fake bottles bought at Hobby Lobby and made to look really old with grinders and hydrofluoric acid. Crooks are everywhere. Anyway, today is August 7th, 2015, and I just came back from a bottle collecting expedition to the “Highway 127 World’s Longest Yard Sale”. Thousands of people are selling stuff in their front yards. (Google to see it). The yard sale runs for 600 miles along US 127 from Michigan to Alabama for four days each year. There lots of good places to find old bottles and one of the best sections I found is from 20 miles north of Crossville, Tenn. to about 20 miles south of Crossville. But literally, there are old bottles for sale for hundreds of miles. If you go on a hunt, plan to spend several days and go early because there will be thousands of pickers clogging the roads pulling U-Haul trailers. Don’t bother with the antique dealers’ tents but instead look for farmers and country people who are cleaning out their barns and attics. I saw hundreds of bottles and here are a few pictures. I bought one big crate of old bottles for 5 dollars that came out of some fellow’s barn and he was happy to get rid of it. I also found some nice Eastern Tennessee arrowheads for two dollars. I just wish I knew more about old bottles so I don’t get cheated but I carry Digger’s books with me and my I-pad to check E-Bay for recent values.


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Sincerely, Dr. Don Alkema Maudlin, S.C.

More FOHBC T-Shirts! Ferdinand, we had a great time in Chattanooga! Our hotel at the Staybridge suite was wonderful. The bottle show was also very enjoyable. We enjoyed the morning educational lectures very much, and were glad they had a Starbucks at the Marriott. The bottle show was interesting and all the people working there inside and at the door were very helpful. We attended the bottle auction and I liked that the auction room was very large so people could move about freely. Chattanooga was a wonderful town and it was so easy to get around on their electric Trolleys. I enjoyed hearing you and Mr. Sullivan speak about researching and writing and all that you do in your bottle work there. One suggestion: Please have more x-large t-shirts of the main show event available. They seemed to sell out very early this year! Had a wonderful time, thanks to you and everyone for all your hard work and planning. Sincerely, Amy & Charlie Kennedy

Who won the Chestnut? Lot #9: CHESTNUT, American, 4” tall x 2.5” wide, rich dark green, open pontil, original hemp wicker, found inside a wall in 1961 during demolition of historic building in downtown Philadelphia, mint condition. Estimate: $500-$1,000

Hi Ferdinand, from the photos already being posted, the Chattanooga National Show was a Grand Success! I’m writing to ask you about Lot 9 that sold in the auction. Is it possible please to find out if the buyer got it for resale? I am interested in it and am sorry that I didn’t bid on it (even though I don’t know where it would’ve gone). It sold for $650 and the winning bidder had 2 bids on it. Is it possible please to get in touch with him/her? Many thanks, and have a great time tomorrow! Dana Charlton-Zarro New York, N.Y. [FM] Dana, this lot actually came from our collection. As usual, I regret not having such a great bottle but the auctioneer was asking for consignments.

Harz Mountain Herb Bitters Harz Mountain Bitters illustration courtesy of Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring and W. C. Ham

At one tent, I found an unusual baptism bottle that the farmer said came from his grandpa’s church. The church closed in 1930 in the depression but somehow he got the baptism bottle and the church bell. It had just been taking up room in his attic along with a lot of other stuff he wanted to get rid of. He wanted ten dollars for it. At first I thought it was a wine bottle the church used for Holy Communion. But one hundred years ago, the elders of the church would catch rain water from the roof of the church so it never touched the ground, put the water in the bottle and then poured it over the head the Christian being baptized. The bottle is tall hand blown with blood red glass with Jerusalem Roses etched on the side. (It represents the blood of Christ, which saves us). It is absolutely fascinating what stories these old bottles can tell. Anyway, God bless you and your family and thank you so much for all the hard work you and the staff do for the collectors.

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Mr. Meyer, I stumbled across the page about the Harz Mountain Herb Bitters. I think I was up late and decided to Google my maiden name (Trommlitz). There are not many of us so when anything new pops up with that name it is a direct relation. My Grandfathers name was George William Trommlitz III. This is so exciting to find for our family history. I called everyone immediately. I don’t know if you are the direct owner of the glass, and since it is so rare I assume the owner would not part with it, but for our family info I wonder if you could share what something like that

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is valued at. This is absolutely a true gem to find for our genealogy, we are just thrilled that there are pictures that we can pass along to the family. Thank you for your time, Cindy Trommlitz-Thackery Beaverton, Oregon

Warner’s Safe Cure Fraud I have been e-mailing a person (Richard Curry in Cincinnati, Ohio) who has answered an advertisement I had in either of the (bottle) magazines. He answered in a generic e-mail asking if I was still looking for unusual items. When I said I was interested in Warner’s with labels etc. he came back with an e-mail that he had one that was unique because of the pristine label. He sent pictures of a green Frankfurt SC. Nice bottle but no label. Then when I asked, he produced a beautiful labeled picture. He wanted $900 for it. I thought about it and said it was too rich for my blood I was thinking more in the $550 range but it was nice and thanks, “can I use the picture for my new book?” He said no, only if I bought the bottle which he was now willing to sell for $550, because he needed cash. To make a long story short, he wanted a MoneyGram and would not tell me where he was located. I said Bill Mitchell and I are were going to Lexington and then to Richmond, Virginia on our way to Florida next week and we could stop by and pick it up. Bottle images lifted from the Warner’s Safe Cure Blog.

The seller clearly lifted photos of this bottle from my Warner’s Safe Cure Blog and sent them to Mike. I believe I got the photos from the original seller in Hungary and the bottle was purchased by Dan Cowman. If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Caveat emptor for sure.

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On 11 September 2015, the 2016 Sacramento Convention team consisting of Chairs, Richard and Beverly Siri, Warren Friedrich, Eric and Lisa McGuire and Federation president, Ferdinand Meyer V met for a four-hour tour and worksession at the Lion’s Gate Hotel and McClellan Convention Center. The event is really shaping up to be one outstanding event. As of this writing, tables are already almost 50% sold. Please make your commitments soon. Look for full meeting notes on the FOHBC web site.

While I was set up at the FOHBC table at the recent Downieville Antique Bottle Show, a gentlemen renewed his three-year membership. He had received the SEP OCT issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS. Unfortunately I misplaced the application. Please contact myself or Elizabeth. Thanks and sorry! - Ferdinand

Loss of Dan Cowman

Now I have seen more than one Warner in my life and I thought I had seen the label before on the Warner blog site. I went on and low and behold, surprise, surprise, all 4 of the pictures he sent me were on the blog site. The bottle was sold to Dan Cowman on eBay for $2,275 three years ago (the stain on label was the dead give away). Unless Dan sold this extremely nice bottle cheap or it has been stolen, this is obviously a scam being done on collectors from ads in the AB&GC or the Federation magazine. I don’t advertise elsewhere. I did not go through with the scam and plan on asking him to send the bottle first which I know he will not or cannot do. If he does then it may be stolen. I need to check with Dan’s wife about the possible sale of that bottle by Dan earlier. How can we get the word out? I will provide details if necessary. Michael Seeliger Brooklyn, Wisconsin [Steve Jackson] Mike and I spoke about this over the weekend.

Dr. Dan Charles Cowman, MD, passed away on August 27, 2015, at age 60, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dan was born on February 13, 1955, in Nampa, Idaho. From an early age, he had a strong interest in and affinity for science. He excelled in Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle in 1969; he then went on to earn a bronze palm. In 1971, he earned the God and Country award. He attended the National Jamboree in 1969 at age 14 and the World Jamboree in 1971 in Japan. Outside of his professional career, Dan had a great interest in the history of medicine and was a passionate collector of patent medicines and almanacs. Over more than 30 years, he amassed one of the largest patent medicine collections in the country and created an exhaustive catalog of existing patent medicines and almanacs. He greatly loved the outdoors; favorite pastimes included surf fishing, deep-sea fishing, and relaxing at the beach. He was also a wine connoisseur and enjoyed sharing a glass of fine Cabernet with a friend or family member. Please read obituary on


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Resurrection of the Long Island Antique Bottle Association Dear Martin, Much has changed in our hobby over the last 10 years. Why did I choose 10 years? Well, it has been that at least that long since our club here on Long Island has had a show. In fact, having found our old newsletters it might have been that long since the club actually was active. However, that is about to change, and I hope for the better for all in our hobby on Long Island. The Long Island Antique Bottle Association is looking to get the hobby up and rolling again. With the rise of social media, we have noticed many collectors and diggers who are new to the hobby, and what better way to promote the hobby than a show right here in their back yard.

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pany historical data and bottle listings, the text includes information on bottle types, closures and patents, closure illustrations, bottle manufacturers and their marks, an extensive bibliography, and indices by county, location, and bottler name. Includes four pages of illustrations, as well as a supplement listing bottles identified since publication. Published 1999, soft cover, 8.5” x 11” and 466 pages. $35 each, plus $10 Priority Mail. Send money order or check (payable to: Long Island Antique Bottle Association) to: Mark Smith 10 Holmes Court Sayville, New York 11782

To that end, we have found a local hall to use, so mark your calendars for Sunday, January 24th, 2016. I know that we are sticking our necks out with regards to the weather, but due to many factors we are going to give it a go and hope the weather gods love bottles as much as we do. The location is the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Juliette Lowe Friendship Center, Lakeview Avenue, Bayport. Bright white interior, plentiful windows overlooking the lakes and woods, a wonderful location. We found this hall due to my wife’s and daughter’s involvement in Girl Scouts and are looking forward to being their first ever show. While we do not expect this to be a big show, you have to start somewhere, somehow, with something, so we are starting with space for 25 tables (all round but hey it just means you get to see your bottles in the round), if it works, and we have support, we hope to grow the show to meet the needs and wants of the hobby here on Long Island. We are very excited for this show and the chance to see some old friends as well as make with luck many new ones. For anyone who is interested, please contact the Long Island Antique Bottle Association at, or you can call us at 631 589 9027, just ask for Mark. For mail inquiries, our address is Long Island Antique Bottle Association, 10 Holmes Court, Sayville NY 11782 2408 Are you on Facebook? Well, we have a page, visit us at Long Island Antique Bottle Association and give us a share or a like!

Kauffman’s Stomach Bitters My name is Curt Tomlinson. I am one of the authors of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Bottle Book. I am interested in acquiring a Kauffman’s Stomach Bitters. Should you have any leads I would be grateful if you passed them along. I am also looking for any of the rare Lancaster varieties or bottles as I have all of the bottlers, just trying to fill in the tough areas. Thank you. Curt Kauffman’s Stomach Bitters Meyer Collection

Thank you for your time, Mark Smith President by default L.I.A.B.A.

New York (Long Island) A Historical Guide to Long Island Soda, Beer & Mineral Water Bottles & Bottling Companies 1840-1970 by George Wm. Fisher and Donald W. Weinhardt Originally published in 1976, the second edition of this nice Long Island Antique Bottle Association publication has been expanded to include listings for 567 companies and 1705 major bottle types from the four Long Island counties. In addition to extensive com-

[FM] Curt, I will keep you in mind. Trust you saw my post and example. You probably also saw the broken example at auction now. Ferdinand

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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

Info: Richard & Beverley Siri, Show Chairman & Co-Chair, 707.542.6438, or Louis Fifer, FOHBC Conventions Director, or Eric McGuire, Western Region Director, our Roots

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Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC Your hosts for the FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo in Sacramento, California. Holabird Western Americana specializes in buying, selling and appraising western Americana, rare western bottles and advertising. We are now accepting quality consignments. We not only reach record-breaking prices for items that cross our auction block; we create and honor legends! 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766 3555 Airway Drive, Suite 308 Reno, NV 89511



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Envelope from Evansville, Indiana. Uhl Pottery Company, Lettered Jugs a Specialty. Uhl produced a wide variety of advertising jugs. Very few were stamped with the Uhl stamp.



those visiting southwestern Indiana home it quickly For or those visiting ourour southwestern Indiana home it quickly becomes evident that my wife and I enjoy collecting antiques, becomes evident that my wife and I enjoy collecting antiques, including stoneware. Next to the family-room fireplace we including stoneware. Next to the family-room fireplace we have have two two 10-gallon 10-gallon crocks crocks that thatare areused usedfor forholding holding firewood. firewood.

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room not add a great touch. Alas, mostinofthe the“jug jugs touch.would Alas,most of the jugs design are relegated to a spot are relegated to a spot in the “jug room,” in the back corner of the room,” in the back corner of the basement ( Photo). basement ( Photo). Me in the ‘Jug Room”. Me in the “Jug Room”

In In the the bathrooms bathrooms we we have have crocks crocks that that are are used used for trash cans. On the kitchen counter for trash cans. On the kitchen counterthere thereisisaa half-gallon half-gallon crock crock used used to to hold hold kitchen kitchen utensils. utensils. There are crocks used for planters There are crocks used for planters and and even even aa 25-gallon western crock used to hold blankets. 25-gallon western crock used to hold blankets. Along Along with with the the crocks crocks that that serve serve useful useful funcfunctions there are others that my wife tions there are others that my wife has has used used to to tastefully tastefully decorate decorate rooms. rooms. While While these these crocks crocks have have found found their their unique unique spots throughout the house, unfortunately spots throughout the house, unfortunately the the same same can’t can’t be be said said for for stoneware stoneware jugs. jugs. They Theydo not have the the functionality of crocks, andand mymy do not have functionality of crocks, wife does not consider them as decorative wife does not consider them as decorative as as many many of of the the crocks. crocks. While While she she does does not not share share the same affinity the same affinity stoneware I have, she for stoneware thatfor I have, she isthat supportive of my collecting. She is supportive of my collecting. She is also that probably right when is also probably right when she has stated my suggestion she has stated that my suggestion of displaying jugs in every of displaying jugs in every room would not add a great design

When entering the “jug room,” most guests show a genuine appreciation and interest in stoneware. Stoneware jugs offer a When entering the “jug room,” most guests show a genuine historical snapshot of pre-prohibition America. However, many of appreciation and interest in stoneware. Stoneware jugs offer our guests simply get a look of bewilderment or a blank stare.a

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Dillsboro Health Resort, Dillsboro, Indiana, 2-Gallon Shoulder Jug with unique blue glaze, Dillsboro jug produced in 2 and 5 gallon sizes, and also a very rare 1 gallon. Jugs were used for selling their famous mineral water


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Krogman Whiskey 3-Gallon jug with Evansville Uhl “square stamp”. Uhl produced a variety of jugs for Krogman which made their whiskey in Tell City, Indiana.

Standard 5-gallon jug with the eye-catching Huntingburg Acorn Stamp.

Gumbert’s Wholesale Whiskies 5-Gallon Jug with Evansville Uhl Oval Stamp. Evansville, situated on the Ohio River was a hub for whiskey production.

All white 5-Gallon jug with Huntingburg Acorn Stamp. Commonly called the “bootlegger” jug. Jug reportedly holds 4 gallons but was sold by moonshine runners during prohibition as 5 gallons.

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historical snapshot of pre-prohibition America. However, many of our guests simply get a look of bewilderment or a blank stare. There are occasional glances of empathy towards my wife. They seem to be thinking, “you poor woman, you are married to a nut.” Regardless of the level of appreciation of stoneware, our guests’ comments and questions revolve around the same central themes of where the jugs came from, what was in the jugs originally, how long have I been collecting them, and why am I collecting them. These are all valid questions, but not unlike many other collectors, it is hard to explain the last one. “Why do you collect stoneware jugs?” Collecting stoneware gradually became an acquired taste, or more accurately, an affliction. I began digging bottles with my family while still in grade school in the early 1970s. Explaining why you were digging for bottles was just as hard then as to explaining why you collect stoneware now. Even at an early age there was a certain allure to stoneware. While digging I would invariably uncover that tempting piece of stoneware buried with only a corner, the base, or maybe the top exposed. Visions of unearthing the crock or jug would run through my head, only to be dashed after careful, meticulous work when half of the piece would be gone when I dug it out. Along with the broken crocks and jugs, there would also be colorful shards of shattered pottery in blue, pink, yellow, white and black. Several of these pieces would have a distinctive blue stamp or stencil with the words, “Uhl Pottery, Huntingburg, Indiana.” While Uhl Pottery is recognized by many collectors throughout the Midwest it is often misnamed. Many think that Uhl is an acronym (U.H.L.) or that it is actually called “Yule” Pottery. Uhl was the last name of brothers August and Louis who started the A&L Uhl Pottery Works

Here are two Sales Receipts to Bartley Bros Store in Ferdinand, Indiana. Jugs were sold for 12 cents per gallon in 1936 and 1938.



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in Evansville, Indiana in 1854. Evansville was becoming an important center of trade and industry on the Ohio River and Uhl Pottery would help meet the demands of a growing community. The A&L Uhl Pottery billed itself as a premium manufacturer of stoneware pots and water pipes and it needed a dependable continuous supply of clay to produce its wares. In 1880, Uhl began obtaining high-quality clay from Huntingburg, Indiana which is situated about 40 miles northeast of Evansville. The clay deposits in Huntingburg were considered superior for the production of stoneware; however, transporting the clay over this distance created logistical problems and added significantly to the cost of production. To address this issue, Louis Uhl’s son, Charles, made the strategic decision to move Uhl Pottery to Huntingburg in 1908 to be close to their clay supply. Production began in 1909 and continued until the company closed its doors in 1944. Uhl Circle Stamp, Not all items were stamped. Stamp will appear on bottom of about half of the miniature jugs. This stamp was also widely used on kitchenware and vases.

Uhl Pottery, Circa 1915

Like many other potteries of its time, Uhl fell victim to higher labor costs and the widespread use of glassware. However, in its heyday, Charles Uhl’s son, Louis C. Uhl, expanded the company’s product lines of both utilitarian and decorative wares. Their products were marketed and sold across the United States, which helps explain why so many pieces find

Uhl mini Christmas Jugs. Complimentary jugs given to customers during the holidays.

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their way into shops, shows and auctions in all regions of the country. Uhl made a wide variety of diverse products including kitchenware, planters, vases, pitchers, figural animals, ash trays and of course, crocks and jugs. The crocks ranged in size from small butter crocks up to the behemoth 50-gallon crock. The standard jugs that Uhl produced ranged in size from tiny watch fob jugs and 1-inch miniatures up to 10-gallon double handled jugs. The miniature jugs were often sold as sample jugs. One of the largest clients was Meier’s Wine Cellars in Silverton, Ohio. ( Photo ). Here are images of several Meier’s wine mini jugs. Miniatures produced for Meier’s Wine Company in Silverton, Ohio.

Along with the sample jugs, Uhl annually produced miniature Christmas jugs. (Photos). One of the most scarce Christmas jugs was produced for Greener’s Saloon in Huntingburg in 1913. Uhl produced a wide range of sizes of common jugs (Photo). They also produced advertising jugs for merchants primarily in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. (Photos). One of the more attractive

Meier’s wine mini jugs were sold with a variety of wines for ten cents each. Figural mini jugs including animals and tanks would sell for fifteen cents.


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Here is a great example of an Evansville Uhl, double-handled jug, water or wine cooler. Note spout on bottom.

jugs produced by Uhl was for the Dillsboro Sanitarium in Dillsboro, Indiana. This jug, which came in 1-, 2- and 5-gallon sizes, has a very distinctive blue glaze on the dome or shoulder of the jug. As with all collectors, the search always continues for that next piece to add to the collection. Uhl Pottery jugs turn up all over the country at shows, estate auctions, on internet sites, and at those out-of-the-way shops where you might least expect to find one. Where they turn up is often a surprise but the certainty is that after I bring home that next special Uhl jug, my wife will make sure I take it straight to the jug room.

Bibliography: Feldmeyer, Anna Mary and Kara Holtzman. Uhl Pottery Identification and Value Guide. Second Edition. 2006. Collectors Books, PO Box 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009, McCurdy, F. Earl and Jane A. A Collectors Guide and History of Uhl Pottery. 1988. Ohio Valley Books, PO Box 4753, Evansville, IN 47724.

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Glass Works Auctions presents at absentee auction

The “Christmas Comes Early” Auction #109 Closes November 30th, 2015

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A Graphics Exploration & Selection for Springfield, Mass. in 2017 by Ferdinand Meyer V

The FOHBC 2017 Springfield National Convention Chairs, Jim Bender and Bob Strickhart, asked if I would have time to meet with them sometime during our recent 2015 National Antique Bottle Show in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We carved out a spot in our busy schedules and had an impromptu meeting for our 2017 event. These two guys are so far ahead of the curve it’s no wonder that they say they will be putting on the best antique bottle show ever. I don’t for a moment, doubt it. From the time these two gentlemen took on this immense task, it has been nothing but exciting to watch these two veterans in action. Oh, and during the meeting, they tasked me to come up with some logo and graphics concepts within the month. I readily accepted. I asked them if they had anything in mind, and in unison they said the “Springfield Armory” and “Springfield Rifles.”

Concept A Logo

Of course, every graphics look for a antique bottle show needs some bottles. In this case we look directly to Massachusetts rather than New England. This limits our range immensely and allows us, in this case, to use bottles of different purposes, shapes, sizes and colors. In this layout you see a teal green Sandwich, Massachusetts Bunker Hill Monument cologne, a labeled Carter’s Cathedral ink in blue, a yellow-amber Baker’s Orange Grove Bitters from Boston, a concentric ring eagle historical flask, possibly from Thomas Cain’s Phoenix Glass Works in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a large aqua Clarke’s Vegetable Sherry Wine Bitters from Sharon, Mass., an olive-amber G.W. Stone’s Liquid Cathartic & Family Physic from Lowell Mass. medicine bottle and a purple Sandwich vase. Good balance.

Jim Bender (left) and Bob Strickhart

In my business, design can be fun and educational as you have to research your topic and then visually represent the idea. In this case, we know we are in New England, we probably want some Massachusetts bottles and we want some type of reference to the Springfield Armory. In Concept A, that is represented on this page, I found an old illustration of the upper water shops for the armory and turned it into a red/brown duo-tone for the flyer advertisement. I next framed it in an old 1855 Granger Cartouche.

Illustration of Springfield Armory Upper Water Shops in 1830

Concept A advertising flyer layout

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In Concept B that is represented on this page, we pretty much focus on the bottles from Massachusetts again. A sharp eye will notice a few minor changes. A cobalt blue Bunker Hill Monument cologne figural bottle is used instead of the teal green example. We substitute a Race & Sheldons Magic Waterproof Boot Polish that was found in Boston’s “Great Dig.” Anchoring the bottles are crossed antique Springfield Rifles and the show typography.

Concept B logo

The Concept B advertising flyer contains the Springfield, Massachusetts city seal and flag in the upper corners, balanced with Federation logos on the bottom corners. Springfield is a city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers; the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River. To add visual interest, a contemporary color photograph of downtown Springfield was altered in Photoshop to look like a painting.


Let’s now look at the Springfield Armory which is located in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. The armory was the primary center for the manufacture of U.S. military firearms from 1777 until its closing in 1968. The site is preserved as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Western Massachusetts’ only unit of the national park system. It features the world’s largest collection of historic American firearms. Obviously this should be a major stop for any 2017 show-goer. The armory was famous first as the United States’ primary arsenal during the American Revolutionary War, and then as the scene of a confrontation during Shay’s Rebellion. The Springfield Armory in the 19th and 20th centuries became the site of numerous technological innovations of global importance, including interchangeable parts, the assembly line style of mass production, and modern business practices, such as hourly wages. Numerous firearm models produced at the Springfield Armory from 1794 to 1968 were referred to as Springfield Rifles.

Springfield Mass. city seal and flag

Let’s now look at Concept C below, that is a bit more classical in design. The concentric eagle ring historical flask is centered within an antique cartouche and set on a black background. The graphic is flanked by two Sandwich Glass pieces that have appeared in earlier concepts. A classic serifed typestyle is used. Since there is no reference to the Springfield Armory in the logo, we looked at adding some type of graphics on the flyer which follow the logo. In this case we used a detail of an illustration called Springfield, From the Longmeadow Road. You can also see the Springfield Armory in the upper right area of the full illustration. I thought it was interesting that a locomotive was used in the illustration as this symbol was used as our logo graphics for the 2015 Chattanooga National.

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Detail from Illustration, Springfield. From the Longmeadow Road. To the far right of the city of Springfield, you can see the Springfield Armory.

Concept D graphics below, take on a much more pronounced look with crossed antique Springfield Rifles, in color, and classic frame elements. Again a red brown duo-tone image suggests a historic look. Notice that a segment from the town of Springfield illustration has been used again.

Concept D logo

A distressed parchment paper look has been used on the flyer. The color was altered to be coordinated with the coloration of the artwork. Even the FOHBC logos are colored in this manner.

Concept C advertising flyer

The Concept C graphics were set on a gray background to anchor the black & white illustration, the cartouche frame and the FOHBC logos. The typography followed suit. Notice how green was used on the flyer to highlight the dates. The same green as the historic flask.

Illustration, “Springfield. From the Longmeadow Road�

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Saint-Gaudens - and featured numerous sculptural and landscape architectural details to enhance the sculpture. In 1899 the statue was moved to Merrick Park, on the corner of Chestnut and State Streets, one of Springfield’s most important intersections (now part of the Quadrangle cultural center). It has remained there ever since. This impressive sculpture of the The Deacon can be found next to the palatial Springfield City Library. The base is inscribed: “1595 Anno Domini 1675 Deacon Samuel Chapin One Of The Founders Of Springfield” [Wikipedia]

The last concept, Concept E, uses an image of The Pilgrim which is a bronze statue by sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens that is located in Springfield, Mass. It later became so popular that it was reproduced for over 20 other cities, museums, universities, and private collectors around the world. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was one of the most influential and successful artists of the late 19th century. Another possible stop for our show-goers in 2017. You may have noticed that The Pilgrim is represented graphically on the city of Springfield flag.

Concept E advertising flyer

Design Development and a Selection

The Pilgrim by sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens in Springfield, Mass.

In 1881, Chester W. Chapin, a railroad tycoon and congressman from Springfield, Massachusetts, commissioned the renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create a bronze likeness of his ancestor, Deacon Samuel Chapin (1595–1675), one of the early settlers of the City of Springfield. By 1881, Springfield had become one of America’s most innovative industrial and manufacturing centers, and was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. The sculpture, cast at the Bureau Brothers Foundry in Philadelphia, was unveiled on November 24, 1887 in Stearns Square, between Bridge Street and Worthington Street - a collaboration between the artistic “dream team” of Stanford White (of the renowned architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White) and

Concepts A - E above were presented to the FOHBC 2017 Springfield National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo CoChairs Jim Bender and Bob Strickhart on Monday, 31 July 2015. Concept B (variation) was selected and is represented next. The crossed rifles are Springfield Rifles from the historic Springfield Armory. They are in color. On the preferred advertising flyer, the illustration is “The Old Sandwich Glass Works.” We made the

Illustration “ The Old Sandwich Glass Works.”


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illustration a duotone to lessen the impact of the ochre coloration of the original. As stated before, the bottles are well known and from Massachusetts or have a relation to Mass. The flag and seal are from the City of Springfield, Massachusetts and are proudly represented on top. The FOHBC and Virtual Museum logos balance out the bottom corners. So there you have it. The graphics for our 2017 National Convention. In short order the body of work was presented to the FOHBC Board of Directors, and we now have approval.

Approved logo

Approved advertising flyer layout

FOHBC in Springfield, Mass in 2017! Co-Chairs Jim Bender and Bob Strickhart Early Info at

Some things are worth waiting for. This is one of those things‌

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FOHBC National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) is proud to announce that the FOHBC National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo for 2017 will take place in Springfield, Massachusetts at the MassMutal Center and Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.

August 3 -6, 2017 •Thursday-August 3: Springfield Regalia bottle competition at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel • Friday-August 4: FOHBC Membership Meeting Breakfast, Educational Seminars, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Early Admissions, FOHBC Cocktail Hour & Banquet • Saturday-August 5: General Admission, Live Bottle Auction • Sunday-August 6: General Admission & Display Awards

The Old Sandwich Glass Works by John H. Stone

Info: Jim Bender, Show Co-Chair, 518.673.8833, or Bob Strickhart, Show Co-Chair, 609.818.1981, or Louis Fifer, FOHBC Conventions Director, or Andrew Vuono, Northeast Region Director, General Admission on Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th: $5, Early Admission on August 4th, at 1:00 pm, $60 ($45 for FOHBC members)


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Box of Flag Salt in package with directions

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In the shape of a flag, a give-away advertising at the Harvard/Yale Game at Harvard in 1899

Dr. William H. Sweeting and the Flag Salt Remedy Company of Savannah, New York By John M. Spellman If you have been traveling through Central New York State in the Finger Lakes Region on the Thruway between Exit 40 (Weedsport) and Exit 41 (Waterloo), you will notice a sign that reads entering the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. The topography has changed to a flat, grassy plain with no trees. Webster’s dictionary would define this area as a Savannah. The marsh grass extends some 30,000 acres. The first businesses in this place was the harvesting of flag or Marsh grass which was used for making rush seats for chairs, gaskets in whiskey barrels, paper and medicine. Yes, I said a medicine made from the roots of the flag. Dr. Mortimer Franklin Sweeting graduated in 1850 from the Geneva Medical College, in Geneva, New York. Having an interest in Homeopathic Medicines, he completed a second degree from the New York Homeopathic College and began to practice that theory of medicine. Homeopathic medicine believes that the body has the ability to heal itself with small doses of natural roots and herbs. Dr. Mortimer practiced his medicine in South Butler and Savannah area. During the Civil War, he was an advocate for the many wounded veterans who had received severe Musket wounds. He also help them or their widows to receive their needed pensions.



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Dr. Sweeting with wife Marjorie with his trusty dog in front of the packaging and practice. Note the sign hanging off porch roof on right.

Image of Dr. Sweeting 1851-1937

In 1851, William H. Sweeting was born in Victory, Cayuga County, the son of Dr. Mortimer and Colon Clapp Sweeting. Growing up in South Butler, William received his elementary and high school education from the local school of the area. In 1870, at the age of 19 he entered Cornell University where he studied the Sciences to begin his training in medicine. In 1878 he studied under his father and enrolled in the Hahnemann Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. In 1881 he received his diploma in homeopathic medicine. He returned to Lyons, New York and started to practice medicine. But with two other doctors already established in Lyons and the people not responding favorably to the homeopathic approach, he soon moved to Savannah, New York. He established his practice on the corner of church Street and High Street. The residents received him with open arms. Dr. Sweeting’s character and reputation grew as he became known for his treatment of lung and stomach diseases as well as many successful child births. As he began to experiment with many natural herbs and plants in the area, he had a sudden success with a formula for a medicine made from the roots of the marsh grass or flag. In 1884, several facts supported his need to begin to grind, mix, package, sell and distribute his remedy. The ingredients included a sweet flag root, and calamus root, being varieties of the cattail family which grows in most swamps and marshes found in the Savannah

Flag Salt Complex House at left packaging was done in the parlor, practice in the middle of house, rest of the house was doctor’s residence. Powder manufacture done at house on right.

Root of the Marsh Grass – the main ingredient in Flag Salt

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Receipt for selling half dozen Flag Salt boxes, 1896.

area. Of course the ‘secret’ herb was never revealed by Dr. Sweeting which was accredited for its fast acting relief against headaches, neuralgia, fatigue and laGrippe.

Here are three differently packed items sold by the Company, for Headache and Neuralgia

The Trademark Flag Salt was not established for the headache powder by Dr. Sweeting until 1891 and officially the Flag Salt Remedy Co. was born. The first year of business shows a remarkable rate of sales, with the total assets of over three thousand dollars realized. Business continued to improve in 1893. The company employed six packaging ladies and two agents distributing the product in Ohio, Tennessee, Maine, Minnesota and Colorado. Several forms of advertising was implemented; the sides of streetcars, calendars, trade journals in all the large cities and also drug store window displays. He was quite ingenious with his advertising for he even designed a pennant for a Harvard/ Yale game promoting the Flag Salt. Flag Salt Remedy became a sought after item all across the United States and in England and Canada. By 1895, over seven thousand dollars’ worth of medicine sold. On October 1, 1904 Dr. Sweeting sold the Flag Salt Remedy Company to Mr. Egbert N. Leonard of Lyons for 100 shares with a share valued at $100.00 each. Dr. Sweeting agreed to not divulge the secret formula to anyone. He returned to his prime interest- treating his patients. Dr. Sweeting died in 1937 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Savannah-South Butler Cemetery and is no longer making house calls. Mr. Egbert Leonard and his family operated the business in Savannah and enjoyed several good years with the business. He died in 1916 and his son took over the business, however his mother and sister continued to handle the day to day operations. In 1922, Mrs. E. N Leonard died and their son and daughter continued to handle the business until 1930 when the business closed its doors mainly due to the new regulations on patent medicines. There are still some residents who recall the Flag Salt Remedy with fondness. In 1976 I was interviewing an older resident of Savannah, Hilda Wright Marriott, who told me “If only I could find some Flag Salt Remedy packets, I would feel 100% better.


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Georgian Having Barrels of Fun Collecting Barrels

by Bill Baab

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dward Sheehan was the premier soda water bottler in Augusta, Georgia from 1880 until his death in 1922 when he left behind numerous antique bottles and other stuff. Sheehan had moved from 1025 Greene Street to a building in the 1100 block of Broad Street where he established his Excelsior Bottling Works. The name was copied from Savannah, Georgia bottler John Ryan’s business and means “lofty or always upward.” (The New York State seal uses Excelsior in its motto). Sheehan had worked for Ryan in the latter’s Augusta Branch during the late 1870s. Collector Walter Smith loves anything Augusta and his immense collection reflects that passion in many different ways, including probably the best E. Sheehan collection of bottles, ephemera and barrels in existence. The building Sheehan had left was occupied during the last of the 20th century by a bar called “The White Elephant.” Smith used to go into the bar, have a beer and talk to the owner. The latter soon discovered Smith’s affinity for things old, especially Augusta things, which led to him saying to Smith: “I’ve got a hole in the floor and if you’ll fix it, I’ll let you go down into the basement.”

“I didn’t want to holler for help because that would have been the end of my basement adventure, so it took me a bit, but I was finally able to free myself,”

Closeup of Augusta Brewing Co., barrel (Bea Baab photo)

Closeup of Atlanta City Brewing Co., barrel (Bea Baab photo)

That area had not been touched since Sheehan had died so it was the mid-‘70s when Smith jumped at the chance and entered it. “The bottling works were on one side and the old bar was on the other,” Smith said. “Near the bar was a storage closet which had its own attic and I found a clock shaped like a barrel in that attic.” He also found many E. Sheehan bottles, most of them machine-made crown tops, which had been shoved into a tight space in the back of the basement. He crawled into the area and using a potato fork, managed to rake out several bottles.

Closeup of stenciled Sheehan Bottling Works barrel. (Bea Baab photo)



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This scene was probably taken in the back of the Augusta Brewing Company on 13th Street near the Augusta Canal. The heavyset man seated on a beer keg is probably brewmaster Theadore (also called Thorbigorn) Lagerwall. The man in the sweater behind him is to believed to be William A. Herman Sr., son of founder Edward Herman, according to J. Douglas Herman Sr., great grandson of Edward Herman. W.A. Herman was president and general manager of the brewery during the early 1900s. The photo is circa late 1890s-early 1900s.

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Then he got stuck. “I didn’t want to holler for help because that would have been the end of my basement adventure, so it took me a bit, but I was finally able to free myself,” he said. Soon, he started having a barrel of fun, starting with that clockfaced barrel and continuing when an Atlanta picker found an Atlanta City Brewing Co., barrel. He found an E. Sheehan barrel on eBay. “I was leery of it because stenciled stuff is easy to fake, but I am satisfied that it’s the real thing.” He also has a keg of a different kind – a powder keg marked with Augusta Arsenal on its end. The arsenal was active from before the Civil War through World War II. Another of his prizes is an Augusta Brewing Co., barrel, several of which are pictured in a black and white photo taken by a local photographer during the 1890s or early 1900s. A group of key brewery personnel, including beer-bellied brewmaster Theadore Lagerwall (seated on a barrel). Standing behind him is believed to be William A. Herman Sr., son of brewery founder Edward W. Herman.

Walter Smith shows off the “barrel clock” he found in the basement previously occupied by Augusta soda bottler Edward Sheehan. (Bill Baab photo)

Closeup of radio barrel showing tuning, volumn controls (Bea Baab photo)

Yet another acquisition was a barrel-shaped radio. The speaker was at one end and the controls were at the other. The 1930s-40s vintage radio still works. During a trip to England, Smith found an English pub ale barrel made of ceramic porcelain. A trip to France netted a French barrel marked Pierron and another picker sold him a New York State powder barrel dated 1833. Smith’s barrel radio still plays. (Bea Baab photo)

Smith rolled all of them out for this writer.


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49er Historic Bottle Assn. 38th Annual

Best of the West Historic Bottle/ Antique Show Dec. 4, 12-6pm Dec. 5, 9am-3pm $10 Early Bird Friday, Free Saturday “Featuring” Antique Railroad Show Next Door

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Memories from the Gulf Coast Bottle & Jar Club The Ultimate Scrapbook

By Alton Neatherlin & Ferdinand Meyer V

Gulf Coast Bottle & Jar Club Cover

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Another cool thing was this great wood cover scrap-book that Federation member, Alton Neatherlin had from the early 1970s that documented the Gulf Coast Bottle & Jar Clubs formation and existence. It was bolted together and had metal hinges.

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Admission: Saturday - $5 per Person Early Admission: Friday July 10th - 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm $10 per Person (Ballroom Dealer Access 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm *Antique Bottles *Fruit Jars *Coca Cola *Inks *Trays *Dr. Pepper *Soda Water Bottles *Cans *Breweriana *Glasses *Insulators *Paper Collectibles *Texas Memorabilia *Toys *Drug Store Collectibles *Advertising Items *Oil Company Items *Plates *Milk Bottles *Jugs* and much, much more!!!! For show and table information contact: Barbara J. Puckett, 907 W. Temple, Houston, Tx 77009 713.862,1690 (Home) 713.409.9940 (Cell)

At this year’s Houston Antique Bottle Show on July 11th, there seemed to be a stir in the room as word got back to me that a really cool scrap book was circulating with some of the old timers from table to table. It eventually crossed my path (I am somewhat of a newcomer here) and I was immediately intrigued with the wood cover and contents that had been so meticulously constructed and saved. We all have our ways of saving material and keeping memories. This scrap book was an armory of Pictures and a newspaper clippings give homage to the historical information. character and personalty of the club.

Alton Neatherlin

EST. 1969


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Left: The image page on the left caught my attention as it announced the first-ever Gulf Coast Bottle & Jar Club Show in 1971. We do not have a club in Houston now. Something I hope to remedy. “Dealers from all over the U.S. Expected & Invited�. Notice that the show occurred in the Gulfgate Shopping Center Mall. Below: There were many typical pages with Polaroids photographs taped within. The tape stained and brittle. I like the drawings showing the specifications for two club commemorative bottles. We are thinking about doing this for the FOHBC 50-year anniversary. What should our bottle be?

The scrap book was

bolted together with metal hinges.

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Right: I liked this page as FOHBC Chairman John P. Gutterberg, Jr. sent a FOHBC welcome letter to Buck Flowers with the Gulf Coast Bottle & Jar Club. They were club #95 with the Federation. There are not as many clubs now. More testimony to our changing hobby. Bottom: This lead page is from “Fruit Jar Collecting in America” by Jerry McCann. Jerry is one of our anchor members and is a leading fruit jar authority today. His seminar at the FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky was fantastic. It’s fun to read about some of our legends.

Each pasted image had handwritten captions and related information.

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This Page: Newspaper clippings, cartoons and other memories preserved and add character to the many pages. Right Page: “The Lady Bottle Collector� published in Antique Bottle World in December 1975.

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age on the left caught my ounced the first-ever Gulf Club Show in 1971. We do Houston now. Something

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Left: There are hundreds of old photographs documentimg past shows and club events. Kind of cool looking at the displays, hair styles and what people are wearing.

I can’t tell you how much fun I had journeying back in time and reading about the club. I had always heard about how hot the action was and active the members were. This kind of material needs to be remembered and archived. I congratulate Alton and his wonderful scrap book and hope I brought it back to life in some small way.

Left: Bottle Mania. This club had tons of digging pictures and newspaper clippings of events from downtown Houston where 70-story office towers now stand.

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Super newspaper coverage back when newspapers were black & white, and read all over! And look at that Drake’s Plantation Bitters figural cabin.


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IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP NOTICE ! At the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show | FOHBC Membership Meeting Breakfast on Saturday morning, August 1, 2015, the proposal to increase membership dues was presented to the FOHBC membership. The increases are as follows: Regular second class membership: $40 (was $30), first class membership: $55 (was $45), Canada membership: $60 (was $50), Other Countries: $80 (was $65), Clubs: $75 (same), 3-Year membership, second class: $110 (was $75), Digital membership: $25, (Associate membership will continue at $5; Not available with Life or Digital Membership). Discussion occurred and a vote was taken. The cost increase was approved unanimously by members present. There was also a vote to for Re-Institution of Life Membership. The committee has been working on this for quite some time. This type of membership has to appeal to everyone. Three possible levels of Life Membership were recommended. These levels were reviewed and discussed by Board members. The levels are as follows: Level 1: $1,000, Includes all benefits of a regular 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. 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. Our membership voted and again this was unanimously approved. Rate increases will occur on 01 September 2015 as will re-instituting Life Memberships. �


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TheCooney’s Cooney’sof of The Nashvilleand andthe the Nashville Doomof ofa aTexas TexasTown Town Doom Jack Sullivan by by Jack Sullivan


hile researching pre-Prohibition whiskey bottles, someIt was there that she met Stanley Cooney and they fell in love. timespre-Prohibition a “back story” whiskey emergeswhiskey that is so compelling In 1888 theInstitute couple married. MaryTennessee, wasan21Episcopalian andan her husband 28. While researching pre-Prohibition bottles, sometimes a Female bia Female in Columbia, Episcopalian While researching bottles, sometimes a as to bia Institute in Columbia, Tennessee, turn the account direction. Soasittowas with the Cooneys, After a year of living Stanley in Nashville, Mary became “back story” emerges that is so compelling as to turn the account “finishing school” onlywith a short buggy ride from Nashville. “back story” emerges thatinisthat so compelling turn the account “finishing school” only a short buggy ride from Nashville. wholesale liquor dealers of Nashville, Tennessee. homesick for her family. She persuaded her spouse to relocate to in that direction. Soand it was the Cooneys, wholesale grocers in that direction. Sogrocers it was with thewith Cooneys, wholesale grocers Interested in family because theyInterested produced varied Lone Star State and a business there. The town and liquor dealers of Nashville, Tennessee. Interested in the Itthe was there that she metopen Stanley Cooney and fell in they love.seand liquor dealers of the Nashville, Tennessee. inmany the and It was there that she met Stanley Cooney and they fellthey in love. whiskey jugs,produced Ithey stumbled on aand story of murder, anIn lected was Birmingham, a21 newly minted community in family because produced many andhigh-profile varied whiskey I 1888In the New couple married. Mary was 21 and her husband 28.East family because they many varied whiskey jugs, I jugs, the1888 couple married. Mary was and her husband 28. alleged curse, and the of a Texas boom town. and Texasofabuilt around local operations. was a boom town stumbled on of a story of demise high-profile murder, an alleged curse, and year ofwith living withiron Stanley in Nashville, Mary became stumbled on a story high-profile murder, an alleged curse, After a After year living Stanley in ore Nashville, MaryIt became that toShe more than 3,000 ato the demise of aboom Texastown. boom town. homesick forhad her grown family. persuaded her residents spouse toboasting relocate the demise of a Texas homesick forquickly her family. She persuaded her spouse to relocate to The Cooney family were native-born Irish Tennesseans. The the Lone business district of and 15ablocks, such amenities as asebottling the Lone Star State open a with business there. The town they seStar State and open business there. The town they father, John were Cooney, wasnative-born bornIrish in 1827 in Paris, Henry works, anBirmingham, electric power plant,aminted some homes, and 32 merThe Cooney family were Irish Tennesseans. The lected was lected was New Birmingham, newly400 minted community in East The Cooney family native-born Tennesseans. The County. New a newly community in East EarlyCooney, in his Cooney, career hewas moved toin Nashville and embraced the Texas built cantile houses. about those businesses father, John 1827 Paris, Henry County. Texas built around local ore 1888, operations. was atown boom town father, John was born in born 1827 in Paris,inHenry County. around localBeginning iron oreiron operations. It one was of aItboom grocer’s trade. About 1855, John married a woman belonged to had Stanley Cooney. Hethan andresidents Mary residents settled down in his career he to moved to Nashville and embraced theJennie that quickly grown tothan more 3,000 boasting a Early inEarly his career he moved Nashville and embraced thenamed that quickly had grown to more 3,000 boasting a to make Lougee, of French descent, who originally from New York. New Birmingham home. trade. About 1855, John married a was woman named Jennie district of their 15 blocks, with such amenities as a bottling grocer’sgrocer’s trade. About 1855, John married a woman named Jennie businessbusiness district of 15 blocks, with such amenities as a bottling They produced a family four The first three of French descent, who children. originally was from Newwere York. works, an electric powersome plant,400 some 400 homes, and 32 merLougee,Lougee, of French descent, who of originally was from New York. works, an electric power plant, homes, and 32 merboys produced - Charles, L. and Stanley Torrence - and the youngest a houses. They family of four children. first three were cantile cantile houses. Beginning aboutone 1888, one ofbusinesses those businesses They produced a familyaJohn of four children. The firstThe three were Beginning about 1888, of those girl, Jennie, herStanley mother.Torrence boys - Charles, L. and the youngest a belonged to Stanley andsettled Mary down settledtodown boys - Charles, Johnnamed L.John and after Stanley Torrence - and the- and youngest a belonged to Stanley Cooney.Cooney. He and He Mary maketo make girl, Jennie, named her mother. New Birmingham their home. girl, Jennie, named after herafter mother. New Birmingham their home. From the outset it would appear that Cooney’s grocery was selling a great amount of whiskey likely his profit-maker, demonFrom theitoutset itappear would-that appear thatprimary Cooney’s grocery was sellFrom the outset would Cooney’s grocery was sellstrated by the of whiskey jugs the Cooney name ing a great amount of whiskey -his likely his bearing primary profit-maker, ing a great amount ofproliferation whiskey - likely primary profit-maker, (Figs. by 1-6). likely was obtaining ceramic containers demonstrated by the proliferation ofhiswhiskey jugs bearing the demonstrated theHeproliferation of whiskey jugs bearing the from one or (Figs. both major potteries in was Middle Tennessee. Both Nashville name (Figs. He likely was obtaining histhe ceramic CooneyCooney name 1-6). He1-6). likely obtaining his ceramic Pottery andor the Cookeville Pottery Company inTennessee. nearby containers from one both major potteries in Middle containers fromCompany one or both major potteries in Middle Tennessee. Putnam were considered leading industries of the region. theCounty Nashville Pottery Company the Cookeville Pottery Both theBoth Nashville Pottery Company and the and Cookeville Pottery Company in Putnam nearby Putnam were considered Company in nearby County County were considered leading leading The census found the Cooneys living in Nashville in an industries of the region. industries of1880 the region. extended family. John was listed as the head of the household, occupation “grocer.” His John L. was there with wife, The 1880 found census found theson Cooneys in Nashville an The 1880 census the Cooneys living inliving Nashville in anhisin Figure 7: Southern Hotel Lula, andfamily. a one-year old and Charles were still extended John waschild. as the of the household, extended family. John was listed aslisted the Stanley head ofhead the household, Figure 7:Hotel Southern Hotel Figure 7: Southern single and also living at home. John Stanley were occupation “grocer.” son L.and was there hisworking wife, occupation “grocer.” His sonHis John L.John was there with hiswith wife, fora their theold grocery store. Rounding out the With its two two furnaces furnaces capable of recovering recovering 50 ore tonsdaily, of ore ore daily, daily, Lula, andfather a one-year child.and Stanley and Charles were still its of tons of Lula, and one-year oldinchild. Stanley andliquor Charles were still With itsWith two furnaces capablecapable of recovering 50 tons 50 of household wasatliving Maria Lougee, theStanley 85-year-old mother of Jennie. New Birmingham Birmingham seemed destined to become become majorcity, Texas city, city, single also home. John and Stanley were working New to major Texas single and alsoand living John and were working New Birmingham seemedseemed destineddestined to become a majoraaTexas Afather single maid served the community with seemingly seemingly unlimited potential. The Southern Southern theirinfather in the grocery andstore. liquorRounding store. Rounding aa community with unlimited potential. The for theirfor the grocery andfamily. liquor out the out the a community with seemingly unlimited potential. The Southern Hotel (Fig. 7) was was theof center of townlife. social life.As As one one observobserver household wasLougee, Maria Lougee, the 85-year-old of Jennie. Hotel 7) the center town social household was Maria the 85-year-old mother mother of Jennie. Hotel (Fig. 7)(Fig. was the center townof social As life. one observAttention turns now from Tennessee to Texas. In Travis County in written: hashas written: ItsIts first register, beginning 28,28, 1889, and single maid served the family. er written: first register, beginning March 1889, and A singleA maid served the family. er has Its first register, beginning MarchMarch 28, 1889, and December 1867, Mary Isabelle Wheeler was born into a promiclosing Feb. 9, 9,recorded 1890, recorded recorded guests from twenty-eight twenty-eight states, Feb. 1890, guests from closing closing Feb. 9, 1890, guests from twenty-eight states, states, nent Texas family asfrom the daughter of to Maggie H. and John including Jayof Gould of railroad railroad fame and Grover Grover Cleveland, Cleveland, Attention turns now Tennessee Texas. InCounty Travis County in including Jay Gould of fame and Attention turns now from Tennessee to Texas. In Travis inGillincluding Jay Gould railroad fame and Grover Cleveland, Wheeler. Wheeler was Isabelle aWheeler pioneer storekeeper inaManor, townrecentlyrecently recently come from the presidential presidential chair… Financiers, who had had December 1867,Isabelle Mary Wheeler was born into aapromcome the Financiers, December 1867, Mary was born into promcome from thefrom presidential chair…chair… Financiers, who hadwho about 12 miles from brother five years risked their millions millions in the the attempted attempted development of Cherokee Cherokee inent Texas family asAustin. the daughter of Maggie H.serve and John Gillrisked their risked their in development of inent Texas family as the daughter ofHis Maggie H. would and John Gill millions in the attempted development of Cherokee asWheeler lieutenant governor Texas and be candidate for governor. County’s iron ore were frequently frequently registered. Wheeler. Wheeler was aofpioneer storekeeper in Manor, a townCounty’s County’s were registered. Wheeler. was a pioneer storekeeper inaManor, a town iron oreiron wereore frequently registered. Early on, Mary showed asbrother an artist and five unusual for years girls in miles from Austin. His would serve five about 12about miles12 from Austin. Histalent brother would serve years those days, her parents tocandidate give the bestfor possible eduNo millionaire millionaire was more closely closely associated associated with “The Iron City,” City,” as lieutenant governor Texas be aher candidate governor. No was more with “The Iron as lieutenant governor of Texasofdecided and be aand for governor. No millionaire was more closely associated with “The Iron City,” cation. Accordingly asas atalent teenager, she wasand sent to girls the Columbia ascalled, wasthan called, than General General William Harrison Hamman (Fig. 9). Early on, Mary showed as an artist unusual for girlsas it wasas itit was called, than Hamman Early on, Mary showed talent an artist and unusual for General WilliamWilliam HarrisonHarrison Hamman (Fig. (Fig. Female Institute Columbia, Tennessee, an Episcopalian “finishA native of Virginia, Hamman a lawyer and an entrepreneur. thoseher days, herinparents decided to give her the best possible 10). Aof native of Virginia, Hamman was a and lawyer and an entreprein thosein days, parents decided to give her the best possible 10). A native Virginia, Hamman waswas a lawyer an entrepreingAccordingly school”Accordingly onlyasa ashort ridewas from After attending University Virginia 1850s, education. asbuggy a teenager, she was sentColumto the Columneur. After attending the University of Virginia inearly the early 1850s, education. teenager, she sentNashville. to the neur. After attending thethe University of of Virginia in in thethe early 1850s,

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Figure 11: Texas Roadside Marker

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he had joined the Virginia militia, rising to captain by 1856. In 1858, he moved to Owensville, Roberts County, Texas to practice law. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted as a private in the famed Hood’s Texas Brigade, rising to the rank of brigadier general by the end of the conflict.

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After the war, Hamman tried his hand at prospecting for oil, building railroads and developing transportation infrastructure. In 1871, he married Ella Virginia Laudermilk, whose sister was the wife of the man who owned the iron works. By 1890, Hamman was a dominant figure in the New Birmingham Iron and Land Company, vigorously promoting the town, it industry, and its future.

How the general and young Stanley Cooney chanced to be acquainted has gone unrecorded. In July 1890, an event occurred recorded by one newspaper as “Frightful Tragedy in New Birmingham, Tex.” Despite being described as usually “notably quiet and gentlemanly in his demeanor,” Cooney was neither when he encountered Hamman. Blinded by anger, he used both barrels to gun the former Confederate general down in the street. The Tennessean’s motive was said to be that Hamman had defamed the character of his wife. Some whispered, however, that it was Ella Virginia who had traduced Mary.

Caught with the smoking gun still in his hand, young Stanley waived a preliminary hearing, was arrested and sent to jail. When word of this killing reached Nashville, John Cooney and another family member immediately left for Texas to help his boy. A Nashville paper opined: “The news of yesterday was a great shock to them and the universal opinion is that he must have been justifiable in what he did.” Those sentiments did not translate to Texas. Despite able legal assistance, young Cooney was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison. Meanwhile, Hamman was buried in the Owensville Cemetery in nearby Calvert, Texas (Fig. 10). After the general’s murder, New Birmingham suffered its own death blows in quick succession. The panic of 1893 brought the building of railroads to a halt, iron prices dropped precipitously, the town’s major ore plant exploded without funds to rebuild it, and state laws prevented anyone outside from buying land there. According to local legend, the fatal blow occurred in 1892 with the news that Cooney - likely with help from Mary’s politically potent Wheeler family - had been pardoned and released from jail. The news appears to have unhinged the Widow Hamman. “In a fit of outrage and grief,” as it is told, she ran through the streets screaming to the Heavens to “leave no stick or stone standing” in the town. As New Birmingham slowly died, many saw her diatribe as an omen or perhaps a curse. With no guests, the Southern Hotel was occupied for years only by a custodian. It burned to the ground in 1926. New Birmingham, the boom town had become a doomed town. It eventually became a ghost town and vegetation swallowed up the site. Today the location is remembered only by a State of Texas roadside marker (Fig. 11.) After his pardon, Stanley spared no time in getting back to Tennessee. The 1910 census found him and Mary back Nashville with the rest of the Cooneys. He was working at the family grocery just as if nothing had happened. Mary was launched on her career as an Impressionist landscape artist. Even today, her paintings are sold by Southern art galleries for hundreds of dollars. I believe there is a tale to be told behind every pre-Prohibition bottle or jug. Seldom, however, does the narrative turn out to be as dramatic as the one related here. When the name on the jug is “Cooney,” clearly the back story can be well worth pursuing.

Fig 10: General William Harrison Hamman grave marker


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THREE LITTLE MILWAUKEE STONEWARE PIGS by Steven Libbey There was a historic old Milwaukee stoneware factory with three little pigs, and they had made them to advertise their wares while dispensing whiskey, so they sent them out to seek their fortunes. The first, named Hermann, that went off met a man with a bundle of straw, and said to him, “Please, man, give me that straw to build me a house.” Which the man did, and the little stoneware pig built a house with it. Presently came along a deep cobalt blue wolf, and knocked at the door, and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

To which the pig answered, “No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin.” The wolf then answered to that, “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew his house in, and sat on the little pig cracking his side, chewed the little pig’s ears, bit a chunk from his spout and gnawed his tail.

The second little stoneware pig, named Hermann too, met a man with a bundle of sticks, and said, “Please, man, give me those sticks to build a house.” Which the man did, and the pig built his house. Then along came the wolf, and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

“No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin.” “Then I’ll puff, and I’ll huff, and I’ll blow your house in.” So he huffed, and he puffed, and he puffed, and he huffed, and at last he blew the house down. Impressed with the craftsmanship of the second pig’s stick house the wolf only gnawed on this pigs ears leaving him virtually mint.

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The third little stoneware pig, who shall remain nameless, met a man with a load of Milwaukee made Cream City bricks, and said, “Please, man, give me those bricks to build a house with.” So the man gave him the bricks, and he built his house with them. So the wolf came, as he did to the other little pigs, and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

“No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin.” “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” Well, he huffed, and he puffed, and he huffed and he puffed, and he puffed and huffed; but he could not get the house down. When he found that he could not, with all his huffing and puffing, blow the house down, he said, “Little stoneware pig, I know where there is a nice distillery with lots of celebrated sour mash whiskey.”

“Where?” said the little pig. “Oh, in Mr. Peter Barth’s place, and if you will be ready tomorrow morning I’ll call for you, and we will go together and get our fill.”


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“Very well,” said the little pig, “I will be ready. What time do you mean to go?” “Oh, at six o’clock.” Well, the little pig got up at five, and got Barth’s whiskey before the wolf came (which he did about six) and who said, “Little pig, are you ready?”

The little pig said, “Ready! I have been and come back again, and got a nice bellyful of Barth’s spirits.” The wolf felt very angry at this, but thought that he would be up to the little pig somehow or other, so he said, “Little pig, I know where there is an aged bourbon.” “Where?” said the pig. “Down at M. Block’s Retail and Wholesale Liquor Dealers,” replied the wolf, “and if you will not deceive me I will come for you, at five o’clock tomorrow and we can get some fine old aged bourbon.” Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at four o’clock, and went off for Block’s bourbon, hoping to get back before the wolf

came; but he had further to go, and had to wait in line for the popular aged spirit, so that just as he was filled and leaving, he saw the wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. When the wolf came up he said, “Little pig, what! Are you here before me? Is it a FINE old aged bourbon?” “Yes, very,” said the little pig. “I will give you a sip.” The wolf ever so slightly nipped his deep cobalt ear as he turned to give the wolf a sip. Clenching in pain the pig squirted a splash of fine old bourbon out his spout right into the wolf’s eyes. As the wolf splashed

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water from the horse trough on the side of the road into his eyes, the little pig jumped away and ran home. The next day the wolf came again, and said to the little pig, “Little pig, there is a fair in Milwaukee this afternoon. Will you go?” “Oh yes,” said the pig, “I will go. What time shall you be ready?” “At three,” said the wolf. So the little pig went off before the time as usual, and got to the fair, and bought a butter churn with a beautiful Hermann cobalt bird decoration, which he was going home with, when he saw the wolf coming. Then he could not tell what to do. So he got into the churn to hide, and by so doing turned it around, and it rolled down the hill with the pig in it, which frightened the wolf so much, that he ran home without going to the fair. He went to the pig’s house, and told him how frightened he had been by a great round thing which came down the hill past him. Then the little pig said, “Ha, I frightened you, then. I had been to the fair and bought a Hermann bird butter churn, and when I saw

you, I got into it, and rolled down the hill.” Then the wolf was very angry indeed, and declared he would eat up the little pig, and that he would get down the Cream City brick chimney after him. When the little pig saw what he was about, he hung on the pot full of water, and made up a blazing fire, and, just as the wolf was coming down, took off the cover, and in fell the wolf; so the little pig put on the cover again in an instant, boiled him up, and ate him for supper while savoring a fine old aged Block bourbon whiskey and lived happily ever afterwards. Epilog: These three little pigs make up every known Wisconsin stoneware bottle. They are incredible rarities and all three are the rarest of the rare. The unmarked Hermann pig found in the 1980s at a Milwaukee area estate sale is clearly the exact same mold. What he lacks in debossing he makes up for with deeper cobalt and beautiful glaze including a turkey dropping on the right shoulder. The second debossed pig was found in Washington State in the 1960 and has been a cherished family heirloom ever since. Thanks to Billie and Jean for sending Hermann number two home. Thanks John for sending Hermann number three home. Playing the part of our Wolf is a cobalt blue Wolf & Seward, Milwaukee Hutchinson soda found in Pewaukee Lake by the author. Thanks to Jon Steiner for images of his Barth and Block advertising pieces acquired from the member’s only galleries at wisantique. com, worth the price of club membership alone. Keep your eyes peeled for the true history of the second two Hermann stoneware pigs. Incredible three dimensional motion images, called spinners, of two of the three pigs are available for your pleasure at the Wisconsin Antique and Advertising Club Site. www. If you love Wisconsin stoneware, Wisconsin antique bottles and Wisconsin Advertising the WA&AC is a community where you are welcome and where you belong. Please consider joining while you enjoy Spinners. AND while you there, why not check out our other characters in this story the Bloch and Barth whiskey flask spinners in the whiskey Spinner gallery too? Supporting the WA&AC through membership WILL help you improve your collection while helping to promote the appreciation of Wisconsin’s history and the objects that recall it. JOIN NOW!!!


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Collecting Historical Flasks in 1896 When we searched more, we found that Dr. Edwin Atlee Barber was an accomplished writer on many antique subjects and was the director of the Pennsylvania Museum.

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Crusader Against Glassware Trickery As publishers of a bottle (and extra) collectors’ magazine, Scott Grandstaff and Kitty Roach got everything from hate mail to folks trying to make fast and illegal bucks. “One of the most fun times was when a guy started selling fake salt jars,” Scott recalled. “These looked like genuine whimsey salt jars made from cornucopia and eagle historical flasks. In fact, they were genuine bottles that had been re-heated and expanded into whimseys 20 more times valuable than the flasks. “They spread out fast and wide, going through shows and auctions like lightning, at $4,000 to $6,000 a pop. We started hearing about them in drips and drabs, and there were just too many of them showing up to be real. “So I got hot, turned my hat around and got on the phone, calling fast and far. I tracked back each transaction I could find out about like ‘Scoop McGrue,’ until I tracked it all back to one guy from L.A. “Turns out he had taken authentic flasks down to Mexico to an old-fashioned, hand-blown glass shop and they were able to re-heat and re-tool the bottles and anneal them properly without breaking them. (that process was at the time thought impossible to do). “Got the confession, got the apology, wrote the story. “In a few days’ time, every transaction was reversed and all the money and all the bottles were back where they started. It was one of the few times I actually knew I had been of value to the community of bottle collectors.” — BILL BAAB

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WANTED WANTED: Lancaster Ohio Beers, especially E. Becker Brewing. Also, any Washington Brewery, Washington D. C. I don’t have. Also does anyone have a “B E MANN’S ORIENTAL STOMACH BITTERS” for sale? Contact Gary Beatty (941) 276-1546 or “tropicalbreezes@” Bottles and extras WANTED: Civil War related bottles, flasks and any other items. Contact PR McCoy, 128 Gay Road, Paris, KY 40361 (859) 404-8199. FOR SALE WANTED: Top dollar paid for Pontiled Virginia bottles. Contact Tom Leveille, (757) 508-6985 or email tom.leveille86@ WANTED: Early Tennessee embossed soda bottles. Early 1900 to 1930. Contact Stanley Word (615) 708-6634 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). WANTED: Oregon drug store bottles, will pay top dollar for ones needed in my collection. Contact Charlie Horn, P.O. Box 1121, Elgin, OR 97827 or call (541) 437-9019. WANTED: Stoneware potteryWANTED from either the Timmerman or Foreman Potteries in Stockton, Lanier County, Georgia. Timmerman Pottery may have the letter “T” impressed into the clay. Contact Mike Lee at 238 Lee Road, Ray City, GA 31645 or call (229) 560-5428 or email: mlee@

WANTED: Odd/scarce/rare: COD LIVER OIL bottles. I’ve 115 different examples... many more exist. BYRON DILLE’ 60325 Acme Rd, Coos Bay, OR 97420 or (541) 260-0499 or email: Byronincoosbay@ WANTED: Amber quart cylinder whiskey shoulder embossed Garrick & Cather Chicago, IL plus embossed image of a palm tree. Contact Carl Malik, PO Box 367, Monee, IL 60449 (708) 534-5161. WANTED MEMBERS: Join the ANTIQUE POISON BOTTLE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION today! For details 65 Sept - Oct 2015 see our website at or contact Joan Cabaniss at (540) 297-4498.

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NEW MEMBERS Ken Salter P.O. Box 1549 El Cerrito, CA 94530 (510) 528-2785 James (Davis) Watts 1531 Barnes Drive Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 255-3305

Manuel Requejo 701 Poplar Street Sweetwater, TX 79556 Nicole Phillips 725 Piney Hollow Rd Hammonton, NJ 08037


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LONG ISLAND ANTIQUE BOTTLE ASSOCIATION Attn: Mark R. Smith 10 Holmes Court Sayville, NY 11782-2408 (631) 589-9027

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Peter Zimbelman 1418 McClardy Road Clarksville, TN 37042 (940) 704-1116

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. Ferdinand Meyer V, President Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors

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Calendar of shows and related events FOHBC Sho - Biz is published in the interest of the hobby. Federation affiliated clubs are connotated with FOHBC logo. 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:

November 1 Elkton, Maryland 43rd Annual Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale – Table Top Antiques & Advertising at the Singerly Fire Hall, Routes 279 and 213 (I-95 – exit 109A) Elkton, Maryland 21922 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Admission $3 – children under 12 free. Contact Dave Brown, 302.738.9960 or e-mail: November 6 & 7 Tulare, California 47th Annual Tulare Collectible Show & Sale at the Tulare Veteran’s Building, 1771 East Tulare Avenue, Tulare, California 93274, Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Free Admission both days, Dealer Set up Friday at 7:00 am, Golden State Insulator Club, Contact: Dave Brown, Co-Chair, 559.936.7790, November 7 Jacksonville, Florida Antique Bottle Collectors of North Florida 48th Annual Show & Sale, Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; early buyers Friday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm $20. Free admission on Saturday. Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida, Contact: Mike Skie, 3047 Julington Creek Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, Tele: 904.710.0422 or Corey Stock 904.268.9316 November 7 Detroit, Michigan 33rd Detroit Antique Bottle Show & Sale, Royal Oak Elks Lodge #1523, 2401 E. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067, Saturday, November 7th, 2015 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, No early admission, Set-up: Saturday, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, Admission: $2, Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club, Contact: Michael Brodzik, President and Newsletter Editor, 47668 Sonnett Drive, Macomb, Michigan 48042, 586.219.9980, November 8 Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club 46th Annual Show and Sale at The Ice Garden Rostraver, Twp, 101 Gallitin Road, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. Info: Bob DeCroo 724.326.8741

or Jay Hawkins 724.872.6013, November 8 Oakland, New Jersey NEW LOCATION! – North Jersey Antique Bottle Collectors Assn. 46th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, early buyers at 8:00 am, Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge, No. 1895, 1 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (Just 5 minutes up the road from the old Elks location), Contact: Ken, 973.907.7351, November 14 Belleville, Illinois Eastside Spectacular #8 COMBINED Brewery Collectibles Show & Antique Bottle and Jar Show, Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Belleclair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, Illinois (15 minutes from St. Louis), 300 Tables of Collectibles for Sale! Free Parking, Large Raffle, 50/50 Drawing, Food and drink on premises, Public Admission is $2 at 9:00 am, Early Admission at 7:00 am for $20, Info Contact: Kevin Kious, 618.346.2634, or Curt Faulkenberry, 636.797.5220 November 15 Albany, New York The Capital Region Antique Bottle & Insulator Club 19th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York, Contact: Jason Privler, 518.506.2197, November 21 Terre Haute, Indiana 19th Annual Illiana Antique Bottle & Pottery Show at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802, Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Early admission: 7:00 am – 9:00 am, Set-up: 7:00 am, Early Admission: $10 – after 9:00 am FREE Admission, Wabash Valley Antique Bottle & Pottery Club, Contact: Doug Porter, Treasurer, 5403 Darwin Road, West Terre Haute, Indiana 47885, 812.870.0760,

November 22 Greensboro, North Carolina 14th Greensboro Bottle Show at the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405, Sunday November 22, 2015, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, No Early admission. Set up: Sunday, 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Cost of admission: $1, Southeast Bottle Club, Contact: Reggie Lynch, President, 704.221.6489, rlynch@ November 29 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Forks of the Delaware Bottle Collectors Association 42nd Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Early Buyers 7:30 am at Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, (corner of Madison & Dewberry Avenues), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Contact: Bill Hegedus, 20 Cambridge Place, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 18032, 610.264.3130 December 4 Roseville, California 49er Historic Bottle Assn. 38th Annual “Best of the West” Historic Bottle/Antique Show, December 4, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, December 5th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Placer County Fair Grounds, 800 All America City Blvd, Rodseville, California, $10 Early Bird Friday, Free Saturday, “Featuring” Antique Railroad Show Next Door. Info: Contact Mike 916.367.1829. December 6 Enfield, Connecticut Yankee Polecat Insulator Club, 3rd Annual “Beat The Snow” Antique Insulator, Bottle & Collectible Show, Insulators, Bottles, Railroadiana, Telephone & Telegraph Collectibles, Lightning Rod Equipment. Free admission. American Legion Hall, 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5), Enfield Connecticut (Exit 49 off I-91) Contact: John Rajpolt,

2016 January 8 & 9 Palmetto, Florida 47th Annual Suncoast Antique Bottle,

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(More) Sho-Biz Artifacts, Fossils & Collectibles Show will be held January 8th (1:00 – 7:00 pm, Early Buyers $25, 3:00 to 7:00 pm) & 9th (9:00 am to 3:00 pm) 2016. Same location; Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Call or e-mail for details on setting up. 727804-5957 (George) or 941-722-7233 (Linda or Bill) January 9 & 10 Muncie, Indiana Fruit Jar Show! Bottles, Advertising, Fruit Jars, and Table-Top Antiques! Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High Street, Muncie,Indiana 47305 (see flyer above for Fruit Jar Get-Together & Auction and Jelly Jammers info), Saturday Show: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Admission $2, Show Information: Dick Cole: 765.288.8717 January 10 Taunton, Massachusetts The Little Rhody Bottle Club Annual Show & Sale, New location at the Holiday Inn off Exit #9 of Route #495, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, Massachusetts, Info: Bill or Linda Rose, 508.880.4929; sierramadre@ January 23 Anderson, California Superior California Antique Bottle Club’s 40th Annual Show and Sale, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Set-up, Friday, January 22nd, Shasta County Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson, California 96007. Contact: Mel Hammer, 530.241.4878 or Phil McDonald, 530.243.6903 January 24 Long Island, New York The Long Island Antique Bottle Association Show at the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Juliette Low Friendship Center, Lakeview Avenue, Bayport. For anyone who is interested, please contact the Long Island Antique Bottle Association at, or you can call us at 631.589.9027, just ask for Mark. For mail inquiries, our address is Long Island Antique Bottle Association, 10 Holmes Court, Sayville, New York 117822408. Contact: Mark Smith February 6 DeFuniak Springs, Florida The Emerald Coast Bottle Collector’s Inc.,

15th Annual Show & Sale, will be held on Saturday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 N 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433. Free Admission and Bottle Appraisals. Dealer Setup is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Only table holders admitted to setup. For more information and table contracts: Richard Kramerich, PO Box 241, Pensacola, Florida 32591. E-mail: shards@bellsouth. net Call: 850.435.5425 or Russell Brown 850.520.4250 or Roy Brown 850.835.2327. February 7 Manville, New Jersey New Jersey Antique Bottle Club (NJABC) 20th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission $3, no early buyers at the V.F.W. of Manville, New Jersey, 600 Washington Avenue, Manville, New Jersey 08835, Contact: Bob Strickhart, 3 Harvest Drive, Pennington, New Jersey 08534, 609.818.1981, February 7 Columbus, Ohio 46th Annual Columbus Bottle Show sponsored by the Ohio Bottle Club, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission $3, Early Admission: $20, 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Doubletree Inn, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio (I-270 and Rt. 23), Contact: Rojer Moody for General info, 740.703.4913, or Clark Wideman (Contracts and info), 614.439.8005, February 12 & 13 Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas Antiques Bottles and Collectibles Club proudly presents the 51st Annual Antique Collectibles Show & Sale at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 South Water Street, Henderson, Nevada, Contact: Nick Valenti, 702.415.1568, nv1948@, Earlybird Admission Friday 9:00 – Noon $10, Regular Admission $5 February 19 & 20 Columbia, South Carolina 43rd Annual South Carolina Bottle Club Show & Sale at the 600 Beckman Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29203, Contact: Marty Vollmer, 803.754.4463,,

February 26 & 27 Phoenix, Arizona The Phoenix Antiques, Bottles & Collectibles Club 33rd Annual Show at the North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Early admission: Friday 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Set-up: Friday Noon, Cost of admission: Earlybird $10, General $3, The Phoenix Antiques, Bottles & Collectibles Club, Contact: Patty George, Publicity, 17628 W. Copper Ridge Drive, Goodyear, Arizona 85338, 602.908.1053,, February 28 Enfield, Connecticut The 46th Annual Somer’s Antique Bottle Club’s Antique Bottle Show & Sale at St. Bernard’s School West Campus, 232 Pearl Street, Exit 47W, off-I-91, Enfoeld, Connecticut, 9:00 a, to 2:00 pm, Admission: $2, Early Buyers 8:00 am: $10, Great food available all day. Info: Don Desjardins, 22 Anderson Road, Ware, Massachusetts 01082, 413.967.4431, e-mail: 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 e-mail medbotls@comcast. net, at the Physical Education Center, CCBC-Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. (I-695, Exit 34) Contact: Rick Lease, 410.458.9405, finksburg21@ 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, March 26 Daphne, Alabama The Mobile Bottle Collectors Club’s 43rd


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(More) Sho-Biz 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, E-mail:, or Richard Kramerich, PO Box 241, Pensacola, Florida 32591. 850.435.5425. E-mail: 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, propjj@ 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 Lake Street, Ka-

lamazoo, Michigan, Contact: John Pastor, PO Box 227, New Hudson, Michigan 48165, 248.486.0530, or Mark McNee, 269.343.8393

City, Florida, Admission $3, Info: Brian Hoblick 386.804.9635, E-mail: hoblick@ or Ed LeTard 985.788.6163, E-mail:

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: sfabca. com or 423.928.2789

August 4 – 7 Sacramento, California FOHBC 2016 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo 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 Louis Fifer, FOHBC Conventions Director, or Eric McGuire, Western Region Director, More info at FOHBC. org., FOHBC National Convention

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, or Louis Fifer, 330.635.1964,, 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

2017 August 3 – 6 Springfield, Massachusetts FOHBC 2017 National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo at the MassMutual Center, Host Hotel: Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place hotel. Show Information: Jim Bender, Show Co-Chair, 518.673.8833, jim1@ or Bob Strickhart, Show CoChair,


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Membership Benefits  

The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors cordially invites you to join a dedicated group of individuals and clubs who collect, study and display the treasured glass and ceramic gems of yesteryear.   The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) is a non-profit organization supporting collectors of historical bottles, flasks, jars, and related items. The goal of the FOHBC is to promote the collection, study, preservation and display of historical bottles and related artifacts and to share this information with other collectors and individuals.   Federation membership is open to any individual or club interested in the enjoyment and study of antique bottles. The Federation publication, BOTTLES and EXTRAS, is well known throughout the hobby world as the leading publication for those interested in bottles and “go-withs”. The magazine includes articles of historical interest, stories chronicling the hobby and the history of bottle collecting, digging stories, regional news, show reports, advertisements, show listings, and an auction directory. BOTTLES and EXTRAS is truly the place to go when information is needed about this popular and growing hobby.   In addition to providing strength to a national/international organization devoted to the welfare of the hobby, your FOHBC membership benefits include: • A full year subscription the Federation’s official bi-monthly publication, BOTTLES and EXTRAS • One free ad per yearly membership of 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... 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; e-mail: or visit our home page on the web at 


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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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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

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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; e-mail:

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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Our Auction #15 Opens November 4, 2015!


his important Auction includes a diverse selection of 336 lots. Categories include Historical Flasks, choice Bitters and Pontiled Medicines, Pattern Molded, Snuffs, Inks, Whiskeys, Sodas, Mineral Waters, and much more!

These fine bottles will be included in our November Auction #15.

Full-color catalogs are only $12.00 + $2.80 postage. Call, or visit our website to reserve yours today!

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:


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