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Table of Contents FOHBC Officer Listing 2012-14 2 Bottle Collecting History: A Reminiscences of 53 years of Bottle President’s Message .................... 3 Collecting in South Carolina Part 4 of 4 by Harvey S. Teal ................................. 30 Shards of Wisdom ....................... 4 Wyatt Earp’s Northern Saloon and FOHBC News .............................. 6 Tonopah, Nevada by Mike Polak ...................................... 42 Collecting Hotel Restaurant Ware by BIll Baab ................................ 10 Junior Carl Sturm: A Tribute from his Many Friends George B. Hogan and the by Bill Baab.......................................... 50 Druggists on the South Side of the Square The Search for Dr. Slack by Mark C. Wiseman ................... 18 by Don Fritschel ................................. 56

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

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President’s Message Ferdinand Meyer V FMG Design, Inc. 101 Crawford Street Studio 1A Houston, Texas 77002 ItItisisalways to straddle and seasons early interesting Sunday morning andmonths I sit here reflecting at during times of change. I started last week in the extreme heat in TimoleonÕs Diner in quaint Keene, New Hampshire while Houston and finished the week deep in the Sierra Mountains in drinking some coffee to warm me up (it is 45 degrees outside, Downieville, California with a morning mountain chill. Now, as chilly for a Texan). The Yankee Bottle Show starts here shortly I write this, I am flying home from Lexington, Kentucky, where and will be a fun conclusion to a long weekend of bottle events I saw hints of autumn and wore a jacket in this next to last week thatSeptember. started out gathering at Federation of Allwith this,aas I anticipate our readers members receiving Mark and and Annie VuonoÕs in Stamford, Connecticut on Friday reading this issue in early November, with Thanksgiving and and included the Day event in WoodChristmas on Heckler the radar.Columbus Time moves tooHayfield fast.

stock Valley, Connecticut yesterday. I am thinking that this was Of thecourse, exactwespot, two yearsfather ago time today, great cannot control and that we allthe eventually run out of this luxury. addresses untimely of Feldmann story that IThis retellissue in this issue oftheBottles andloss Extras, one of the elder statesman of our hobby, Junior Carl Sturm. You got its wings. I hope you enjoy the article and pictures. John will read a tribute within bypeople Hall ofthat Famer Bill Baab many of and Sheila are wonderful represent the and foundation Carl’s friends. Carl was a FOHBC life member, previous editor of and cornerstone of our great hobby. TheWhat Federation Letter and The Federation Glassworks newsletter, a whirlwind of events since our great EXPO in late predecessors to Bottles and Extras, which the Federation acquired July in Reno, Nevada. Every time I think of this event, I am in 1995. That was the year Carl was elected to his first term as reminded of how grateful I am, and we all should be, of Marty the organization‘s president. Rest in peace, Carl. You were an Hall, Richard Bottle Club andour thecollective legions of inspiration to allSiri, and the haveReno a special place within helpers that pulled off this mega event. Marty even reported a hearts. Somehow it seemed like you would be around forever. strong financial success that demonstrates yet again, that our organization is getting stronger and marching Our convention director, Tom Phillips, and theforward. LexingtonThe 2013 FOHBC National in Manchester, NewKaiser Hampshire next National Show hosts, Sheldon Baugh, Randee and Hall of Famer Gene Bradberry, will bewith heading up to Lexington soon year is progressing smoothly a majority of the tables for yet another visit to the Lexington Convention Center and already being sold. Lexington, Kentucky will be our location adjoining Hyatt Regency Hotel to conduct the next round of show for the 2014 National, so make your plans here, too. You can preparations. They will be paying close attention to the ‘Run for get information for both events by visiting our website, the Roses’ room and Phillips, banquet event we can moreDirector, adequately Tom our so Conventions was address and engage the audience. We are even considering a even in the southeast this week looking at venues for the 2015 ‘hat judging event’ to parallel the great hats you might see at a National. It was not too long ago that we were much more Kentucky Derby. They could even be ‘bottle themed’ for ladies short-sighted. withplanning this advance planning and events. public and gents alike.Now So much goes into one of these announcements, we can stake our claim on a date that will help You can keep up-to-date with all show news by visiting FOHBC. other show chairmen decide hold sure theiryou events. an org and visiting the show page.when Pleasetomake plan As ahead aside, did you there were nine bottle this and reserve yourknow dealerthat tables, early admission, hotel shows and banquet weekend, including onelater. across Our hobby so tickets sooner rather than We the will pond? have 325 tables. Thisis will be a bigIone! strong. see the glimmer of change even with our shows. LetÕs promote more and grow our hobby. Bring people to the shows. A committee been selected looking at potential Bottles, glass andhas positive change to arestart contagious. candidates for FOHBC board positions for 2014 and 2015. There willFederation be a few vacancies and is you certainly can run for a position. membership also drastically up which is excitWe need new people and ideas to help us better prepare for our

hobbies As announcing I have said many timesnew before, times havedrive ing. Wefuture. will be a major membership changed we need to move the times and be in theWe are later thisandmonth that uses with a 2,000-member target. forefront of each aspect ofnow. change. nearing 1,200 members So if you are a member, stay with

us, if youÕre are undecided, please join! There are so many I know some of you are still not on computers and some of exciting things planned. Our magazine, Bottles and Extras, is you may never be due to various reasons. The magazine attempts undergoing a major face lift, we have a new web site, by the to keep you up to date and informed, but I have to tell you, there you more read bottle this, we 1,000 members plusfillon our istime so much and will glassbe news online that it could FOHBC facebook page, and theinformation. FOHBC Virtual Museum your day with news, images The various web is moving forward (look for a major announcement soon) and we sites, facebook pages and auction houses alone are packed with have just sent our first digital newsletter to a large audience of great material. Please consider expanding your horizons and people. The new Federation, your FOHBC. looking at this material. The Federation facebook page alone has almost site averages close to be We2,000 need members. new bloodOur andFOHBC personsweb to carry the torch. I will areaching thousandout visits day. My personal web site, for Peachridge is to asome of our membership picturesGlass, of your closing on the 1 million-visit milestone. The newand generation bottles,inassistance on the web site, articles stories offor collectors is savvy, smart in largeand numbers. We Bottles and Extras,internet the web site,and theexists newsletter help on the must embrace this community and help others should they wish to Virtual Museum. If you would like to volunteer, in any area, it expand their horizons. You do not need a desk computer anymore to would be very much welcomed and appreciated. go online. The smart phone, I-pads and all of the other devices link You will also notice a new section in the front of Bottles and to these sites in the blink of an eye. Extras called Letters to the Editor. I am not sure why this was not there some form iforany another before but be weinterested really want We areinalso curious members might in to hear your stories and ideas and how we can do things better. a ‘digital’ Bottles and Extras membership at a reduced price? Youused cantosend andozens e-mail, write a letter call any board We receive of professional andor personal interest member, including myself at any time. Our contact information magazines and periodicals at my office. Now the magazine racks in studio kitchen and are close empty as many of us receive is the in this magazine on thetoweb site. ourIn subscriptions and newsletters for the first we the January/February 2013 online. issue ofActually, Bottles and Extras, time, I am receiving more courtesy bottleOverview club newsletters a will be starting a two-page Regional sectioninwhere digital format than via the U.S.information postal service. You to we will highlight incoming from thedon’t fourhave regions deal with a delay there. Even television shows and movies are that make up the Federation (northeast, southern, midwest and streaming online, all without commercials. Now I like that. western). If you have material please forward to your Regional Director. If you visit the web site or received our newsletter, Stay at your own pace if that is what you like or step out and you the willnew see world. that Regional is now appearing different join It is yourNews decision. If you hungerin fora more and more refreshing format in these too. information, that can be as fresh as thevenues moment, go digital. Your We are only as strong as our weakest link. I use this expresFederation will help you with any advice on hardware, software sion often in business and in my general conversations with and other online digital experiences should you ask. The facebook people. Keep an open mind, be positive, and try to help, bottle sites are growing so rapidly, I am amazed. Many daily give contributors longtimeand collectors. It is not just theand newer and constructiveare criticism move forward. Smile someone younger generation some of you might will smile back to as you. Listen and you suspect. will hear a story. Step forward and tell a story. Look at your collection and find that Enough with this. Let’s get onitwith issueOur of the missing bottle or all link. This is what is allthis about. best asset magazine. You will find some truly great articles on a wide variety is all of our great members. of subjects. We have an editorial committee that selects and I am also looking forward to the great 49er Bottle Show in organizes articles for each of the six issues during the year. We Old Town Auburn, California in December. We usually go to are actively looking for new writers and a broader range of topics. the Festival ofwe Lights parade eachour year after thewill show. love Please step up, assure you that committee helpWe you in it because the horses, dogs, goats, people and trucks all are any way possible with your article. adorned with lights for Christmas. Remember, a show is so much better if leaves, you make it an experience. you pull are your at a Rake some get the fireplace ready While for winter, show, visit a collection, go to a museum, have dinner with sweaters out, root for your favorite football team and get ready a for the friend, next great bottle season. Thereare areso so many many things super shows bottle go on a dig etc. There you can around the corner, not towith mention all of hobby. the holidays. do to stay connected our great MakeMy it afavorite multitime of the year. dimensional experience. Happy autumn and winter.


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A Warner’s went for how much?! Recently on eBay a Warner’s Safe bottle was sold. Actually quite a few Warner’s Safe bottles were sold, or ended with no bids what so ever. Let’s face it, as much as we all love the Warner’s bottles it’s not too difficult to add one to your collection. In fact if you just had to have one right this minute eBay could have one to your door in two days no problem. Luckily for Warner’s collectors the popularity of the product making the everyday Safe Cure bottle an everyday item led to lots of variants from all over the world. There are Safe Nervines, Safe Diabetes Cures, large size and small sizes and a range of colors from cities over the world to boot. So even though it might just be a Warner’s how much is that rare variant worth? A couple hundred, a thousand maybe? That would be my guess. Well, it seems I was wrong! A very rare Warner’s Safe Diabetes cure from Pressburg, (now Bratislava in Slovakia), which was only made from 1888 through 1890, just sold for a whopping $8,735! The most expensive bottle to sell on eBay in the last few months. Now that’s a pretty penny for a good ol’ Warner’s Safe Cure!

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 Rd. Placerville, Ca, 95667

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Another message in a bottle The Guinness book of records previous world record of 97 years for the oldest message in a bottle has just recently been beaten. A Canadian man, Steve Thurber, while walking on the beach of Schooner’s Cove in Tofino B.C., picked up an old green bottle with a rusty bail closure still sealed and intact. Upon further investigation he noticed a note inside. Unwilling to cause any damage to the closure, the glass or the note he has decided to leave the bottle in as found condition, and refuses to open it. The note is addressed and signed which can be partially read and is dated Sept. 29, 1906. It is signed by Earl Willard, who was sailing on the steam boat Rainier from San Francisco to Bellingham, Washington. The ship arrived safely but might have had some trouble at sea. The voyage and why the message was sent 107 years ago is, and looks to remain, a mystery.

Swimsuit issue in the future for Bottles & Extras? Now you’re just not really a bottle collector if you haven’t spent some time digging up the past. Whether it’s with a shovel, a flashlight, your wallet or even with your nose in the books we have all done a little digging. Most of us have done a lot of digging! Well, here is something I dug up on the internet, a vintage 1972 cover from “Old Bottle magazine.” I didn’t know there used to be a swimsuit issue! I can barely make out the bottles sitting next to her. One’s a Drake’s Plantation Bitters, I think.



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FOHBC News From & For Our Members Lexington National Bottle Competition

The FOHBC Lexington show committee is considering a Ôhat judging eventÕ to parallel the great hats you might see at a Kentucky Derby. They could even be Ôbottle themedÕ for ladies and gents alike. Stay tuned as we pursue this thought. We need to engage the audience more and certainly feature, display and announce each bottle category contestant.

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The artwork has been selected for the ÒRun for the RosesÓ bottle competition at the 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Friday, August 1st after the Banquet. There will be three categories. Each category will have three judges. The categories are, Midwestern Swirl Bottles b (To include swirled, broken-swirled, and vertically ribbed bottles in all forms), Historical Scroll Flasks (To include all sizes of flasks) and Wax Sealer Jars (To include mold blown as well as free blown jars in any size). Security will be provided. For additional information contact: Jamie Houdeshell, phone: 419.722.3184, e-mail

Hat Judging at the ÔRun for the RosesÕ

Dear Ferdinand: I work for Richard Lewis Media Group , ( a design group out of Boston MA. Recently Mass. Recently while doing a bit of image research, on artifacts from the civil war, I came across your site. Your images are beautiful! I am wondering if you would be willing to share a few of your lovely images with us for an educational project for the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum we are doing about revenue stamps? Out of curiosity, do you take most of your images? As I mentioned, I am looking for an image of bitters bottles, labels and revenue stamps. willing If you would be wiling to share these with us it would be fantastic! I can send alone more details about the project as well. Thank your for your time, Best, Nicole

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Looking for certain old issues of Bottles and Extras IsnÕt it fun to look at old bottle magazines, especially the older ones, when the prices for bottles were much less and times seemed simpler. For historical documentation purposes, the FOHBC is trying to assemble and maintain five sets of each past issue of Bottles and Extras. Would you please review the chart above and see if you have any of the missing issues. We need to archive this material, display it if possible and use the information to help us complete putting every issue from the past online for membership access. Please contact Jim Berry at if you can help us out. We are also looking for copies of the Federation Letter and The Federation Glassworks newsletter, predecessors to Bottles and Extras, which the Federation acquired in 1995.



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It is time to make the Virtual Museum a reality. We are now ready to move forward with the design development and eventual implementation of the FOHBC Virtual Museum of Historical Bottles and Glass. The FOHBC Virtual Museum will be established to display, inform, educate, and enhance the enjoyment of historical bottle and glass collecting by providing an online Virtual Museum experience for significant historical bottles and other items related to early glass. The Virtual Museum will be a digital expression of what one might find in a real ‘bricks and mortar’ museum. There will be galleries, exhibitions, resources and support functions to enhance the visitor experience. The museum will contain, but not be limited to, images of subject bottles and glass, a written description of those subjects with dimensions, and if available, the history of the bottles along with an estimation of rarity. The museum will grow and be expandable.

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Collecting Hotel Collecting Restaurant Ware Restaurant Ware During our Big Digs of 2011-12, many things not bottles or jugs surfaced.

During one dig, longtime collector Walter Smith, of Augusta, Ga., picked up a small china creamer on which was emblazoned the coat of arms of a local hotel Ð The Albion Ð which had burned to the ground during the 1921 fire that wiped out many businesses and residences in AugustaÕs downtown area. As the digs continued, more of the local hotel creamers as well as an intact coffee cup were found. Others carried the names of the Genesta Hotel and The Savoy. When it came time for the five diggers to make their picks, I grabbed all of the little china containers and felt like IÕd picked Òthe creamers of the crop!Ó I consider all of them to be a part of my adopted cityÕs

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history. I was born in Glenside, Pa., but my family moved South (to Atlanta in 1937 and to Augusta in 1940). While the coffee cup bearing The Albion mark was intact, all of the creamers were missing handles. I was able to locate many handles which fit. Tony Carr Jr., of North Augusta, S.C., whose talents include pottery and to replace the missing porcelain restoration, was able replace the missing handles. The Genesta and Albion creamers were manufactured about 1896 by John Maddocks & Sons of England. Tony also had dug yet another creamer, this one from AugustaÕs Partridge Inn, from another dump a year or two ago, and I was able to acquire it. A fragment of a significantly larger piece of GenestaÕs ware, perhaps a sugar or flour bowl, also was excavated.

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picked up a small china creamer on which was emblazoned the coat of arms of a local hotel - The Albion

WouldnÕt a complete collection of such china pieces be interesting? I think so and here are a few a few historical notes: THE ALBION HOTEL: Work on the construction of The Albion Hotel began April 10, 1900 on the site of the Arlington Hotel, which had burned in 1899. A story in The Augusta Chronicle of April 11, 1901 was headlined: The Albion Opens April 20. Of interest to me was an excerpt: ÒThe silver water pitchers, cream pitchers, individual boullion tureens, fruit stands, cruet holders, brand dishes, spoons, forks, knives, etc., are all stamped ÔThe AlbionÕ and all are of an attractive pattern.Ó

On November 25, 1921, The ChronicleÕs front page headlines screamed $1,500,000 Loss This A.M. In Business Block Fire. The Albion Hotel was a total loss, the local fire department hopelessly inadequate, with firefighters from nearby towns responding to the call for help. THE GENESTA HOTEL: The hotel opened Jan. 18, 1906 to rave notices in The Augusta Chronicle.: ÒThe Hotel Genesta, the palatial new hostelry on the southwest corner of Jackson (8th) and Broad streets under

Hotel manager was Bryan Lawrence and a sketch of the man carried in The Chronicle noted that he was president of the Lawrence Meat Market, proprietor of The Albion, Glenn Springs (near Spartanburg, S.C.) and AugustaÕs Planters hotels, among other businesses. His name is also imprinted on the coffee cup and at least one of the creamers. The hotel escaped major damage when the nearby Savannah River flooded downtown Augusta in 1908. A photo taken at the time shows hotel guests and others enjoying the view from their secondfloor roof perches, or being brave enough to roll up pants legs and wade on the sidewalk out front. The flood was the last straw for city officials, who approved construction of a levee between the city and the river. It was completed during the 19-teens.

Examples of various creamers and a coffee cup from local Augusta ho Examples of various creamers and a coffee cup from local Augusta hotels

the management of Mr. E.C. Stulb, was thrown open to the public last night and those who had not previously received a quiet tip as to its elegance, beauty and completeness were astonished at the result of the inspection which the public was invited to make, for it was not known before that such hotel accommodations could be secured outside of New York.Ó(Reporters of that day were prone to write long sentences!)

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Early view of The Albion Hotel lost in the 1921 fire. Many businesses occupied the first floor of the hotel (author’s collection)

A year later, the Hotel Genesta Café was opened to the public. The hotel escaped the 1916 fire, but five years later, it was damaged by the conflagration of Nov. 25, 1921.

being contacted by Augusta officials, saved the building, according to newspaper reports. Damage was limited to the roof and the third floor.

“Sparks ignited the Genesta Hotel’s roof,” but quick action by the Aiken (S.C.) Fire Department, which had arrived on the run from its headquarters 18 miles away after

One of two creamers in the author’s collection also bears Stulb’s last name. The other sports the hotel’s name in fancy cursive.

Albion Hotel Fire Nov. 26, 1921 Augusta, Ga. Firefighter wet down hot spots in wreckage of The Albion Hotel Nov. 26, 1921. Note Genesta Hotel sign on the right (Courtesy of Joseph M Lee III)

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Newspaper Artisit’s Sketch of the November 1899 fire that destroyed the Arlington Hotel and other businesses on the 700 block of Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia. (Author’s Collection)

The hotel was reopened on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1922. Ten years later, it was renamed the Clarendon Hotel. Today, the words Genesta Hotel can still be read on the back side of the building that faces Ellis Street. The building later housed a Woolworth’s Five & Dime Store and currently is vacant. THE SAVOY: Known as the Savoy Restaurant on the corner of Jackson (8th) and Broad streets, this Augusta establishment opened for business in October of 1906. In 1907, Augusta pharmacist Turner G. Howard purchased the restaurant and renamed it Howard’s Savoy. Under his management, it became the “go-to” place for young and old residents. He served ice cream, sherbets and candies. It also became a restaurant and a dinner menu published in the newspaper featured a choice of lobster bisque, Spanish mackerel, prime rib of beef, turkey and dressing and other good eats for 50 cents!

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In November 1907, it became The Savoy Specialty Store, selling stationery, perfumery, toilet articles, cutlery, novelties, etc., with Howard and Layton M. Ives the managing partners. In 1909, Howard turned Howard’s Savoy into Howard’s Drug Store, but the place was still known as The Savoy Corner. THE ARLINGTON: In the author’s collection is an ovoid 1912 business envelope of the Genesta Hotel in the 800 Albany slip-glazed mini jug scratched with the following block of Broad Street at Ellis Street (Author’s Collection) inscription: “Compliments of Arlington Hotel Bar / Moss Rose / Augusta, Ga.” The Arlington was probably the grandest of all Augusta’s grand hotels. The late Victorian structure featured turrets and towers.


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Genesta hotel sign still visable on Ellis Street side of building on Sept. 2 2000. (Courtesy of Joseph M. Lee III)

It was located on the corner of Broad and Jackson (8th) streets. On Sunday, Dec. 10, 1899, it burned to the ground. The newspaper story noted that several men were observed “helping themselves to bottles and flasks from the bar as the hotel burned” until police called a halt. I like to think my mini jug was among the items that escaped the conflagration in that manner. THE PARTRIDGE INN: The inn was established about 1903 by Morris W. Partridge as a four-room cottage on Walton Way across from the Bon Air Hotel. By 1923, it had grown into a three-story hotel with 100 rooms. During Augusta’s heyday as a winter resort, notables such as President William Howard Taft and industrialist John D. Rockefeller were guests at the inn, according to newspaper reports. Another prominent person who stays there during frequent visits to Augusta where he has business clients is FOHBC President Ferdinand Meyer V. In 1962, the building was converted into apartments, but had returned to its hotel status a bit more than a decade later. It remains in business today, usually filling to capacity during the annual Masters Tournament

The Partridge Inn as how it looked during the 1940’s-50s from a post card view.

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the first full week of April. Just beneath the side of the creamer’s spout is the imprint in red of a flying quail or partridge just above a ribbon bearing the name Partridge Inn. The author owns a postally used envelope and letterhead bearing the same markings. On the creamer’s base is the imprint: (Herman L.) Wright, (Robinson) Tyndale & (Frank) Van Roden, Philadelphia. Vitrified Cauldon Ware, England. The Philadelphia firm started business in 1884, importing fine china and porcelain products from England, according to internet sources. Cauldon Potteries were located in Staffordshire, England and used that mark starting in 1890 and lasting until 1920.

1917 business enevelope of the Partridge Inn on Walton Way in Augusta. (Autor’s collection)

Augusta’s City Council eventually beefed up the fire department which today is one of the finest anywhere. So when the Dreamland Theater burned during the 1940s, the blaze was confined to that Broad Street building. Oh, and the movie playing there at that time? “Smoking Guns!” (The author thanks Augusta native and historian Joseph M. Lee III, of Covington, Ga., for providing newspaper articles about the fires and photographs of The Albion and Genesta hotels). Thanks also goes to Mark Wiseman, of Des Moines, Iowa, a fellow bottle collector who sent the author a box load of handles. Partridge Inn creamer (top) flanked by Genesta Hotel creamers, The Savoy at bottom.

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The Early Druggists of Jasper County, Iowa NEWTON

By Mark C Wiseman


George B. Hogin and the druggists on the South Side of the Square

The 1870 Census lists George B. Hogin age 32, a Druggist in Newton, Iowa, born in Indiana, his wife Anna age 26, and son William age 3. Mr. Hogin is listed as having 5,000 dollars of personal estate

and 5,000 dollars in real estate property. In the 1860 Census (before the Civil War) he is listed as a 22 year old merchant living in his fatherÕs household, J.L. Hogin in Sigourney Township of Keokuk County, Iowa. His father J.L. Hogin is listed as a 59 year old Merchant, born in Delaware, with wife Eliza and four children: Cornelia, William F., Russell B., and son George B. Hogin listed as a merchant presumably in his fatherÕs store.

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The book ÒRecollections and Sketches of Notable Lawyers and Public Men of Early, IowaÓ by Edward Holcomb Stiles (1916) indicates that George B. HoginÕs father James L. Hogin was born in Delaware in 1801 and largely reared in Maryland. James L. Hogin ÒCame down the Ohio RiverÓ and first settled in Indiana, later removed to Keokuk County, Iowa in 1849 or 1850. James L. Hogin represented Keokuk County in the State Senate in two regular sessions and a special session, he was elected to that body in 1854 and served in the fifth and sixth General Assemblies. George B. Hogin of Newton was his third son, born in Indianapolis Indiana, on November 8th, 1837.

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The History of Keokuk County, Iowa 1880 has a description of the Thirteenth Iowa Infantry of which George B. Hogin was a member. ÒThe Thirteenth Infantry was organized in October 1861, Company D in which Keokuk County was represented, was mustered in on the 21st of October, (1861). Its first colonel was the gallant hero, Marcellus M. Crocker, who was rapidly promoted to brigadier-general. He led the regiment in two battles at Shiloh and Corinth.Ó George B. Hogin entered as a private but was immediately promoted as a commissary sergeant when mustered on October 21, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company D February12, 1862, promoted to First Lieutenant on April 20, 1862, and Captain on November 12, 1862. George B. Hogin resigned on account of disability incurred in the service on May 23, 1864, and when he had recovered he again entered the service as a paymaster, with the rank of Major, and served to the close of the hostilities. The book ÒRoster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866Ó (1908) details the above record of George B. Hogin, and interestingly also that of Harvey J. Skiff who was also in the Thirteenth Iowa Infantry. Mr. Skiff it can be noted had a very similar record of promotion. (Mr. Harvey J. Skiff was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant when mustered on October 21, 1861, promoted Captain of Company B on May 14, 1862, and mustered out on November 1, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service.) There is no way of knowing at this date but one can imagine that Harvey J. Skiff and George B. Hogin must have met during their service in the Civil War in the Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, both officers, and possibly Mr. Skiff may have influenced George B. Hogin to settle in Newton after the war and they both became druggists, although in competing roles in their future. George B. Hogin married Annie B. Boerstler on August 21, 1863 and they spent the first winter of their married life in Vicksburg. The 1878 History of Jasper County lists ÒG.B. Hogin


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Druggist” in Newton Township (Newton). The State Historical library has The Newton Journal newspaper on microfilm, however, the earliest available issue is February 15, 1877. In this newspaper is a small article: “Maj. Hogin makes announcement in our advertising columns this week of new goods arrived and others to come. The City Drug Store has always been a popular resort for trade in that line.” The advertisement follows.

The Newton Journal, November 1, 1877


The Newton Journal, February 15th , 1877

The bottom of the advertisement indicates Mr. Hogin’s drug store is known as “The City Drug Store” and is on the south side of the square. Mr. Hogin advertises his store as : “Drugs and Books” and he also carries all the usual items drug stores were selling in this time period, almost like a hardware store, paints, oils, wallpaper, lamps, as well as the usual drugs and patent medicines. M. Hogin was a prolific advertiser as we shall see over the next years. The next advertisement in The Newton journal starts September 13, 1877. The ads in 1878 start off with a smaller advertisement on February 14, 1878, followed by a larger one on March 14, 1878.

The Newton Journal, February 14, 1878

different large advertisements follow in September and October of 1878. The September ad says the North side of the Square which must be an error, because Mr. Hogin was remaining on the South Side of the Square.

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The Newton Journal, March 14, 1878


The Newton Journal, October 24, 1878 The Newton Journal, September 20, 1878

The Newton Journal, May 22, 1879

The Newton Journal August 22, 1879

The Newton Journal of Thursday June 5th, 1879 has a small article: “Maj. Geo. B. Hogin, and wife left on Tuesday last for a trip of a month’s duration in the east. During their absence they will visit Washington City, Mt. Vernon, New York and expect to be at the great Concert given by Gillmore at the opening for the season at Manhattan Beach. While away the business of the Major will be under the charge of Geo. B. Erricson” The next new advertisement starts on May 22, 1879 and is a page three upper left corner ad, this is a location in the paper Mr. Hogin would claim for several years, however, in August of 1879 he put out another large advertisement on the front page.


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The Newton Journal September 25, 1879

The Newton Journal March 11, 1880

The Newton Journal November 20,1879

The Newton Journal June 3, 1880

The Newton Journal December 18, 1879

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The Newton Journal September 2, 1880

Five smaller page three, upper left hand corner advertisements would follow in the Newton Journal between September 25th, 1879 and March 11th 1880.

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On May 20th , 1880 an article on page three of the Newton Journal describes the “New Brick Block- We have been shown the plans and specifications of a new brick block, that will be erected immediately on the south side of the square, west and adjoining Mc Calmont’s. It will be forty-five feet front, and two stories high. The front will be finished with large plate glass windows, with cornices of galvanized iron and stone, making a fine appearance. The west room will be 110 feet and the east room 80 feet long. The lower room of the west will be occupied by Geo. B. Hogin for his drug and book business and the east room will be for December 2, 1880 rent. There will be a broad September 23, 1880 flight of stairs between the two rooms leading to the story above. The front rooms of the east part will be occupied by Dr. J.R. Gorrell for an office, and the rear room by Maj. Hogin as a private office, and M.A. Blanchard, Hogin and Gorrell the east room. This block will be a vast improvement to the south side of the square, and a credit to the town and the gentlemen who intend to build it.” The advertisements on page three’s upper left hand corner continue to change on June 3, 1880, July 29, 1880, September 2, 1880, September 23, 1880, and on December 2, 1880. The advertisement on December 2nd 1880 indicates that Mr. Hogin has moved into the new building. The 1880 Census indicates George Hogin age 42 a Druggist (born in Indiana), wife Annie age 37, son Willie age 13, daughter Mable age 4, daughter Blanche age 3, and a 17 year old servant Dora Hattefly. On December 9th, 1880 an article entitled “A Model Store” appears in the Newton Journal describing Mr. Hogin’s new drug store. So far there is only one known embossed bottle from George Hogin dug in Newton in 2012. The bottle is an early strap sided bottle with the base embossed “WT & CO., PAT JAN18 81”, which dates it to early 1881. The 1880-1881 State Gazetteer lists Geo. B. Hogin Druggist. Mr. Hogin began running a large advertisement in the Newton Journal beginning on December 2nd, 1880, which continues into January 1881. There is a gap in the available newspapers of Newton until April 14th , 1881 where a small advertisement is found in the Newton Journal. Seven smaller page three, upper left hand corner advertisements would follow in the Newton Journal between April 14th, 1881 and December 29th, 1881. The next advertisement is the larger one dated beginning November 24th, Embossed bottle from George B. Hogin dug in Newton in 2012.

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The Newton Journal, January 13, 1881

April 14, 1881

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October 20, 1881

1881, and runs through December 29th, 1881. The Iowa State Gazetteer for 1882-1883 lists George B. Hogin, Drugs and Books. The January 5th, 1882 Newton Journal has a new advertisement for Geo. B. Hogin. The

May 19, 1881

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next advertisements in1882 are dated April 5th, 1882, and are both on Page 3 of the Newton Journal, and a similar pair of ads start on May 31st , 1882. The Newton Journal newspaper over the next portion of 1882, and all of 1883 extending into January 1884 has the


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The Newton Journal, January 5, 1882 (Center) The Newton Journal (Right) April 5, 1882

The Newton Journal, December 8th, 1881

The Newton Journal, April 5, 1882

smaller page 3 left corner advertisements.

The Newton Journal May 31, 1882

May 31, 1882

The December 5th , 1883 Newton Journal had some small column advertisements: “Hogin will sell you almost everything in his line cheaper than you can buy elsewhere.” and “Hogin is now receiving a Handsome stock of Holiday Goods to be sold at extremely low prices.” and on December 19th , 1883: “For bargains in Holiday Goods go to Geo.B. Hogin”. The 18841885 State Gazetteer lists Geo. B. Hogin, Druggist and Books. The left corner page 3 ads end in January 1884, and there are some small column ads continuing into 1884. On June 4, 1884 there is: “Relief Found at Last “Tavaxine” for sale by Geo. B. Hogin”, “The Best Cough Medicine in the World, sample free of Charge – Call at Geo. B. Hogin’s drug store and get a sample bottle of Brown’s Expectorant free of charge.” , “For Sale by Geo. B. Hogin, Tavaxine Memorandum books free, A Blessing to All Mankind”. Mr Hogin was also promoting the sale of Electric Bitters, Dr. Bigelow’s Positive Cure, Dr. Jones Red Clover Tonic, and Dr. King’s New Discovery for Consumption, in the small column ads through July 2nd, 1884. However in


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The Newton Journal, March 21, 1883

the July 2nd, 1884 Newton Journal is an article: “Wagley – Bowen, At Broad Head, Wis, on June 18th, 1884, Mr. O.N. Wagley (wed) to Miss Gertrude A. Brown at the residence of the bride’s parents. Mr. Wagley is the gentleman who succeeds Major G.B. Hogin in the drug business in this city. Mr. Wagley will be at home, Newton, with his bride after July 2d, they will occupy Mrs. Otis residence.” The small column advertisements on July 2nd and July 9th, 1884 are now beginning to be finished with “O.N. Wagley” although a few still read Geo. B. Hogin. Another article appears in the July 9th, 1884 Newton Journal. “Mr. and Mrs. O.N. Wagley arrived last week from Broadhead, Wisconsin and are preparing to go to housekeeping in Mrs. Oden’s house, opposite Maj. Hogin’s. They come with the intention of making Newton their home, and we trust they will find their choice to be both pleasant and profitable.” The July 16th, 1884 Newton Journal contains the following advertisement (Successor to Geo. B. Hogin). May 6th to December 5th, 1883,

December 12th to January 16th, 1884

These bottles are embossed “O.N. WAGLEY DRUGGIST

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July 16th, 1884 Newton Journal

NEWTON, IOWA and Base: WT & CO N . The July 23rd and July 30th , 1884 has this smaller advertisement: “Important Sale – Geo. B. Hogin, offers his Desirable Residence at much less than cost, Terms to suit the purchaser.” Mr. Hogin and his family were leaving town. The destination was Des Moines, Iowa and a small article in the Daily Iowa Capital of September 25th, 1884 indicates some activity had occurred “On the west side of Hogin & Smith’s book store.” So by September of 1884 he was in Des Moines and an advertisement in the December 29, 1884 Daily Iowa Capital confirms his new store at 617 Walnut Street and partner of Lew C. Smith.

Example of bottle reading, O. N. WAGLEY DRUGGIST NEWTON, IOWA

The Daily Iowa Capital December 29, 1884

Mr. L.C. Smith is listed as a clerk at Redhead Wellslager & Co. in the 1884-1885 Des Moines City Directory and George C. Hogin is not listed. The Daily Iowa Capital newspaper of October 28, 1885 contains a small article that says: “Several executions were issued yesterday against Hogin and Smith and a number of suits were commenced against the firm this morning.” Apparently the Des Moines book store of Hogin and Smith was short lived. The 18861887 Des Moines City Directory lists “Geo. B. Hogin retired 513 w High Street”, and Lewis C. Smith is listed “Lewis C. Smith (Smith, Croswait & Clark), wholesale and retail books, stationary and fancy goods, 617 Walnut” This company was in the same business and address as the Hogin and Smith company. However, it appears this business did not last either because the 1888-1889 Des Moines City Directory lists “Lewis C. Smith Wall Paper Co. at 217 w 5th, Lewis C. Smith, manager” and has no listing for George B. Hogin. So where did Mr. Hogin go next? It appears to Los Angeles,


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California. The California Voter registrations list from 1866 to 1898 have him listed in Los Angeles in 1888 and 1890, and a Los Angeles city directory in this time period also has a listing for George B. Hogin and spouse Anna Hogin. The 1888 “Proceedings of Crocker’s Iowa Brigade Biennial Reunion, Volume 4” lists G.B. Hogin Company D P.O. Address Los Angeles Calif. Also a Supreme Court of Iowa Decision dated October 15, 1897, references the following “In 1889 George B. Hogin borrowed of the plaintiff (C.D. Crocker) $1,000, and executed his note there for, and on the same day he, with his wife, executed to the plaintiff the following assignment: “We George B. Hogin and Annie B. Hogin, husband and wife, of Pasadena, California, in consideration of C.D. Crocker, of Los Angeles, California, having loaned said George B. Hogin one thousand dollars, and “ etc…. This was contained in the “Northwestern Reporter Volume 72 (Law review Book) concerning the validity of assignment of certificates for Mutual Benefit Insurance. But it does place Mr. Hogin in Los Angeles in 1889. The Los Angeles Herald newspaper dated June 11, 1891, contains the following short article: “Pasadena, In the case of George B. Hogin who was arrested for selling whiskey at his drug store, sentence was suspended. More arrests are likely to follow, Pasadena still clings to

Trade Card pictured in the “A History of Newton” (1992)

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prohibition principles.” So it appears Mr. Hogin had gone back to the druggist business in California, but by 1892 he had returned back to Iowa. The 1892 Des Moines City Directory lists “George B. Hogin, real estate 210 5th Street, rooms 722 7th Street. The 1891 Des Moines City Directory lists only “Mrs. Annie B. Hogin, boarding house, r 521 w 3d Street” so his wife may have preceded him back to Des Moines. The 1893 and 1894 Des Moines city directories list: “George B. Hogin moved to Chicago”, there is no listing in 1895. The 1897 Des Moines City Directory lists “Anna Hogin (wid George B) rooms 618 10th Street. Major George B. Hogin died at Chicago, Illinois, February 6, 1895. His remains were interred in the Newton Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Hogin had been involved with the G.A.R. and was elected Department Commander of the G.A.R. in Newton in 1882. Mrs. Anna B. Hogin widow of George B. Hogin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Armstrong in Chicago November 27th 1910, and was laid to rest next to her husband and son in the Newton cemetery.

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A Reminiscience Reminiscence A Reminiscience of 53 Years of ears of Bottle Collecting Bottle Collecting in South Carolina in South Carolina of 44 Part 44 of by Harvey S. Teal by Harvey S. Teal

Toward Charleston across the Toward Charleston across the North Edisto River near North Edisto River near Seabrook Island and near the Seabrook Island and near the village of Rockville was a village of Rockville was a small strip of sand with some small strip of sand with some bushes and a few palmetto bushes and a few palmetto trees on it which bore the name trees on it which bore the name of PrivateerÕs Point. One side of PrivateerÕs Point. One side of the point toward Seabrook of the point toward Seabrook Island had a marsh along it. Island had a marsh along it.

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Two collector friends and I Two collector friends and I visited the point several times visited the point several times and recovered about 200 and recovered about 200 bottles out of the marsh. These bottles out of the marsh. These included whiskies, rums, inks included whiskies, rums, inks and a historical flask. Of and a historical flask. Of special note were three whisspecial note were three whiskies embossed on their bases, kies embossed on their bases, Dyottville Glass Works, Dyottville Glass Works, Ellenville Glass Works and Ellenville Glass Works and Whitney Glass Works, plus a Whitney Glass Works, plus a tall green, 20-sided pontiled tall green, 20-sided pontiled Underwood Co., Boston food Underwood Co., Boston food bottle. Most of the bottles were bottle. Most of the bottles were about four feet down under the about four feet down under the marsh grass and had not been marsh grass and had not been discovered by previous diggers discovered by previous diggers who dug the trash pits on the who dug the trash pits on the land portion of the point. land portion of the point. Farther north along the South Farther north along the South Carolina coast lies Folly Carolina coast lies Folly Island. Beginning in 1862, Island. Beginning in 1862,

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Union troops had captured this island and used it as a staging area in attempts to capture Charleston. On the southern end of the island, hundreds of black glass rums and whiskies were recovered by a number of diggers. On one day, I personally dug 30 there. As had occurred on Otter Island, a collector friend of mine discovered another unknown graveyard of Union soldiers on Folly Island. Those remains were removed and re-interred elsewhere. Today, a historical marker indicates the location and importance of this graveyard. In the 1970s, a friend of mine and I got word of a local vacationer picking up Civil War period bottles in the sand at the north end of Folly Island. Apparently Union troops stationed there had tossed their garbage into the marsh off the end of the island. A recent storm had eroded away about three feet of sand which previously covered the Union armyÕs dump. Obviously, one did not have to wait on the tides to do the eroding to find bottles and other items buried there. We began to dig, finding old boots, wood from boxes containing meat for the camp, etc. Of special interest were a number of amber, green and other inks we uncovered. My wife picked up a pontiled mustard jar floating in the surf. It occupies a special place in our bottle display room today. For three miles across a marsh going north toward Charleston stretches Long Island. Prior to my meeting a couple of friends, they had metal detected on Long Island and while there had picked up from the top of the ground many Civil War-era bottles. Learning of this, another friend of mine and I made three trips there in search of bottles and other artifacts. We found an amber U.S.A. Hospital bottle, many buttons and bullets and a few other insignificant bottles. There were Civil War sites in the Georgetown area, but all were Confederate ones since that part of the South Carolina coast was not occupied by Union troops until after the war. My old friend, Bob Glenn, investigated them, but I donÕt think he found bottles.

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The pursuit of bottles and information about them led me to a number of sites outside South Carolina. This was done primarily in the 1970s when my work in the S.C. Department of Education required me to be in a certain part of the county, or when I took vacations. My wife and I and another couple, Jim and Bankie Player, took a five-day trip to New Orleans when the site


of the Superdome was being cleared before its construction. More than three decades later, thousands of refugees would be gathered there as a result of Hurricane Katrina. We did not know any collectors in town, but did find one antique shop which sold bottles. Its proprietor, Nick Peronte (I think), pointed out a site or two for Jim and me to dig while our wives shopped. We found a number of local beers and other bottles dating from the 1890s. We visited the Superdome site, but did not have the connections to locate privies there. Although we did not find that many bottles, we did purchase some while there. A local antique shop had a number of schnapps bottles for sale and Jim purchased most of them. He would become an advanced collector of schnapps before long. In the early 1970s, I journeyed to Augusta, Georgia at the invitation of Bill Baab to look under the Augusta Glass Works building for bottles. For about nine months in 1893, that glass house produced 20 freight carloads for the newly created South Carolina Dispensary agency. Included in their production were beautiful amber palmetto tree bottles. Although it was not Christmas, Òsugar plumÓ visions of those bottles as well as others danced through our heads that morning. We opened a trapdoor in the floor, crawled down and began to examine the ground underneath. I have never seen the ground beneath a building as clean as that one was. It was as bare as the proverbial babyÕs bottom. On some other occasions, Bill and I did recover some local bottles, however. In 1970, my wife, our 11-year-old son and I visited Don and Dottie Secor at her parentsÕ home in Pen Argyl, a small town just west of Philadelphia, for a week. Don was on a yearÕs sabbatical from his professorship in geology at the University of South Carolina. He collected bitters and we had traded bottles and looked for bottles a time or two. We had some success in finding bottles and I purchased a historical flask in a local antiques shop. While in the area, he and I went to Bradford, Pa., and Olean and Sidney, N.Y., where glass houses that had produced bottles for the S.C. Dispensary had been located. I was in search of any information or artifacts pertaining to that subject. In Olean, we did see a pre-Civil War account book from the Olean Glass Works and one of the glass worksÕ buildings that still stood. At the local library in Sidney, we read an account of the Sidney Glass Works burning shortly before 1900. A local collector had never heard of it. We found no information in Bradford.


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About a year later, Don and I took a seven- or eight-day trip to Oil City in western Pennsylvania where he grew up. We had a lot of fun looking for bottles and found a few. Unfortunately, that was before we had developed much skill in locating privies and, as we later learned, missed an opportunity to find bottles some other collector found. While in that area, we visited Pittsburgh and California, Pa., looking for information on local glass houses that produced S.C. Dispensary bottles. We came up empty. Off to the Canal Zone Starting in the mid 1960s, my younger brother, Hollis Teal, who was in the U.S. Air Force, was stationed in the Canal Zone in Panama. He had become interested in bottles from his three older brothers. He, his wife, Gretchen, and two sons began to dig bottles there. A number of other servicemen were involved and a bottle club was organized some time later. They were finding antebellum American bottles, early Spanish, French and European bottles. The U.S. bottles came from two different periods – antebellum times during the Gold Rush days and 20th century times while the Panama Canal was being built. Spanish bottles dated from the time Central America was settled by Spaniards. French and many European bottles dated from the time the French attempted to build a canal across the isthmus. In the early 1970s, Hollis invited us to come down and look for bottles. My spouse, 11-year-old son Dennis and friend Jim Player spent 10 wonderful days down there. We arrived just as the dry season was ending and the rainy season beginning. Hollis and his family lived on an air base on the Pacific side. He was anxious to go to the “Mud Hole,” as local collectors called it. This was a site beside the Chagres River near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Fort San Lorenzo, an ancient Spanish fort, sits on a hill overlooking the flat 50 or so acres beside the river where the 49ers camped before beginning their journey across the isthmus to catch a steamer going north on the Pacific to the California gold fields. The 49ers brought many bottles from the states with them and left them behind at the camp. Hollis and his family wound up digging more than 100 stateside colored sodas at this site. We made two trips there and I did dig a colored, pontiled soda. Unfortunately, it had no embossing. I found a nice black glass pontiled case gin plus a number of other bottles. The others in our group had similar success.

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On another trip, we went into the Colon ghetto to buy a few bottles the locals had dug. Many stateside bottles such as teapot inks and some historical flasks were unearthed there. We found many ginger beer bottles and acquired some examples of the so-called “man” and “dog” bottles. These were embossed with a figure of a man or a dog with a bird in its mouth. It was more difficult to get an example of the bottle with an embossed chicken riding a unicycle. Many bottles were found at the French sites. We spent the better part of one day along the Las Cruces Trail, a Spanish trail through the jungle across the Isthmus. Hollis warned us to be careful and not wander very far or we would get lost and have to spend the night in the jungle, not a very pleasant prospect. We didn’t find any Spanish bottles, but enjoyed looking. Hollis’s 14-year-old son did get separated from our party and was “lost” for about two hours before showing up. Hollis was not too concerned, saying, “If he doesn’t find his way back before we get ready to leave, he will find his way out by tomorrow morning.” I don’t believe I could have been quite that cavalier about the matter had it been my son. Growing out of their Panama bottle digging experiences, my sister-in-law, Gretchen Teal, and Grace Lawrence (from Arkansas), wrote a book, Worldwide Bottles, which they published in 1973. Hollis wrote the book’s introduction. The two women did extensive research and made many contacts in Europe, seeking information on Canal Zone bottles. The book is 8-1/2 x 11 and contains 108 pages filled with more than 1,000 photos and drawings of bottles. The acknowledgments list more than 50 individuals who contributed. I added the book to my library. When Hollis and family returned to South Carolina for retirement from the Air Force, he brought his collection with him. Until his death in 1991, he often went back to Panama on space-available flights and dug bottles. Shortly before his death, he made his final trip to the Canal Zone, dug in the “Mud Hole” and came home with a blue sided soda. While working for the S.C. Department of Education, I had to be in St. Louis. I took off a half-day, rented a car and drove over to Alton, Illinois. In the late 1890s, the Illinois Glass Company produced bottles for the S.C. Dispensary. One smokestack remained at the Owens Illinois Glass Works that had the wording Illinois Glass Company on it. I was given a fine tour of the plant, but obtained no

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as exciting to me as South Carolina bottles.

While visiting relatives of my spouse in Cincinnati, I researched the A.J. White & Co., firm located there. It had sold bottles to the dispensary. I found the site where the firm was located and some information about how long it was in business, but little else.

I found out that first day of metal detecting that it was much less strenuous to swing a detector and dig small holes from 3 to 12 inches deep. My back did not hurt me nearly as much.

While on this same trip, we went to Anderson, Indiana seeking information on the Pennsylvania Glass Company. It had moved to Indiana after natural gas was discovered there. The site where the glass company had stood was a parking lot.

As a consequence, I bought a metal detector and had great success immediately because I knew lots of places that had never been explored by other detectorists. So I began to wean from bottle digging and substitute metal detecting.

Another Change of Direction

I continued to study bottles, edit the S.C. Bottle Club newsletter, collect information, buy and trade bottles, look for them in antiques stores and at bottle shows and buy any new book containing information on South Carolina bottles. In the meantime over the next decade or so, I amassed a large collection of Civil War artifacts from sites in my home state. In the process, I found a few bottles.

Since my 20s, I have had a bad back. By the early 1980s, it was beginning to become painful for me to probe for bottles for any length of time. In our digging team of three, I felt I was not able to carry my weight any more, so to speak.

My brothers, J.R., Hollis and Curtis, continued to collect bottles during this period. In 1989, J.R. passed away after a brief illness. In a few months, his widow sold his collection to the remaining brothers and we divided them among ourselves.

About this time while digging for bottles in a Columbia lot, we met three metal detectorists looking for buttons and other metal artifacts. I inquired as to what they were looking for and was shown a couple of Civil War buttons and bullets.

After Curtis passed away in 2001, I purchased several items from his widow, including three interesting account books that contained much information on the consumption of alcoholic beverages in South Carolina from 1915 to 1920.

As you will see in a few pages, my digging and collecting information would eventually find its way into a publication.

As I looked at the bullets, I remembered finding those kinds on a neighbor’s farm when I was 12 or 13. My neighbor’s son and my best friend, Donald H. Holland, and I used to cut them in half and use them as fishing sinkers. When I told Dr. Cantey Haile, one of the detectorists, this story, he excitedly asked me to take him to the site. He bugged me for six weeks before I finally took him. My sole historical knowledge of the site came from a comment by Don’s father: “Soldiers camped there.” Within a few minutes after we arrived, Dr. Cantey found a Union infantry button and excitedly exclaimed: “We are in a camp site.” I thought to myself, “Big deal. I knew that!” Before the day was over, we had found about three dozen Civil War artifacts including a Confederate infantry cuff button I had eyeballed on top of the ground. I was excited about this venture, but my excitement really increased about a week later when research revealed it was a three-day encampment of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s 15th Corps. This was one of two corps that participated in the burning of Columbia on the night of Feb. 17, 1865. Being a history buff, the artifacts were just about

After county dispensaries were discontinued in 1915, the state went to a Gallon-A-Month law. A head of household could import a gallon a month of liquor from out of state; however, he had to sign an oath that the liquor would be used only for religious or medicinal purposes. The liquor usually came in on the train and one went to the depot to sign for and pick up his gallon. When the depot was being demolished in our home village of Cassatt, Curtis rescued three account books containing the signatures of those who had picked up liquor. Curiously, a local deacon or two from the Baptist church “religiously” picked up a gallon on a regular basis. Authored a Trio of Books After my retirement in 1986, I began to do some research and writing on other subjects. From 1986 until 2001, I researched, authored or co-authored and self-published or secured a publisher for three books: History of the South Carolina Postal System, 1760-1860; South Carolina Post Offices and Postmasters, 1860-65, and Partners with the Sun, South Carolina Photographers, 1840-1940. While researching and writing these books, I always looked for Continued on page 38


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Starting in the 1990s after he had acquired a good collection of S.C. Dispensary bottles, Austin M. Sheheen Jr., began to encourage me to finish my book on the South Carolina Dispensary. As time passed, he did more than encourage me. He “bugged” me about the matter. By the 1990s, Dr. Huggins’ book on the dispensary had been in print for more than two decades. A number of discoveries of new bottles and information about them had been made since he published his book. I seriously considered beginning the completion of my book, but was reluctant to do so.

Display at an early S.C. Bottle Club show.

The major source of information I needed to access was the dispensary records in the state archives. I knew these records had never been cataloged and were very difficult to use. That fact was holding me back. However, an event occurred about this time that began to change the picture.

About this time, Austin Sheheen said to me: “Harvey, if you will complete your history of the dispensary and its bottles, I will underwrite its publication.” I warned him that it may cost $15,000 to $20,000 to publish in color and print about 1,000 hard-back copies. His response: “Get it done”

Rita F. Wallace, a graduate student at University of South Carolina, approached me one day and inquired if I had any suggestions for her master’s degree dissertation in Applied History. As it turned out, I certainly did.

I contacted Rita Wallace, now a historian for a federal district court headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, about using the non bottle portion of her dissertation as a part of the book I planned to produce. I explained that the book would bear both our names as authors. She readily agreed since it would give her an opportunity to be published. She also knew I had supplied her with much information other than that of bottles and she was grateful.

Since she was required to do an internship as a part of her degree program, I suggested she approach her professor and the state archives and work out a program of processing and cataloging the dispensary records and then writing a history of the dispensary for her dissertation. I reviewed all the information and research I had done on the subject and promised to make it available to her if her proposal was accepted. I further promised to be a reader along the way and to be a person off whom she could bounce ideas and seek advice. Her proposal was accepted. Over the next two to three years, she cataloged the more than a million pieces of paper in the dispensary records and, by 1996, had written a history of that state agency for her dissertation entitled, South Carolina State Dispensary, 1893-1907. With great pride, I added a copy to my library. The development removed most of my reasons and excuses for not completing my book. After my South Carolina photography book was published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2001, I began to think about completing it.

Over the next several months, she and I collaborated in her rewriting her history after I had removed the section I would include in my part of the book. When she finished, her history was far superior to that written by John Evans Eubanks which Dr. Huggins had included in his book in 1971. When I began to organize my research, I took out my files of information dating back to the late 1960s. It was very necessary for me to revisit this material and become totally familiar with it before beginning to write. Although I had 85 percent of the bottles necessary to describe and photograph, I had to locate the remaining bottles and get permission to photograph them for inclusion in the book. These were in the hands of just a few advanced collectors of dispensary bottles. Study Group Organized

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By this time (in 2002-2003), these collectors were all known to me. Most of us had seen each other’s collections and had bought or traded bottles and bottle information with each other. Many had also profited from articles I frequently had written in the S.C. Bottle Club newsletter. All agreed to make their collections available to me for the production of as complete a history of the dispensary and its bottles as we could make it.

autograph party for the unveiling of our book to the public. Each of our group brought certain varieties of bottles from their collections for the display so the public could see all the known varieties of dispensary containers. Rita and I made presentations as part of the program before we autographed our book.

In the process of getting bottles, jugs and other items needed, I decided to host a meeting of these collectors in 2004 where they would bring their dispensary jugs to my home for study and comparison and where I could lay out and update them on my progress. We assembled more than 40 of these jugs on the deck beside my home. The retail value amounted to more than $200,000. This likely was the largest number of these jugs ever to be in one place since the dispensary was in operation from 1893 to 1907.

I continue to collect, although at 84 I do very little digging. On occasion, I have dug with a backhoe with some others. Some years ago, we dug several Charleston colored sodas plus several other very collectible bottles.

By looking at this number at one time, we learned much more than we ever knew by seeing one here and one there over the years and depending on memory or notes taken many years ago. We found the local potters who made jugs employed little quality control and that jugs varied in weight, height and diameter. This information would become part of the book. Since that first meeting, our group has continued to meet once or twice a year at one of our homes, or on one occasion, at the S.C. State Museum in Columbia. At these meetings, we always bring some type of dispensary bottle for comparison and study. Members of the group include Singleton Bailey, Jim Edenfield, Paul Koon, Steve Patterson, Mark Roseneau, Austin M. Sheheen Jr., Tommy Schimpf, Hugh Shull, Robert Williams and this writer. At this first meeting, I explained to the group that I was including a chapter on South Carolina whiskey bottles used after the Civil War to the beginning of the dispensary July 1, 1893. Also to be included was a chapter on the 21 glass companies which produced dispensary bottles, a chapter on the county dispensaries from 1907-1915 plus other information not included in the histories to date. In 2005, Austin M. Sheheen Jr., played host to our meeting in Camden, S.C., in an antebellum home on the grounds of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center. In the morning, our group met with Rita Wallace, who had come down from Cincinnati. Each member of our group received an autographed copy of our book, The South Carolina Dispensary and Embossed S.C. Whiskey Bottles & Jugs, 1865-1915. After a private dinner for our group, that afternoon the Kershaw County Historical Society played host to an

Collecting Goes On

After 53 years of collecting, it is much more difficult to locate and add bottles I do not have to my collection, but from time to time I do. At the 2012 bottle show in Columbia, I added an 1880s local pint aqua merchant’s flask with this embossing: “A.G. Linstedt, Orangeburg, S.C., Groceries & Liquors.” More than 60 years ago, I found the first one of this type bottle, a merchant’s flask from Columbia, S.C. My collection today consists of the S.C. Dispensary bottles and jugs, South Carolina bottles in the categories of local merchants’ flasks, beers, Hutchinsons, spring waters, bitters, sodas, drugs and medicines, embossed jugs, Columbia, S.C., bottles and miscellaneous national bottles. From a rarity and a monetary standpoint, the best bottle I ever acquired digging was a puce pint Zachary Taylor, Corn for the World, historical flask. I was not in the privy when one of our team dug it, but I had obtained permission to go onto the lot where we were digging, entitling me by our digging rules to first choice on the dig. I still have the bottle. Since the mid 1960s, I have shared my collections through exhibits, articles in bottle club newsletters, books I have written, articles in national bottle periodicals and local newspapers, visits to my home, hundreds of presentations to clubs, civic groups and historical societies and now this reminiscence. It has given me as much pleasure to share my collection as I have had in amassing it. In 1950, almost a decade before I started collecting bottles, I began collecting philatelic envelopes from South Carolina in the forms of old letters and envelopes with postal markings dating from 1865 back to the Colonial period. I have continued that aspect of my collecting and just recently I co-edited the South Carolina section of the Confederate Stamp Alliance’s new catalog and edited the South Carolina section for an update of the American Stampless Cover catalog.


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After I seriously got into collecting bottles, I began to look for “gowiths� in the forms of envelopes, letterheads, blotters, etc., with bottles, glass houses, bottle companies, drug stores, distilleries on them.

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November ovember - December ecember 2013 After I seriously got into collecting bottles, I began to look for “go-withs” in the forms of envelopes, letterheads, blotters, etc., with bottles, glass houses, bottle companies, drug stores, distilleries on them. Today, I can display a matching “go-with” for a large percentage of my bottle collection. Over my 53 years of collecting bottles, I have met some of the finest ladies and gentlemen from all walks of life. Obviously, there has been a scoundrel or two, but they are a distinct minority. I have had loads of fun and interesting experiences, seen many parts of the country and got to know my state from underneath the ground up. Bottle collectors have a different view on life for sure. It is said that a bottle digger is happiest when “he’s down in the dumps.” I have had great fun and enjoyment in my collecting experiences. My best wishes to the brotherhood of bottle collectors. May your best bottle be just a shovel full of dirt away, on the next dealer’s table at a bottle show, or your next search on eBay. I wish to express a very special thank you to Andrea L’Hommedieu, oral historian at the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, for providing me a transcript of the interview of me she recorded, upon which this article is based.


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by Mike Polak During my visits to Tonopah, Nevada, I have always experienced new and unexpected adventures. Hey, just being there is an adventure. During a recent visit for the 43rd Annual Jim Butler Days Celebration and Parade over the Memorial Day weekend, I was looking forward to some events that had been planned for the weekend.

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November - December 2013 bottles aND extras Besides the celebration commemorating the historical discovery of Silver in May 1900 by Jim Butler and the establishment of Tonopah, there was a joint booksigning at the Central Nevada Museum of my book, ÒAntique Trader-Bottles identification & Price Guide, 7th EditionÓ, with Fred Holabird, friend and author, of ÒNevada History Through Glass: The Nevada Bottle Book, Volume IÓ, a stay in the newly refurbished ÒGrand Old LadyÓ Mizpah Hotel which originally opened in November 1908, and digging in the Tonopah Dump and surrounding areas. What more could a bottle guy want who has spent forty years collecting Tonopah and Goldfield Nevada bottles and artifacts? Well, how about witnessing the excavation of Wyatt EarpÕs NorthNorthern Dig Site – Main St. View 5-25-2013 Need captionSaloon for this image ern Saloon and the discovery of five rare Tonopah , Nevada bottles, two of which were found in near mint condition, with the other three damaged. Yes, the same Wyatt Earp of Tombstone, Arizona fame who along with his brothers Morgan and Virgil, and Doc Holiday, shot it out with Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton, killing all three at the OK Corral on January 26, 1881. In 1897, Earp and his wife Josie headed to Nome, Alaska and the Alaska Gold Rush, where he and partner Charles E. Hoxie, built and operated the Dexter Saloon. When news of the Silver strikes at Tonopah reached Alaska, they headed west . The EarpÕs arrived in Tonopah in February 1902, and s Wyatt soon bought the Northern Saloon with partner Al Martin. As a note, another bar, the Washington Bar, used the same slogan as the Northern Saloon, the Steve Hartman Sifting at digging site for artifacts ÒGentlemenÕs ResortÓ. There has been speculation that Need caption for this– image the two were actually one in the same because of this commonality. As you will read, the recent finds of the rare bottles in this dig may lend some truth to this speculation. But, Earp was always in trouble with his wife because of his gambling and drinking, and he eventually sold his interest to Bob Martin. Earp and his wife finally settled in California, where he died on 1 January 13, 1929 at the age of 80.1 I found out about the Northern Saloon excavation, located on the North end of town, from Eva LaRue, the curator at the Central Nevada Museum, after arriving in Tonopah late Thursday. I immediately went to the digging site, but everyone had gone for the day. The big news from the dig came during dinner on Friday evening with other collectors and diggers in town for the weekend. Ray Forrey, who was in charge of the dig, showed up and made our day, night, and year, by displaying his near mint Aqua Hutchinson ÒTonopah Tonopah Soda Works and Washington Bar Bottles found at Soda Works, Nev.Ó, dug earlier towards the front of the Tonopah Soda Works and Washington digging site– Tonopah Bar Bottles - Tonopah, NevadaNevada 1902-1906 saloon. 1

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I found out about the Northern Saloon excavation, located on the North end of town, from Eva LaRue, the curator at the Central Nevada Museum, after arriving in Tonopah late Thursday. I immediately went to the digging site, but everyone had gone for the day. The big news from the dig came during dinner on Friday evening with other collectors and diggers in town for the weekend

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What’s the estimated value of this fantastic find? How about $1,500-$2,500! The Tonopah Soda Works was in operation from 1902-1903, and as of 1981 there were only 15 reported bottles found, and there haven’t been any new discoveries made in the past 20 years. I was at the site early Friday morning checking out the action and met up with the guys involved with the digging; Ray Forrey’s brother, John, George Morris, Steve Hartmann, and Bill Tucker. Tucker, part owner of the property, is in the process of refurbishing the 1902 Hotel/Boarding House next to the empty lot into a bar and restaurant and is responsible for giving permission for the dig. Ray, who lives in Tonopah, organized the digging project that began May 4th with the empty lot scheduled to be paved over on June 1, meaning there was less than thirty days to complete the dig. As it turns out, Forrey was granted a much appreciated extension by Tucker to June 10th. That may sound like plenty of time, but a digging project of this magnitude takes a lot of effort and manpower to dig as much as possible and still clean up the site. A portion of items found in the early digging were Tonopah tokens, 29 amber beer “Reno Brewing Co., Reno, Nev.” cylinder bottles (Tonopah was a distribution center for the Reno Brewing Co. Circa 1890-1905), 3 amber “Roth & Co. San Francisco” whiskey flasks (circa 1890-1905), 25 pumpkin seed whiskey flasks (circa 1870-1890), and a large amount of common whiskeys, beer, gin, and medicine bottles. (See Side Bar with a complete listing) After some horse trading, I became the owner of three “Reno Brewing Co.” bottles, one “Roth & Co.” flask, three tokens: “E-H” (Esmeralda Hotel –Goldfield Nevada), “Progressive Bakery-Tonopah Nevada”, a “Vienna Bakery- Tonopah Nevada” (located next to the Northern Saloon), and a red “Owl Crescent Moon” clay poker chip (1930-1935). Eventually, eight “Jesse Moore” whiskey bottles were also found of which two are now in my collection. This is where the story would normally end, but it only gets better. I continued receiving updates during the final week of digging when the fireworks went off again. After the Memorial Day weekend, Forrey called with the Back Image: Whiskey, Beer, and Pumpkin Seed Flasks at the digging site

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news that two more “Tonopah Soda Works” were found, one with the top broken off and only half of another one. I couldn’t speak. One alone is great news but finding two more, even damaged, is unbelievable. But, it gets better. On June 5th Forrey delivered more amazing news. They had found a rare “Washington Bar-Coleman & GrangerTonopah, Nevada” pocket flask that has a screw top lid with a ground top surface. This time, I went into shock. The estimated value of this gem is similar to the “Tonopah


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Soda Works” bottle, $1,500-$2,500! Fred Holarbird states in “Nevada History Through Glass-The Nevada Bottle Book-Volume 1, “There have been no new finds of this bottle to the author’s knowledge in the past 25 years, and there remains less than 10 specimens known.” Before the final shovel of dirt was sifted, the unthinkable happened; another one was found, but damaged. The fact that not one, but two of these bottles were found, is beyond comprehension. The Washington Bar was in operation between1905-1906 and as mentioned earlier, there is speculation that the Northern Saloon and the Washington Bar were one in the same. Based on the discovery of 3 “Tonopah Soda Works” bottles, and 2 “Washington Bar” whiskey bottles dug from the same site there may be some truth to the speculation. The Northern Saloon dig has brought increased attention and excitement to not only the hobby of bottle collecting, but to all western history enthusiasts. The lesson here for collectors in all hobbies, is that you never know when or where you might make that special find. I think that this visit to Tonopah will top the list, at least until the next time. Keep having fun with the hobby of bottle collecting. Back Image: Tonopah Soda Works(Broken), Tonopah Soda Works, Tonopah Drug Company, Washington Bar, Tonopah Soda Co. (Broken)

Fred Holabird and Mike Polak – Central Nevada Book Signing 24 May 2013

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SIDE BAR – COMPLETE LISTING SUMMARY OF NORTHERN SALOON SITE DIG BOTTLES – 618 3 - Aqua “Tonopah Soda Works-Tonopah, Nev.” (1 Mint, 2 Damaged) 2 - Clear “Washington Bar-Coleman and Granger- Tonopah, Nevada” (1 Mint,1 Damaged) 29 - Amber “Reno Bottling Co. – Reno Nev.”Beer Cylinders, 8 - Amber “Jesse Moore” Whiskey Cylinders, 3 - Amber “Roth & Co.-San Francisco” Whiskey Flasks 24 - Clear Pumpkin Seed Whiskey Flask 1 - Clear “Tonopah Drug Co.- Tonopah, Nevada” Medicine Bottle 1 - Amber “Geo. Wissemann – Sacramento Cal” Whiskey Flask 29 –Mission Dry Sparkling Beverage – Black Glass Bottles (Circa 1929- 1935) 5 - Hollywood Corporation Amber Soda Bottles with Paper Label (Circa 1929) 516 - Miscellaneous common bottles consisting of: Beer, Whiskey, Soda, Gin, Medicines, Opium, and General Household Bottles.

COINS Wheat Pennies, Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, Barber Half-Dollar, Canadian Half-Cent, and Chinese Cash Coins.

TOKENS 1 - Gold Dust Saloon-Goldfield, Nevada 1 - E-H – (Esmeralda Hotel – Goldfield, Nevada) 1 - Progressive Bakery – Tonopah, Nevada- Good For One Wholesale Bread 1 - Cobweb Liquor Co. – Tonopah, Nevada 2 - Vienna Bakery – Tonopah, Nevada – Good For One 7centLoaf Bread 1 - Big Casino – Tonopah, Nevada

MISCELLANEOUS 20 Marbles 24 Glass Bottle Stoppers 4 Poker Chips 1 1915 Watch Fob Numerous Plates, Bowls, and Utensils

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ments of others who Òenjoyed seeing old friendsÓ during the events. Such reunions always leave participants with warm, fuzzy feelings. He died last August 20 at the age of 85, due to hemorrhaging in the brain, just 30 days after he set up at the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors National Show in Manchester, New Hampshire. His attendance kept his string of national shows intact Ð he never missed a one of the 18 held, although he did miss some of the Expos. Carl Sturm (he rarely used the Junior following his retirement from the U.S. Navy, sometimes signing as J. Carl Sturm) was an eclectic collector of antique bottles, especially those embossed with the word Òcure.Ó A visit to his home in Longwood, Florida also revealed he had many other collecting interests, such as memorabilia from the Spanish-American War. Black glass, German perfumes, half-pint pictorial flasks and even tobacco tags were fascinating to him. He was born in Staunton, Illinois on July 27, 1928. At


age 16, he tried to join the U.S. Navy, but was turned down because of his age. A year later, he succeeded and entered the service as a seaman recruit. That position is as low on the naval Òtotem poleÓ as one can get. He served as an enlisted man for 12 years (and as a maintenance electrician in the first all-jet squadron) before being commissioned as an ensign in 1957. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander in 1973 and was at that rank when he retired after 28 years and three wars (WW II, Korea and Vietnam). That facts concerning his private life are known are due to three people Ð contract bridge partner Joan Goree, of Archer, Florida; Bob Jochums (pronounced Yockems), of Berkeley Lake, Georgia, and the man himself. He didnÕt mind sharing his past and present lives with Ms. Goree or Jochums and they passed on the information pertinent to this article. He and his wife, Joy, were stationed in Hawaii in 1959 before it became a state and again in 1961. One picture they had acquired for their home was of early American

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historical flasks and (more recently) German colognes.

An early purchase, however, was not a bottle, but a U-Neek mouse trap (patented in 1909). It featured a Mason jar with a perforated metal lid and a trap door. When the mouse entered the jar through the lid to eat the bait, the trapper could put the entire device under water, drown the mouse and then dispose of the critter without having to touch it.

“Carl was a master collector, author, speaker, exhibitor, a force in the FOHBC and an all-around ambassador for our hobby. I think we’ve all lost a very special friend and I will miss him.”

Carl’s initial collection was limited to medicines, but he realized quickly that the vast number of them would have driven him “out of house and home.” He began to limit new acquisitions to bottles with a variation of “doctor” on them, but once again realized there were just too many available. By the time he came across Texas preacher Bill Agee’s “Collecting the Cures” (published in 1969), he had several hundred medicines and “doctor” bottles. His first cure was a Clem’s Summer Cure which he acquired for $2 or $3 at a Maine flea market. He soon found that cures were everywhere, mostly at flea markets, but also garage sales and even on tables in fields where farmers had plowed up antique glass, then put bottles on tables with signs saying leave money for what you think the bottles are worth. Conversely, Jochums bought a Clem’s in 2007, paid $227 for it and was quite pleased to have it. Carl’s best early cure was acquired in 1969. It was a Michener & Co.’s Occidental Diptheria Cure. Collector Mahlon Thomas had purchased two of them for $18 and turned around and sold Carl one for $18. “At the time, I didn’t realize it, but collecting antique bottles is a disease that grows and grows,” he said during a 2003 interview with the writer. After switching to cures, he later saw an advertisement for same from John Wolf, who was in the Army at the time. They corresponded, starting a friendly rivalry and a long and lasting friendship as well. “For 40 years, Carl was a special friend,” Wolf remembered. “When Bill Agee suggested I contact him in 1973, Carl was already a major cure collector and I was a relative beginner, but both of us had been bitten hard by the ‘cure bug’. We hit it off from the start and soon were exchanging countless calls and letters, swapping information on bottles and their history, photos and leads on new cures. “He also would keep me up on his latest woodworking projects and tell me of the exploits of his sons, David and Tim, and his wife, Joy. Eventually, when new cures were hard to find, he branched out into black glass, half-pint

Meanwhile, in 1973, he and his wife, Joy, visited friends in Florida. “I went out to play golf,” he recalled, “and when I returned, she told me, ‘I’ve found the house we’re going to buy!’” The family moved to Longwood near Orlando in 1974 and by that time, there were 150 cures in Carl’s collection. Bob Pyne, another cure collector in Florida, had about the same number and Carl bought his collection, quickly boosting his own to 250 distinct cures. In early 2009, Carl decided to sell his 850-cure collection. Beneficiaries included Jochums, who bought 165 bottles, and Wolf, whose purchases included two rare cobalt Mexico, Missouri bottles. Collectors fortunate to have seen Carl’s stuff before the sale included Dick Watson, Norman Heckler and Norman Jr., Sheldon Baugh, Dewey Heetderks, Dann Louis, Larry Hicks, Jochums, Wolf and this writer. Carl also had interests other than bottles. He was an avid bridge player and member of the American Contract Bridge League. His Gainesville, Florida bridge partner of 20 years, Joan Goree, said they met in 1993 at a sectional bridge tournament in New Smyrna Beach, Florida “where he and his partner were paired with me and my partner for a team game. After the first session, Carl said he learned that I enjoyed reading. He said he had a book he thought would interest me. In reality, he wanted to get me alone so he could ask me if I was interested in playing the next sectional bridge tournament with him as his partner. “He and I played every tournament we could get to all over the country. We became Life Masters in 1996 and in the years that followed made Silver Life Master. Along the way, we were traveling to bottle shows and having a wonderful time.” In 1988, Carl discovered the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and jumped into the organization with both feet, becoming a life member. At then President Gene Bradberry’s request, he and Joy became editors of The Federation Letter and The Federation Glassworks newsletter, predecessors to Bottles and Extras, which the Federation acquired in 1995. That was the year Carl was elected to his first term as the organization‘s president. He also edited the magazine. He and Joy were presented with the President’s Award in 1990 “for their outstanding contributions to the Federation.” His wife, to whom he

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gave credit for supporting himself and his hobby, died in 1992. He was a member of the Long Timer’s Club, having attended the 1976 St. Louis Expo and the 2007 national show across from St. Louis in Collinsville, Illinois. He authored a story titled “A New Historical Flask,” which was published in the April B and E issue, followed it with “Flasks with Wreaths” in the April 1996 issue, “Picture Cures” in the March 1997 issue, “Collectible Paper GoWiths in the January 1998 issue and “The Luck of Timing” in the September 1998 issue. When all was said and done, by 2008 he had served 19 straight years as a member of the Board of Directors and was just wrapping up his third two-year term as president. He served back-to-back two-year terms (1994-1998) and then stepped in again in 2006 when he was needed. After serving 22 years in all, he continued to stay active in the Federation for a few more years before retiring. That same year (2008), nominated by Bob and Shari Jochums, Joan T. Goree, Dick Watson, Ed Herrold, John Wolf, Norm and Junne Barnett and this writer, Carl was inducted into the FOHBC Hall of Fame, a fitting reward for his time and efforts of which the Federation was the chief beneficiary. “To us, Carl was the FOHBC,” said June Lowry, of Raymore, Mo. “He made everyone feel important and when he was your friend, he would defend you to the end. While FOHBC president, he presented me with the President’s Award in 2007 at the Collinsville, Illinois national show and (her husband) Wayne with the award the next year in York, Pennsylvania. “He was always full of jokes and would put them in when you didn’t expect them – in the middle of a conversation. There will never be another one like him. We feel blessed and honored to have called him one of our best friends.” “Carl and I go way back, having hit the Southern circuit of bottle shows as friends and competitors for the ‘good stuff’ pretty much since I landed in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1985,” said Ralph Van Brocklin, who is now mayor of Johnson City. He served as FOHBC president from 2002 to 2004. “One of my earliest memories of Carl was when I was at the Nashville Bottle Show sometime in the mid 1980s. I was pretty naive about Southern bottles and he had a bottle I had never seen before, despite it being from a small town where I had a satellite oral surgical office – Greeneville, Tennessee.


“He was asking $500 for the cure bottle. . .really? Well, Carl gave me an education – the Spencer Medicine Company variant of the Bakers Vegetable Blood and Liver Cure was a mighty rare bottle at the time with only five known variants. I couldn’t bring myself to part with that kind of money, but Carl was just so gracious in helping me understand why that bottle commanded such a high price. Today, I’ve got three examples with different tops and one labeled, but I would have never bought the first one had it not been for Carl. “Carl and I spent many hours talking cures when I began to dabble in them in the early 1990s and I loved our conversations about the little half-pint historical flasks that he was so enamored with. I may just have to buy one out of the current Heckler sale to remind me of Carl. “But honestly, I don’t need a bottle to remind me of Carl. He was a unique and wonderful man who I enjoyed bottling with, visiting with and making an impact on the hobby with during our joint service on the board of the FOHBC. I will miss you, Carl!” During his collecting years, Carl acquired a vast amount of knowledge about his favorite bottles, owning some 500 books on the subject, and conducted seminars on early black glass at some of the FOHBC national shows. All the while, he was collecting friends who he valued more than his bottles, which by then were worth a goodly sum. And now, a few words from more of his friends: Sheldon Baugh, Russellville, Ky., FOHBC Merchandising Director: I remember Carl from being many years in the hobby. He was always quick with a joke and to share information about his category in the hobby which changed over time. He showed me his cure collection when I was at a show in 1993. Later, he accumulated a great half-pint flask group, black glass and perfumes and whiskey nips from Germany. He also mentored many young collectors. Gary Beatty, FOHBC Treasurer, North Port, Fla.: I knew Carl for at least 35 years and will surely miss him. I attended the funeral representing the FOHBC. I had served in the Navy and I paraphrased Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s phrase, “Old soldiers never die – they just fade away,” by saying, “Old sailors never die, they just sail away.” Jim Bender, Sprakers, N.Y., FOHBC Membership Director: Carl was a great person and the bottle hobby was lucky to have him. I worked on the board of the FOHBC and he loved the hobby. So sad to see the great ones pass on. I will miss his smile at shows. Bob Ferraro, FOHBC 1st Vice President, Boulder City, Nev.: I was saddened with the news of Carl’s passing.


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He was a friend and very knowledgeable collector, an individual who loved bottle collecting and the Federation. Bill Heatley, Davison, Mich., president of the Flint Bottle Club: I enjoyed running into Carl at shows. He would always have a good bottle that I would want and a great story to go along with it. As veterans, we would swap anecdotes of our time serving. Adam and Phyllis Koch, Ohio Bottle Club, Akron, Ohio: We are saddened to hear of Carl’s passing. We had known him for many years. He was most passionate about his bottle collecting, no matter what the subject. He never came upon you and said, “Hi!” He always said, “Did you hear the one. . .” He will be greatly missed in the hobby. Tom Lines, Indian Springs, Ala., collector-friend: What a GREAT man! Serious about collecting, yet with a zest for life. Always had a funny story. I have hundreds of fond memories. Dann Louis, cure collector, Portage, Mich.: My interest in collecting the cures was influenced by the writings of two prominent collectors. First was Collecting the Cures, written by Bill Agee. The second was an article written by Carl and published in a 1979 issue of Antique Bottle World. I looked forward to seeing Carl at the Mansfield, Ohio bottle show each year. He always had a joke to tell. I was able to visit at his Florida home a couple of times and enjoyed talking with him and admiring his fine collection. Once, we were able to combine our collections with those of a couple of others for a display at the Wheaton (N.J.) Glass Museum in 2000. Carl was able to visit and see my entire collection following the national show when it was held in Grand Rapids, Mich. I have bottles in my collection that remind me of special people and places and many that remind me of Carl. He was one of the pioneers of cure collecting, a great friend and great mentor for almost 40 years, and he will be greatly missed. Ferdinand Meyer V, Houston, Texas, FOHBC President: What a great, gentle man. Carl was a leader for the FOHBC and a legend in our hobby. I will sorely miss him at all the great shows. John Pastor, Antique Bottle & Glass Collector publisher, New Hudson, Mich.: Carl’s passing is a tremendous loss. He was a friend to all and a great supporter of the hobby. Dwight A. Pettit Jr., M-T Bottle Club president, Deland, Fla.: He was a longtime family friend, fellow antique bottle collector, icon, lifetime member of the M-T Bottle Club, and a mentor to me after my dad passed away in 1991. I will greatly miss his funny jokes, kindness and friendship.

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Michael W. Seeliger, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Every year, I made it a point to sit and talk with Carl at every show we attended. He was always a pleasure to talk to. He always had interesting stories. It was amazing what he accomplished at his age, coming up from Florida to the major shows in the nation, usually driving by himself. I always asked if he needed help with his boxes and he always declined. We shared many stories about Warner bottles together. I will miss Carl a lot. Brian R. Shultis, Crossville, Tenn.: I heard the sad news when I got home from work. I first met Carl at a Sarasota bottle show through my grandfather, Irving Shultis. He was very patient and always happy to share his knowledge of bottles with me. He will be greatly missed by me and the entire bottle collecting community. Jack Stecher, Genessee Bottle Collectors Association, Rochester, N.Y.: So sad to hear of Carl’s passing. We had many great times together in the bottle world, be it Warners or cures, for over 40 years. He certainly will be missed by all that knew him. Herb and Carol Weaver, Savannah, Ga.: Carl will surely be missed at the Florida bottle shows. His knowledge of the bottle hobby was very beneficial to us all. He was proud of his military service and this was reflected in his great character. Thank you, God, for sharing Carl with us. Many remembered Carl not for his bottles, but for his ability to tell a good joke. Here’s one he shared during our 2003 visit: While he was in the Navy, he was doing magic tricks including slight-of-hand before a group of children. He would make a coin disappear and reappear. It involved hiding the coin inside his mouth. “I placed the coin in my mouth and accidentally swallowed it,” he said. But, he said straight-faced, “it came out all right in the end.

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“Carl was a master collector, author, speaker, exhibitor, a force in the FOHBC and an all-around ambassador for our hobby. I think we’ve all lost a very special friend and we will miss him.”

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In the Fall 2005 issue of Bottles and Extras, I wrote an

article entitled, ÒDo You Know the Rest of the Story?Ó In it, I challenged readers to look at some of the items in their collections, bottles or otherwise, and to uncover the background behind those itemsÉ.not just where they came from, or what they were worth, but instead, to discover the story behind the story, or in the words of the late Paul Harvey, Òthe rest of the storyÓ. I donÕt collect smooth-based medicines, but IÕve kept one particular bottle for a number of years, as it piqued my curiousness, and I had not been able to locate a single piece of information about it. It is a clear glass cylindrical bottle, blown in a 4-piece mold, and not quite 6Ó tall, with an applied lip. It is strongly embossed in 4 lines: DR. SLACKÕS / MEXICAN / CATARRH REMEDY / CLAYTON, N. MEX. Some New Mexico collectors are familiar with the bottle, but none of them had been able to help me with any background information. So I set out on a quest.


Several years ago, on my return trip from the annual bottle and insulator show in Albuquerque, I exited I-25 1/2 south of Raton and detoured about 1� hours east to Clayton, population 2500, in the northeast corner of New Mexico. Clayton is an old farming and ranching town on the edge of the high desert. My first stop was at the information booth on the main highway. No help there. The girl at the counter wasnÕt even interested in seeing the bottle, but she did suggest that I visit the Herzstein Memorial Museum on Second Street, which is operated by the Union County (NM) Historical Society. The volunteer docent there was very interested in the bottle, but had never heard of Dr. Slack. I had drawn another blank. While in ÒdowntownÓ Clayton, I stopped to take a picture of the Eklund Hotel, a historic stone building on the main street. As I closed up my camera, an old timer sauntered over to me. He looked as if he had just ridden in from the desert. He was about 80 years old, with

clear glass cylindrical bottle, blown in a 4-piece mold, and not quite 6” tall, with an applied lip. It is strongly embossed in 4 lines: DR. SLACK’S / MEXICAN / CATARRH REMEDY / CLAYTON, N. MEX.


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Fancy bar won in a card game, still in use today

weathered face and hands, wearing dusty boots, dirty jeans, and a crinkled cowboy hat. He asked if I knew the story of the old hotel. Before I could answer, he launched into a colorful history lesson. The structure was built in 1892 as a 2-story rock building. The ground floor housed a store, with rooms to rent upstairs. In 1894, Carl Eklund, a Swedish immigrant, bought the building, turning the store into a saloon, and brought in an elaborate carved bar, which is still in use. Even today, the bar is one of the most iconic in the state. Eklund allegedly won the fancy bar in a card game, using ten dollars, which he had borrowed from a friend. In 1899, he and his wife Gerta expanded the building to the east, adding 2 floors in the new wing, as well as a lobby

and dining room. In 1905, they added the 3rd floor and balcony. The Eklund family sold the building in 1992, on its 100th anniversary, to a mostly local group called the “Eklund Association, Inc.” The group is dedicated to the preservation of the building and its history. Speaking of its history, Room 307 is reported to be haunted! Before the old timer could begin another story, I pulled the Dr. Slack bottle out of my car and handed it to him. He was stunned. He “knew” old bottles and he could tell that the bottle dated from the late 1800’s. He did not know of a Dr. Slack. This bothered him because his family had lived in Clayton since 1870, and no one had ever mentioned a Dr. Slack. He knew a great deal about the town and its history, but he could not help me in my quest.

The structure was built in 1892 now ran by the “Eklund Association, Inc.”

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My next stop was the Clayton Memorial Cemetery. There, I was able to obtain my first information about the elusive doctor. His full name was John C. Slack and he was born August 20, 1856, in Dewitt County, Illinois, and he died January 14, 1917, in Clayton, New Mexico. He is buried in section 100F, the oldest part of the cemetery. Now that I had a name, I headed for the courthouse. An examination of old records in the Union County courthouse, plus some later internet searches, eventually provided the rest of Dr. Slack’s story, as well as an intersection with another story, even more interesting than his. John Slack grew up in Waynesville, Illinois, and enrolled in medical school at Louisville Medical College, which is now the medical department at the University of Kentucky. He graduated with an MD degree in 1880, and practiced medicine in Waynesville for four years before moving to Bent County, Colorado, for his health. Five years later, in 1889, he moved his practice to Folsom, New Mexico Territory. He became a town leader and in 1893, was appointed United States Land Registrar. He moved to Clayton, New Mexico Territory, where the land office was located. After his four year term was up, he resumed his medical practice in Clayton. In addition to his flourishing practice, he was retained by the Colorado & Southern Railroad as their chief surgeon. He was well respected in town and held many high offices in the Masons, including Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Mexico Territory. Sometime, during the late 1800’s, he created his Mexican Catarrh Remedy and peddled it in his local area. That venture was apparently short lived, as surviving bottles are relatively scarce. In 1901, his story intersects with another.

Thomas Edward Ketchum

Thomas Edward Ketchum was born in San Saba, Texas, on October 31, 1863. Before he was 10 years old, both his mother and father had died, and he, and his older brother Sam, survived by working on cattle ranches. They left Texas in 1890 and began working on ranches in the Pecos River Valley of New Mexico Territory. In 1892, Tom and a group of others were identified as the robbers of an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway train that was enroute to Deming, New Mexico Territory, with a large payroll aboard. The gang allegedly robbed the train near Nutt, a water tower station 20 miles north

of Deming. Three years later, the murder of a Tom Green, Texas, man was attributed to Ketchum, who escaped back into New Mexico. In February 1896, it is alleged that he was involved in the disappearance and presumed murder of a Las Cruces man and his son. Tom Ketchum had become one bad hombre. In June 1896, while working at the famous Bell Ranch in New Mexico, Tom and Sam Ketchum, and possibly others, robbed a store and post office in Liberty, a town northeast of today’s Tucumcari. The next morning, the store owner with three others, tracked the outlaws to Plaza Largo arroyo, where a shootout immediately began. Seconds later, two of the posse were dead, one escaped, and the fourth


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was knocked off his horse by a .30-.30 bullet. As the fourth man lay in a semiconscious state, Tom Ketchum emptied his rifle into the other two bodies. Years later, when describing this event to his children and grandchildren, the man would add, “I knew if I moved a muscle I would be a dead man”. During this time Tom Ketchum was once mistakenly identified as Black Jack Christian, another outlaw, and the Black Jack nickname stuck. Following the Plaza Largo shootout, “Black Jack” Ketchum joined other outlaws from the Hole In The Wall gang and continued his life of crime, mostly robbing trains. Other notable outlaws operated out of the Hole In The Wall, including Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch. On September 3, 1897, Black Jack’s gang committed their

first train robbery, of several, at Twin Mountain, New Mexico Territory. They would wait until the train entered a hairpin curve, just east of Folsom, near the Twin Mountain rock quarry. The slow speed of the train at that spot made it easy to board. A year later, the gang, without Black Jack, robbed the train again at Twin Mountain. This time, a posse of seven men, including Special Agent W.H. Reno of the Colorado & Southern Railroad, tracked the gang to Turkey Creek Canyon, near Cimarron. Sam Ketchum was seriously wounded in the ensuing gunfight and died a short time later in the Santa Fe Territorial Prison. Less than a month later, Black Jack Ketchum, not knowing of the earlier holdup and death of his brother, attempted to single-handedly rob the same train at the same place and in the same manner. The train’s conductor, Frank Harrington, saw Ketchum approaching on horseback and recognized

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him. He grabbed a shotgun and shot Black Jack in the arm, knocking him off his horse. The train continued, and the next day a posse found Ketchum, badly wounded, next to the tracks. He was taken by wagon to Trinidad, Colorado, where there were medical facilities, and what was left of his right arm had to be amputated. After his recovery, he was moved to Clayton for trial. At his trial, Black Jack was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was the only person to ever receive capital punishment for “felonious assault upon a railway train” in New Mexico Territory. (New Mexico did not become a state until 1912.) Ketchum was executed by hanging. No one in Clayton had any experience in conducting hangings, so the day before the sentence was to be carried out, they tested the scaffolding and rope by using a 200 pound sandbag. They mistakenly left the weight hanging overnight, which stretched all play from the rope, making it as rigid as wire. The next morning, when Ketchum dropped through the trap door with the noose around his neck, he was decapitated. The date was April 26, 1901. So how does this grisly tale of the Wild West intersect the story of our Dr. Slack? It was Dr. John Slack, eminent physician of Clayton, who pronounced the outlaw dead at the scene, and later sewed the head back on the torso for burial. We still don’t know very much about Dr. Slack’s “Mexican Catarrh Remedy”, but in the process of researching the man who formulated and packaged this preparation, several colorful stories of the Old West have emerged. So, once again, I challenge each of you to select something from your collection. Do the research, unlayer the information, and discover “the rest of the story” for yourself. As with my search for Dr. Slack, who knows where the trail will take you? References

Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Clayton, NM Union County courthouse, 200 Court Street, Clayton, NM “The Leading Facts of New Mexico History, Volume 4”, edited by Ralph Emerson Twitchell Internet References New_Mexico_Settlers blackjackketchum.htm


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64 WANTED: Bottles from Saratoga and Los Gatos, California, these bottles would include, Pacific Congress Springs, Azule Seltzer Springs, and others I probably do not even know about. Also, other items from the area that would be of interest such as old posters, wooden cases, etc. Contact: Frank Dutro Cell: 408-533-3124 or WANTED: Dr. Kilmer’s Cough Cure Consumption Oil Catarrh, specific 8 5/8 “ and Dr. Kilmer’s U & O Ointment Binghamton. Two sizes of Indian Cough Cures: 7 1/8” and 5 ¾” tall. John Whitney, 5709 E 22nd St., Tulsa, OK 74114, (918) 835-8823 (H) or (918) 232-1231 (m) WANTED: JACOB VANDERPOEL labeled Whiskies, wines, etc. Alex Caiola, 314 Pressler Rd., Wallkill, NY 12589 or WANTED: I dare anyone to contact me to sell their pre-prohibition items from Missouri breweries including AnheuserBusch, Lem/Falstaff, American/ABC, Anthony-Kuhn, Capitol, Cherokee, Columbia, Excelsior, Gree Tree, Hyde Park, Moerschel, National/Griesedieck, Obert, Schorr-Kolkschneider, Stifel, Phoenix, Uhrig, Wainwright, Winkelmeyer and Weiss brewers from St. Louis, St. Charles, Hannibal, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Ste. Genevieve, and Washington. Contact Sam Marcum (573) 690-4992 or WANTED: Dr. Perkin’s Syrup, IP/OP, Albany, N.Y., any variant, small flaws OK. All calls/emails returned. Good collecting to all. Contact Don at (518) 365-3783 or WANTED: Persons interested in joining our club, the San Luis Obispo Bottle Society located in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Contact Steve Mello at 805238-1447 or WANTED: Rare and unusual Dr. Kilmers bottles and all advertising. Also, pre-1900 labeled patent medicine bottles, pills, tins, and advertising for either private sale or consignments for my cataloged drugstore/apothecary absentee auctions held three times per year. Please call any time to discuss or email. Contact: Terry McMurray, PO Box 393, Kirkwood, NY 13795, ph:(607 775-5972, or

November - December 2013 WANTED: Montana Milk bottles: Looking for early embossed, tin tops, etc and hand blown such as A.S. Rife from Dillon (Whiteman creamline bottle), Butte Milk Depot and Montana Dairy, Butte Dairy & Anaconda Milk Depot. Also nicer pyro such as war slogans and 2 colors. Especially seeking Kessler & North Edge Dairy Bozeman pyros. or 805-689-0125 in Bozeman, MT. WANTED: South Carolina bottles ESPECIALLY early sodas & DISPENSARYS. (803) 781-0170 or email: WANTED: Spangler Soda Water bottle from Bryan, Ohio; clear glass; embossed; circa 1920’s; will pay almost any price based on condition. Contact Justin at WANTED: Monopole Bitters, Fess Bitters and Blossom’s Badger Ale. Highest prices paid. Contact Steven at 414-403-4860 or WANTED: CLIFFORD / & / FERNALD’S // ORIGINAL // INDIAN / VEGETABLE / BITTERS / BOSTON MASS // or any other Clifford bottle. Contact Tom Clifford at (440) 582-2252 or (440) 477-2300 WANTED: Clyde Glass Works Flasks; quart, pint, half pints in citron, puce, cobalt blue, wheat, light yellow, and orange amber colors. Invoices, letterheads and anything from the glass works in paper. Contact John M. Spellman at (315) 871-7203 or WANTED: N. J. Sodas and Beers, panels, mugbased, colors, pontil or smooth based. Contact Ray Buch (908) 735-5014

bottles aND extras Swearingen (805) 492-5036 or email: WANTED: The following bottles in cobalt. Arthur Christ in quart, Buck + Rayner Mineral Water, J. A. Lomax Famous Weiss Beer(also in green), all from Chicago. Contact: Carl Malik, P. O. Box 367, Monee, IL 60449 or (708) 534-5161 WANTED: Looking for bottles from H. E. Bucklen Co. – Dr. Skeeter’s Great German Cure for Comsumption; Dandelion Bitters; Juniper Tar Cough Remedy; Kindly Koff Cure; Dr. King’s Croup and Cold Syrup and King’s Hop Cordial. Contact Jerry at (405) 602-2053 or (405) 749-7937 WANTED: Illinois blob top soda’s: A & FX. Joerger Alton, L. Ab.egg Soda Manufactory Belleville, J. N. Clark Belleville, J. Fisher & Rogger Belleville, Bayet & Williams O’Fallon, Cairn & Hickey Peoria, Peoria Seltzer Water cobalt, A. L. Matthies Chemist & Apothecary Peoria, Dan L Kaiser Quincy, MR & HW Lundblad Quincy, Geo De.Puyt Waterloo. Contact: Theo Adams, 3728 Fair Oaks, Granite City, IL 62040 or (618) 781-4806 or email WANTED: American bottles embossed with WILKINSON. Also JAMAICA GINGER bottles and go-withs that I don’t currently have. Interested in bottles with no damage. Contact: WANTED: John Lomax bottles from Chicago, IL. Looking for colored quarts and round bottoms. Contact: Ray Komorowski at (708) 848-7947 or

WANTED: Drugstore bottles etc. marked Davis and Davis, San Andreas, Cal. Antique sash and door hardware (18501865) for our 1861 house restoration project. Contact: Rurik Kallis, P. O. Box 1496, San Andreas, CA 95249-1496 or

WANTED: Schnapps bottles in rare colors and molds. California pharmacy bottles embossed with Oranges or Lemons. California Orange juice bottles. Bakers Orange Grove Bitters in odd colors, damage O.K. California packing crate labels. One or a collection. Have many common to rare labels for trade. Contact Tom Spellman at (909) 931-2458 or

WANTED: anything with “Southern California Packing Co. Los Angeles Cal.” On it. Usually has a round medallion on the front with a palm tree and house. Glass insert on lid often matches front of jar. Comes in many different sizes and shapes, including catsup bottle. Contact John

WANTED: Finger Lakes, New York, Wine Bottles, embossed and/or labelled (Penn Yan, Hammondsport, etc.), and other early labelled wines. Also Peppermint Bottles: Hale & Parshall, Hotchkiss. Folk art bottles. Chris Davis, (315) 331-4078, email:

bottles aND extras WANTED: Pontiled patent mineral waters, iron pontil or open pontil. Also like early oval slug plate sodas. Kevin Kyle (609) 209-4034 WANTED: Wyoming bottles, crock jugs, tokens, and calendar plates. Cabin bitteres, squares, ladies legs. looking for The Borton Cure bottle. Contact Warren Borton (801) 561-0438 or WANTED: Ayers’ Extract of Sarsaparilla, Bain’s Pile Lotion, Brown’s Essence of Jamaica Ginger, Centaur Liniment, Chapman’s Cough Mixture, Cook’s Pills, Gardner’s Vegetable Liniment, Hamlin’s Wizard Oil, Helmbold’s Extract of Buchu, Husband’s, Calcined (Magnesia), Dr. Jayne’s Alterative, Jayne’s Pills, Lee’s Pills, Moffatt’s Pills, Wright’s Vegetable Pills, Walker’s Vinegar Bitters, To Purchase for Permanent Museum Collection, Top Prices Offered for Those Bottles & Containers, Contact: Gail DeBuse Potter, Director, Museum of the Fur Trade, museum@ or 308-432-3843, 6321 Highway 20, Chadron, NE 69337 WANTED: old bottles (particularly pontils, bitters, and whiskies), jugs, collectibles and go-withs from Mississippi and Memphis, TN. Contact Justin McClure, 3826 Redbud Rd., Jackson, MS 39211; (601)594-7391;jmcclure@


November - December 2013 I collect glass insulators & telegraph catalogs, books & maps, pre-1900. Dario Dimare, 29 Bartlett St., Marlborough, MA 01752 (617)306-2420 or dario@ WANTED: Western whisky clinders, flasks, shot glasses & advertising. Rich Lucchesi, Santa Rosa, CA. (707) 539-1289 or Wanted: Bottles from Lancaster Ohio. Especially Beers I don’t have from E. Becker Brewing or C.W. Kline, or any other brewery from Lancaster. Also, Washington Brewery, with Washington’s profile from Washington D.C. Has anybody got a bottle with my last name? “Beatty.” E-mail or ph. (941)276-1546 Best Regards, Gary Beatty WANTED: Bludwine bottles from the following Georgia cities; Ashburn, Bainbridge, Columbus, Douglas, Eastman, Griffin, Hazlehurst, Jackson, Lawrenceville, Madison, Monroe, Thomson, and Washington. Please contact Jeff at (706) 247-6373 or oldhouse156@ WANTED: ELK BAR REDONDO, CAL. FLASK. Also other Redondo Beach, Cal. Bottles, souvineer-ware, tokens, ETC. Will pay your price for what I don’t have. Contact David Deto, P.O. Box 118, Yosemite, CA 95389 or (209) 626-9846

WANTED: All I need is one embossed dose glass from any South Carolina druggist, and I’ll be happy!. Willing to pay a handsome price. Thanks, Tracy Gerken, 1131 Kings Cross, Brunswick, GA 31525, 912-269-2074 or “1gerken@”

WANTED: FLORIDA WATERS, also Florida Water shaped perfumers and embossed Florida Water shaped with only a company name. Labeled only Florida Waters. Please no common Murray & Lanman. Jim Mayfield jimandmem@ or (760) 377-3245

WANTED: Chicago blob beers & sodas. Chicago advertising, pottery jugs, and crocks. IL hinge mold medicines, bitters, & whiskeys (all colors). Pictorial blob beers & hutchie sodas from any US state. Ron Neumann, 1819 Elmwood Dr., Lindenhurst, IL 60048, (847)-356-5760

WANTED: Wisconsin antique bottles and stoneware. I collect bitters, whiskey, soda, beer, druggist, medicine, jars, or any other category with emphasis on applied lip, colored or better quality items. Contact Peter Maas at or (414) 852-1500

WANTED: Insulators, will buy one piece or entire collection. Free appraisals.

WANTED: Washington State advertising stoneware, crocks, jugs, bowls, and rolling

pins. Also, mini jugs from other states. Mike Parris, 27433 Lofall Ct. N.W., Poulsbo, WA 98370 or WANTED: ½ pint union flask with cannon on the back in colors other than aqua. Jim Bender (518) 673-8833 or WANTED: Globe fruit jars with color swirls in the glass and anything with Southern California Packing Co., Los Angeles, CA. on it. Contact: John Swearingen at (805) 492-5036, leave message if no answer. WANTED: Modoc Indian Bottles, any bottles with Modoc on them. Bill Reeves, P.O. Box 252, Cedarville, CA 96104 at (530) 279-6304 WANTED: Kansas bottles & stoneware, Otto Kuehne bottles, stoneware & advertising. Also seeking Dr. J. Fogworth embossed bottles & stoneware. Contact Mark Law at (785) 224-4836 or WANTED: Wisconsin postcards and Wisconsin beers. Contact Audrey Belter at (520) 868-5704 WANTED: Colorado embossed bottles from mining towns. Mining artifacts of all types wanted. Steve Rush at (970) 2492309 or WANTED: 1861 Hostetters Almanac with pictures of Hostetter on the front cover in very good to mint condition. Any Hostetter paper that I don’t have. Iron pontil Hostetter’s Bitters Bottle in very good to mint condition. Douglas Shilson, 3308 – 32 Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406-2015 or (612) 721-4165 or WANTED: Green River Whiskey jugs “The Whiskey Without a Headache”, any size from any state. Call (270) 542-4347, ask for Warren WANTED: College and Delaware milk bottles. Rowland Hearn, 10 Wordsworth Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808 or (302) 994-2036

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Fohbc membership Directory “*22 Members gained this period. The names below represent persons agreeing to be listed in the printed membership directory.” Some of those listed agreed to be listed in the membership directory but not the online directory.

New Richard C. Anderson 1475 Victory Hill Rd. Victory, VT 05858 802-233-0795 Bottles and Relics Jim Daniel P.O. Box 594 Sylvester, GA 31791 229-776-3998 Bottles, pottery, early glass, advertising, etc. Richard K. Hartman 1919 N. Front St 3rd floor Harrisburg, PA 17102 717-232-7766 All types of bottles from Harrisburg, PA Bill Johnson 3605 Hadley Pl. Snellville, GA 30039 770-985-1705 Bitters, poisons, medicines, Meaders Pottery Tim Knapp 227 Lake Ridge Dr. Sequin, TX 78155 830-557-6166 General 1850’5 - 1900 medicines Hans-Juergen Krackher Jaegerallee D-14469 Potsdam, 12345 Germany 4.933181704e+012 Brandy history, Schweppes

Mark Kusey 1302 Knox Street Houston, TX 77007 Mostly medicines, food and poisons Bruce McItellar 12 Smith Rd. Mont Vernon, NH 03057 808-280-1659 Bottles Alton Neatherlin 130 Lone Pine Highland, TX 77562-3846 Bitters, Texas stuff, hutches Marilyn Powell 660 Starlight Dr. Atlanta, GA 30342 404-255-6217 Poison & all colors, also doll tea sets Chris Renaudo 15707 Brook Forest Houston, TX 77059 281-461-9652 Insulators, bottles, Hamilton watches Thomas Scarborough 144 N. Ralph Ave Falconer, NY 14733 716-665-2766 Mineral Water Chuck Schvaneveldt 27290 Corte Montecito San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 801-540-4044 Fruit Jars Jeffrey Shand 279 Waverly Rd. Dartmouth, NS B2X 2E1 Canada 902-293-4967 Stoddard

Chris Sherertz 20210 Stormy Pine LN Spring, TX 77379 832-326-2288 whiskey bottles, insulators, bitters Scott Tyson 27315 Barbuda Lane Ramrod Key, FL 33042 305-587-9050 Figural bitters, historical flasks, inks, early glass John Williams 34 Prarie Dawn Cir. The Woodlands, TX 77385 832-281-0148 Bottle digging, advertising

Changes John Apple 516 Uhle Place Sidney, OH 45365 937-710-4599 Flasks, early blown glass Randolph M. Haumann 10410 Gold Arrow Dr. Reno, NV 89521-5190 415-518-4124 Bitters Charles D. Head 23549-001 USP Atlanta 601 McDonough Blvd S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315-4400 Koca Nola soda bottles and go-withs Matthew Levanti 5930 Juarez Rd. Placerville, CA 95667 617-653-6301 Digger, I collect what I dig and I dig good stuff


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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 Alan DeMaison, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077 or 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 3 Elkton, Maryland The Tri-State Bottle Collectors and Diggers Club, Inc., 41st Annual Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale will be held on from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Singerly Fire Hall, Routes 279 & 213, (I-95, exit 109A), Elkton, Maryland 21922. Admission – $3.00 – Children under 12 Free. Contact: Dave Brown, 302.738.9960 or Email – November 3 Coventry, Connecticut Southern Connecticut Antique Bottle and Glass Collectors Association 42nd Annual Show, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am. To be held outdoors. Show Address: Museum of Connecticut Glass, corner of Rt. 44 & North River Road, Coventry, Connecticut. Contact Info: Bruce Mitchell, ph: 203-799-2570, Jim Megura, ph: 203.775.8460 jamlyn1@ November 9 Jacksonville, Florida Antique Bottle Collectors of North Florida 46th Annual Show & Sale at the Fraternal Order of Police Building, 5530 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32207, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early Admission: Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, $15 Early Bird admission. Free admission Saturday, Info: Mike Skie, 3047 Julington Creek Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, 904.710.-0422 or Jackie McRae 904.879.3696. November 09 Royal, Oak Michigan Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club’s 31st Antique Bottle Show &

Sale at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge #1523, 2401 E. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, Saturday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, No Early admission, Set up days (Only applicable to dealers) 8:00 am to 9:30 am, Cost of admission: $2, Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club, Contact: Michael Brodzik, President, 26251 Koontz, Roseville, Michigan 48066, 586.219.9980, November 9 Belleville, Illinois Eastside Spectacular # 7 Brewery Collectibles Show Antique Bottle & Jar Show at the BelleClair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, Illinois, Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early admission 7:00 am, Call for set-up times and contract, Early admission $20, Public admission $2, Contact: Kevin Kious 618.346.2634 or Curt Faulkenberry 636.797.5220, November 10 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Clubs Annual Antique Bottle Show at The Ice Garden, Gallitin Road and Route 51 North, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania 15012. Bottles, stoneware, tins, pottery, advertising, ephemera, small collectibles and table-top antiques, Appraisals and Club Displays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, $3 General Admission and $25 Early Admission – 7:00 am, 100+ Tables available (First table $30, additional tables $25 – 3 table limit), Dealer set-up at 7:00 am Sunday (doors open at 6:00 am), Dealer Hospitality Room 6:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday night, For more information and reduced room rates contact: Bob DeCroo, 694 Fayette City Road,

Fayette City, Pennsylvania 15438, 724.326.8741 or Jay Hawkins 1280 Mt. Pleasant Road, West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089, 724.872.6013 November 10 Oakland, New Jersey North Jersey Antique Bottle Collectors Associations 44th Annual Show & Sale at the Oakland Elks Club, 33 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, New Jersey, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am., Contact: Ken 973.907.7351 or Jim 516.454.8993 November 10 Albany, New York The Capital Region Antique Bottle & Insulator Club 17th Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Show address: Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York, Contact Info: Jason Privler, phone: 518.506.2197, nyscapitol@ November 15 & 16 Kent, Washington The Washington Bottle & Collectors’ Association’s Fall Antique Bottle, Insulator, Collectibles Show, Green River Room, Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent, Washington, Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Early admission: Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Set-up: Friday 11:00 am and Saturday 8:00 am, Admission: Early buyers Friday $5 – Free admission to the show Saturday. The Washington Bottle and Collectors’ Association, Contact: Niel Smith 206.783.0215 November 23 Milford, Ohio The St. Andrew Antique Bottle Show, St. Andrew Parish Center, 553 Main


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(More) Sho-Biz St, Milford, Ohio, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Admission $4. Early admission 7:00 am, $15. Contact: Steve Singer, 1684 Autumn Oak Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103, 513.732.2793, singersams@ Show Flyer November 23 Terre Haute, Indiana ILLIANA 16th Annual Bottle & Pottery Show & Sale at the Shadow Auction Barn, 1517 Maple Avenue, Show Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Early Admission $10. *Special Bottle Auction the night before on 22 November at 7:00 pm. Vendor Tables are only $10 each. Contact Show Chairman: Doug Porter, 5403 Darwin Road, West Terre Haute, Indiana 47885, 812.533.1509, email: November 23 Florence, Alabama 5th annual North Alabama Antique Bottle Collectors Show at the Underwood Petersville Community Center, 840 County Road 7, Florence, Alabama 35633, Saturday 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, Set-up: Friday, 22 November, 3:00 pm to 8:0 pm, Free admission, North Alabama Bottle Collectors, Contact: Robert Sledge, Show Organizer, 141 E. Lee Avenue, Florence, Alabama 35630, 256.335.1592, December 1 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Forks of the Delaware Bottle and Antique Show, Early Shopper time is 7:30 am at $20 per person. Show open to public 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. $2 admission. While in Bethlehem enjoy the “Chriskindlmarkt” at the new Arts Quest Steel Stacks Center in South Bethlehem adjacent to the Sands Casino. Show address: Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Contact Info: Bill Hegedus, 20 Cambridge Place,

Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 18032, 610.264.3130 December 7 Roseville, California The 49er Historical Bottle Association 36th Annual Show and Sale NEW LOCATION!! Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm., Friday, Set-up and Earlybird, Noon – 7:00 pm. at the Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Boulevard, Roseville, California, Contact: Mike McKillop, 916.367.1829, December 8 Enfield, Connecticut Yankee Polecat Insulator Club, “Beat The Snow” Antique Insulator, Bottle & Collectibles Show, Insulators, Bottles, Railroadiana, Telephone & Telegraph Collectibles, Lightning Rod Equipment. Free admission. Show Address: American Legion Hall, 566 Enfield Street (US Route 5), Enfield, Connecticut (Exit 49 off I-91) Contact Info: John Rajpolt

2014 January 10 & 11 Palmetto, Florida 45th Annual Suncoast Antique Bottle Show & Sale, Same “new” location. Friday, 1:00 pm – 7:45 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00m pm. at the Manatee Convention & Civic Center, 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221, Contact: George Dueben, 727.393.8189 or 727.804.5957, res08w341@verizon. net or Linda Buttshead, 941.722.7233, January 12 Muncie, Indiana The Midwest Antique Fruit jar and Bottle Club Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Horizon Convention Center, Muncie, Indiana,

Contact: Dave Rittenhouse, 1008 S. 900 W., Farmland, Indiana 47340, 765.468.8091 January 12 South Attleboro, Massachusetts The Little Rhody Bottle Club Annual Show & Sale, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, early buyers 9:00 am at the K of C Hall, 304 Highland Avenue, South Attleboro, Massachusetts, Contact: Bill or Linda Rose, 508.880.4929, January 18 Jackson, Mississippi 29th Annual Mississippi Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show at the Trade Mart Building, Mississsippi Fairgrounds, High Street, exit on Interstate 55. Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., Early admission: Friday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm., Saturday 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Set-up: Friday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm., Saturday 7:00 am to 9:00 am., Cost of admission: Free. Early bird: $20, Mississippi Antique Bottle Club, Contact: John Sharp, Show Chairman, PO Box 164, Sebastopol, Mississippi 39359, 601.507.0105, January 25 Anderson, California Superior California Antique Bottle Clubs 38th Annual Show and Sale at the Shasta County Fairgrounds, Anderson, California, Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Early admission: Call for information, Set up day: Call for information, Cost of admission: Call for information, Superior California Antique Bottle Club, Contact: Mel Hammer, 530.241.4878 or Phil McDonald, 530.243.2903 February 1 Rome, Georgia Rome Bottle and Collectibles Club

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(More) Sho-Biz Annual Show & Sale, Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Set-up Friday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rome Civic Center, 402 Visitors Center Drive, Rome, Georgia, Contact: Jerry Mitchell, 770.537-3725, or Bob Jenkins, 770.834.0736 February 02 Manville, New Jersey 18th New Jersey Antique Bottle Club Show and Sale at the V.F.W. of Manville, 600 Washington Avenue, Manville, New Jersey 08835, Sunday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, No Early Admission, Set up at 7:00 am on Sunday, Admission $3, New Jersey Antique Bottle Club, www.newjerseyantiquebottleclub. com, Contact: Bob Strickhart, Show Chairman, 3 Harvest Drive, Pennington, New Jersey 08534, 609.818.1981, February 14 & 15 Columbia, South Carolina 41st Annual South Carolina Antique Bottle Club’s Annual Show & Sale at the Meadowlake Park Center, 600 Beckman Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29203, Friday, February 14th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, February 15th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, NO EARLY ADMISSION FEE, Dealer Set-up, Friday the 14th, 10:00 am, Cost of admission for show & early admission: Donation at the door – Requested Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, South Carolina Antique Bottle Club,, Contact: Marty Vollmer, President, co-show chairman, 1091 Daralynn Drive, Lexington, South Carolina 29073, 803.755.9410, or Eric Warren, co-show chairman,, 803.951.8860, February 15 & 16 Las Vegas, Nevada 49th Annual Antique & Collectibles Show & Sale at the Texas Station

Casino, 2101 Texas Star Lane (at Rancho Road), North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032. Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Saturday Early Bird Special: $15 (includes Sunday admission). General Admission $5 on Sunday. Dealer Set-Up: Friday, 14 February, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:00 am. Proudly presented by the Las Vegas Antique Bottles & Collectibles Club. For Dealer Information contact: John Faulis: 702.242.2792 February 22 Grand Rapids, Michigan 23rd Annual West Michigan Antique Bottle Show & Sale at the Fonger American Legion Post, 2327 Wilson, S.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49534, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, no early admission, Set-up: 8:00 am – 10:00 am, Show admission: $2, West Michigan Antique Bottle Club, Contact: Steve DeBoode, Show Chairman, 1166 Corvette Drive, Jenison, Michigan 49428, 616.667.0214, February 23 Enfield, Connecticut Somers Antique Bottle Club 43rd Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, early buyers 8:00 am at St. Bernard’s School West Campus, 232 Pearl Street, Exit 47W (off I-91), Enfield, Connecticut, Contact: Rose Sokol, 164 Elm Street, Enfield, Connecticut 06082, 860.745-7688, March 02 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Antique Bottle Show (Information specifics forthcoming) March 30 Brewerton NY 44th Annual Empire State Bottle Collectors Association Show and Sale, Sunday, 2014, Brewerton Fire Hall, 9625 Rt. 11 Brewerton NY, 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. $3.00 donation, Contact Keon Kellogg, (315) 963-8681 or March 15 Athens, Georgia 3rd annual Athens Antique Bottle & Pottery Show & Sale, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Holiday Inn Express, 513 W. Broad Street. Tables $35, Adult admission $7, 14 and under $3. Table and admission tickets include free meals catered by the Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn also is offering discounted room rates top those attending the event. Space is almost twice as large as last year, with great lighting, site easy to find. It’s halfway between The Varsity and the University of Georgia Arch on Highway 78 (Broad Street). For tables and more information: Sam Evans at 706.613.0224 or sam@ Web site is www. March 28 & 29 Morro Bay, California 46th Annual Mooro Bay Antique Bottle Show and Sale at the Morro Bay Veterans Hall, 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay, California 93442, Show Times: Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Early Bird – Friday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Free admission and Free Early Bird, San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, contact: Richard Tartaglia, Show Chairman, 546 Hillcrest Place, San Luis Obispo, California 93410, 805.543.7484, April 5 St. Clairsville, Ohio The Ohio Valley Bottle Club’s Annual Bottle & Table-Top Antiques Show, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at J.B. Martin Recreation Center, 102 Fair Avenue, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Exit 216 off I-70. Contact: Tom Chickery, 740.695.2958,


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(More) Sho-Biz April 5 Daphne, Alabama The Mobile Bottle Collectors Club’s 41st Annual Show & Sale, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Free Admission. Daphne Civic Center, 2603 US Hwy 98, Daphne, Alabama 36525 (Whispering Pines Road and US Highway 98) Contact: Rod Vining, 251.957.6725, or Richard Kramwerich, PO Box 241, Pensacola, Florida 32591, 850.435.5425, May 17 Lake City, Florida A new bottle show is in the planning stage, Brian Hoblick (hoblick@, past show chairman of the successful Deland, Florida show, is preparing to chair a show on May 17, 2014 at Lake City, Florida, just a short distance from the I-10 & I-75 junction in north Florida. It will be held at the

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August 1 – 3 Lexington, Kentucky Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors presents the 2014 National Antique Bottle Show, at the Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, 859.233.4567. Banquet is on Friday evening, 01 August 2014. Lexington is a historic city (founded 1775) located at the cross-section of Interstate 64 and 75. Louisville, KY and Cincinnati,OH are just an hour away. Lexington has many area attractions including: Ashland (Henry Clay’s Home), Mary Todd Lincoln’s House, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, and thoroughbred horse farms. Visit

August 31 - July 2 Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga has been selected for the 2015 FOHBC Southern Region National Antique Bottle Show. The show will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Sunday August 2, with dealer set-up and early buyers on Saturday. The Chattanooga Marriott Downtown will be the host hotel and is connected to the convention center. The banquet/ bottle competition, seminars, auction, and membership meetings will be held at the Marriott. Jack Hewitt and John Joiner will be serving as show cochairpersons.


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

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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 of offers, etc. • Eligibility for a discount at FOHBC sponsored shows (National or EXPOs) towards “early admission” or dealer table rent • Access to a knowledge of the world of antique bottle collecting unavailable elsewhere • Contact information for clubs devoted to the study of historical bottles • A forum for your writings, articles, and editorials regarding the hobby • Participation in the nomination and selection of Federation members for the Honor Roll and Hall of Fame • Federation-sponsored writing, show poster, and newsletter-design contests • Free publication assistance for your book or manuscript • And more... We encourage Affiliated Bottle Club memberships by offering these additional benefits to your group: • Display advertising in Bottles and Extras at an increased discount of 50% • Insertion of your bottle club show ad on the Federation website to increase your show’s exposure • Links to your club website free of charge, as well as assistance with the creation of your website • Free Federation ribbon for Most Educational Display at your show • Slide programs for use at your club meetings • Participation in Federation sponsored insurance program for your club show and any other club sponsored activities Finally… We need your support! Our continued existence is dependent upon your participation as well as expanding our membership. The Federation is the only national organization devoted to the enjoyment, study, preservation, collection, and display of historical bottles. The FOHBC welcomes individuals who would like to contribute by running for Board positions or by sharing their expertise and volunteering their talents in other areas of interest such as contributions to our publications, assistance with the Federation’s National and EXPO shows, or through membership promotion. If you haven’t yet joined our organization, please do so and begin reaping the benefits. If you are already a member, please encourage your friends and fellow collectors to JOIN US!! For more information, questions, or to join the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, please contact:

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

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

Affiliated Club Membership for only $75.00 with liability insurance for all club sponsored events, 50% discount on advertising in the Bottles and Extras, plus much more, Contact: Alan DeMaison, FOHBC Business Manager 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville OH 44077 (440)-358-1223 or

Clearly Print or Type Your Ad Send to: Alan DeMaison FOHBC Business Manager 1605 Clipper Cove Painesville, OH 44077 or better yet, email Alan 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. Professionalgrade 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.



American Glass Gallery TM

We are currently seeking quality consignments for our 2014 auction schedule!

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

Pictured here are items to be included in our Spring, 2013 Auction.


FOHBC C/O Alan DeMaison, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077

Please CheCk your information and notify us of errors.

With over forty years of auction experience, you can’t go wrong with Hecklers Now accepting consignments for our 2014 auction schedule

Pictured Left: “Dallimores / Celebrated / Brandy / 430 Broome St. / N.R Broadway / New York.” Medicine Type Bottle in deep olive green, America, 1845-1860. Price Realized: $18,720

Norman C. Heckler & Company

Auctioneers of Antique Bottles and Glass, Period Decorative Arts, Singular Art Objects & Estates

(860) 974-1634

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American Glass Gallery TM

We are currently seeking quality consignments for our 2014 auction schedule!

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

Pictured here are items to be included in our Spring, 2013 Auction.


FOHBC C/O Alan DeMaison, 1605 Clipper Cove, Painesville, OH 44077

Please CheCk your information and notify us of errors.

With over forty years of auction experience, you can’t go wrong with Hecklers Now accepting consignments for our 2014 auction schedule

Pictured Left: “Dallimores / Celebrated / Brandy / 430 Broome St. / N.R Broadway / New York.” Medicine Type Bottle in deep olive green, America, 1845-1860. Price Realized: $18,720

Norman C. Heckler & Company

Auctioneers of Antique Bottles and Glass, Period Decorative Arts, Singular Art Objects & Estates

(860) 974-1634

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Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) November December 2013 Issue of Bottles and Extras

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Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) November December 2013 Issue of Bottles and Extras