March | April 2017 issue of
BOTTLES and EXTRAS!
The March - April 2017 issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS
was mailed to members on Thursday, 09 February 2017. 72 pages, plus covers in full color including historical information, member news, Shards of Wisdom, History's Corner, book reports, show news, bottle articles and stories, member photo gallery, lost & found and so much more. Articles included in this issue include The Beginnings of the Antique Bottle Collectors' Association (ABCA)
George Wagoner 10 Sanford Petts of Boston and the "Spirits of 76"
Jack Sullivan 16 Edward Roome Tobacconist
Eric McGuire 22 California Favorite: The George Wissemann Company
Steve Abbott 38 A Variety of New England Flasks Mark Vuono 54
…. Remember to renew in a timely fashion and get a friend to Become a member of the FOHBC
Antique Bottle Convention & Expo
Contracts and reservations far ahead of previous year records. Please make your plans now!
Springfield Armory Reception
Compete in the Battle of Springfield
The Morning Auction in Springfield!
Bringing Back Room Hopping
Bottle of the Month
3. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “GEN TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR,
(GI-39), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, medium pink color quart, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip. A 1/2” by 1/4” chip is off the side of the lip. Also the impression is somewhat weak. Wild unbelievable, and probably unique color, unlisted for this mold. Forget the flaws, it’s the color here that counts! Ex. Charles Gardner and Ed Blaske Collection. Current Glass Works Auction #114. VISIT
Manville NJ Show Big and As Crowded As Ever
Last February 5th, Linda and I traveled to the 21st annual New Jersey Antique Bottle Club’s Antique Bottle Show and Sale, held again this year at the Manville VFW hall. The site is just about right for the 100 tables that show always has. Bob Strickhart took over the duties as show chairman four years ago when the show was about to be canceled by the club. Lack of volunteers and members was a huge issue. So Bob decided to take it on alone if need be to save the show. He has more than saved it, it has grown. READ MORE