We certainly appreciate the FOHBC’s premier magazine, Bottles and Extras doing this article on us. The writer, Steve Abbott has done numerous stories for them and when he asked about doing one on American Bottle, I said, “heck yea, we need all the publicity we can get.” So if you get a chance check it out, it chronicles the initial idea for ABA and explains how we got where we are today. We also want to thank Martin Van Zant and Ferdinand Meyer for the outstanding layout and design and their never ending contributions to the hobby. To subscribe to Bottles and Extras and receive six great issues each year for only $40 contact Elizabeth Meyer at [email protected] or call 713-504-0628. The magazine has never been better and is full of interesting articles on digging and stories involving the bottle hobby itself. Of course it also contains a For Sale section and a load of other information with beautiful pictures of some of your favorite antique bottles. For only $40, that’s the price of an unembossed medicine, with very little whittle. Seriously, you’ll be glad you did. You’ll also be helping to support the FOHBC and their continuing effort to publicize this wonderful hobby.
HI FRIM NANAIMO BRITISH COLUMBIA BATHTUB RACING CAPITAL RACING OF THE WORLD AND MINING LOGGING BOTTLE TREASURES . I HAVE BEEN A COLLECTOR OF BOTTLES AND GOWITS FOR YARES STARTING WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLD . MY FIRST BOTTLE WAS A QUART BIMAL GREEN ROUND GIN BOTTLE THAT I STILL HAVE LOTS OF BUBBLES AND HAS A WONKEY SHORT NECK AND A EMBOSSED 5 ON THE BOTTOM LOVE THIS BOTTLE . I COLLECT MAINLY BRITSH COLUMBIA EMBOSSED POP BEER SYPHONS AND GINGER BEERS AND POSTCARDS I DO HAVE A POSTCARD OF THE SAN FRANSICO MINT THAT I LIKE VERY MUCH THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN NANAIMO AND SAN FRANSICO DATING BACK TO THE COAL MINING DAYS AND FROM A ISLAND IN THE HARBOUR THERE IS A SANDSTONE QUARRY THAT MILLED SANDSTONE FOR THE US MINT BACK IN THE DAY . BACK IN THE Day THERE WAS A LOT OF SAN FRANSICO BOTTLES FOUND IN DEPARTURE BAY BY THE OLD COAL WHARFS . THE ODD ONE STILL IS FOUND TO THIS DAY . HAVE A BOTTLE DIGGING STORY FOR YOU . MY LATE DIGGING FRIEND BOB GRIFFEN AND MY SELF WERE DIGGING AT A PLACE CALLED THE OLD NANAIMO GOLFCOURSE . OVER THE YEARS MANY A GOOD BOTTLE WAS FOUND THERE MAINLY POPS BEER FRUIT JARS SOME EMBOSSED MEDS AND POTTERY . THE DUMP WAS IN A MIDDLE OF A SUBDIVISON WORK AND BOB FOUND A QUART BIMAL HONEY AMBER DEUCHER &KALBEN SAN FRANSICO BEER WHEN CLEANING IT BROKE HE GLUED IT BACK TOGETHER . I HAVE THE BOTTLE NOW . HE ALSO FOUND A QUART WE RUMMINGS POP BIMAL INSIDE SCREW BOTTLE AND A COPLE OF POTTERY BOTTLES . THE NEXT DAY WE GO BACK AND HE DIGS UP A RED QUART BEER BOTTLE FROM THE SAME BREWERY THAT ONE I HAVE LOST TRACK OFF NOW QUESTION I HAVE NOT FOUND ANY INFO ON THIS BREWERY IT IS A CORKER AND FROM THE EMBOSSING I FIGURE IT MUST BE ARIUND THE 1880 OR EARLY 1890’S ANY INFO WOULD BE NICE HAVE FOUND AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTION VERY INTERESTING WITH ALL THE POPS BEERS BITTER BOTTLES THAT YOU PEOPLE AUCTION OFF TAKE CARE BY FOR NOW REECE