We lose Brian Wolff


We lose Brian Wolff

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



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