Sept-Oct 2022 Features The Joy of Collecting ACL Soda Bottles

I’ve collected antique glass bottles and been a member of the FOHBC since 1997.  Like many other collectors, I’m attracted to beautiful colors and unusual shapes.  Unlike some, however, I have not specialized in only one category of bottle.  Instead, I have built collections of poison bottles (first), then colored blob-top sodas (second), then inks, then figural bitters, etc.  I have rarely ever sold or traded a bottle, and I still display on my shelves almost every glass bottle that I’ve collected during the past twenty-five years. READ MORE Become a digital or mailed magazine FOHBC member.

Antique Bottle & Glass Collector

Vol. 33 No. 5 | September – October 2022 | No. 263  

(Mailed 11 August 2022. Visit the FOHBC Members Portal to read online)

Features: A Western ‘Historical’ Flask Eric McGuire 16 The Joy of Collecting ACL Soda Bottles Mike Dickman 21 Bennet’s Magic Cure – An Early Montana Cure Bob Jochums 34 Top 25 Western Whiskey Cylinders 38

Vignettes: The Holy Grail of Chero-Colas Bill Baab 12 Who was Stephen Van Rensselaer Anthony Townsend 32 Crazy Collectors Ralph Finch 44 The Prince of Orange Ralph Finch 46 Meet Robert Girouard Ralph Finch 49 Tom Caniff, A Great Hobbyist is Gone Ralph Finch 54

Departments: Table of Contents FOHBC Officers 2022-2024 2 FOHBC President’s Message Shards of Wisdom “Heard it Through the Grapevine” FOHBC News, From and For Our Members 6 Virtual Museum News Richard Siri 10 Lost & Found 60 Member Photos 64 Classified Ads & Ad Rate Info 66 FOHBC Show-Biz–Calendar of Events 68 History’s Corner 70 Membership Benefits, Ad Rates, Donations to the FOHBC 71 Membership Application & Magazine Advertising 72