COMPANY :  J.J. MELCHERS WZ, SCHIEDAM MAN GIN FAMILY
FEATURE : COSMOPOLITE + COSMOPOLIET  MAN
BILL BROWN & PAUL FORSTER COLLECTIONS



Avid MAN gin collectors, Bill Brown and Paul Forster, have joined together to display their very impressive collection of COSMOPOLIET / COSMOPOLITE gin bottles, featuring the iconic standing MAN.

MAN gin bottles are widely recognised as a desirable addition to any bottle collection. It is interesting to note that there are a variety of embossing styles, glass colours and bottle shapes and sizes.

Closer scrutiny of the embossed MAN in the above 21 bottles reveals some subtle differences, including :

>> Different type of hats
>> Position and placement of the walking cane
>> Facial features and clarity
>> Fingers and thumbs holding the outstretched bottle - only visible on some bottles
>> Coat pocket - all different - from none visible, to coat pocket, then bottle on right is actually a pouch with shoulder strap
>> Coat style and lapels are all different

Page 8 of the MAN GIN FAMILY features 3 examples of the extremely rare sealed THEOD C. MELCHERS freeblown gin bottles featuring the COSMOPOLITE  standing MAN.

For closer scrutiny of all bottles, "click" NEXT>>, above right, to view the 8 individual pages.