Monthly Archives: December 2011

Paperweight Collectors Association

Crossing my Facebook radar on Peachridge Glass today was a link to the Paperweight Collectors Association page. Of course, this led me to some further searches to develop this post. We have a few paperweights but really don’t know too much about … Continue reading

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Bottle Buildings and Automobile Images

This is an end-of-the-year post capturing some images of buildings and cars with architectural and design aspects tying back to bottles. I just love this kind of stuff. Most of it is gone now, only archived in our memories, in … Continue reading

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Edward Drummond Libbey, American Glassmaker

Some good information in from Ken Previtali: Hello Ferd, Here’s a book (Edward Drummond Libbey, American Glassmaker by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.) that I discovered recently that was interesting for a number of reasons; including a great early history of the … Continue reading

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What did the Architect have in mind when Designing this Building?

Prohibition Champagne: Now the Hard Rock Hotel, the Carbide and Carbon Building was built during the Prohibition in Chicago by Daniel and Hubert Burnham to resemble a champagne bottle with a foil top. While most buildings in Chicago at the … Continue reading

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Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club presents the famous Fruit Jars Show and Sale

From the Findlay Antique Bottle Club Posting:  08 January 2012…It’s just a few days until the January Muncie event, with the infamous 3-days of room-hopping and the Saturday Get Together meeting at the Signature Inn Hotel, followed by the Sunday Fruit Jar & Bottle … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Peachridge Glass

[from Wikipedia] The New Year is the day that marks the time of the beginning of a new calendar year, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented. For many cultures, the … Continue reading

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H.P. Herb Wild Cherry Bitters – Another Roped Corner Fancy Gent

H.P. Herb Wild Cherry Bitters – Another Roped Corner Fancy Gent 28 December 2011 (R•060314) I am nearing the conclusion of writing about Roped Corner squares (at least in my bitters collection). Of course, some new bottle addition could change this … Continue reading

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Heckler Presents First Opportunity Auction

Heckler Presents First Opportunity Auction Internet Only Auction Opens Today at 9 A.M. Eastern An 80 Lot Absentee Internet Auction Including: Bitters Bottles, Whiskeys, Historical Flasks, Fruit Jars, Inks, Medicines, Fire Grenades and More..

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Abbott’s Aromatic Bitters – A Later Bitters with Class

Abbott’s Aromatic Bitters – A Later Bitters with Class 27 December 2011 (R•052914) In a separate area of my house and away from the gorgeous ‘heavy-hitter’s in my bitters collection sits the later bitters bottles. Many of these bottles are … Continue reading

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Rohrer’s Expectoral Wild Cherry Tonic

Rohrer’s Expectoral Wild Cherry Tonic “Rohrer’s Bitters Still Ahead” 24 December 2011 (R•061714) While cleaning my glass shelves yesterday in anticipation of a visit from noted Civil War Medicine author James Schmidt, I spent a few extra moments polishing two … Continue reading

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