Monthly Archives: May 2012

Greenbrier TN: Fire destroys over $400,000 in antiques.

Updated 26 June 2012 with Donation Information (see bottom of post) [PRG: Incoming from multiple sources] Subject: Tragedy in Tennessee On Monday, Memorial Day, the 7,000 square foot building owned by Claude Bellar in Greenbrier, TN, burned to the ground. … Continue reading

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Two examples of a C.A. Richards 99 Washington St. Boston

Two examples of a C.A. Richards 99 Washington St. Boston 30 May 2012 An interesting bottle closes on eBay today. This is an extraordinary example of a C. A. RICHARDS 99 WASHINGTON ST. BOSTON square. I believe it is a … Continue reading

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Lester E. Gibb’s Bone Liniment

“A cure liniment for external use only: For Skin Inflammations, Soreness, Eye Inflammation, Frost bit, Weeping Sinews, Burns, Cancer Humors, Chilblains, Rheumatic Affections, Itching, Ring Worm, Facial shaving Injuries, Strained Cords etc.” This post is prompted by Connecticut collector and … Continue reading

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Cocamoke Bitter Co. – Hartford, Conn.

Cocamoke Bitter Co. – Hartford, Conn. 29 May 2012 (R•042614) Early American Glass collector and authority, Rich Ciralli (Bristol, Connecticut) contacted me Saturday about a Bitters bottle that he recently obtained. I didn’t have an example so this is always … Continue reading

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Bottle and Glass Shards – Pieces of Wisdom

John Akers (see more of John’s Cartoons) produced some artwork for the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) for their signature magazine Bottles and Extras. This art appears each issue as a header for a section with special news, finds … Continue reading

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Small collection of 13 hat and salt (pontil) Whimseys

I like when I do a general post about a specific topic and I get comments and additional information and pictures. The beauty of this site and the digital age in general, is that I can update, modify and correct … Continue reading

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Chief Mike – Barber Shop Art & Collectables

I have to say, I meet some interesting people online through this site, the FOHBC site and the facebook bottle and glass sites. In this case it is Chief Mike Murro. Enjoy… Barber-shopping for me started with shining shoes with … Continue reading

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Some Beautiful Carnival Glass Pieces

My experiece with Carnival Glass is limited based on just owning a few insulators that caught my eye over the years. I pictured my PYREX CD 233 to the left. The color is quite nice. I did a Peachridge post … Continue reading

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A letter for Davenport’s Celebrated Jaundice Bitters?

Ferd – Thought you would like the attached 1849 letter I recently added to my collection…from George Dixon in Dedham, Mass. to William Potter in South Dartmouth, Mass. He is inquiring as to the stock of medicines that Potter has … Continue reading

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Toppin’ it off with a few Glasshouse Hat Whimsies

There has been some interesting dialog over at Early American Glass on facebook prompted by a posting by Jeff Noordsy (visit Jeff and Holly Noordsy) of a rather nice Hat Whimsey (see green example that Jeff picked up at the … Continue reading

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