Monthly Archives: July 2012

FOHBC 2012 Reno Expo Banquet Pictures

The Banquet on Friday Evening Elizabeth and I typically attend the FOHBC Banquet each year. There is usually a cocktail party first, good food, the keynote speaker (Warren Friedrich gave a talk on San Francisco Glass Houses), awards and the … Continue reading

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FOHBC Reno Expo Shoot-Out Pictures

We are writing a big article on the FOHBC Reno EXPO for Bottles and Extras which will be delivered to FOHBC members by 01 September 2012 and hopefully sooner. I know some of you have been asking for pictures and I … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2012 Reno Expo Sneak Preview Pictures

I will be developing a number of posts after this monster show. I thought I would sneak out a few of my early favorite photographs so far! Early Photographs

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Barrel Series – I. Nelson’s Old Bourbon

I. NELSON’S OLD BOURBON  MAYSVILLE, KY Isaac Nelson 26 July 2012 (Updated 23 August 2013) (R•091516) In my determination to leave “no stone uncovered” in the Figural Barrel Series (see far below), I now write on the I. NELSON’S OLD BOURBON … Continue reading

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Ed Herrold Passing – A True Bottle Friend

This just in… It is with great sadness in my heart, that I must tell you and pass on this email to you about the passing of one of our finest long time collectors. Mr. Ed Herrold has passed away … Continue reading

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D&C | Dealers & Collectors unveils at the FOHBC Reno Expo

PRG: Folks, this has been hard to keep under my hat as this new web site and book could change everything! I am not even going to tell you who is behind this ground-breaking endeavor, as you can find out … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – W.C. Bitters

W. C. BITTERS | BROBST & RENTSCHLER Here is a figural bitters barrel that takes a back seat to the other heavy hitter barrels such as the Old Sachems, Greeley’s and Roback’s (see bottom of page). It a later bottle … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Stillman & Breen

STILLMAN & BREEN | MEMPHIS, TENN Brandies, Wines, Teas And Cigars 24 July 2012 • 28 July Update: See comment from Robert Cutchins below. I guess this weeks figural barrel posts are about extremely rare bottles found in thrift shops. Why not? … Continue reading

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Shupp’s Grove 11th Annual Bottle Festival Pictures

I’ve always wanted to go to the Shupp’s Grove Bottle Festival as there are not to many bottles shows outdoors. This and the annual Heckler Columbus Day Event in Connecticut are the only ones that come to mind. I guess it … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – W. Wolf found at Thrift Shop for $1.00

W. WOLF PITTSBURGH This just in. An extraordinary find in a thrift shop.  Are you ready?….. for $1 Dollar! [1] Hi, I have a Blue Barrel shaped W. Wolf Pittsburgh Whiskey Bottle. I am trying to get information on value … Continue reading

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