Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Pickin’s of Lancaster County

This is hopefully the first of many new antique bottle and glass postings by guest writers who have a talent with words, story-telling, photography and digital technology. I asked Eric first because I simply think he is near the best … Continue reading

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Danny Catherino and his Great Bottle Hoard

I received some interesting communications and pictures recently from Danny Catherino up in Philadelphia. I am going to leave the e-mails and pictures alone for the most part. I find these images and Danny really interesting. Obviously not the best … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Week – 12 – 30 – 12

This is the fourth weekly round-up of some really nice photography from various facebook and other glass web sites that have caught my eye.  Of course this is subjective, but it is fun to see the composition, lighting and topic … Continue reading

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A Summer Day at Peachridge in 2007

In 2007, Elizabeth and I commissioned our friend and professional photographer, Steve Harris, to spend the morning in our home taking pictures of windows and bottles. We gave him free reign and left him alone. A few of the photographs … Continue reading

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Some New Fish Bitters Photographs

CORN – QUEEN – FISH 20 December 2012 Recently I had my friend and professional photographer Steve Harris (pictured on left) spend the morning at Peachridge and photograph our various bottle rooms. Steve also works with me on select FMG Design projects … Continue reading

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1865 San Francisco Directory – All Quiet before the Quake

1865 San Francisco Directory All Quiet before the Quake SAN FRANCISCO – 1865 27 December 2012 Interesting to look at the innocence of an 1865 San Francisco business directory right before the first great earth quake. With all of the … Continue reading

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Bottle Collector finds Huge Cache of Silver Coins in Piggy Bank

Michael Urbanski Good Evening!: I was wondering if you do articles on your site other than bottles, I just metal detected a piggy bank cache with 346 silver coins in it, would that be a good story for the site? … Continue reading

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Charles Flint Glass Blowing Images

Charles Flint posted some really great pictures last week of early glass blowing techniques. I have nested these together and archived. Hope you enjoy. Thanks Charles! Read More: Boys in Glass Houses – Taking on the Mannerisms of Men Read More: Glass … Continue reading

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Greeley’s Bourbon Bitters Stamp Question

GREELEY’S BOURBON BITTERS STAMP 25 December 2012 Hi Ferdinand and Elizabeth. I have been enjoying your Peachridge site ever since finding this item and looking for information. The basics are: It appears to be a stamp for Greeley’s Bourbon Bitters. … Continue reading

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XR Clarke’s Vegitable Sherry Wine Bitters sells on ebay

ONLY 70 CTS, CLARKE’S VEGITABLE SHERRY WINE BITTERS Vegetable is misspelled [Jeff Burkhardt] You might consider a posting on Bob Strickhart’s superb run of CLARKE’S SHERRY WINE BITTERS per last month’s Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine. Bob just added … Continue reading

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