Monthly Archives: March 2013

The latest from the The Museum of Connecticut Glass

The following post has been developed with cooperation and coordination with Noel Tomas. Historical Synopsis of the Museum of Connecticut Glass, Inc. Founded February 12, 1994, the Museum of Connecticut Glass was organized by a small group of interested Coventry … Continue reading

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2013 National Antique Bottle Show Seminars Announced

Manchester, NH Seminars Michael George, show chair and Rick Ciralli, seminar coordinator for the 2013 FOHBC National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire just announced officially, an exciting line-up of seminars and presenters that will want to be added … Continue reading

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A Thought Provoking and Inspirational Communication

By 14 I had my own bottle shop in our cellar, a sign on the tree out front, had a table at the local flea markets, went to several major auctions at Bob Skinner’s, was advertising in Old Bottle magazine … Continue reading

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Incredible and Rare Western Flask – “Fleckenstein & Mayer, (monogram), Portland, O.”

“Incredible and Rare Western Flask” Stopping my eyes suddenly on eBay was a listing reading “Incredible and Rare Western Flask”. Well that’s a teaser enough. Then I see pictures (all four posted here) that blow me away. Of course I … Continue reading

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Morro Bay Meat Eaters

So I ask my friend Jerry Forbes (Carmel, CA) for some bottle pictures from the the San Luis Obispo Bottle Society’s 45th Annual Show and Sale in Morro Bay, California this past Friday and Saturday. Here is what I got…. … Continue reading

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B.W. Totty’s Superior Tonic Bitters – Richmond, VA

“There are no known whole examples” TOM LEVEILLE Wow, here is a extremely rare and possibly unique bitters that ‘appeared’ on my Peachridge Glass facebook page. There is no listing in the Ring & Ham Bitters Bottles or Bitters Bottles … Continue reading

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Case Gins to put in a Case

Commonly called “case gin” or “taper gin” bottles since they would pack more efficiently to a case (6 to 24 bottles) than round bottles. Bill Lindsey Bought this lot of large case gins yesterday. They weren’t cheap. Hope I did … Continue reading

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Dr. Sherman’s Prickley Ash Bitters from Kansas City?

It appears that Dr. Sherman went into a drug store to get a drink of whiskey, and being familiar with the place went behind the prescription case and helped himself, but by mistake took from the wrong bottle something of … Continue reading

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Casper Whiskey Four-Cities Variant

“Made by Honest North Carolina People” Jim Hagenbuch and crew had two nice examples of cobalt blue Casper Whiskey bottles in their Glass Works Auction #97 that closed this past Monday night. What I liked was that one example was … Continue reading

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Old Dr. C. W. Hufeland’s German Bitters – For Dyspepsia

Who is Old Dr. C. W. Hufeland? “He is famous as the most eminent practical physician of his time in Germany.” I’ve been getting kind of squirrelly recently with some of these XR bitters that have been popping up on … Continue reading

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