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Looking at some George Ohr Inkwell Examples

Looking at some George Ohr Inkwell Examples The ‘Mad Potter of Biloxi’ 20 June 2014 Jim Hagenbuch and Glass Works Auctions had some nice George Ohr, also affectionately called the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”, inkwells in their auction #102 that closed … Continue reading

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Drug Stores from Bygone Days

Drug Stores from Bygone Days 10 April 2014 I know of some traffic routes now where I pass a Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS Pharmacy in succession. Usually when nearing a hospital. These homogenous drug stores and the drugs stores within grocery … Continue reading

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Those Doll Heads that you Diggers & Pickers Keep Finding

Those Doll Heads that you Diggers & Pickers Keep Finding 06 March 2014 Walking around the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show this past weekend and looking at the kazillion antique bottles and old go-withs that we typically see at a show … Continue reading

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Pale Orange Bitters and PJ Murray’s Ghost

Pale Orange Bitters and P.J. Murray’s Ghost PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 13 February 2014 Is P.J. Murray watching over my shoulder as I write this post? Does he know that I am looking at one of his advertising … Continue reading

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More on the Color Orange in Antique Glass

More on the Color Orange in Antique Glass by Ken Previtali 09 February 2014 By the way, the word orange is one of the few words in the English language for which there is no effective rhyme. What is interesting … Continue reading

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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère Bottle Question

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère Bottle Question 13 January 2014 Dear Mr. Meyer, I am writing you in your capacity of president of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. I have a scholarly question. The caveat is that it’s about … Continue reading

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