Category Archives: Auction News

Latest sales and stories for all the big glass auction houses.

Chattanooga National Bitters Spotting

Chattanooga National Bitters Spotting 19 August 2015 (R•082015) As busy as I was at the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show, I certainly had the opportunity to see some nice bitters on the floor, under the tables, in the … Continue reading

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Chuck Gildea wins an Oster Toaster!

Chuck Gildea wins an Oster Toaster! 02 June 2015 You never know what to expect from Jeff Wichmann with American Bottle Auctions. I was sitting in a meeting yesterday and peeked at my phone and saw a link to Jeff’s … Continue reading

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Lone Star Stomach Bitters – New Orleans

Lone Star Stomach Bitters – New Orleans 30 May 2015 Here is another super bitters that made an exciting appearance at the recent American Glass Gallery Auction 14 by John Pastor. Let’s do a little digging on the J. Dreyfus (Crescent Moon and … Continue reading

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E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House

E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House A Treasure Trove of Wahoo Bitters items goes to Auction 24 April 2015 (R•051215) One of the more entertaining aspects of collecting antique bottles, and in my particular case, bitters bottles, is the interesting names … Continue reading

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Set of Three Skull Poisons and Trade Cards

Set of Three Skull Poisons and Trade Cards 20 March 2015 Sometimes I just feel like Charlie Brown because I have to say “Good Grief”. This time, Jim Hagenbuch has a set of three Skull Poisons….plus…are you ready…. three corresponding trade … Continue reading

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W. A. Carlton’s Anti-Dyspeptic Tonic Bitters – Athens, Georgia

W. A. Carlton’s Anti-Dyspeptic Tonic Bitters – Athens, Georgia 17 March 2015 Jim Hagenbuch with Glass Works Auctions has this really neat and extremely rare Carlton’s Anti-Dyspeptic Tonic Bitters square from Athens, Georgia in his “Winter Classic” Auction #106 that closes on March 23rd. … Continue reading

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Dr. Marcus’ Universal Bitters – Philadelphia

Dr. Marcus’ Universal Bitters – Philadelphia 13 March 2015 Jim Hagenbuch with Glass Works Auctions has a nice example of an extremely rare Dr. Marcus’ Universal Bitters from Philadelphia in their “Winter Classic” Auction #106 that closes on March 23rd. Initially, … Continue reading

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A question about French ‘Canteen Like’ Bottles

A question about French ‘Canteen Like’ Bottles 14 January 2015 Two years ago, I put together a fun post on a variety of historical canteen images. This is not my area of direct expertise, but I do find them fascinating and … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | January 2015

JANUARY  |  2 0 1 5 Saturday, 31 January 2015 Interesting letter over in Mailbox from Kimberly R, a relation of S.O. Richardson. Visit MAILBOX Hi Ferd, Hope all is well with you. The link below is to the ebay seller ntqlvr (LINK) … Continue reading

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T. J. Lummus’ A.V. Bitters – Lynn Mass

T. J. Lummus’ A.V. Bitters – Lynn Mass 26 November 2014 (R•112714) (R•121115) An important bitters sold this past Monday night in the Glass Works Auctions, The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 . The T. J. LUMMUS’ A.V. BITTERS from Lynn, Massachusetts (Ring/Ham, … Continue reading

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