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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (Glass House Co.) 1754-1758

Brooklyn (Glass House Co.) 1754 – 1758 Part 2 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 09 September 2013 A glass works was founded on what would become State Street in the present day Brooklyn, NYC in 1754 by the Glass … Continue reading

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The New York State Glass Factories

The New York State Glass Factories Preface of a Series | New Amsterdam by Stephen Atkinson 07 September 2013 Below is a 1640 map of New York City, known then as New Amsterdam. As you can see, the area was … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Week 12-16-12

This is the second weekly round-up of some really nice photography from various facebook and other glass sites. These pictures are amazing. It is so nice to see such great care with topic selection, composition and lighting. Well done to … Continue reading

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Three Bottles with New Orleans seals

Bottles with New Orleans seals  PEYCHAUD’S, DELPIT’S & SARRAZIN. Age range 1840’s through 1870’s.  “I’ve always felt the DELPIT’S was the oldest, the SARRAZIN the most recent.” Charles Aprill Dr. Charles Aprill from the Big Easy, submits these wonderful pictures … Continue reading

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Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River

Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River 01 October 2012 This mysterious email and pictures (almost like they were taken underwater, appeared in my inbox this weekend. Here is the brief email: “The bottle is like the one on … Continue reading

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Painted Bottles – Old & New

“We’re still painting on bottles as an art form of expression” David Walker Barker posted some neat pictures yesterday on Bottle Diggers and Collectors on facebook that I though were pretty cool and wanted to be nested in a post. … Continue reading

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Caloundra Bottle and Collectibles Show – Queensland

In from FOHBC member Greg Dean from Down Under… Hi Ferdinand, Hope all  is well with you stateside. Thought I’d share a few images for the Federation Web from one of the bigger bottle shows in Australia staged last weekend. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Bottles

Thanksgiving Bottles – Digger Odell Publications 2008. This post is dedicated to John A. “Digger” Odell (October 30, 1948 – October 27, 2011) “On December 4, 1619, 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, which comprised about 8,000 acres (32 km≤) on … Continue reading

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A couple of Petite Chestnuts

Ferd, good to see you at Keene – brief as always it seems, but bottles, bottles, bottles. Find the e-mail below which I sent back in May but appears to have slipped through your “net”.  In case you did see … Continue reading

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