Category Archives: Color

Color descriptions and commentary

Amazing 8-Sided Utility Bottle…Is It Baltimore?

Amazing 8-Sided Bottle…Is It Baltimore? 29 August 2014 As part of the “Dale Mlasko and great bottles found at the bottom of a San Francisco Hole Week” we now show you this amazing utility or ink bottle that Dale found in … 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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The Color Orange in Antique Bottles & Glass

The Color Orange in Antique Bottles & Glass 08 February 2014 We sometimes, unfortunately, classify orange-tone bottles as amber. In the bitters world, we have orange amber but never pure orange. With fruit, the orange is as honest as you … Continue reading

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From clear to purple or brown, that’s how irradiation runs

From clear to purple or brown, that’s how irradiation runs by Ken Previtali 01 December 2013 Regarding the post on “Artificially Purpled Glass” with the link to David Whitten’s fantastic website: David also mentions the effects radiation has on bottles … Continue reading

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Chuck Brown AKA ‘CobaltMan’

Chuck Brown AKA ‘CobaltMan’ 23 November 2013 by Charles Brown My name is Charles Brown and with such a name I changed it to Chuck very early in my life with most people not putting together Charlie Brown. Some got … Continue reading

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Determining bottle color standards with Peachridge 6-Log Drakes

Determining bottle color standards with Peachridge 6-Log Drakes 14 September 2013 Michael Seeliger (Brooklyn, Wisconsin) recently visited us at Peach Ridge where Mike took exacting color measurements of my 6-log Drakes Plantation Bitters run and various other bottles using a color … Continue reading

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Different bottles same color, same bottles different colors

Different bottles same color, same bottles different colors… Steve Mello 05 September 2013 More: Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles

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Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham

Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham 09 August 2013 Cataloging of bitters by the various authors has been an ongoing and evolving process. Each new publication has added and increased the information. The additional information in each publication has … Continue reading

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Jerry’s Hippie Dippie Bottle

Jerry’s “Hippie Dippie“ Bottle I was sitting at my table at the FOHBC Manchester National show and Dr. Charles Aprill alerted me to a real oddball striated flask somewhere far across the showroom floor, almost as far as San Francisco is … Continue reading

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Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles

Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles It is so interesting to see collectors having fun with their collections by using photography and light. In this case it is Steve Mello over on Bottle Collectors on facebook. I thought I … Continue reading

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