Category Archives: Lightning Rod Balls

Lightning Rod Balls and related material

Lightning Rod Exhibit at the Franklin Institute

F – Thought you’d find interesting. (Some Executive at) AMC Pictures collects LIGHTNING RODS. Dealer Ted Storb in Connecticut sold many of these to him. JEFF (FROGGY) BURKHARDT Hi All, Jeanne and I visited family in Philadelphia last weekend and … Continue reading

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A Summer Day at Peachridge in 2007

In 2007, Elizabeth and I commissioned our friend and professional photographer, Steve Harris, to spend the morning in our home taking pictures of windows and bottles. We gave him free reign and left him alone. A few of the photographs … Continue reading

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“I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

This is the cover art for the single “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by the artist Marvin Gaye. Oh I heard it through the grapevine, Oh and I’m just about to lose my mind. Honey, honey yeah. I wanted … Continue reading

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XR Cobalt Blue Ribbed Grape Lighting Rod Ball

Look at this incredible cobalt blue example of a National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Ball! Incoming this AM from Ron and Ann Krupa. Thanks! Hi: I noticed in your lightning ball grape grouping (there was) no reference to the cobalt … Continue reading

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Advertising Notes and Facsimile Currency

Over the years, since I started collecting bottles, I have picked up some nice examples of facsimile currency and advertising notes relating to the bottles that I collect. As a collector of US Postage and Revenue Stamps, there is a … Continue reading

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Lightning Rod Ball Collection Available

[PRG] I am hoping that someone in the New England area, with a knowledge of Lightning Rod Balls, would be interested in visiting and conducting an inventory of this collection. Please contact me if this is a possibility. I may … Continue reading

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Extremely Rare Burgoon Ball aquired by Jeff Burkhardt

  Good Morning Ferdinand! There are few LRBS (Lightning Rod Balls) on my want list, but high-up on that list is the extremely rare BURGOON. I have the cobalt but the amber and SCA (Sun Colored Amthysist) have eluded me…until … Continue reading

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Lightning Rod Balls – A Few From Our Collection

Recently I have written and posted about collectible antique Glass Paperweights, Target Balls, Marbles, Witch Balls, Fly Traps, Glass Fishing Floats and Christmas Ornaments and now would like to discuss one of my favorite areas, Lightning Rod Balls. The common denominator of course, is … Continue reading

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More Lightning Rod Ball and Weathervane pictures from the Baier Collection

Extensive Lightning Rod/Weathervane Collection – Advertising & Collectibles I wrote a post earlier today about Sullivan Auctioneers and their Jim & Linda Baier Auction Listing. Read… LRB’s! – Sullivan Auctioneers – The Jim & Linda Baier Collection Here are some more nice cropped … Continue reading

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LRB’s! – Sullivan Auctioneers – The Jim & Linda Baier Collection

Received a really interesting Auction poster from Sullivan Auctioneers. Have not heard of these folks. A little research shows a lot of farm equipment and land sale auctions. BUT…. look at all these really GREAT lightning rod balls, pendents and … Continue reading

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