Category Archives: Target Balls

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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Looking at some of the many Finch Target Balls

Looking at some of the many Finch Target Balls 22 November 2013 Yesterday, John Pastor and I were able to visit with Federation members and glass celebrities Ralph and Janet Finch (pictured above) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. After a nice … Continue reading

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Incoming Questions about Finds

I continually get emails and pictures about recents finds and questions about bottles and glass. Though I field the Bitters questions, I typically send the questions outside of my area of speciality to others. Here are a few questions I … Continue reading

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Target Balls – Glass Made to be Broken

Target Balls – Glass Made to be Broken 22 March 2012 When I think of Target Balls, the first person that comes to mind is Ralph Finch. In looking at his online Journal and website (On Target! The International Journal for … Continue reading

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Glass Works Auction #93 – Woodgate’s Plantation Bitters makes its Appearance

Glass Works Auctions announces Absentee Auction #93  ~ The “Christmas Comes Early” Auction Closing Date: December 5th, 2011 Bidding Opens: November 21st Over 450 items being offered! Featuring: * Important English ‘black glass’ bottles from the Stanley Hooper Collection. * … Continue reading

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Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience

Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience 6 April 2011 Back in October 2010, Pam and Randy Selenak (pictured at ends of table) from Orange County, California called Bob Ferraro and I asking if we would like to make … Continue reading

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