Category Archives: Water

Avon Mineral Springs – the “Saratoga” of Western N.Y.

AVON MINERAL SPRINGS the “Saratoga” of Western N.Y. by Jack Stecher 31 August 2013  “Grimace was the prevailing feature on the face of the new-comer when swallowing the beverage of the fountain” Back in 2005 I published an article on … Continue reading

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Florida Water – Murray & Lanman – New York

F L O R I D A   W A T E R M U R R A Y   &   L A N M A N N E W   Y O R K 09 August 2013 One … Continue reading

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Gerald and his labeled Missisquoi Bottle

When I get back after a big bottle show like the 2013 Manchester National, I have to sift through my mind and Iphone pictures as so many folks stop by my table with bottles they are excited about. Many want … Continue reading

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Some Nice Congress & Empire Spring Bottles – Shags to Riches

SHAGS TO RICHES (not by far) When Elizabeth and I first moved into the long vacant house on property we now affectionately call Peach Ridge, it had shag carpet (see above), an old decrepit boat in the garage and had … Continue reading

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Historical Canteens – Canteen Figural Bottles

 HISTORICAL CANTEENS Canteen Figural Bottles 19 July 2013 (R•102913) Jim Hagenbuch has one of the finest H. A. GRAEF’S SON N.Y. CANTEEN bottles I have ever seen at his Glass Works Auction #96 “Cabin Fever” auction that closes this coming … Continue reading

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Rose Water – Lime Juice – Olive Oil whats-it-hold bottles!

Rose Water – Lime Juice – Olive Oil whats-it-hold bottles! 03 December 2012 This past weekend at the El Nina – Monsoon, 49er Antique Bottle Show in Auburn, California I was able to put together a color run of some … Continue reading

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Looking at a few of my favorites in ABCR Auction 10

A B C R    A U C T I O N    10 Closing Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 8:00 PM AEST Visit Auction Travis Dunn with ABCR Auctions announces their Auction 10: The catalogue is now available for viewing – Auction … Continue reading

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Mike AKA Chinchillaman1 AKA Mike’s Bottle Room

I received this response on facebook to my recent post Cool Embossings 2: Those are all cool!!! but I’m saddened by the fact that you didn’t mention any NYC stuff, there are some amazing embossing on blobs, Olbermeyer and Liebmann, Easter … Continue reading

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Cool Embossings 2

Cool Embossings 2 28 August 2012 This is the second post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings 1. As a designer, I just love seeing these images on bottles. So cool. This is a living and breathing post, meaning … Continue reading

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