Category Archives: Whimsies

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National |¬†Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen¬†education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … Continue reading

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August 2013 – Antique Bottle & Glass Photo Gallery

Good Pitkin Morning – Tom Marshall I thought I would take a moment to group some of the really remarkable photographs that have been posted on Early American Glass and Bottle Collectors on facebook this past month. The composition, lighting, … Continue reading

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2013 Bottle Battle Highlights

New England Bottle Battle I wanted to get some posts and pictures out as quickly as I could. It has been insane here in a good way. A few pictures have been put up on the PRG facebook page. The … 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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Glass Batons and Canes at Glass Works Auction #96

Back in May and June of 2012, PRG did a series on Whimsies which concluded with glass canes and batons. Read: Glass Cane Whimsies. After the post I was tipped off by a reader to look for some great canes … Continue reading

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Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont

Hi Ferdinand, Here is a little teaser for those who might be heading to next summer’s FOHBC event in Manchester, New Hampshire. We shot these images this fall while visiting the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont (just south of Burlington, … Continue reading

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Civil War Soldier’s Folk Art Carved Whimsy Bottle & Letter

From my friend Jim Schmidt¬†…“check out this lovely folk art in a bottle”. I think this is pretty cool. Think you will too. Please take the time to visit the listing, look at all of the pictures, read the wonderful … Continue reading

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Michael George: Manchester Chairman & New England Tour de Force

Tour de Force is defined as “a feat demonstrating brilliance or mastery in a field”. Now if this does not describe the role and backbone of the Chairman of our FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire, … 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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Glass Cane Whimsies

In my continued effort to stay ahead of the curve and to look at other examples of Glasshouse Whimsies or End of the Day Glass, I developed this post and dedicate it to a rather unique whimsy and that is … Continue reading

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