Tag Archives: McKearin

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask 22 February 2016 (R•022416) (R•031416) Just when you wonder when the long drought and absence of killer bottles will end, up comes this off-the-chart great Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap – American Eagle … Continue reading

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I recently picked up a Summer/Winter GX-15 Pontil Pint Aquamarine Flask

I recently picked up a Summer/Winter GX-15 Pontil Pint Aquamarine Flask 12 February 2015 It seemed like a nice day to do a post on a Summer Winter flask and put the Winter side on the top of the page. … Continue reading

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The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856

The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856 Part 3 by Stephen Atkinson 13 March 2014 Part 1: Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Thomas Stanger began building a new … Continue reading

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I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks

I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks 09 February 2014 I took a few photos this morning of some of my Union Clasping Hands flasks and thought I would pass a few on. Jim … Continue reading

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Antique Bottle Books up for Auction!

Lot 493. (Lot of 19) Bottle Related Reference Books, including, ‘For Bitters Only’ by Carlyn Ring, ‘Collecting Bottles’, by Cecil Munsey, ‘The Bottle Book’ by Fike, ‘Collector’s Guide to Old Fruit Jars, Red Book #7’, by Doug Leybourne, ‘Sarsaparilla Bottle Encyclopedia’ … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love Scroll Flasks?

Who doesn’t love Scroll Flasks? 21 November 2012 (R•052915) Being a color run ‘kinda-guy’ I just gotta’ say ‘‘Who doesn’t love Scroll Flasks?” Don’t cringe, I guess I coulda’ called this “Scrolling thru some Scrolls.” Anyway, credit for this post … Continue reading

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A lot of Collectors find Dyottville fascinating

Hi again Ferdinand, A lot of collectors find Dyottville fascinating; Here are three Dyottville cylinders including the “Class of 1846” example on the left (Fig:1). That one and the center are both two-part mold, iron pontiled 1840’s to 1850’s, and could possibly … Continue reading

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Class of 1846 – West Point Bottle

Class of 1846 – West Point Bottle? This gentleman told me that it is indeed documented in a cadet memoir that the father of one of the cadets supplied liquor for the graduation party which they called “Fandango.” [Fascinating incoming … Continue reading

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The “Dancing Indian” Cologne

A month or so ago Charles Aprill (New Orleans) posted a really nice picture of two “Dancing Indian” colognes (below) in aqua and cobalt blue. I have always admired this bottle because of the strong embossing and name. I placed … Continue reading

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GIV-26 found…Maybe I should have been an Electrician?

Ferdinand, I thought I would share some pictures with you of a rare find. To my knowledge, none of these have shown up in over 20+ years. Very few examples of this bottle are known to exist. An old house … Continue reading

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