A Few Western Whiskeys

Dale Mlasko Whiskeys

Western Whiskeys - Mlasko Collection

Major Western Collector Dale Mlasko sends this great picture and information about some rare and important Western Whiskeys…Thanks for sharing Dale. As usual, the best of the best.

Hi Ferdinand,

I thought I would send you a picture of a few western whiskey bottles.

While they are not figural bitters or historical flasks, these cylinders typify the Old West on many levels. These five date from the 1870-1880 period. From left to right “J.F. Cutter Extra Old Bourbon (star inside shield) Trade mark” in a rare yellow green; “Miller’s Extra, E. Martin & Co. Old Bourbon (one of 7 mint examples known); Another “J.F. Cutter…this is one of the West’s oldest whiskey cylinders, circa 1870 also in a very rare yellow green; Jockey Club Whiskey G.W. Chesley & Co. S.F. This is a very rare sixth; Finally, the popular (and very rare with about 12 examples known) Gold Dust N. Van Bergen in a light yellow-gold color with extremely heavy whittle effect.

These whiskey bottles were all blown in San Francisco, and are getting extremely hard to find. Very few are being dug today, and competition for these beautiful bottles is fierce.

Dale Mlasko

Note: Visit Dales web site… Oregon Trail Antique Bottles & Glass

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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