Aqua GI-85A Lafayette / Liberty Historical Flask

I like it when collectors send me pictures and information about an exciting piece of glass. Thanks Michael for sharing.

Good day sir,

I was introduced to your website a while back and have found it to be a very nice site. I thought I would share with you a nice flask that I own. It is a GI-85A Lafayette / Liberty cap. It is the slightly rarer variant known as the “A” Difference being as I would assume you know has a rivet mark or a dimple just above the TT in Lafayette. The extra rare part of this flask is the color. This one is Aqua! Not the most exciting color for any bottle but Connecticut is not best known for making aqua glass. I have seen 1 or 2 86’s in Aqua and I have seen 1 other 85 (not sure if it is the “A” or not) but that one is pretty badly cracked.

In any case I thought you and or your readers may like to see this one.

Michael O’Malley
Littleton, Massachusetts

GI-85A Lafayette/Liberty - O'Malley Collection

GI-85A Lafayette/Liberty - O'Malley Collection

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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