On the right of each page on Peachridge Glass web site is a Categories list that I continually add to as the site expands. I wish I could think of two words to file these types of stories like, “you’ve got to be kidding me”, “why doesn’t this ever happen to me” or “the bottle gods are on my side”. My point is, there are just so many great stories about finds happening all the time. For housekeeping purposes you will find these under ‘Digging and Finding’ for now. Anyway…what a great email. This fellow is in Houston and has 2 spare hours and he finds a Charter Oak. Go figure!
FYI…I will be speaking on this topic of ‘recent finds and trends’ during one of the seminars at the FOHBC 2012 Reno Expo in late July.
Ferdinand, I was in Houston today visiting the eye doctor and had about 2 hours to hit antique stores. I found this Charter Oak, GII-60 for a whopping $45. I like to have had a heart attack paying for this so quickly. The amazing thing, it was about 50 feet from a bottle collectors booth, in a keyed china cabinet, on the bottom shelf next to a plate. It is absolutely perfect and looks like it was made yesterday. The embossing of the eagle and tree is the best I have ever seen on any bottle in the last 48 years. I collect teakettle inks, but with this find, I may have to start collecting flasks. I read the charter oak article as I was searching for info trying to ID this flask. Your site did it for me. Regards Bayou Bottles
PS: Keep up the great work you do for the hobby.
Read More: The Charter Oak Historical Flask
This reminds me of the time I wrote about the Dr. Wheeler’s Tonic Sherry Wine Bitters and Dennis Rogers, out west, finds one in an antique shop the following week. Read: The Johnnie Walker Box and the Dr. Wheeler’s – or You’ve Got to be Kidding Me!
wow, nice find! I just learned that large collection was donated to the local thrift store three days ago, missed out again… we will have our day Ferd, someday!