“Madness in Manchester” Auction Pictures
The Glass Works Auction #99 The “Madness in Manchester” Auction began online and concluded at the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday evening, July 20th 2013 (7:00 PM) at the Raddisson of New Hampshire Expo Center Ballroom. The room was packed and from all accounts was a GREAT success! Look for a full story in the upcoming September | October issue of Bottles and Extras. I wanted to get a few pictures out while the auction was so fresh in my mind.
John Pappas with Gallery at Knotty Pine called the auction (see above pic) in a clean efficient way as Glass Works was not licensed in New Hampshire.
For you western bitters guys, I’m the one who won the German Balsam Bitters at that steep price. Love the bottle though and a portion of the money is for a good cause.
The FOHBC thanks Jim Hagenbuch, his staff and Glass Works Auctions for this First Class event. Glass Works Auctions will also be conducting the auction at the 2014 Lexington National.
The Wide Mouth Sunburst Flask was the piece receiving the highest hammer price. This extraordinary piece went to a Rocky Mountain area collector and broke the $25,000 line including auction house premium.
Signature Auction Piece
Lot 100. Advertising Sign, ‘Manchester Locomotive Works / Manchester, N.H.’, New Hampshire, ca. 1865 – 1875, photograph on white stock showing a steam locomotive with the letters ‘C.B. & Q.R.R.’ (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad), 28” by 23” in size, the wooden frame has age but may not be original. A photo credit for ‘J & M Prendergast, 258 Washington Street, Boston’ is below the lower edge of the picture. Some minor water stain exists around the edges, but no tears or creases. The Manchester Locomotive Works was in operation from 1855 to 1913.
The first locomotive built by the company was for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. It was also the sole provider for engines used on the Mount Washington Cog Railway.
G A L L E R Y
All photographs by Scott Selenak (FOHBC Show Photographer)
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.
Auction very well done by Glass Works and N.H. auctioneer John Pappas having some previous bottle selling experience, did a decent job.
Interesting that a great many of the lots “ran their course” via previous internet bidding, with the item selling at one increment above the last on-line bid. Lots of hammer prices below estimates.