GII-126 | Double Eagle with Wreath
This past weekend at Shupp’s Grove, I had this flask stolen (GII-126 – Double Eagle with Wreath) off my table. The bottle was bought from Norm Heckler in 2006 after I was under bidder on it (Auction 81).
It was returned by the high bidder and I was able to buy it. In the 40 years I have been in bottles, this is the first time I have had a bottle stolen from me. The common thief clearly is not that smart as first being a thief is a terrible way to live. Second they stole a bottle that is rare and only about six know to be around. This bottle is different than all of those because it has a lip chip and cooling stress marks on one side. If offered for sale or shown to anyone it will be easy to spot. So hopefully they will realize how dumb a move they have made and send it back.
I am starting to spread the word and plan on doing so until most everyone in the hobby can watch out for the bottle. The photos I am forwarding were take at the show by Rick (Meech Burchfield) from antiquebottlehunter.com. I will also send you the photo that Norm used in the auction which shows the chip. They sent it to me today. Please post this on your site and the FOHBC site.
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