Welcome to a new year of SOTW - may 2005
bring us more glass than there's time to write
been a couple of glasses worth noting in passing, including a shiny Badger
Club from Milwaukee that Joe Lais snagged for $53.00. A pretty
glass that we've seen only a couple of times in the past few years.
Then there was a "Lititz
Springs Straight Rye Whiskey" from John C Horting of Lititz, PA.
There's one in
the database if you're reading this from The Archives and can't access
the original auction I was watching this one with interest because
it's a plain-Jane text glass but it listed with a starting price of
$79.95. Lititz is a small town to the west of Philly, PA that I zip
past when traveling between Reading and Lancaster. I've never
actually taken the Lititz exit from the highway and so far as I know
there's nothing there of note, but Lititz shot glasses regularly turn up
for sale marked at $100 in local antique stores. Not that they sell
for $100, but that's what they're priced at. While this glass didn't
trigger a bidding war, it did sell for its asking price.
Mental note to self to keep eyes open for one of these at flea
Unfortunately the listing picture is not greatest because it's one of THE great picture glasses. It's listed in HSG; it's from Edwin Crane of Boston, MA. The glass appears to be pristine and minty-mint and I thought we were looking at a $200+ auction in the making when it first listed. All the action was in the closing hours, first with dickens5 ponying up a paltry $9.99. But the snipers had it. nuffbarn took it to $46 and joelais tried to ride off with it for $77.00 -- but if it's Boston, hecurrier is going to have something to say about it. It sold for $78.00.
Note that some previous picks for "Shot of the Week" can be found in The Archives.
last updated: January 31, 2005
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