SOTW regulars will have lamented the long dry spell over the holidays. We looked and we looked, but we failed to find a single glass worthy of note - at least not on eBay. In fact the dearth of biddable glass has been so dire that some of us have been reduced to buying - gasp - BOTTLES!! The High Priestess of pre-Pro Shot-Collecting has the option of excommunication for such transgressions, so it's lucky that we finally have several nice SOTW contenders lined up.
weight of all the pent-up buying power was evident in the outcome of this
for SOTW. It's a sweet Father Time Old Elgin Rye Whiskey from
Philip Freiler. It's another of those Special (with a cap S)
pre-pro glasses whose appeal and rarity make it essentially priceless,
so the eventual outcome of the auction was reasonably predictable (I
considered putting $300 on it had I been given the chance). I've
only seen this glass once previously - it was in Roger Vaughn's
possession. Roger is part-time resident and native of Elgin and
generously donated it to the local museum when he decided to liquidate his
collection. He was kind enough to photograph it for the pre-pro.com
database before parting with it; Roger's description is taken from
The current glass was quickly picked up by 1sirdudley but she didn't hold it long before bluroc charged in with his usual strength. rye2be then started chipping away at Kevin's lead but couldn't find his max. But after a couple of days of looking and lusting and lusting and lusting some more, Clint slammed it with a high-powered bid that not even junkmoney could better in the final moments. The auction closed at $261.99 and the glass is now headed to MO.
Congratulations Clint !!
Note that some previous picks for "Shot of the Week" can be found in The Archives.
last updated: February 08, 2004
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