This past month saw the end
to the winter selling season on eBay and the supply of glasses has slowed
to a trickle. I have only a handful of glasses on my watch list and
competition for the stragglers is minimal. Spring is here, the
dogwoods are blooming, and collectors have turned off their computers and
are outside tuning the lawnmower and washing down the patio
This week's pick for SOTW is an equally attractive (at least to my mind) but less high-powered "Silver Rye" from M. H. Chamberlain & Co. of Detroit. This glass is one of the few that were photographed for inclusion in OASG and you can also find it in the database. We don't know a whole lot about Messrs Chamberlain & Co. They disappear from business directories at the turn of the century, so it's likely that this glass dates to the late 1800s.
Despite its age and appeal, the glass attracted a number of low-level bids in the low double digits, until it finally got the respect it deserved and was claimed by steelglass. "mrtiqfreak" tried to snatch it away in the final seconds, but steelglass hung in and stole it for $44.05.
Congratulations to the winner!
Note that some previous picks for "Shot of the Week" can be found in The Archives.
last updated: May 08, 2004
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