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Each edition of SOTW will begin with some stats on sales in the past 28 days to give us all a sense of where the hobby is going.  In the past four weeks, 116 pre-pro glass auctions closed, 21 closed with no bidder, average price of the glasses that sold was $24.34.  5 glasses sold for >$100, none sold for >$1,000. 

Condensation on the outside of the windows and daily ozone alerts remind us that summer is here with a vengeance and the sensible among us head to the shore. 

Oh right, duh, gas prices, never mind. 

Perhaps the inability to skip town explains why eBay is still sizzling at a time when the flow of glass usually slows to a trickle, with a number of prime offerings being felled over the past few weeks.  One of the hottest auctions closes later tonight: an enamel Anderson distilling that should make at least $400 if the stars are aligned and junkmoney is feeling his oats. 

SPEAKING of junkmoney (sorry Bill!), he came heartbreakingly close to being awarded a coveted Golden Hayner for blowing a gob-smacking $93 for a beaded text-only Bomberger Pure Rye (right).  He was hen-pecked into pole position by deppen76, who might have received a joint award until he reminded me that the Bomberger distillery was later known as Michters.  Michters has a loyal collector following: well damn.

junkmoney loves enamel and beaded glasses -- and not necessarily in that order.  I suspect the high bid was for the label rather than for PA connection, so it's a good thing that a better candidate for the Golden Hayner Award dropped from the skies in the form of the embossed Haydock Rye glass shown below. 


In fairness, I should disclose that junkmoney sent me a pre-emptive link to this auction, so maybe he knew what was in the offing, but I had already filed this one and knew that a new SOTW was in order.

The Haydock Rye Distilling Co. was based in Kansas City.   City business directories don't provide any information about dates or location, but this particular glass is reasonably common and the jelly-glass form probably dates it to post 1910.  It's thick-walled and resilient, so many have survived in good condition, which is why it usually fetches in the $15 - $25 range. 

The glass shown at left cost the new owner $76:  a stunning achievement even during the bidding wars of March or November. 

Who gets the Golden Hayner?  That would be fawnpuppy2003!  Congratulations and thanks for the entertainment!

Here's a sneaky deal:  jeffstateglass, aka Bruce Silva bopped poor old hectic76 on the head to snatch a Morville AAA Whiskey for $28.  Morville was a CA brand, from Louis Taussig  & Co. of San Francisco.  No doubt the glass is destined for Bruce's sales list: pickings must be sparse out west these days.
In the latest edition of "The bluroc Report", the Poo-bah notes that yet another color-label glass is headed over the hills to Snohomish.  Predictably enough, this one generated a lot of interest. 

The glass in question is a rare, perhaps unique, red-etched "Old Sharpe Williams" from Macon-rhymes-with-bacon, GA.  The runners-up included xxxtruk, oldwhiskey, hectic76 and the new pre-pro hunting regulars doglyn and imapicchic, but bluroc held firm and grabbed it for a relatively cheap $225.16.

Sheesh.   I can't believe I just wrote that >$200 for a colored-label glass is relatively cheap.   Where's that lady from Indianapolis -- maybe she can crank out a few fakes for me to order......

This week's SOTW is also a Steal of the Week, although at $219.16, you may be wondering what the Poo-bah is tamping in his pipe-bowl if you missed this auction. 

Many did, apparently.

The auction listing description is reproduced below, and even if you only read as far as the first line, you'd know that this had to be a good three-figure glass.  Jacksonville glasses are always hot and taking one is a always a significant coup.  After seeing the pics that accompanied the auction, further reading becomes unnecessary, because it shows a perfect storm of a glass.  JAX, red-etched and - holy cow - a picture glass. 

I figured this one would check in at $600 minimum.  My days are currently filled with joyful exercises including scraping puppy poop off the living room carpet and pulling ticks and fleas off a furry hide and hence I was not following this one too closely given the foregone conclusion.  I applied a heart-felt dope slap to myself after I saw the final price and realized that I'd never even bothered to place a bid. 

Several others did: "second place winners" included xxxtruk, bluroc, lakerdude33, hectic76, glasshopper8 and imapicchic - I get a strong sense of deja-vu; don't you?



Shot glass advertising for:
"Atlantic Coast Distilling" of Jacksonville, Florida.
"Largest and Lowest Priced Mail Order WHISKEY HOUSE"
Red has a few tiny wear spots, primarily in the lower left area. See detailed pic below.
Needs a cleaning, a little dirty, dusty. I forgot to wash it before I photographed it.
It appears there may be a very light wear ring at the 1/2 full line.
It is on the exterior of the glass however, it is underneath the red enamel.
Therefore, I firmly believe it is from the manufacturing process and done before the logo was applied.
No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size 2 1/4" tall x 1 1/2" at the base.

But the incredibly lucky winner on this one was aquabluecreations, for whom this must surely be the jewel in his collecting crown. 

Many congratulations William!

That's all folks.  See you on eBay!!


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