This is turning out to be the strangest summer in recent memory. While the close approach of the planet Mars might have been predicted to cause bloody battles over run-of-the-mill glasses, the few glasses that are to be had are being picked up at bargain-basement prices with little or no competition.
The latest steal -- and I mean STEAL -- was a drop-dead brace of glasses from San Francisco, CA. Both in mint condition and both with wonderfully antiqued gold rims. The first was a T. M. Ferguson "Original Barrel House" glass, listed on page 66 of HSG. The second was a "Kentucky Favorite Bourbon" from Spruance, Stanley & Co. The company disappeared with the 1906 shaker so it's amazing that this glass has survived, especially in this condition. It's listed on p. 97 of HSG. They have a combined value of around $150 - $200, perhaps more.
What did they fetch?
.............a measly $10.50!!!!
Howard Currier is laughing all the way to the display case on this one. Unbelievable.
last updated: October 05, 2003
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