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|Shot of the Week||Item number: 260034224717|
Well finally! Glass to buy, glass to fight over!
It seems to be an unusually quiet start to the selling season on eBay this year, with barely 110 glasses logged over the past 30 days.
|Until this past week, few during the past couple of months have been worth noting, the notable exception being junkmoney's Davy Crockett win back in August (below, right). Not exactly a steal, but a nice glass that doesn't show up for sale too often.|
|Surely the Steal of the Past Few Weeks was by Joe Lais, who walked off with a "Yes Hubby" for under $25. This glass is in the database but I'd always wondered about its age. Joe's glass is engraved "Frieda 1905" which nails it as being pre-pro. Nice catch glasshopper!|
Here's a possible contender for the Hee Hee Hee pages: a glass so badly worn that conventional photos reveal nothing. Hiring a medium and conducting a sťance reveals a ghostly image of dear departed Jack Daniel, or at least his moniker. Is this really a pre-pro glass? I've not seen one with a label like this before, but graycat77 was willing to put down $9.99 for the chance to take it home and conjure up old spirits.
|We've seen three nice reverse etched glasses fall in the fast few. Dick Bales has already fingered the Overbrook that xxxKurt Hultzman walked off with for $40 and change, but there was also brace of Beaver Ryes from Albany. xxxtruk took the first one one back at the end of July for $77 after whomping yours truly at the finish line. But the seller had two of them and the second appeared at the end of August. xxxtruk assumed his wheelingwhiskey id and tried to take this one too, but Arky Joe lakerdude held firm and grabbed it for $69.88. Nice glass - I can understand why xxxtruk might want two, or maybe he was just propping up the price?|
So what about a SOTW?
I think we have to give this one to lakerdude33 for the exquisite Hennessey Shoemaker. W H Hennessey produced several glasses that celebrated his home town of Lynn, MA. In addition to this example of "an early shoemaker shop", he also commissioned one showing the Egg Rock lighthouse and there's a highball glass with a fairly simple image of the public library. There may be others, but the shoemaker shown here is the best of the three known glasses.
|"WHISKEY SHOT GLASS COMPLIMENTS OF W.H.HENNESSEY' 40 TO 44 ANDREW ST.LYNN,MASS. EARLY HOUSE A LYNN SHOE MAKER SHOP COMMON STYLE 1750 TO 1850 GOLD BAND,2 1/2"TALL X 2 1/8"DIA.IN VERY GOOD COND. NO CHIPS OR CRACKS"|
Arky Joe took a liking to this one early one, and the more he looked, the more he liked and brought up his bid maximum from $69.99 to $151.00 and then to $5,000 (perhaps) as snipe-down approached.
With seconds ticking away, junkmoney fired two volleys and Roger Roy loosed a final swing -- but missed -- and Arky Joe took it home for $182.03!
Congratulations to the winner!
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Saturday October 28, 2006
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