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The grand statement in the last SOTW -- that the Fall shot season has finally arrived -- obviously jinxed the flow of interesting glass, because while there have been many glasses selling (and many more not selling) in the past couple of weeks, they've mostly been pedestrian collection fillers.  Maybe I  haven't been paying attention, but I couldn't find a single suitable contender for SOTW.

But there were of couple of auctions that I can only describe as being "Shot of the ... huh??", because the prices were high and I have no idea why.  How about this one:

RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND SHOT GLASS FROM LAFAYETTE INDIANA ADVERTISING THE HIGH GAP OLD RYE EMSING GAGEN CO.LAFAYETTE INDIANA NO CHIPS OR CRACKS OR NICKS PERFECT IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR OF OLD SHOT GLASSES FROM INDIANA THIS IS A VERY RARE ONE

Barb E has it listed in OASG and provides a fairly detailed history of the company, but she values the glass at the generic $12-18.  I know Indiana was not among the more prolific glass-producing States --  but still, this glass sold for $102.50.  Huh????

 And then there's this one:

I have never seen a wood shot glass before this one! It appears to be a souvenir from the Mountain House in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Features a black and white sketch? of the view of the Ledge in front of the Mountain house with turn of the century ladies and gentlemen walking on the grounds. The words under the picture are Ledge in front of Mountain House Catskill Mountain. N.Y.
This glass has faired very well for it's age. with very little discolor to the inside and none on the outside. one small pre glaze tiny chip on the back that obviously wasn't big enough for it to go to sale.
Measures just a little under 2 3/4 inches tall. About 2 inches across the opening and tapers at the bottom. Bottom measures about 1 1/2 inches across the bottom.

This was among a collection of run-of-the-mill pre-pro's being sold by mosaics_and_more. I haven't seen a wooden shot before either and thought I might drop a bid of of $15 or so on it, just for curiosity value.  Goes to show how much I know - the auction turned out to be a slugging match between cattskills and patches61 that took it up to the final price of $179.50 several days before the close.  Huh????  Guess there must be some serious Catskill collectors out there! 

Congratulations to the winners!

 

 

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