eBay has continued to shower us with old
glass this past month since the last SOTW but there's really been little
in the past month to write home about. This week, someone dumped a
proverbial truck-load into
Not too much. Lemme see ---
But the SOTW is more StealOTW than ShotOTW. In fact it's not even a shot, but rather a saloon glass. I only found it by checking out what the competition had been bidding on recently, because it listed under Category: Collectibles > Barware > Glasses, Cups, Mugs and it had been snarfed up in a "Buy It Now" auction. So why am I featuring a 6" tall saloon glass in SOTW?
Largely because I think it may solve a little mystery. Barb E has it listed in OASG. The glass is stemmed and tulip shaped, with an embossed seal that reads "CRYSTAL PALACE SALOON 1857". Barb wonders if it's from a Sacramento saloon (listed 1884-1885) or a San Francisco saloon (listed 1896-1902) but can't nail it. The auction listing suggests it originates from Tombstone, AZ, so you can understand why "azsaloon" just HAD to bid on it. So what's the word, Ed? Is it AZ?
These old saloon glasses typically don't command very high prices. I remember Howard Currier had trouble finding a bidder for his when he offloaded it back in January, 2002. Bill Naglik eventually bought it for $12.50 then promptly turned round and sold it to atakeda for $41 -- but then Bill always did have a knack for doing that! So how much did Ed get his for? Click on the pic and take a look. I'd say he had a pre-pro bargain, regardless of which state it actually came from.
Congratulations Ed! And well spotted!
Note that some previous picks for "Shot of the Week" can be found in The Archives.
last updated: November 21, 2004
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