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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 Category:
       
Collectibles > Advertising > Distillery > Other Distilleries > Glasses
but was there anything worth bidding on? 

Not too much.  Lemme see ---

There was a nice glass from Rufus Rose, originally of GA but moved to Chattanooga when GA went dry.  The glass is listed in OASG, p. 160. A tad expensive at $102.50, but a nice old rare one.
Then there was the drop-dead gorgeous old glass from L Martin & Co. of Boston, MA.  This one's in the database.  Seems like only me and Ed Sipos were interested (sorry Ed).
Then there was this thimble from the Casper Co of Roanoke, VA.  I've SOTWed this one before but it never made its reserve.  This one did - $196.49 was the closing price.  I know.  You HATE thimbles.  Sorry for making you look.

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!

You are bidding on a lovely BEVERAGE GLASS from the CRYSTAL PALACE SALOON in TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA.

GLASS IMPRINTED: CRYSTAL PALACE SALOON 1857

MEASUREMENTS: 6 inches tall; 2 inches diameter at top; 2 inches diameter at bottom

NO CHIPS or CRACKS!!

 

 

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