Bottles and Extras, Vol. 14, Issue 4 (Fall 2003), pp. 52-54
NOTE : most of the photographs below are hot-linked to a corresponding page in the pre-pro.com database. Just click on a photo to see more detailed information on a glass and its origins, then use your browser's "Back" button to return to the article.
In this issue, Random Shots will take an in-depth look at a shot glass collector and his extensive collection of Louisville and other Kentucky glasses. Paul Van Vactor gives some insights about the origin and growth of his collection. A long time collector and antique dealer, he's a native of, and still resides in, Louisville. He and I both would like to thank Robin Preston for the painstaking photography of the glasses shown here. This issue contains only a sampling of Paul's collection. The entire collection can be viewed in the database at pre-pro.com. By the way, Paul is one of the few dealers left who still do periodical sales lists of their glasses and bottles. It's a nice, leisurely way to augment a collection.
Paul, what first got you interested in collecting pre-pro shot glasses?
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