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1988, Barbara Edmonson
2003,  All rights reserved
Welcome to the Gateway for Old Advertising Spirits Glasses.
This is an online version of the classic book by Barbara Edmonson.  It was published in 1988.

The virtual version of OASG works much like the real book.    It has the same number pages as in the hard copy (307) and each page has a scanned image of the original.  Please have patience while the image loadsEach is around 100 kb in size, meaning it will take 15-20 seconds to transmit using a standard dial-up modem.  The file size was required to preserve text resolution.


If you have a glass in hand and want to locate it, then identify the first word on the glass (Edmonson's conventions are reproduced here if you need guidance) and then open the book by turning to the online index.  This provides links to every page in OASG along with a brief description of the first entry on that page.  Thus, if you're looking for a glass with the label "Tea Cup Whiskey", open the book and scroll down to p. 176, which begins with the entry "Wm. Tate".  Clicking on either the title or page number takes you to the relevant page and the glass of interest is entry #7 on the page. All of the pages are linked together, so clicking on the links within the page allows you to leaf  forwards or backwards through the book just in case your initial selection was mistaken.

For those of you looking to locate a glass by state or distiller, then OASG index pages are available also, arranged by State.  You can access the pages from the links above or from the online index page. The original index pages have been converted to html and each  entry linked to the relevant listing pages.  This makes it possible to jump to the page of interest in a single click. 

Enjoy browsing Historic Shot Glasses and Old Advertising Spirits Glasses online?  Already have a hard copy of Historic Shot Glasses?  Whether you do or not, consider buying an extra to keep in the car when hunting shots in the wild!  Buy one for a friend and get them interested in collecting also!  

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