The database is organized alphabetically using the conventions established by Barbara Edmonson in HSG and OASG. Not only is this presentation logical, it's also one that most collectors are already quite familiar with. Her conventions are reproduced below.
Entries are arranged in order of the initial letter of the word that is printed on the glass: e.g.,
except for proper names, when entries are listed in order of the first letter of the family name, e.g.,
If the glass only contains a picture and no words, it will be listed under
When there is any doubt about how to index a glass, it will be listed twice with alternate titles that describe the label in varying ways. The listings will have the same unique shot glass ID# identifier but with the suffix "a" for the alternate; the alternate listings will increase the chance of a glass being found, even if it's out of the ordinary.
October 17, 2009
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