Press Releases tagged with flasks

Brown's Celebrated Indian Queen, a figural bitters bottle that's prevalent but popular, this one a particularly nice color, deeper than the usual lime green ($14,375).

Indian Queen bitters bottle patented in 1868 brings $14,375 at American Bottle Auctions

Released: November 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare and beautiful Indian Queen bitters bottle patented in 1868 sold for $14,375 and a Lafayette DeWitt Clinton half-pint lime green flask brought a record $10,925 in Auction #64, an internet and catalog auction that went online October 13th and ended Sunday, October 22nd, by American Bottle Auctions (www.americanbottle.com), based in Sacramento.   The auction featured rare and vintage bottles from across the United States – to include Western and Eastern sodas, bitters, inkwells, whiskeys and more. “This auction had the largest and finest selection of Western so...


Brown's Celebrated Indian Queen, a figural bitters that's prevalent but popular, this one particularly nice in color, deeper than the usual lime green (est.  $5,000-$10,000).

Rare and beautiful vintage bottles will be sold in an online auction, Oct. 13-22

Released: September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A terrific selection of rare and vintage bottles from across the United States – to include Western and Eastern sodas, bitters, inkwells, whiskeys and more – will be sold in Auction #64, an internet and catalog auction that goes online October 13th and ends on Sunday, October 22nd, by American Bottle Auctions (www.americanbottle.com) of Sacramento.   “This auction will feature the largest and finest selection of Western sodas we’ve ever offered, with many rare one-of-a-kinds,” said Jeff Wichmann, owner of American Bottle Auctions. The centerpiece of the category is...


This scarce and fun cobalt blue flycatcher bottle with the original hanger sold for a very reasonable $527 -- not bad for a bottle with zero embossing.

Rare, vintage and beautiful bottles find new homes at Holabird's June 16-17 auction in Reno

Released: June 26, 2017

RENO, Nev. - An 1800s H. T. Tobin Western pumpkinseed pint whiskey flask, produced for the Walla Walla Saloon when Washington was still a territory and not yet a state, sold for $4,840 at an auction held June 16th-17th by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, as part of the 53rd annual Reno Bottle Show & Auction, held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno. It is quite possible that this is a new auction record price realized for a clear Western whiskey flask.   The two-session auction featured a premier selection of rare and vintage bottles – headlined by the Ralph Va...


The Arlington (M.A.  Lindberg, Prop., Bakersfield, Calif.) pint pumpkinseed flask, one of only two Western pumpkinseed flasks found in this color (est.  $1,000-$2,000).

Visually beautiful and rare antique bottles will come up for bid June 16-17 in Reno, Nev.

Released: June 5, 2017

RENO, Nev. – A two-session auction featuring a premier selection of rare and vintage bottles – headlined by the Ralph Van Brocklin collection of Western whiskey flasks and the Rod Stock Hutchinson bottle  collection – will be held June 16th and 17th, as part of the 53rd annual Reno Bottle Show & Auction, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (4590 So. Virginia St.) in Reno.   The event, sponsored by the Reno Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club, will showcase bottles and small antiques, pre-1940 collectibles, advertising and memorabilia. The auction (both sessions) will be conduct...


This is one of the top five Western whiskey bottles known today.  Made in grass green in 1868, it is expected to sell for over $20,000.

Wonderful examples of rare, early Nevada mining camp bottles will be sold at auction August 6th

Released: August 3, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Collectors of vintage bottles, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire rare and desirable Nevada bottles at the annual auction of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, on Saturday, August 6th, at the Lion’s Gate Hotel in Sacramento and hosted by Holabird Western Americana of Reno, Nev. The auction event will be part of ‘49er Bottle Jamboree and will coincide with the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors’ 2016 National Antique Bottle & Expo being held at the same venue. “Neva...


This Reno Brewing Company tin sign from around 1900, 26 inches by 33 inches, framed, is expected to sell for $7,500-$15,000 at the August 6th auction.

Rare Reno Brewing Company tin sign from around 1900 will be sold at auction August 6th

Released: July 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rare Western bottles will take center stage at the annual auction of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, scheduled for Saturday, August 6th, at the Lion’s Gate Hotel in Sacramento. The event will be part of ‘49er Bottle Jamboree and will coincide with the FOHBC's 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle & Expo, at the same venue. “This year we’re doing something different by presenting a wide variety of bottles and related pieces that help define Western collecting,” said Fred Holabird, president of Holabird Western Americana, based in Reno, Nevada, ...


This rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of maybe six known, sold for $13,440 at American Bottle Auctions.

Rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle (circa 1876-1882) sells for $13,440 at American Bottle Auctions

Released: July 31, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of maybe only six known, sold for $13,440 to take top lot honors at Auction #60, an internet and catalog sale from American Bottle Auctions that went online July 11th and concluded July 20th (at www.americanbottle.com). In all, 186 bottles changed hands. The auction grossed $173,107. “These early fifths are so rare some collectors don’t even know they exist,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions. “That’s because there are two variants – one from the east coast, which is common, and the wes...


This rare, circa 1905 pressed metal sign for Hall, Luhrs * Co.  ("Our Taste" hams), will be sold online July 11-20.

Rare vintage bottles, advertising items will be sold online, July 11-20

Released: June 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nearly 200 lots – many of them rare and highly collectible bottles, to include sodas, bitters, back bars, medicines, whiskey fifths and flasks, plus advertising items and other spirits and poisons – will all come up for bid in American Bottle Auctions’ next big online and catalog sale (Auction #60) that will begin July 11th and end July 20th at americanbottle.com. “We have many highlights and these include some rare colored historical flasks, in particular a series of Washington/Taylor quarts exhibiting incredible colors and other beautiful examples,” said Jeff ...


Just under 100 rare and exceptional bottles will be sold in Heckler's absentee auction #108, March 17-26

Released: February 12, 2014

(WOODSTOCK, Conn.) – Heckler’s absentee Auction 108 will offer 96 exceptional glass items in a compact but potent sale, beginning March 17th and ending March 26th (at 10 p.m EST). A full color catalog will be available online soon, at www.hecklerauction.com. “This won’t be our biggest sale ever, but I’m extremely pleased with the quality and rarity of the bottles and glass being offered.” said Norman Heckler. “This auction includes exceptional pieces in a surprising number of bottle collecting categories including early glass, historical flasks, colored medicines, whimsey hats, bitter...


This Sunburst Snuff Jar, made by Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks (circa 1815-1830) should fetch $20,000-$40,000.

Just under rare and exceptional bottles will be sold in Heckler's absentee auction #108, March 17-26

Released: February 12, 2014

(WOODSTOCK, Conn.) – Heckler’s absentee Auction 108 will offer 96 exceptional glass items in a compact but potent sale, beginning March 17th and ending March 26th (at 10 p.m EST). A full color catalog will be available online soon, at www.hecklerauction.com. “This won’t be our biggest sale ever, but I’m extremely pleased with the quality and rarity of the bottles and glass being offered.” said Norman Heckler. “This auction includes exceptional pieces in a surprising number of bottle collecting categories including early glass, historical flasks, colored medicines, whimsey hats, bitter...


This is the only known example of a Henry Sadler label under glass flask.  It will be auctioned Jan.  10-19.

Nearly 200 rare and vintage bottles will be sold online Jan. 10-19 by American Bottle Auctions

Released: December 2, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -  The only known example of a Henry Sadler label under glass flask, a quarter-sawn oak advertising chair for the Shea Bocqueraz Company (distributors of Teacup and Teakettle whiskey), and a gorgeous green St. Drake 1860 Plantation bitters bottle are just a few of the expected top lots in American Bottle Auctions’ internet and catalog auction #59. The 184 rare and vintage bottles will be available for online viewing starting Jan. 8, at the American Bottle Auctions website (www.americanbottle.com). The auction will run from Friday, Jan. 10, to Sunday, Jan. 19, a...


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