Thursday, March 9, 2017

Don’t miss the annual “Santa Rosa Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show” coming up. This years show is combined with the huge 40/8 Flea Mkt. and not to be confused with the smaller Flea Mkt. we’ve held our show with in the past. The 40/8 Mkt. on Sunday is one of Northern California’s largest annual  collector events. There will also be the Sonoma County Farmers Mkt. on Saturday. Dinner & Get-Together Saturday night at the “Union Hotel” for all show dealers. This jamb packed collectors weekend at the Vets Hall is the areas biggest of the year. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Loaded Liquor Pit

Every once in a while you hit a pit that is absolutely loaded with liquor bottles. Sometimes they have whiskey, and sometimes they are full of champagnes, blacks, case gins, and wines........... It takes a special pit to produce this volume of liquor in the form of whiskies !

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Picked up this 1/2 Pint Flask, Saw one kinda like it in the Washington Whiskey Book by Thomas, but, it just said OUR HOUSE, same bottle form, saw a Dandy Flask Corker with the Same Embossing OUR HOUSE CAFE, SEATTLE, WASH. a Different Variant I guess?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's Millers time !

Here is a rare western flask from a recent West Coast dig. While the large design Millers are considered common by most, the small design variants are much rarer is any color, especially amber. Less than 4 examples known in straight amber ?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sac National Dig Report

Here is a dig report in from a local digger: "We had fun at the National Show, but had even more fun Saturday afternoon. We were fortunate enough to find a fresh demolition near the show and located an 1890s and 1870s privy. The 1890s privy produced a local Sac hutch soda, and the 1870s privy contained 4 lime green star based whiskies, a cobalt Dickies and an aqua Billings Soda. Fun show and fun dig!"

Sunday, June 12, 2016

2016 FOHBC National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo

Only 54 days till the largest antique bottle event happens in the western U.S. Four days of antique bottle activities among bottle collectors from 21 states! All happening at Lions Gate Hotel and McClellan Conference Center, August 4th thru 7th. Get the details at  or Warren Friedrich, (530) 271-5757 or