Here is a nice set of Shoulder Crowns sent in by George Bryant.
Both Martin variants: no reverse circle(t-48) and reverse circle(t-48a).
Hotaling shoulder crown(t-47).
George was asking about the jewels on the crown. The crowns on the Martin fifths don't show those little bumps or jewels as we like to call them. No jewels for that crappy Cincinnati whiskey I guess....
Poor Martin, gets no respect from the Hotaling fifth crowd. Should have stuck to Millers and Star in Shield.
That early Martin (t-48) is still a pretty tough bottle to locate. Completely different mold than the (t-48a), larger bottle.