Dug September 1971; area of Bridgeport, Ca. It came in a collection a few years ago along with a lot of other pretty strong western glops.
Funny thing; the collection was in the home of heavy smokers. The bottle shelves were next to the kitchen, where a steady diet of fried foods was constantly being prepared. Adjacent to the displays was a wood stove that belched soot into the room. My hands literally stuck to the bottles as I picked them up and judging color was a crapshoot at best. I assumed that the bottle was a standard run of the mill amber. Imagine my delight when it emerged from its warm water bath of sudsey ammonia. Best described as loads of green at the shoulder and a strong transformation to old amber at the base. It's got a smooth base, a big top and the tip of the A in Extra is pointy.
But the big question is... fat boy or not?
My inexperienced and untrained eyes say that it qualifies for the early mold. I've dug and sold quite a few of those older JFs, but if the truth be known, I never paid much attention the nuances of the older types. Those bottles have certainly "come into their own" in the past couple of years, and that is a by golly, gnarly specimen, for darned sure.ReplyDelete
Looks kinda FAT to me!!..AndyReplyDelete