Monday, November 9, 2009
I was excited to hear that Dale had acquired this nice example of a globby top Davy Crockett(t-73). I had just presumed that he had purchased the example that Bruce -aka "Kentucky Gem" was able to land as part of the old time collection as reported a couple of weeks ago. NOT SO FAST... it turns out there are two globby Davy's that have found new homes.
Bruce is more than thrilled to have added his Davy Crockett to the fold, and was/is in no hurry to send it down the line. I guess they had both of them at the Canyonville Show to do a little comparing.
A transitional era bottle, common with a tool top, only a very few known with a glob top.
Interesting that two examples would be reported within a week of each other.
I'm puttin on the old coon-skin cap and headin for the woods.... well, maybe I'll wait 'till next April... I'd sure like to find one of these.
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My count on these is 13 different mint examples that I saw back in 1996 when I was viewing collections. I believe the applied top version may also be from an entirely different mold than the tooled examples. I didnt count Dale's new acquisition, since I dont know whether it is one that I counted back in 96'. The top kinda looks like one I saw in Central Nevada though....ReplyDelete
An example that I used to own, and sold to Golden Plantation 25 yrs ago, is very whittled, which is unusual for a Davy Crockett. We used to call it the "Wavy Davey" !
Thanks for the count on the Crockett A.P. !ReplyDelete
My example is moderately whittled with decent character though the photo is so dark it is hard to tell. You most likely counted it in '96 as it was in Bill A's collection in Oroville(NM) until I acquired it. I do not recall where he got it though. M.E.
I think you may have counted M.E.'s bottle as part of the central Nevada collection. When I acquired a group of those bottles, there was a Davy in the bunch that I sold rather quickly. I had in my mind that Lane P. had bought it, but it could have been Bill A. M.E.'s example looks to me to be the same bottle.
Sole Agent: That's what my first impression was as well. So, I will leave the count at 13. Still, a very rare bottle, as I have only dug pcs of one, in Sac Town many yrs ago.ReplyDelete
The Crockett from the Nevada Collection that Lane purchased was dug 35 years ago from a deep privy behind a huge 1870s mansion for one of the wealthiest families in town. It now resides in a Northern California collection and is one of the crudest I've seen. The bottle in Millers Extra collection that was purchased from Bill A is not the same bottle.ReplyDelete
Seems to me that you fellers' are tossing around information that is 13 years old. A lot can happen in 13 years. Why just the other day I dropped a bottle and broke it leaving one less example of that bottle.
Maybe its time for one of the whiskey fellers' to hit the road and update AP's information. It would eliminate all the speculation if so & so's bottle came from central Siberia or Duck Butter Dakota.
With all the new information you might have enough material for a new publication.
RS. That still doesnt change the count, as I saw + counted both collections in 96. I just didnt recall which example was from which collection, going by my waning memory. I should've looked at the slides (sure wish I had a digital camera then !) But, you're absolutely right. It would be cool to do a new 'count', as it's been almost 14 yrsReplyDelete
i think my friend has got a glob top need to have it looked i have a pcture can take moreReplyDelete