Since I am apparently unable to extract a nice whiskey or bitters from the Earth, I thought I would show a few of the 50 or so jamaica Gingers in my collection. I have a nice run of greens, but take a look at the swirly, cruddy, bubbly, chunky, crooked, rejects in this grouping! I seem to be a Jamaica Ginger digger these days, though a few in my collection have come from shows, or other diggers. While Bryant's and Cassins were coming out of the ground in S.F. in 1998, Mike A. and I were the lucky ones who found a hole full of jakes...who needs a couple Bryant's anyway? I guess every bottle does not have to be big bucks to be beautifully crude and collectible. From left to right: McMillan & Kester with a flat base, and incredible crudity;E.G. Lyon's with a flat base, and foamy with bubbles; Dr. Barnes J.R. Gates, with a million bubbles; Ice blue McMillan & Kester with swirles, and junk in the glass; Jade milk McMillan Kester that is so bubbly, you cannot see the embossing, but it is fully embossed, and not stained; Dr.Barnes R.Hall which is one of the earliest of the S.F. jakes. I know there are some great jake collections out there, and they are getting pretty difficult to acquire...so I will just dig a few more!
Gotta love those jakes. Did you get that IP M&K that I dug? Weird, but it definitely had an obvious gray iron pontil mark.ReplyDelete
Green E.G. Lyons on fleabay, begging for a new home.ReplyDelete
Jakes are very cool too because most saloon holes have Jakes in them. They seem to have their place with bourbon drinking.ReplyDelete
Yeah boy!! watch that crazy green jake on fleabay goin thru th roof, alreddy at most a hundred dollars with 5 days ta go!!!ReplyDelete