About a week ago a listing "for an early amber wine bottle" appeared. Much to my surprise, a photo of a red whittled glop top J. Gundlach appeared. Now that's my idea of an old wine bottle!
The photo was lousy at best, but a little fiddling with Photoshop revealed what appeared to be a decent example. And the proportion of the shoulders sure seemed to vary from the fifth that we're accustomed to seeing. Could it be a quart?
Sure, it had a flash in the neck (actually the top) according to the description but still, how many have you seen in any condition? Thomas listed the mint value as about $2500~ back in 2002. One of the auction houses sold one for $3200~ plus fees around three years ago. Verrry interesting...
What would it go for, I wondered. I got my answer this morning when I remembered about the listing. Huh? $567.77~ Seems like someone got a buy!
This bottle sure seemed to slip under the radar.
Right on. Why don't we subrtact a zero from all prices so homeowners don't get too excited.ReplyDelete
I dont think that is a red-amber whittled German blown version. It looks more like the western blown amber glop top. cant say for sure, as the seller didnt show a pic of the baseReplyDelete
Somebody scored. Also in the news, a prominent san jose collector scored an N Aherns 5th for $50.ReplyDelete
Yep. And it's a real beauty!Delete
Wished I had a spare $10~ - $15K or so. Hmm, new bottle or replace the wifes 120K '03 Maxima? Decisions, decisions...
The '03 Maxima is good for 300k it's just now broke in. Buy the bottle that new car will be worth nothing in 10 years!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the sage advice GP. Now try to convince the wife...Delete
Hell Yaaaa, the Mole Mobile (Nissan Truck) has 283,000 on it and we are taking it out in the desert to look for gold on Saturday, Get the bottle.Delete
Thanks guys. You were right. Talked her out of the new car last night. Bought a collection of AR15's and HK's today with the savings.ReplyDelete
Like Denny Crane said; Thank God for guns, huh Jerry?
ARs? Nah, I spend my spare sheckels on 1886 Winchesters. I had my fill of ARs 40 yrs ago, but have owned another selector switch M-16 since.ReplyDelete