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abclovell
08-12-2004, 10:58 PM
Hi
I have a 1/2 pint Gen. Taylor Never Surrenders and a cannon with cannonballs under it and A Little More Grape Capt Bragg on the reverse with a small bunch of grapes at the bottom...Color is clear with a bluish green tint...I cannot find my glass book anywhere...Would anyone know the reference number for this and the rarity? Thanks in advance!!
Linda in Maine

BRIAN S.
08-12-2004, 11:18 PM
Hi Linda in Maine and welcome to the forum !
Could you post some pics of your flask ?
It is most likely a McKearins GX - 6 , But pics would help in identification and authenticity . There are a lot of early reproductions out there !
I am leaving tonight for Memphis and will return in a couple of days . But i'm sure someone on the forum can help you if you can post some pics before I return. Brian

abclovell
08-12-2004, 11:24 PM
I Think I have posted one photo....I will try to post another....

BRIAN S.
08-12-2004, 11:26 PM
No picture yet ! Did you put a check mark in " embed picture in post "when you tried to post the pic ? Brian

abclovell
08-12-2004, 11:28 PM
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BRIAN S.
08-12-2004, 11:37 PM
Ah ha ! We have the pics ! Looks like the real deal to me , a GX-6 I believe ( I don't have my McKearins book readily available to be 100% positive on the mold variant ) in a Greenish Aqua , looks like the embossing is a little weak , it has a nice open pontil on the base .
There have been several that sold at public auction in your coloration, 04/89 NH : $165.00 , 03/92 GW : $ 187.00 . I haven't any info on one selling recently at auction , but I think it would be safe to say the value of yours would be in the $ 200.00 + range if undamaged. Hope this helps , Brian

BRIAN S.
08-12-2004, 11:41 PM
Flasks are not my field of expertise and as I said I don't have my McKearins book readily available. So I can't really tell you any other info on the flask ! But , I'm sure there is someone on the forum that has there McKearins that can help with that.
Nice early flask ! Brian

abclovell
08-12-2004, 11:42 PM
Oh Thanks!! I will set a reserve of 200.00....There is a chip out of the inside of the neck with a 1/2" crack at the bottom of it....Would that make much of a difference??
Have a nice trip!
Linda in Maine

BRIAN S.
08-12-2004, 11:48 PM
Yes damage always makes a difference in value.
If you got into the flask right then I would set the reserve lower and let the bidders go to work if it is going to ebay. It is my experience that bottles usually bring what they are worth or close to it when auctioned on ebay. Just my opinion ! And good luck with your auction which ever way you decide to go and I hope I could be of help ! Brian

BRIAN S.
08-12-2004, 11:57 PM
I went back and looked at your pics and I can't see the crack.....Looks like an open bubble on the inside of the mouth. Is the crack associated with this area of the mouth ?
Brian