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Bent_Twig
10-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Has anyone seen a double eagle w/o the ovals below the eagles? I am thinking about this one but the lack of ovals has me worried. I would like to start a flask collection but I am pretty new to bottle collecting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.What do ya think?

Bent-Twig.


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10085/37C39BB4A8F045D88C255D364AE1C8B6.jpg

Bent_Twig
10-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Picture of bottom.


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10085/BF4816BEC2BB4BB98047B073D4FAE541.jpg

whittled
10-15-2008, 12:16 PM
I don't think it's a repro if your worried. It's probaly a GII-118 or 119. I can't be sure from your pictures.

Bent_Twig
10-15-2008, 12:25 PM
ORIGINAL: whittled

I don't think it's a repro if your worried. It's probaly a GII-118 or 119. I can't be sure from your pictures.
Whittled,

Those are the only pics I have of it. So there are eagle flasks out there w/out ovals then? Can you tell me in your opinion what would be the best book/guide to buy concerning flasks?

Thank you, Bent-Twig.

beendiggin
10-15-2008, 07:15 PM
American Glass, by Geo. & Helen Mckearin is an excellent reference and can always be found on E-bay it seems. It's been published many times over the years. There are probably other references that cover more by now. I use the auction sites to research and they see a lot of flasks come and go. Try American Bottle Auctions, Jim Hagenbuch, or Heckler to start. Looks like an old flask from the pics, but I can't be sure.

kungfufighter
10-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Most definitely a period flask (C.1870) and probably Midwestern in origin. If you are interesting in collecting flasks you NEED American Bottles, Flasks and their Ancestry by McKearin/Wilson. Glad to have you on board...