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Bottles r LEET
11-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Can anybody tell me the values of these flasks? They are at a local auction, which will happen tomorrow. Thanks, Ryan. Please note that these are not my pictures. Will post link at the end.

Lot 1:


Bottles r LEET
11-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Lot 2:


Bottles r LEET
11-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Lot 3:


Bottles r LEET
11-23-2012, 06:40 PM
Lot 1: http://www.wsmithauction.com/auctions/item.cfm?itemID=36605

Lot 2: http://www.wsmithauction.com/auctions/item.cfm?itemID=36498

Lot 3: http://www.wsmithauction.com/auctions/item.cfm?itemID=36499

Here are my sources. Thanks for any help.

11-23-2012, 07:24 PM
I can tell you that, in Lot 3, the taller one is 20th century, and the smaller one is likely European.

In lot 2, most of the Cornucopia and urn flasks are fairly common, say $150 or so. The sunburst is a CT or NH glassworks, and a decent fairly early flask, say 1830ish. Can't tell you much about $ but it has some obvious high point wear, which will knock a bit off value.

The aqua in Lot 1 is a masonic, again don't know the specific mold or value. The other is a half post method, possibly coventry or other CT glassworks, and then seem to run $350 and up, in good condition.

Someone else with more specific flask knowledge will come on. Follow their advice.

Jim G

11-23-2012, 07:58 PM
I usually wouldn't offer values with this limited information but: Based on what I can see and what my flask collection recently sold for:
Lot #1 = $600 - $1,000
Lot #2 = $300 - $500
Lot #3 = Maybe $100

Examine all with an eye for damage including High Point Wear. The above estimates are for wear I am thinking I am seeing. Any other damage such as chips, cracks or scratches will reduce those estimates substantially.