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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    Though it didn't bother me enough to stop buying from him. What was he to do?
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    Shouldn't they be called FeeBay?
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    too bad we didn't know who purchased it so they could be alerted to the fact they paid way more than they should have and maybe they would create sales trouble for the seller.Joel
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    It seems as if the link now brings you to a home page rather than the listing with a preposterous price tag.Joel
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    I would think it could have been flint. It is a rare bottle indeed. That is the problem of people trying to induce color, they change otherwise, valuable collectors items into junk.
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    Dean,Check out his other bottles and you will find many "zapped" bottles for sale. He/she has some that are authentic, again, giving validity to statements that some altered glass brings suspicion to all the items for sale. Beware and don't purchase from these people. Period!!Ever!!!!Joel
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    Thanks Eric,I have been sick again. Trying to make it to spring and beyond. Happy New Year to all my fellow collectors. Keep it honest and keep it safe.Joel
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    Irritates me as well.I complained to Greg Spurgeon who you know is a leader in the world of color because he was selling "zapped" purple (as he calls it) on his NAG auction and he acknowledged it was just a few pieces in a larger and more authentic collection and "what was he to do?"! He was...
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    Strange Color Ayer's Sarsaparilla

    I agree with Jim. It is a practice that has hurt the collection hobby. It is most certainly nuked. I have stopped buying from those who sell nuked glass of any sort. Especially fruit jars. Regarding eBay; Someone would need to purchase an item, then complain of its non-authenticity and then, if...
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    figural cologne pontil going cheaply

    Gone up to $21 and some change.
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    Some strange stuff......

    It may have been for treating Syphilis or Gonorrhea, a big problem back then. Better than smashing it with a hanner.Ep
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    Some strange stuff......

    I would say that is exactly what it is..... "cure"????? [:)] Better than a gumby [&o] !!!!
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    figural cologne pontil going cheaply

    No not an alteration but tooled that way. It is a variant. That particular style did come with a flared lip, though. It is the one with the pillars and I believe a hunter with a staff. I can't even remember the name of the bottle. They say the mind is the first thing to go.Joel
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    figural cologne pontil going cheaply

    Can't remember which one this is but it is a good one and only at 9.99 with less than three days left.
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    New here and gifted a bunch of bottles!

    Most of those are condiment jars..... olives, capers, mustard, etc.
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    New here and gifted a bunch of bottles!

    Looks like most came from a turn of the century dump! Soda's may be of minimal value. Sorry, I don't know much about soda or beer bottles. Cobalt is a milk of magnesium.Joel
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    New here and gifted a bunch of bottles!

    Patience, then!
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    How do I know if I am paying too much?

    The most I ever paid for a milk bottle is $50. It was a local and hard to find. The most I ever paid for a bottle is $750. That too was a local, a poison. It was pristine, with label and part of the Greer Collection. Butterfly effect? Top dollar, I know. It probably won't ever see that level of...
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    New here and gifted a bunch of bottles!

    waiting to see pictures.Joel
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    TWO LARGE APOTHECARY JARS

    Thanks for the finely worded lesson on turn molds. Your bottle mysteries.com/welcome/ is showing now.How is NY and your vacation faring? I haven't forgotten the three pitchers I need to mail to you. I have been bed ridden since we spoke last. I will do that and other chores I have...

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