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  1. #1
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    Baltimore Glass GW

    Hi.. Wondering what the best way is for me to tell if this flask could be real versus a knock-off.

    Thanks,

    Bob

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    back



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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    real... never knocked off!

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    Looks fine
    ... best way is pick it up and hold it in your hands.

    ... next best way is to hand it someone who has seen a bunch of them.

    btw, nice flask

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    Nice bottle and quite valuable.Give me time to explain.Need about 10 minutes.

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    Sorry for the delay,bpuffer2000 first let me congratulate you on a historic quite valable piece of glass.Your bottle is listed in Mckearins book as the GI-22.
    Goerge Mckearin also lists it in the group B of most desirable flasks 30 or less known.This bottle could easily be worth 2000.00 and up if listed properly.
    There are members who are sellers here at this forum earlyglass,kungfufighter who could market this for you if you are selling .If not what a great find if you are a beginner or a serious collector.

    It is described like this:

    GI-22. Washington, classical bust similar to No.2 1I. Classical bust facing right. NOTE: Quart Aquamarine,Green, medium olive yellow
    "BALTIMORE X GLASS. WORKS." The "S's" are reversed. There is some doubt as to whom this
    heavy medial (E.D.) bust is intended to portray. It has been
    generally listed as Taylor. However
    there is a strong possibility it may be
    intended for Henry Clay.





    Here is a picture of the charts also.

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    Number 2 .The charts on the GI flasks.

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    Wow, thanks for the info.

    Hope all is well.

    Bob

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    Last picture. Mckearim on page 507 in the book says the following.

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    RE: Baltimore Glass GW

    There you go Bob,I have two very similar flasks one is slightly older then yours the other a little newer but the same mold maker made each of the Washington busts they have the identicle heavy medial molding lines on the side of the bottle.One of mine is from Bridgeton the other Baltimore but the Fells point glass works.The Bridgeton New Jersey bottle is on the left the Baltimore Fells point bottle is on the right.

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