I cant beleive the long time members or other noteworthy glass historians who frequent this site wont chime in on this one. This is a great extremely rare historical bottle this new member posted here and no one can find the time to congratulate this gentleman.It is a great looking flask and you are very likley to not see another of these in your collecting lifetimes.Whenever a bottle is in the Mckearin numbered most desirable flasks list you have a great bottle.
You are absolutely right that it is listed as rare, and the case can be made that it SHOULD be a $2000+ flask! However, I have had many "rare" flasks that sell in the hundreds, not thousands. Should they be thousands? Absolutely!
These days color is king... an aqua example of this type of flask might be in the hundreds, but a yellow olive example would be $30,000! It is crazy.
Thanks for coming on Mike it is a truley great find.The owner is a nice gentleman also I have had good email corespondence with him.You had posted earlier in the thread and this was not directed at you per say........................ well maybe a little.[:D]
I read in the McKearin /Wilson book that the Schaum's from Baltimore Glassworks were involved at the Bridgeton NJ Glass House in some capacity , which could explain the similarities of certain flasks between the two Glass Houses.
ive had this slaggish hobnail glass for about 30 years...I have shown it to some dealers over the years and some said 100% its a lightning rod ball and some said NOT!!!..Im new to this forum so thank...