Some chores made me arrive late to Shupp's Grove Bottle Fest. Some were packing up to go or until they set up again today but there was still plenty of glass to be seen, the weather was great, had the practically had the place to myself. Paid $4 for a couple of Bromo knockoffs and then treated myself. I can't afford to be a historical flask collector, but after digging shards of several and drooling over examples for years I picked up a maybe damaged summer tree/sheath of wheat calabash for $25 a few years ago at Shupp's Grove. I didn't used to like the form and thought they were kinda ugly (like wires :-) but it has grown on me. A couple years ago I added a damaged Jenny Lind and this year added a good hunter/fisherman. I've always wanted one of those so now there are three. I took them out to Stonetown for a pic hoping the mojo would rub off and a whole flask will come out of that place!
In Helen Mckearin's (sp?) book she lists three varients, GXIII 4, 5, & 6 I think and she rates 4 as common, 5 as scarce, and 6 as rare. I'm sure a lot have surfaced since those days. Mine is a 5, does anyone know if those ratings still hold up?
[attachment=For Steve.jpg]Ratings are still good Steve, NIce flasks the calabash flasks are underrated. Left to right a GXIII-4 Hunter shooting left on a 45 degree,GXIII-5 Hunter shooting right on a 45 degree,and a GXIII-6 Hunter shooting right (level) 90 degrees.
Thanks Steve, maybe one day I too will have all three! I really love the images on mine. It also said GXIII-4 thought to be Whitney Glass Works and unknown on the other two. I suppose one in a color other than aqua would be worth a little.
Bought my first straight side Coca-Cola and it is from Canada. Is there any way to approximately date this piece? I read somewhere the best assumption is 1908-1915? It is a nice sapphire blue color,...