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Any value in these damaged historical flasks?

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
I got these historical flasks for free in a box lot I bought. My question is do they still have value even with damage? And if so how much, just for reference?

First up is what is a heavily cracked up GI-31 Bust of Jackson / Washington :

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Next is what is simmilar to a GII-28 but is open pontil. I believe it is a double eagle from Louisville Glassworks. Does anyone know GI type on this one? It has a severely damage top and a cracked in the base radiating up the side 3 inches.
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Hopefully I can get some input of value and info on these as I don't usually get stuff this old.

Thanks,
PlaneDiggerCam
 

American

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Nov 17, 2017
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I got these historical flasks for free in a box lot I bought. My question is do they still have value even with damage? And if so how much, just for reference?

First up is what is a heavily cracked up GI-31 Bust of Jackson / Washington :

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Next is what is simmilar to a GII-28 but is open pontil. I believe it is a double eagle from Louisville Glassworks. Does anyone know GI type on this one? It has a severely damage top and a cracked in the base radiating up the side 3 inches.
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Hopefully I can get some input of value and info on these as I don't usually get stuff this old.

Thanks,
PlaneDiggerCam
They definitely still have value. It may be 90% less than an undamaged version but it still could be relatively substantial. Cracked is much better than pieces missing. A thousand dollar flask with cracks could easily still be worth a hundred.
 

opmustard

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Jan 14, 2021
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Yes, they have value. I see cracked bottles sell all the time. You might be surprised at what you can sell them for.
Both of your historical flasks are highly collectable.
opmustard
 

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