Hey guys, any body ever seen this iron pontiled barrel shaped beer or brewery bottle from Belleville Illinois? Can only find reference to the brewery

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The Bottle is Rare! I collect Belleville Illinois bottles and I’ve been looking for one. If you decide you want to sell it let me know. Are you local to the area?. I'm
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The Bottle is Rare! I collect Belleville Illinois bottles and I’ve been looking for one. If you decide you want to sell it let me know. Are you local to the area?
 

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Hi. I'm from CT. I'm probably gonna get it tumbled and park it on a shelf for a while. I will keep interested parties in mind. I'm not sure how valuable it is. Can't find an auction record either and nobody has thrown me a number. It's a great looking bottle for sure. Glad I saved it from being bounced around in a box lot of basically junk!
 

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If you ever sell it, you'd be wise to run it through one of Pastor's auctions to get maximum exposure and top dollar. That bottle checks a lot of boxes in its crossover appeal to collectors in several categories. Even if you only collect barrels, it would look great in a run of different barrel molds. Wonderful score, man.
 

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If you ever sell it, you'd be wise to run it through one of Pastor's auctions to get maximum exposure and top dollar. That bottle checks a lot of boxes in its crossover appeal to collectors in several categories. Even if you only collect barrels, it would look great in a run of different barrel molds. Wonderful score, man.
Thanks. I actually had him here a couple of weeks or so ago and showed him the bottle to see what he knew on the same day I nabbed it. You basically covered all the bases with his thoughts. He was flabbergasted that it popped up and volunteered to make some inquiries and recommend a cleaner although he said he probably wouldn't touch it because it's not wicked crapped up. I gave him some bottles for his next auction and pledged to let him manage the sale when I was ready. He said it's going to be a featured find in his catalog for sure.He has always. treated me honestly,respectfully and completely professionaly and always garners great prices as he does a stellar job marketing bottles consigned to him for his auctions.He also comes to you on consignment runs as he plots a route and plans a stop to personally see you and pick up the bottles. I gave him 6 pickles a few auctions ago and got great prices . Great bottles are few and far between and I'm not getting any younger so I strive to get the best return I can on bottles I invested heavily in over the years. I appreciate your thoughts and advice. You are obviously a respectable collector and your candor and integrity are quite evident to me.
 

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Just came across this post, is this bottle to be offered at auction? I am very interested in purchasing it.
 

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Just came across this post, is this bottle to be offered at auction? I am very interested in purchasing it.
Yes it will. I will likely consign it for the July auction with American Glass Gallery. I collect colored cathedral pickles so felt it prudent to offer it for sale to potential buyers in the beers and ales category so it will find the right home. It's a zinger for sure but I would feel selfish holding on to one incredible bottle that really needs to be assimilated into the field with the right collector with a passion and respect for early brewery bottles. It is hard to let it go once you handle it that's for sure. A really heavy embossed rich aqua barrel shaped beer with a killer iron pontil! I won the lottery for all of us when I rescued it from being battered in a box lot of other old bottles that were common and beat up that were picked up here and there by someone with little experience in bottles. It is a privilege to have discovered/rescued this bottle and introduced it properly into the bottle world. Johnny M
 

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Yes it will. I will likely consign it for the July auction with American Glass Gallery. I collect colored cathedral pickles so felt it prudent to offer it for sale to potential buyers in the beers and ales category so it will find the right home. It's a zinger for sure but I would feel selfish holding on to one incredible bottle that really needs to be assimilated into the field with the right collector with a passion and respect for early brewery bottles. It is hard to let it go once you handle it that's for sure. A really heavy embossed rich aqua barrel shaped beer with a killer iron pontil! I won the lottery for all of us when I rescued it from being battered in a box lot of other old bottles that were common and beat up that were picked up here and there by someone with little experience in bottles. It is a privilege to have discovered/rescued this bottle and introduced it properly into the bottle world. Johnny M
 

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Sorry,replied in error. Looking forward to seeing this bottle at auction.
 

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