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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