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treeguyfred

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of course soon after selling, I had sellers remorse... When I dug the Charles, I also dug an I Goldberg and a HB Kirk....
As it turns out.... I didn't end up selling the Charles & Co ... I must have sold something else like it, I think it was my Mt. Vernon bourbon. Any way, I just rediscovered it. I know I've tried to sell the Kirks. Have you noticed how different the HB Kirks all look? If you got a dozen ppl together who have dug Kirks you'd prolly have a dozen different examples.
So, here's some pics of my Charles & Co.
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The last photo shows the extensive mold repair on the back where old embossing from another bottler was filled or peened out.
I wonder if other variations of Charles & Co. squares are out there. I found an amber cylinder for Charles too somewhere... I think at our bottle club show.
~Fred
 

bottles_inc

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Jul 20, 2019
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As it turns out.... I didn't end up selling the Charles & Co ... I must have sold something else like it, I think it was my Mt. Vernon bourbon. Any way, I just rediscovered it. I know I've tried to sell the Kirks. Have you noticed how different the HB Kirks all look? If you got a dozen ppl together who have dug Kirks you'd prolly have a dozen different examples.
So, here's some pics of my Charles & Co.
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The last photo shows the extensive mold repair on the back where old embossing from another bottler was filled or peened out.
I wonder if other variations of Charles & Co. squares are out there. I found an amber cylinder for Charles too somewhere... I think at our bottle club show.
~Fred
I noticed the same thing about the Kirk's. Only found the 2 but there's 4 or 5 differences in word placement, letter height, using & vs and, etc. I found a bit of a 3rd and it was entirely different. Stinks they aren't more interesting bottles or else the diversity would be a fun motivation to collect them all. Your Charles & Co is super nice! Great pictures. Looks more red than mine. I'd love to find one in yellow or something. I've seen 2 variations of a Charles & Co cylinder on ebay. One was a more modern one with an ounce number on it, I think its still for sale on there. The other one, which I bet is the same as the one you saw, was around as old as the square, just said Charles & Co. Meant to buy it but someone else got it. Hopefully there's some square variants out there, maybe older ones or ones with more embossing
 
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