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One of the nicest inks I've ever seen

Shades of History

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Jan 1, 2021
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Sometimes, when I have looked at at really hardcore collections and pictures of rare colored bottles, I'm just blown away, especially umbrella and similar looking inks. I wonder where they find bottles that nice, or if they bought them, how they could manage to get them without breaking the bank. Sometimes though with some patience and a little detective work, a good deal can be found on something like that. I had to get this ink when I saw it and I'm glad I did. Just came today and it looks even better than in the pictures. What an outrageous color, and a weird mold seam too!
 

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Shades of History

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Believe it’s a Wheaton reproduction. Certainly is not old. Too bad. Great color.
Definitely not a wheaton. Why? 1.) Wheatons have "Wheaton New Jersey" on the bottom. Mine has a crude uneven bottom with no name or any embossing. 2.) The glass is too crude. I didn't capture this as best I could in the pics, but Wheaton replicas are much cleaner. 3.) The seams are all wrong 4.)The bottle has inner haze staining, which although can be faked, looks legit. Most people wouldn't bother doing that just to make a few bucks. It means the bottle has actually held contents/been used, which replicas do not.
 

CanadianBottles

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It really looks like it's from the 1970s to me. I've never seen an early ABM bottle that looked like that and I've seen plenty from the 70s that did. Never seen a genuine early ABM bottle in puce at all although it's a super common colour for 70s decorative bottles. I don't know what's going on with the staining on the inside but it's very possible someone was using it as a vase or for storing something.
 

Nickneff

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Jan 6, 2021
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Sometimes, when I have looked at at really hardcore collections and pictures of rare colored bottles, I'm just blown away, especially umbrella and similar looking inks. I wonder where they find bottles that nice, or if they bought them, how they could manage to get them without breaking the bank. Sometimes though with some patience and a little detective work, a good deal can be found on something like that. I had to get this ink when I saw it and I'm glad I did. Just came today and it looks even better than in the pictures. What an outrageous color, and a weird mold seam too!
Sometimes, when I have looked at at really hardcore collections and pictures of rare colored bottles, I'm just blown away, especially umbrella and similar looking inks. I wonder where they find bottles that nice, or if they bought them, how they could manage to get them without breaking the bank. Sometimes though with some patience and a little detective work, a good deal can be found on something like that. I had to get this ink when I saw it and I'm glad I did. Just came today and it looks even better than in the pictures. What an outrageous color, and a weird mold seam too!
That's a reproduction I hope you didn't pay a lot for it you got a dig them up I did all my bottles I never buy anything you dig them out of old privies I've got some really sweet umbrella inks actually I dug one in that color blown piece $3,300 in the book I sold it two years back 2500 hot dog another really nice ink year after that a year or two after that beautiful JW seating Louisville Kentucky umbrella ink emerald green send a bottle book 800 to 1,400 sold it at auction for 2,000 been digging for over 35 years that's where you find them in the old privies but you better be very careful I have some experience people with you people have died digging those bottles what happens the whole can implode on you you might as well stick a daisy on top cuz you're gone I have done over 200 privies got all kinds of stuff out of them hand-painted marbles beautiful swirl marbles onion skins, guns 8 pocket watches 2 gold $5 pieces numerous jugs chamber pots any type of bottle you can think of I even dug a grave Stone and one more time I remember one time we dug a brass gun octagon barrel another time I dug a octagon barrel gun two Chambers has been fired on I think somebody got smoke they threw the gun in the privy 18 karat gold women's wedding band I gave it to my mother you never know what that next shovel to uncover but you better be ready to work the shallows how I've ever dug was 6 ft deep the deepest one was 35 ft took all weekend to dig it but usually they go 18 to 20 feet and they're very dangerous to dig digging bottles isn't for everyone you either like it or you don't separates the men from the boys have a good day happy bottle hunting
 

Nickneff

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Jan 6, 2021
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that's a very early ink well
I have found three inkwells so far Scuba Diving two from the 1920s or 1930s and then this one. What do you think?
Indentions on both sides of the neck the ink are for holding the quill pen that is a very nice ink it's almost like a schoolhouse ink I love the Isle of the schoolhouse inks . very nice find
 

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