OHHHHHHH...... It would surely be painful to let one of those go!!!!ORIGINAL: Poison_Us
Our best heartbreaker? It was the day we sold this...
Still feel ill when I think about it. Was our pride and joy of our collection.
This picture makes me want to cry and grab a shovel all at the same time. This bottle would have been absolutely incredible if whole and would probably bring somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 in a good auction. This has to be the cruelest of all the hearbreakers I've ever seen. This bottle at 85% and glued back together is still worth more than many great bottles out there.ORIGINAL: CazDigger
I have dug a lot of rare and valuable bottles in privies over the yearsâ€”(if they were WHOLE, that is). This area is the land of broken dreams, shallow privies that were usually dipped and LOTS of rocks make for a bad combination. By far the best/worst one was found in the bottom of a small wood liner that had no bottles or shards other than the bottle in question and a pontiled umbrella with the top knocked off. It was a 13â€ sapphire blue, iron pontiled WYNKOOPS SARSAPARILLA FOR THE BLOOD Â½ GALLON. It was in about 15 pieces and I glued back together about 85% of it. After that one, we tore up the whole town hoping to find another one that might be whole, but no luck. Other great ones include Saratoga type CHITTENANGO WHITE SULPHUR WATER in quart and unlisted pint size, Cobalt 7â€ HARRISONS COLUMBIAN INK, teal OLD DR. TOWNSENDS MAGIC STOMACH BITTERS, emerald green iron pontiled WILCOX COMPOUND EXTRACT OF SARSAPARILLA and lots of other great bottles that would be the centerpiece of any collection. Instead they are just pieces.[/i] This is a great thread. It has got me fired up, looking at my boxes of shards and planning for spring!!!!
I would absolutely love to get this bottle restored, if I could find someone who does it! Anybody know someone?ORIGINAL: Conch times
Ink wells are my favorite so that blue octagon is incredible and I would have no problem displaying it as is! Unless of course you think there is potential for it to get worse. BTW can I see the older brother? PLEASE!
Hadda go and and bring this one back again huh??? Nightmares , pain etc. lol