Once again, eBay yields another opportunity to either acquire a great rarity, or to get hosed royally.
I'm no expert on Goldfield
I've been around the block enough times to pay attention when the hair on the
back of my neck stands up. I do know that in the 1970's a myriad of
"fantasy" pieces appeared en masse, supposedly from Goldfield. These
included spittoons, brass oil lamps, "Good
For" whorehouse tokens and door keys with fobs, hotel desk bells, and stoneware
items.The sheer volume of these fakes are testimony to W. C. Fields statement about a sucker being born every minute. Nevada
Such may be the case with a Buy It Now item that briefly appeared for sale, and which was quickly snapped up.
It is / was, eBay item number: 252071601759, and was described as;
"WESTERN JUG/BOTTLE GOLDFIELD SALOON STONEWARE BOTTLE GOLDFIELD
I recently got chewed out for copying a photo from another listing on ebay, so it'll be up to you to view it online for yourself. Just paste the listing number in eBays search and you can take a peek,
That said, the fine print read;
"THIS IS ANOTHER STONEWARE BOTTLE ITS A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN THE
ONE THAT JUST SOLD,, AND
DIFFERENT SHAPE. ITS INCISED / stamped INTO THE CLAY ADVERTISING THE GOLDFIELD
SALOON R. A. DUNN. CALIFORNIA MAIN STREET.
IT HAS A NEVADA
STUCK IN TOP AND WILL NOT COME OUT. I DONT WANT TO BREAK IT OFF.
LOOKS TO HAVE CAME WITH THE BOTTLE. THE BOTTLE STANDS 8 1/2 tall. On the money IT LOOKS TO BE SALT GLAZED WITH COBALT BLUE ON AND IN LETTERS. LOOK. I DONT KNOW HOW THE BOTTLE IS BUT THERE ARE NONE ON EBAY.. SO THERE NOT BEING MASS PRODUCED. THEY CAME FROM A BOTTLE COLLECTOR,, YOU MAKE YOU OWN MIND UP WHEN YOU BID ON IT ! I WONT REFUND. LOOKS TO BE A GREAT WESTERN STONEWARE SALOON ITEM. I JUST LISTED THE
ONE AND IT SOLD FOR 299.99,, I THINK I LISTED IT TOO CHEAP THERE IS A PHOTO OF
THE BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER,, THANKS FOR LOOKING" CALIFORNIA
What say you, fellow collectors?