Tuesday, January 9, 2018

eBay, again~

I watched with interest, as many others did, a listing on eBay that closed yesterday.

It was eBay item number: 312036609201. 

Described as "a bit over 12" tall by about 3" wide, embossed on the front is the name Hilbert Bros' Wine & Liquor Merchants 101 Powell St, San Francisco Cal , it has some clay/mud residue inside & also some maker bubbles, the condition is great for the age without any chips or cracks, it does have a 2 1/2" what appears to be a tool scratch on the side, a slight one on the front that is not deep & is had to feel with a finger & one on the inverted bottom as seen in last pic."

The photos though, seemed to  suggest that there was more than meets the eye in terms of "issues".

When the dust settled, with one second left on the meter, I think more than one persons jaw dropped. 
Winning bid: US $1,525.00

I, like many other devout collectors of western whiskies, have always been a fan of this variant of the Hilbert Bros. fifths. With nearly 30 bids, it's obvious that a lot of collectors were chasing this example despite the obvious shortcomings. And one person wanted it, A Lot!

photos courtesy of "1234wyman" and eBay.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Wishing a
Merry Christmas
and a 
Happy New Year
to all of our readers! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Morro Bay News

Got the following from the Morro Bay Show group yesterday.

We have a new location.  We were unable to get the Morro Bay Veterans Hall for our show this year.  This years show will be at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay.  This new venue is bigger with better parking and the new location is only about six blocks form the Veterans Hall. Should work well.  

Any questions call Richard  Tartaglia at 805-543-7484.  

Thank you and hope to see you there.

 As per FOHBC website:


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year

to all!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Roseville - Be There!

 We'll be there with a great assortment of western whiskies and other items. Stop by the table and say Hi!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cousin Reginald catches the turkey
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