Monday, March 27, 2017


A thingamabob? A whatchamacallit?

A while back a good friend of mine gave me a neat western whiskey go-with. It has a lot going for it. It's big; measuring over 5" across and 6" long. It is heavy and, I think, made of solid brass. It's slightly deformed, and shows evidence of being subjected to a fire. 

The first thing that jumped out at me when I saw it was the horse shoe logo of Spruance Stanley & Co., but with Wolters Bros. & Co. name on it. 

A second look revealed something else; WoTters Bros. not WoLters. Also odd, is the abbreviation of California; CALA / not Ca. or Cal.

To me, it appears to have been part of something else. I figured I'd toss it out there and get your take on it.



My initial inclination was that it was part of a clock. Many, many years ago, while metal detecting the site of a town in No. Cal., which burnt to the ground in it's entirety on Oct. 17, 1902,  I dug something very similar, advertising Dr. Harter's Wild Cherry Bitters. Although badly deformed, it had quite obviously been an advertising clock.

A fellow collector emailed me a photo a few minutes ago. Mystery, quite obviously solved...

 Thanks Brandon!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring 2017 List - Now Available

My IT guy did some upgrades to our office computer system and somehow the mailing list address files didn't get backed up. I'm in the process of trying to restore them...

In the meantime, the Spring 2017 mailing list is done. Lots in the way of fresh whiskies, right out of my collection. 

Please email me with your contact info and I'll fire off a copy to you~ 


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