Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Headless Horseman

An old friend of mine used to say; "Sometimes, if it weren't for bad luck, there's be none at all".  

I bought a huge collection a few years back. Some of the stuff needed "help".

Last Monday, I finally quit procrastinating and decided to clean up the last couple of cases.  This one was horribly stained, but struck me as being, unquestionably, a candidate for the best "small bird" out there. The best strike I'd ever seen, and an awesome range of color.

About a half hour after I loaded the bottle into the cylinder and flipped on the machine, I heard crashing and banging coming from the shop. Imagine my surprise, (disgust), when I opened the cylinder and found this...

Yep, it had been dug damaged, someone had managed to find a correct (also stained) top and replaced it from the single ring up.

I'll be the first to admit that I enjoy an occasional surprise, just not this kind.  A week later it shines like a new penny. 

Both pieces...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Reno - Let's hear all about it!

Reno, in years gone by, was one of the many shows that I marked on my calendar, and anxiously awaited in the months preceding the show.

Unfortunately, "financial issues" have prevented me from attending the Reno Show (and most others) for the past few years. 

I'd like to post a review about the show and am hoping to hear from those who were fortunate enough to attend.

I'll post either anonymously or, if you're OK, with credit. Let's hear some feedback for those of us who couldn't attend.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

All aboard! Next stop Reno

Reno Antique Bottle and Collectible Show

June 22nd & 23rd

Show Chairman: Marty Hall
See y'all Friday & Saturday.

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