Tuesday, January 23, 2024


Just when you think you've seen it all!

We had another consignment arrive yesterday. This time, a picture cylinder, the likes of which I've never handled.

It is 11" tall, and 3 3/8" across the base (diameter). It has the Riley IT closure with the scarce Chevalier castle picture ebonite stopper. 


Rather than the standard fifth it appears to be a quart in capacity.

The closest that I can identify in WWB 4th edition is the #142. However placed side by side with the standard fifth, the difference is immediately obvious. See photo.

It is issue free, has a number of bubbles of various sizes, and the neck leans ever so slightly to the left, when viewed head on. And then there's the strike; strong, detailed, and crisp. The color is the icing on the cake; a striking light amber. 

As mentioned, it is a consignment. Feel free to touch base with me if you are interested in making an offer. 


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