Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Crown Distilleries miniature, amber 5" tall, rare slug plate variant w/correct
Embossed Riley inside thread stopper.
This bottle was liberated (as in stolen) from Oregon collector Bruce Silva's table during the Auburn Bottle Show. If you have any information please contact Bruce at:  jsglass@q.com
All of us in the bottle community are getting pretty fed up with all of the items that go missing off of our tables at the local bottle shows. Getting fed up, to those of you that have never experienced it, means if you get caught stealing at a bottle show we can not guarantee in what condition you will be leaving the show........You have been warned!


  1. It's Scott Selenak, the photographer from the Auburn bottle show. There is a company called GoPro that makes small, lightweight HD video cameras that are often used in extreme sports. They can take photos in many different interval settings, and shoot HD video in many settings as well. There are a ton of different mounting options and it shoots onto a standard SD card you can buy anywhere. The reason I would suggest this over a video system made for surveillance is that those systems either require someone watching a monitor in real time which defeats the purpose, or an additional recording device which get more complicated, not to mention the cameras are usually not high definition. You can also use this one for other applications when not using it at bottle shows. I've used this camera many times and I can vouch that it is high quality, simple and effective.

    This link is to the GoPro website that only seems to be selling their new model now which is the GoPro Hero 3.


    This link is to an E-Bay search I did for the last model, the GoPro Hero 2. Based on the prices, it looks like it might be better to go with one of the new ones.


    Sorry to hear about the theft of your bottle. Hope this camera, or something like it can help keep you and other collectors safe from future thefts.

    Take care,

    Scott Selenak