Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This Weekend

Where: Seven Feathers Resort & Casino Canyonville Oregon
When: Friday October 3rd & Saturday October 4th
Bottles, Insulators and related Collectables
On site live auction, Free Appraisals
Show Hosts Bruce & Deb Silva
Hope to see you in Canyonville this weekend

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Peruvian Bitters

Here's a fantastic run of Peruvian Bitters sent in by proud owner Dale Santos

Wow! Love the clear and red hammered whittled examples and the light amber is also a beauty.
Looks like fall is happening in the foothills...Come on rain and soften that ground
Thanks for the pictures Dale and see you in Canyonville this coming weekend - rs -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Can You Say...P P PICKLES!

Last night the 49er HBA members got a special treat at our monthly meeting. Probably the best pickle display on the West Coast. Put together by two really great guys in our hobby.

We would like to thank Gregg and Gary for sharing their passion and love of beautiful glass.
This is one of the great things about being part of the 49er HBA, our member support.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Recent Acquistion

Wow! look at this beauty that just came out of the ground
No info on this anonymous contribution
- rs -

All cleaned up and ready to display

Its Time for Canyonville

Canyonville 2014

With just eleven days to go, A final update on the Canyonville Bottle Show
Beautiful drive through Oregon, attendants' to pump your gas, gambling, old bottles, insulators and good friends  One of my favorite destination Bottle Shows..........
Anyone bringing gold rush soda's or western meds to sell?
 Can't wait for Canyonville  - rs -

Sales Tables

We've added a couple of extra spaces this year. That's the good news.

Problem is, it's probably not enough, and we're out of room; (and nearly out of tables too)

We only have six sales spaces remaining - if you're a procrastinator, it's time to get it in gear!

Table Linens

Seven Feathers has removed all white linens from their inventory. You are welcome to bring your own table coverings and place it over their linens if you'd prefer something other than black.

Card Tables etc. in back of Sales Tables
This is a repeat, but needs to be restated. No additional tables, in back of the table that Seven Feathers provides, are allowed. This is a Fire Safety Code issue. No exceptions.

We have three spaces remaining. It doesn't need to be fancy, but we'd love to fill these spaces as well. Remember, we provide a $30~ cash gratuity to each person who sets up a display!


All right, we can't control everything. But, if you believe the long term forecast, the weekend of the show is supposed to be in the 70's and mostly sunny.
Sunny in the Oregon? - rs -


If you have any questions, or special needs; please don't hesitate to contact Bruce Silva

Here's a link to the show website;

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Downieville Soda Display

Here's the link to Dwayne Anthony's video of the Downieville Bottle Show Display
All you Gold Rush, Western and Napa Soda lover enjoy!  - rs -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Transposed London Jockey Club Huose Gin Bottle

Dale Santos has been kind enough to send photos of the London Jockey Club House Gin bottle he just acquired a few weeks ago

As far as we know there are only two known examples of this bottle with the other example being damaged.

Thanks Dale for sending in the pictures of the incredible bottle - rs -

Downieville Bear in the Pizza Parlor

As if enough isn't going on during the Downieville Bottle Show a hungry bear bulking up for winter broke into the Pizza Parlor here in town and had his way with the contents.

Western insulator and bottle collector Dwayne Anthony was Johnny on the spot and captured the bear as it escaped from the building.

Watch the video on the link below

Thanks Dwayne for the video and fast footwork to get out of the way of the bear as he made his escape from the building

We will have some reports on the Downieville Show coming your way in the next day or so
- rs -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Texan's Headed to Downieville

Ferdinand Meyer, president of the FOHBC, and his sidekick Coco (pictured below) on their way to Downieville

 September 13, 2014 (Saturday) Downieville, California – Downieville Bottle Show
 Friday September 12th, 5:00 pm Dealer BBQ and Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, September 13th, Dealer set-up 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Early lookers 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Free admission 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
(Thanks for the PLUG Ferdinand!)
- rs -

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Today's Favorite Picture

Some crude western glass
From the Utah Bottle Collectors site

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Downieville 2014

The bottle display at this years Downieville Show will feature Gold Rush, Western and Napa Soda bottles.
Fellow collector Mike Henness has been lobbying for part of this years display to include the prolific Napa Soda. There are dozens of variants of the Napa Soda and I think this would be a great addition to this years display.
So... don't be shy or bashful. Open that bottle cabinet and bring your interesting or unusual Napa's to this years show to display!
  Downieville's displays are non competitive, no awards presented just great bottles for all attending to enjoy.
See you in Downieville on September 13th
Don't forget to bring your Napa's!