Friday, May 20, 2016

Looking for Consignments

Holabird Western Americana Collections still looking for consignments for the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo 49er Bottle Jamboree Auction. The fabulous rare Gold Dust Whiskey (pictured) Of the five different embossed Gold Dust whiskies, this is the John Van Bergen variety, the oldest and first of the five. John Thomas, in his master work Whiskey Bottles of the Old West, discusses the bottle at length (Catalog number 154). Dated as 1871-1874, it is one of the oldest of the Western embossed whiskey bottles. With full face embossing, plus the pictorial nature of the bottle with a horse, and the great name of “Gold Dust Whiskey”, which renders it an inescapable part of the California Gold Rush, this bottle is absolutely one of the most desirable western bottles.

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