Friday, June 30, 2017

How Times Change in 40 Years

I have been looking for a Cassin's, anyone out there have one for $85 to $125? - rs -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hi Rick, wanted to share the latest Pony to the line up, this London Jockey Club House Gin is the variant with the backward N's. It has really nice glass clarity. I have seen a few of these backward N types but the color on them has been rather dull, This emerald green example fits right into the stable  

From Gary Meyer

Hi Rick
I have never posted anything in my life, and I know it's not a western bottle, but it’s a rare color one and I thought some would like to see.
I recently attended the Reno Bottle Show and while I was sitting at a sales table with a friend of mine I overheard a person taking about a flask they had purchased from a thrift store for $3.25.
I asked what type of flask and he said a nice color scroll flask. Well it's kind of rare to find nice color scroll flask at a western show, so I asked if I could see it.
Well when he unwrapped it I fell in love instantly. It is now in my collection. I have been collecting bottles since 1959 and scrolls for around 10 years and haven't found another this color.
We'll call it yellow topaz with a touch of gasoline.
I have attached a photo, it's the one in the center
Gary Meyer
Fantastic color scroll flask. Glad you sent the picture and info along, we always appreciate beautiful glass! - rs -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

September 9, 2017 The Last Downieville Bottle Show

The Downieville Bottle Show was started in the early 1990's as the Mother Lode Bottle Show by Bill Ham and Warren Friedrich with help from Richard Siri and the late Jess Jones. If you were one of the early attendees or show dealers you remember the 1997 Western Whiskey Extravaganza that featured the top western whiskies and seminar by the late guru of western whiskies John Thomas. The 1998 show featured a display of the most desirable Slug Plate and Picture Whiskies displayed by collectors from all over the west.
The Downieville show has had its highlights over the years and also many hurdles to overcome to keep the show relevant and entertaining. Downieville is a small remote community and the required services and resources to keep an enjoyable bottle show up and running have dwindled over the years.
Although this is Downieville's last show you can count on the members of the Downieville Bottle Group to do all they can to support the ongoing western bottle shows.
Thank all of you for your support over the years and don't miss Downieville's final show on 
September 9 - rs -     

Sunday, June 18, 2017

From Charles Festersen

Happy Fathers Day Guys:

Oh yea, the perfect Fathers Day: whiskey, cigars, and Flobert saloon pistols. And, if you think something is missing, assuredly there is a beautiful women behind the the camera lens!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My first Western Whiskey , acquired at the Reno, NV Show.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Mother of all Criers?

As seen on ebay

This would be in my top 10 list of criers - rs -

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Here is the duo of transposed London Jockey Club Huose Gin bottles together and in solo shots.