The 59th sale is due to be held by American Bottle Auctions in January 2014. Among the treasured items is a rare Henry Sadler label under glass flask and an advertising chair.
There will be 184 bottles, some of them rare specimens, with soda bottles, whisky bottles and flasks all available. Jars that contain fruit, pickles, and chestnuts will also be sold at the auction. The main item of interest is expected to be the label under glass flask by Henry Sadler, who was an importer of liquor and a wholesaler who traded in 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The portrait on the label is of a woman bearing some resemblance to 19th century sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The flask is expected to sell for between $2,000 (£1,227) and $3,000 (£1,840).
An advertising chair for Shea Bocqueraz Company is made of oak and is believed to have been a promotional gift for a saloon or another valued client. The antique stands 41 inches high with a seat measuring 18 inches wide, and its value is estimated between $2,000 (£1,227) and $5,000 (£3,000).
The auction will run from the 10th to the 19th of January.
Although the founder of the American Bottle Auctions, Jeff Wichmann, provides full colour catalogues detailing the items, viewing in person is always preferable. Collectors of the bottles may be looking for a display case, like an antique cabinet. Blackburn has a number of antiques dealers, where people can browse various pieces at their leisure.
No comments yet.