Delmarva Antique Bottle Club Show on May 21


♪>>>ANTIQUING IS A BIG DEAL ON DELMARVA. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IS FINDING A RARE GEM THAT DOES MORE THAN MAKE A ROOM INTERESTING, BUT IT BRINGS HISTORY BACK TO LIFE.>>NOT JUST HISTORY, BUT STORIES. DID YOU EVER THINK YOU CAN CRAM SO MUCH INTO A LITTLE BIT HE BOTTLE? YOU CAN. A GROUP ON DELMARVA CELEBRATES THE BOTTLES. HERE TO TELL US MORE IS BILL SIMMS FROM THE DELMARVA ANTIQUE BOTTLE CLUB. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING THESE TREASURES. AND THESE REALLY ARE TREASURES, ARE THEY?>>THEY ARE TREASURES ACQUIRED OVER A 60 YEAR PERIOD.>>WOW. THOSE ARE FANTASTIC.>>AND YOU ARE WITH THE DELMARVA ANTIQUE BOTTLE CLUB. TELLS ABOUT THAT.>>WELL, I HAVE A COUPLE OF NOTES HERE PREPARED WITH ME. THE DELMARVA ANTIQUE BOTTLE CLUB HAS BEEN ACTIVE NOW FOR 45 OR 50 YEARS. BEFORE. WE ARE TOLD MUCH UP AT THE ALLENDALE FIRE COMPANY, WHERE WE HAVE OUR FLOWER SHOW.>>WHICH YOU WILL TALK ABOUT IN A MOMENT?>>YES.>>AND YOU HAVE SOME STUFF HERE THAT YOU WANT TO SHOW US? CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ON THE TABLE?>>SURE. AND THERE ARE MANY CATEGORIES HERE WHICH YOU MAY RECOGNIZE BECAUSE YOU MAY EVEN HAVE ONE IN YOUR HOME. THIS IS A MORE COMMON BOTTLE, A BETTER BOTTLE. THIS IS A DRAKES BETTER BOTTLE. THEY COME IN GREEN ONES WHICH ARE VERY RARE. AND THIS IS 1835, BY THE WAY. THIS IS A COIN FOR THE WORLD. IT IS WORTH MAYBE 10 PERCENT OF WHAT THIS IS WORTH, AND I WON’T GO INTO WHAT YOU.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS, I SEE YOU HAVE ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT COLORS HERE. DOES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WHAT THEY’RE WORTH? COLOR, OTHER THAN AQUA, INCREASES, >>WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE COLOR?>>COBALT BLUE. WHEN YOU GET A COBALT BLUE FLASK LIKE THIS ONE, THEN THAT IS THE ONE THAT BROUGHT SO MUCH MONEY LAST YEAR.>>CAN I SHOW THIS OFF?>>SURE.>>AND TELL ME WHAT THIS IS AGAIN.>>THIS IS A WHISKEY FLASK. IS A BIG FLASK. WASHINGTON ON ONE SIDE, AND ANOTHER FACE ON THE OTHER SIDE.>>AND THIS IS COBALT BLUE, AND THIS IS >>NO, THIS IS GREEN. THIS IS A GREEN BOTTLE, DO YOU SEE THE GREEN INK?>>YES.>>SO THIS IS SAPPHIRE BLUE, BUT COBALT BLUE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. BUT THEN, YOU TALK ABOUT THE BIG MONEY, LIKE 500 TIMES THE VALUE OF THAT.>>HOW OLD DO YOU THINK THIS FLASK IS?>>LET ME SEE THE BOTTOM, EXCUSE ME.>>IS GOING TO SAY, HOW DO YOU KNOW THE DATES?>>ABOUT 1870, THEY CAME UP WITH A WAY TO MAKE BOTTLES WITHOUT USING A ROD. NOW, THAT IS WHEN YOU BLOW GLASS INTO A MOLD. AN IRON MOLD, MOST OF THE TIME. THE GLASS BLOWER BLUE THE ROD, AND HE HAD AN APPRENTICE ON THE OTHER END. AND BEFORE 1870, THAT’S THE WAY YOU HAD TO MAKE IT, EXCEPT THAT THEY HAD 10 MOLES BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO.>>YEAH.>>BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A MARKET, THAT PRETTY WELL DATES IT. THIS ONE HERE IS A SARSAPARILLA BOTTLE.>>OH.>>AND ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS, YOU SEE THE IRON PYRITE?>>YES.>>NO, THIS WAS BLOWN IN A MOLD. THIS IS IRON PYRITE. THEY MADE THIS FROM 1845 TO 1855. BEFORE 1845, THEY HAD THIS WAY TO MAKE IT. AND AFTER THAT, THEY HAD A BETTER WAY TO MAKE IT. AND OF COURSE IN 1910, LONG CANE CROWN, CORE CONCEALED WHO DEVELOPED THIS THAT YOU SEE TODAY.>>REALLY?>>BUT PRIOR TO THAT, MOST HAD A STOPPER OR A TOP.>>SO YOU COULD READ THE BOTTLE TO SEE HOW IT WAS MADE TO HAVE AN IDEA OF WHEN IT WAS MADE?>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>TELL ME ABOUT THIS ONE HERE, IT’S INTERESTING.>>THIS IS A BOTTLE THAT HAS A NAME GINGER ON IT, AND THE COLOR IS IMPRESSIVE. SO THEY TAKE A BOTTLE AND THEY POUR A DOSE IN HERE, SO IF YOU WANT A SHOT OF WHISKEY, THIS IS THE BACK DOOR BOTTLE. SO IMPORTANT HERE THAN IN THE CLASS.>>OH, OKAY.>>NOW, I’M NOT 100 PERCENT ON EVERYTHING BUT >>IS THIS IN AUNT JEMIMA BOTTLE? WHAT IS THAT?>>NO, THAT IS NOT A AUNT JEMIMA BOTTLE.>>THIS IS A BIDDERS BOTTLE. AROUND PROBATION.>>OH, OKAY.>>SO THEY COULD NOT HAVE LIQUOR SO THEY HAD BITTERS WHICH IS 25 PERCENT ALCOHOL.>>OH, OKAY.>>THIS IS A BITTERS BOTTLE. THIS IS A BITTERS BOTTLE, AND THIS IS AN EARLY PICKLE BOTTLE FROM AROUND 1870.>>WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE?>>I JUST HUNT.>>NOW, ARE YOU HUNTING YARD SALES? OF DIGGING, BUT AFTER 60 YEARS, YOU GOT AUCTIONS, A LOT OF AUCTIONS. I HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACQUIRED A COLLECTION OVER 30 YEARS. THEY WILL THEN CALL ME AND SAY HEY, BILL, WOULD YOU LOOK TO SEE WHAT I HAVE? OR, I DO SELL THEM, I DO TRADING BACK AND FORTH. I MAY HAVE A FLASK LIKE THIS THAT I MAY HAVE TO OF AND SOMEBODY MAY HAVE A FLASK THAT I WANT. THERE ARE SOME NICE AUCTION HOUSES THAT SELL HAVE A LOT OF HIGH END BOTTLES AND LOW END BOTTLES, TOO.>>.>>OKAY, WHEN YOU SAY HIGH-END BOTTLE, AND WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT 10 OR $20?>>NO, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS.>>NOW, YOU HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP WITH THESE ARTIFACTS. TELL ME ABOUT THE.>>WELL, WE WILL HAVE TABLETOP ANTIQUES. IN THIS IS A BANK FROM SOMERSET COUNTY, DOWN THERE IN SOMERSET COUNTY, ABOUT 1920. I BROUGHT THAT ALONG TO SHOW THAT NOT ONLY WILL WE HAVE THAT, BUT INSULATORS. WE WILL ALSO HAVE STONEWARE. THIS IS EARLY STONEWARE, LOCAL. INSTEAD FROM THE ALLMAN BROTHERS DEALERS AND LIQUOR STORES IN MARYLAND. ABOUT THAT? SIZE ON THIS IS QUITE RARE, GREAT BIG SIDES. IT SOLD AT AN AUCTION NOT LONG AGO, AND IT WAS SIGNIFICANT.>>SO WHERE AND WHEN CAN WE SEE THIS?>>OKAY. YOU CAN GO TO ELLENDALE FIRE COMPANY WHICH IS IN ALLENDALE, DELAWARE, JUST OFF OF ROUTE 13. COMPANY WHICH IS IN ALLENDALE, DELAWARE, JUST OFF OF ROUTE 13.>>SUNDAY, MAY 21?>>YES, MAY 21 FROM NINE TO 3:00. THE FIRE COMPANY WILL HAVE THAT AND OYSTERS FRITTERS.>>SO WE WELCOME YOU.

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