* Historical American Flasks from the * *Facebook Group* Featuring the Mike Newman Collection
Mike Newman has a glass collection the Corning museum probably envy's. As far as color goes recently, only the Brian Grapentine collection was equal to this one. Mike has picked up the torch and ran with it,and hasnt looked back. On this new Facebook page he has shared his collection of some of the top examples of off color Historical flasks you will ever see in a lifetime. I have only known Mike in a personal sense for about three weeks but you can tell he demands and expects the best of every endeavor he is involved with and I am sure it carries over into his personal life and his business one . On to the Mike Newman collection........
Figure I might as well post the pint Louisville run while I am in photo mode. Colors are light and medium sapphire blue, amber, yellow green, pale yellow green, and unusual light blue green color.
Louisville Sluggers!! GII-24 Eagle / Eagle
The GI-117 Columbia Eagle flask,anotherGI-117 Columbia Eagle flask and the GI-121 Flask I was also able to purchase an upgrade to my GI-117 Columbia Eagle flask in the Glass Works auction. Here are my new and old GI-117s surrounding a GI-121. Will sell my old GI-117 with a buffed base flake. Unfortunately, do not have these in cool colors.
Coffin and Hay GII-48 Quart sized flasks in Rich Emerald green and light green and a GII-53 in a blue aqua shade.
Louisville Sluggers part II GII-26 Quart sized Eagle / Eagle
GI-14 Washington / Eagle Firecracker flasks These are the most historical flasks available because of what they represent. T W Dyott of the Kensington Glass Works near Philadelphia capitalized again on a momentous occasion. On July 4th 1826 John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other. The nation mourned the loss of two of its founders and most articulate citizens. Dyott went to work to commemorate the occasion as quickly as possible and had the mold for the GI-16 Washington / Eagle flask altered on its edges. He added the inscriptions KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA around one band in the center medial area,and he added the inscription ADAMS & JEFFERSON JULY 4 A D 1776 * * * in the other medial ribbing band. Mikes Collection of these flasks is unsurpassed!!
This half pint Eagle/Liberty Oak flask was one of my buys from the last AGG auction. I had a hard time getting a decent photo as it is quite dark.
Here are two won in the auction, a GI-7 Washington / Eagle and a GI-68 Jackson/Floral Motif.