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Old 12-11-2016, 09:19 PM
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Default Just got this 150+ year old Historical Flask

I would LOVE to say I dug this bottle but, no, I picked it up at a local auction yesterday. It's called a "Shield and Clasped Hands" flask, sometimes referred to as "Union and Clasped Hands", made circa 1860s. One of several varieties of this design made by various early glassmakers. It has a small lip chip but otherwise looks great for a bottle some 150+ years old. The best thing about it was the price: $7!
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:45 PM
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Thats nice there . Thats 7 bucks well spent in my opinion .

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Old 12-12-2016, 06:46 AM
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Very cool and $7 wow!

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Old 12-12-2016, 07:22 AM
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Yeah! Thats a beauty for $7! About the price of a Burger King meal! Good One!
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:56 PM
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Looks like a steal!!

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Old 12-12-2016, 03:58 PM
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Awesome find! Any chance you can post a pic of the bottom?

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Old 12-12-2016, 05:54 PM
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Awesome find! Any chance you can post a pic of the bottom?
Absolutely.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:16 AM
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Absolutely.
Thanks! I used to find bottles in the river Kayaking after a storm. Used the paddle to pick them off the bottom. One day I found two 1800s ones. One must have fell out the other side of the Kayak when I put them behind me. Because when I got home only one was still in the Kayak

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Detectors cant pick up glass can they ??
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Yeah! Thats a beauty for $7! About the price of a Burger King meal! Good One!
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:40 PM
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Detectors cant pick up glass can they ??
Only if they are buried under, near, or with metal objects.
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Detectors cant pick up glass can they ??
A bottle detector is called a probe rod

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Old 12-13-2016, 05:51 PM
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A bottle detector is called a probe rod
AND...a good strong arm to power it.

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Now that is cool, man a great price for such a relic. Nice eyeball find buddy.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:15 PM
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Nice score!
Around here beer bottles from the 1950's cost $7

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Old 12-24-2016, 12:53 AM
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Nice score!
Around here beer bottles from the 1950's cost $7
I hear ya!

But - if they have labels still on 'em like these it's worth it.
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sweet find! congrats
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