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What’s Selling on eBay: September 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: September 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,450 (20 bids, 5 bidders): Automaton Turkish Tea Drinker Leopold Lambert Smoker. This is an extremely rare and exquisite piece! Never have I seen another hit the market. Antique French Leopold Lambert Tea Drinker Automaton. Never do you see these come to market. The unfortunate part is this automaton […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Prototype Coke bottle, $110,700, Morphy’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Prototype Coke bottle, $110,700, Morphy’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare Coca-Cola prototype bottle sold for $110,700 at an auction held April 12-14 in Las Vegas by Morphy Auctions, based in Denver, Pa. The modified prototype bottle was created by the Root Glass Company in 1915 and submitted to Coca-Cola executives for consideration […]

Kola Wars

Kola Wars

By Dennis Smith On an early May day in 1886, an Atlanta chemist named John Pemberton walked down Marietta Street carrying a quart whiskey bottle bearing a hand-lettered label identifying the contents, Coca-Cola syrup. His destination was Jacob’s Drug Store, and the soda fountain of Willis Venable. Venable mixed a glass and declared it good […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Dior perfume bottle, $66,000, IPBA Auction

Gavels n' Paddles: Dior perfume bottle, $66,000, IPBA Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1957 Christian Dior Limited Edition perfume bottle in the shape of a dog, signed “Tien Dior” (Dior’s nickname), sold for $66,000 in an auction held April 30-May 3 at the 27th annual International Perfume Bottle Association’s (IPBA) 27th annual convention in Spartanburg, S.C. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of only about six known, sold for $13,440 at Auction #60 from American Bottle Auctions, an internet and catalog sale that went online July 11 […]