Washington & Clay antique bottle flask soars to $52,650

Antique flask Washington portrait

A rare portrait flask of George Washington and Henry Clay, made circa 1840-1860 by Bridgeton Glass Works, was sold for $52,650 Feb. 1, 2012 by Norman C. Heckler & Co. The portrait flask was the top lot in a session that grossed around $440,000. “Glass as an antique collecting category has drawn interest from collectors who recognize the historical significance and beauty of antique bottles and glass,” auctioneer Norman Heckler, Jr. said. Read More +

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia announces second landmark auction

Coca-Cola backbar

The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia is holding the second auction of its entire stock March 24-25 at the museum in Elizabethtown, Ky. The first auction, held in September 2011, set a new benchmark for a Coca-Cola memorabilia sale by bringing in more than $3 million for 650 items, with several pieces going for more than $100,000 each – unprecedented for an auction of advertising art. Read More +