WOODSTOCK, Conn. — An important Norman C. Heckler & Co. absentee sale will open for bidding on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. (EST) and end Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. Offered will be 152 lots of early glass, historical flasks, fancy colognes, hat whimsies, bitters, medicines, inks, a fruit jar, black glass and more.
Two lots expected to attract keen bidder interest are a Cornucopia-Pinwheel American figured flask, half pint, made circa 1820-1840 in a deep blood red color (est. $25,000-$50,000); and a pale citron striated Baltimore And Monument – “Corn For The World” quart historical flask by the Baltimore Glass Works, circa 1840-1860 (est. $5,000-$10,000).
From the American blown tableware category is a rare freeblown pitcher by the Willington (Conn.) Glass Works 1815-1850, having a large bulbous body with applied glass handle, 6 5/8 inches tall (est. $10,000-$20,000); and a freeblown vase circa 1820-1850 in a bright crisp bluish aquamarine (est. $6,000-$12,000).
Bottles in a variety of forms will be offered. These will feature a “Welden Spring, St. Albans, Vt.” – “Alterative/Chalybeate” quart mineral water bottle, circa 1860-1880, in a deep reddish amber color, cylindrical in shape (est. $4,000-$8,000); and an “A. M. Bininger & Co.” figural whiskey bottle in the form of a vase, yellow amber, circa 1860-1870 (est. $1,000-$2,000).
A pair of American historical flasks bound to command attention are a Sheaf Of Grain historical quart calabash flask made between 1845 and 1860 by Baltimore Glass Works, in a rare cobalt blue (est. $10,000-$20,000); and a Jenny Lind “Glass Works/S. Huffsey” historical quart calabash flask, bluish green, circa 1850-1860, by Isabella Glass Works of Brooklyn, N.J. (est. $1,500-$3,000).
Call (860) 974-1634, email info@hecklerauction or visit www.hecklerauction.com for more information.