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Novelties - Part 1
MIKE, this Lucky BULLDOG Paperweight belongs to Dennis Sutton.
Our photo of “MIKE, THE BULLDOG” is from the Dennis Sutton collection. Those blue eyes would captivate most anyone! That is one handsome bulldog, right to his fancy collar. We thank Dennis for sending the great photo. “Mike” was purchased while Dennis attended the 2004 HOACGA Convention in Kansas City.
Mike appeared in the June 1917 Butler Bros.Wholesale Catalog
BUTLER BROS. June 1917 ad displaying the Bulldog pinpoints the general time frame when the glass miniature was marketed.
TOP HATS can be found occasionally, in a gradual flow of amethyst, pale green and pink, (combined in a single small vase), as well as marigold examples. They are of very thin and delicate glass and can also be ruffled or straight, as well as the jack-in-the-pulpit type shape. These were designed as use for tiny flower arrangements for individual place settings, we have been told. They are about 3 ½”- 4 ½” tall, depending upon the treatment given the top edge, with a base diam. of 2”.
In order for you to better understand the impact of these novelties on the collecting public, we decided to list some sale results from the 2004 Lincoln Land Carnival Glass Convention auction performed by Ayers Auction Service.
Bulldog paperweight $200.
Dutch Boy & Girl Ashtray $15.
The WHISKEY DECANTERS' purpose is an obvious brewers attempt to promote sales of their particular beverage. These will usually sell in the range of $5. - $35, based upon the size of the container. Continental Distilleries and the more famous and easier to locate, Golden Wedding Whiskey bottles in at least three sizes, are examples in this area.
JACKMAN Liquor Bottle: is 8 ½” tall x 4” wide. Bottom of the bottle is stamped with “R88 Patent Pending 10”.
DUTCH BOY & GIRL Ashtray
The DUTCH BOY & GIRL Ashtray is 1930s vintage. Size is 5 ¾” in diameter and it is 1” deep.
POLO PLAYER Ashtray
The POLO PLAYER Ashtray is from the same era as the Dutch ashtray and about the same size.
COWBOY HAT Ashtray
The COWBOY HAT Ashtray has been “dubbed” “LBJ”, but was certainly made prior to the LBJ rein in Texas politics and the White House! Late carnival era, to be sure-probably in the 1920's.
Tiny MUG Toothpick
The TINY MUG with a 1” opening is used for a toothpick holder.
The only known marigold example of this caster.
BASKET CASTER in marigold was purchased by John & Lucile Britt, when part of the late Don Moore collection was sold in the early `90s. (It is the only one known in carnival glass.) It measures a little over 3 in. high to the top of the handle, 2 in. in width and 3 ¾ in long. An elongated, rayed star-type figure is pressed into the bottom of the basket. Four very short, knob-like feet are used on the bottom four corners. A glass partition beneath the handle separates the salt and pepper shakers in place. ( As recently as Aug. 28, 2004, in a Springfield, OH mall, we saw this basket in crystal, having one original shaker inside. It was priced at $15.00)
1909 Imperial Glass Catalog ad showing the small caster basket in crystal.
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