Over 200 antique bottles and flasks will be sold in Heckler's online auction, May 13-22 An impressive selection of over 200 antique bottles, flasks and more from several prominent collections will be offered in absentee Internet auction #104 slated for May 13-22 by Norman C. Heckler & Co
Also from the Dr. Andreson collection: a blown three mold hat salt (Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, circa 1825-1835), in a brilliant cobalt blue (est. $500-$1,000); and a rare and desirable blown three-mold toy hat (probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, circa 1830-1848), cylindrical and colorless, in fine condition (est. $400-$800).
The top lots of the entire sale could very well come from the John April collection. Expected to do well are a National Bitters figural bottle in the form of an ear of corn (circa 1860-1880) in fine condition and in a brilliant yellow color (est. $2,500-$5,000) and a Clark’s Superior Record Ink (Boston) master ink bottle, made in New England around 1820-1848 (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Other bottles from John April will include a blown three mold decanter probably made by Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks (N.H.), circa 1820-1840 (est. $2,000-$4,000); an N. Wood (Portland, Me.) medicine bottle, probably made in Stoddard, N.H., circa 1840-1860 (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a Newburgh Glass Co. (N.Y.) lettered flask, circa 1866-1880 (est. $1,500-$3,000).
Previews will be held from April 22-May 21 at Norman C. Heckler & Company’s gallery facility, located at 79 Bradford Corner Road in Woodstock Valley, Conn. There, bidders will be able to inspect the bottles being offered, during regular business hours of 9-4, Monday through Friday. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, bidders may call (860) 974-1634.
Norman C. Heckler & Company was founded in 1987 as a full-service auction and appraisal firm. Today it is the foremost auction house in the U.S. for antique glass. In Oct. 2010, the firm set a record for an antique glass bottle at auction when a General Jackson eagle portrait flask went for $176,670. In addition to glass, the firm also offers early American antique items.
Norman C. Heckler & Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call them at (860) 974-1634; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the upcoming May Opportunity Auction (May 13-22), visit www.hecklerauction.com.