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Enjoying a whiskey smash in a vintage "Lo Ball" glass that my wife picked up at an antique mall yesterday.  Musing about an old sterling silver cocktail spoon that I left in an antique shop in Cali that I probably should have bought.  Remembering an oversized (Spanish?) hand juicer that I saw David Wondrich use in a cocktail class 15 (?!) years ago.  Interested in any vintage bar items that folks might like to share.

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Picked this up today for the bar display.  I've seen several of these through the years but the labels were pretty worn.  Or they were ridiculously priced.  This was cheap with good labels.  There's a bottom stamp in the glass of 54 so maybe circa 1954.

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43 minutes ago, scratchline said:

Picked this up today for the bar display.  I've seen several of these through the years but the labels were pretty worn.  Or they were ridiculously priced.  This was cheap with good labels.  There's a bottom stamp in the glass of 54 so maybe circa 1954.

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Love it!!  😄

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1 hour ago, scratchline said:

Picked this up today for the bar display.  I've seen several of these through the years but the labels were pretty worn.  Or they were ridiculously priced.  This was cheap with good labels.  There's a bottom stamp in the glass of 54 so maybe circa 1954.

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Oh my god that is hilarious. That's great.

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I stopped into an old antique/junk shop this week and the owner and I  got into a lengthy conversation about my 98 Toyota Rav4.  He used to sell Toyotas and passed on a lot of interesting history about the car.  As I was leaving he asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I told him no but that I liked his Old Taylor decanter.  He asked me to show him what I was talking about and we went back into the shop and I pointed it out.  I shared a little history of the Castle and told him how they were in the process of bringing it back and how I'd gone out in the middle of winter years ago and took pictures of the abandoned distillery.  He looked at the price tag (50) and asked if I'd give 10 for it which I did.  As he peeled off the price tag he told me he preferred to sell things to people who really appreciated them but not to let on that he'd given me a discount if his wife asked.  I don't usually go in for decanters but it looks pretty good on the bar with the Booz bottle.  Pre-metric so from before the mid-70s.

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16 hours ago, scratchline said:

I stopped into an old antique/junk shop this week and the owner and I  got into a lengthy conversation about my 98 Toyota Rav4.  He used to sell Toyotas and passed on a lot of interesting history about the car.  As I was leaving he asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I told him no but that I liked his Old Taylor decanter.  He asked me to show him what I was talking about and we went back into the shop and I pointed it out.  I shared a little history of the Castle and told him how they were in the process of bringing it back and how I'd gone out in the middle of winter years ago and took pictures of the abandoned distillery.  He looked at the price tag (50) and asked if I'd give 10 for it which I did.  As he peeled off the price tag he told me he preferred to sell things to people who really appreciated them but not to let on that he'd given me a discount if his wife asked.  I don't usually go in for decanters but it looks pretty good on the bar with the Booz bottle.  Pre-metric so from before the mid-70s.

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Love it!

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