2014 Minnesota Antique Bottle, Advertising, and Stoneware Show and Sale

No other show in Minnesota offers the unique blend of antique bottles, advertising, and stoneware featured at this event.  For 43 years, dealers from across the Midwest have traveled to the Twin City area to sell at this show.  We are pleased to announce our new location, the KC building on American Boulevard, just .2 miles west of Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington.  The 6000 square foot show room will be filled with artifacts from the saloons, breweries, drug stores, country stores, barber shops, soda works, and potteries of the past.  Click on flyer below for more information.



Pre-Prohibition New England Brewing Company Photo

While browsing a New England antique shop last fall we found this gem hanging on the wall during our second pass around the shop.  According to a penciled notation on the reverse, this jolly group is made up of the employees of the New England Brewing Co. of Hartford, Connecticut (1897 – Prohibition).  This image could easily be confused with some we have seen of circa 1970 frat parties.



Original Pawn Star Photo?

The Original Pawn Star?  We are excited to add this photo to our collection! According to the signs on the building facade, C.N. Rice could lend you money, sell you a horse and carriage, sharpen your saw, fix your clock and smith your locks.  A stamp on the reverse indicates this photo was taken by a photographer named Warrens who was located on the Post Office Block in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Bottle collectors take note:  Mr. Rice was located next to a liquor dealer.   The awning next door shows just enough in the photo to spell out the word “wines.”