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Condition is very good to excellent (aka close to mint) with some light wear and scuffing in a few places (largely on the back) but no chips, cracks or other post-manufacturing damage.Thomas's book lists the mid-range value of these at a seemingly high 00; this very nice example is offered for significantly less.I also try to take representative pictures of all the bottles listed, though some bottles can defy accurate pictorial representation.Click on the highlighted link(s) in each listing description to see the picture(s) of the specific item for sale.(Reminds me that my dad always noted that his stops at the state liquor store in Oregon were needed to get his "medicine"!
I've never encountered a bona fide, attributable "Eastern" made flask that had the distinctive sharp "knife" edge that some of these Western made flasks have, but who knows.This flask came from the central Oregon coast so that helps confirm its origin more.Side by side with the pint above, they are almost identical in size and design sans embossing.However, this unembossed jewel has a nicer, fatter top and a color that is a beautiful lightish yellow amber with just a touch of green..my eye when sitting next to a "plain" medium amber bottle. - That is all boldly & sharply embossed within a slightly oval to round slug plate (aka "plate mold") on this quart sized cylinder whiskey bottle with straight fluting on the shoulder and lower neck.The colors in the images are pretty close to what I see in daylight here. According to John Thomas's great book on Oregon liquor bottles this style bottle was called a "Maverick Brandy" which was the name used for this style of liquor bottle by the huge Illinois Glass Company (Alton, IL.) who almost certainly was the producer of this bottle for the Portland company.