EAST GREENVILLE, PENN. — Stellar prices were repeatedly achieved during the first session of the single owner absentee auction featuring the early American glass collection of the late Bob Mebane.
The sale, conducted by Glass Works Auctions, offered 245 lots bottles, historical flasks and inks, along with an additional 245 lots of advertising materials. Bidding on the lots closed October 21 and according to auctioneer Jim Hagenbuch, all of the callbacks for the major rdf_Descriptions had been completed by the following day and the entire sale was closed out early in the weekend.
The 490 lots offered grossed an impressive $1,002,100, including premium. The top price of the first session came as a rare half-pint Columbia/eagle flask in yellow green with bold impression sold at $57,200. Another of the top lots was a rare Pittsburgh double eagle flask with beaded edge in a deep yellow olive with a dark green mouth and shoulder at $56,100.
A complete review of the auction will appear in a future issue.