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Marc
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

How can you tell the spoons are fake? They look real to me, but I know shit about this stuff.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I wish him good luck racking up
some more "évaluations négatives"!
Crosby
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Our old friend's latest offfering. Start your own collection of fake absinthe spoons with this set of 19.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=738126042
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 5:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Old "hard-action" porn...

Gotta love it!

Is that a Muybridge?
Marc
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

speaking of jocking your jock, check out my profile pic.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 8:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You gotta be jocking my jock, Jockey!!!
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 10:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

If for some reasons he doesn`t eventually sell his absinthes, he will still be a great hausgemachter so I would advise people not to call him ''full of shit''...

Marc must be jocking, of course...
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 10:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Except for the words imprinted on them, they look exactly like glasses you can buy here, new, for 85 cents.
Petermarc
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 9:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

these are NOT absinthe glasses...they date from the late 20's-30's, i would guess, and look like other anis/pastis glasses...whoever bought these got hosed...
Crosby
Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Anyone have an idea as to why this set of glasses went for $500.00? If Dechanet never produced an anis, what else did they make?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=736000168&rd=1
Chevalier
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 5:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dildo in the house, lookin' to buzz.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 3:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

GO DILDOHEAD GO!!!


Marc
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ted,

good to see you back in the mix. Is Jade for real?
Should I, and the rest of the folks here, just shine it on. Are you full of shit?
Lint
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

on a much lighter note:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=734460814

this is filled with more comedic claims than most.

"Absinthe kit, 100 year old cajun Family recipe...Kit comes with special Chinese sugar cubes which contain medicinal herbs as well as pure raw sugar. Just like back in the day"
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

In other words, ol' Butterfly ain't Berger, but anyhow it's cool.
Tabreaux
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 12:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Absinthe seems to have been a relatively common bar item in U.S. urban areas. Like pastis and liqueurs d'anise today, it was never really very popular here (except in New Orleans), which is why very little exists in the way of domestic information and accoutrements. Even so, various domestic liquor makers (probably mixers of cordials and such) offered an 'absinthe' in their catalog...along with maybe creme de menthe and possibly an annisette, etc. I recall seeing another domestic bottle made in Michigan. Given the urban environment and regional location of such makers, as well as taking into account the information from texts of the time, the typical U.S. products are almost certainly simple oil mixes derived from alamanac-grade protocols (like cordials, et al). Since most of what pops up here from the period are top-label French imports, the domestic examples, however obscure and mundane at the time, are rare, albeit peculiar collectibles.
Tavarua
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 11:07 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for posting the pic, nice. Oh yea, and Boston is probably the farthest city in the US from being dry.
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 10:16 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here's the New York spoon you mentioned. Wish it were mine!

my picture
Tavarua
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 9:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm sure it's possible, just strange to me. Outside of New Orleans, the only other vintage item I have heard of was a spoon that someone posted a while back, from New York or something like that. Bottles of Swiss/French pop up so rarely, it just appears odd to me that a bottle of vintage US distilled, in such excellent condition, would have survived and surfaced. Also the label doesn't really bear any resemblance to others of the period. That being said, it very well could be what the seller says it is. I'm hoping someone will chime info about it if it is legitimate, but we will probably have to wait till the end of the auction for that to happen.

BTW - doesn't the label say 1 pint 14 ounces, making it closer to a liter.
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 4:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's not empty -- but it might not be full either.

Tav, why wouldn't absinthe have been made in Boston? (Has Boston ever been a "dry" city?)

Looks like a bidder called "dildohead" is going to win it. Figures.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"contents 1 pint"

That's a pretty small bottle.
Traineraz
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wow, talk about Toomuchmoneyitis . . . nobody will pay $200 for the Mystery Absinthe, what was it, Logan Fils, but they'll pay more than that for the Unknown Brand Empty Bottle.

Oops, my error, just saw the two who DID try it.
Tavarua
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 4:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Looks like a Horace vs. Zman contest"

For a while anyway. Horace seems to enjoy bidding early, when the price is low and stops before he is locked into an item. I think he just likes to put his name out there to show people that he is bidding.

I wasn't going to bring this item up, for the sake of at least 2 forumites bidding on it, but since it was brought up.... Is this bottle really on the level? First off, BOSTON? And it almost appears that there is some intentional blurring in the picture, on certain parts of the label.
Lint
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

wow...that bottle looks pretty interesting...never heard of it myself..

on a side note, how long has Huguet been around? heres an old label:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1787783914
Nolamour
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

So, what do we know about this? I'm not familiar with the brand...
Looks like a Horace vs. Zman contest.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=735102733&rd=1

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