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Sambeau (Sambeau)
Mousquetaire
Username: Sambeau

Post Number: 40
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I must say I've been reading your posts for a few years and you are an obvious anit-cressonite. Thanks for the info.
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 420
Registered: 9-2001
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 11:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

what he said...
Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Oxygenee

Post Number: 114
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 7:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well that's just another despicable example of your blatant anti-Israeli prejudice, you pathetic lily-livered, red-flag waving.....ooops sorry, wrong thread.

There are many variants of the La Cressonnee carafes, some with quite widely spaced lettering, others with a much tighter, more upright script. All the ones I've seen have the wording in both red and blue, on opposite sides of the "bubble". Its difficult to say if some of the variants are scarcer than others, but none are remotely rare, and overall these are some of the easiest publicity carafes to find.

La Cressonnee was originally an absinthe with a watercress base, but it seemed to have increased considerably in popularity AFTER the ban, in the 1920's and 30's, when it was made by Paul Boulenger as a watercress flavoured anis, without any wormwood at all. During this period it competed with other early anis's, like Berger, Deniset and especially Pernod-Hemard's Amourette.

My guess, is that most if not all of these carafes date from AFTER the ban in 1915, and so are not true absinthe items at all.

Sambeau (Sambeau)
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Username: Sambeau

Post Number: 39
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 7:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Some have blue script, some red. Any difference in collectability? Can one be dated by the color?

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