Auction Watching

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By Elbongo on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:55 pm: Edit

If you cruise the feedback of the high bidder, you can see they have been on an ebay buying binge.

Maybe it's my x-wife?

By Giovannigray on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:53 pm: Edit

Oh! I forgot about the recipe book.. THERE'S the extra $288.

By Absinthespoon on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:48 pm: Edit

Holy crap! And you guys thought 50 bucks was outrageous for a bottle of Père Kermann's... The pictures on this MM auction are not showing up for me, but I can tell from the names of the jpgs that he just stole them from SC.

By Giovannigray on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:46 pm: Edit

$330!!!

Let's see: MM70, 20cl... $7
1 glass $20
1 spoon $15

TOTAL: $42

$330!! I'm shocked..SHOCKED.

By Elbongo on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 09:13 pm: Edit

Crazy!!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1075733411

By Larsbogart on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 07:47 am: Edit

Ive see some of the glasses on that retrospectacles site on the nose bridges of local dinosaurs and some dinosaurs I know. Made strong to last long, with a design flair. I guess they just dont make them like they used to.
Its no wonder this country is scrambling. Everyone is trying to be different, individual, but... only temporarily. Who would have thought the military would be on to something big when they specialty made glasses " used to promote uniformity among the men." My dad still has his and they look brand new. Is this concept part of the modern day war on terrorism army? And have they found that guy in that cave the entire United States Army was looking for?
larsbogart

By Mr_Carfax on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 07:03 pm: Edit

Of course Blackjack's getting laid- a gentleman pirate has a girl in every port he visits.

(luv your hopping Hitler Vera)

By Scanion on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 07:01 pm: Edit

There are several pictures of Woodrow Wilson wearing pince-nez glasses.

Of course, most people today have seen them being worn by Morpheus.

By Verawench on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 06:19 pm: Edit

Blackjack's getting laid????

By Larsbogart on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 05:48 pm: Edit

Although I like those pince nez's i still cant figure out why someone would say "dont be such a pince nez". Did i see those prices correctly? Got Dam. So i guess Brad and Jeniffer Pitt will be wearing them soon but maybe only because of the price.
Thank you for the correct spelling Kalisti, how are your striped socks?
larsbogart

By _Blackjack on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 04:32 pm: Edit

Ooh, thanks Miss K. I'll have to forward this one to my girl (another curvy, bespectacled redhead...)

By Admin on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 04:09 pm: Edit

here's where I get my glasses from: http://www.retrospectacles.com/f_index.html

they have some pince-nez that are VERY lovely.

they will also be at the vintage expo this weekend in SF

By Mvario on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 03:56 pm: Edit

They have much the pince-nez

http://www.brillenladen.de/html/Start.html

By Auntieminda on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 03:38 pm: Edit

Morrigan,

mmmmm, very tasty...

thanks sooo much...

Wicked Grin,
Auntie M

By Morriganlefey on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 03:24 pm: Edit

Lars -

Pince-nez (thx for spelling correction, K!):

my picture

Yum.

- M

By Petermarc on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:51 pm: Edit

it builds strong bodies seven ways...

By Timk on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:45 pm: Edit

It is interesting from a historical standpoint

By Tabreaux on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:44 pm: Edit

I read something obscure on this some time back, and I do not have the details in front of me. It isn't anything particularly useful however.

By Timk on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:36 pm: Edit

basically, can anyone giv a reference stating that an absinthe oxygenee just had oxygen bubbled through it?

By Larsbogart on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:36 pm: Edit

Holy cow Batwoman that makes sense!
larsbogart

By Timk on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:34 pm: Edit

isnt eau oxygenee hydrogen peroxide in france?

By Admin on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 01:53 pm: Edit

heh, its pince-nez, which is french for "pinch nose" or something. they were those wee spectacles that clipped directly onto the nose bridge.

By Tabreaux on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 01:50 pm: Edit

"Was it not just to speed up the aging process ?"

No. FWIW, it was actually a bit more involved than it seems.

By Larsbogart on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 01:48 pm: Edit

Morrigan:
In Boston, everyone used to say; "dont be such a pinz nez".
I thought it had something to do with urine. Thanks for clearing up that mystery for me, but help me out, is it an insult?
thanks
larsbogart

By Wolfgang on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:48 pm: Edit

''enriched with oxygenated air during the production process''


Was it not just to speed up the aging process ?

By Admin on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:21 pm: Edit

This isn't just oldtime quackery ... check out San Francisco's lamest: The Oxygen Bar

Folks actually belly up to the bar and suck on oxygen masks.

if that site was too annoying, here's a review: http://www.sfstation.com/bars/2202/

In another interview, the owner stated "People are tired of drinking ..." ... sha, ROIGHT!

By _Blackjack on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:16 pm: Edit


Quote:

I have a nice old beaver top hat, but 'tis large to fit my big ole head.



Oooh. It's a damn shame, but the only thing you can get these days in beaver are stupid cowboy hats. Not even cool Sergio Leone/Fields of the Nephilim-type cowboy hats, either, but the Garth Brooks-type.

(Huh-huh...I said "beaver"...)

By Oxygenee on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:04 pm: Edit

Perhaps Phil would have the best idea exactly how rare the green Premier Fils Absinthe Oxygenee topette is, but it's certainly extremely scarce - I've never seen one for sale before, and neither had the several highly experienced French collectors with whom I discussed it beforehand. Madame Delahaye has one, which is illustrated in her l'Absinthe journal, but it seems to be missing from almost all of the big collections. It's the only example of a topette with publicity I know, and of course the custom design and dark green glass adds to the interest.

Premier Fils Absinthe Oxygenee was a sub-brand of Premier Fils, clearly designed to compete (and certainly quite deliberately, to be confused with) Cusenier's bestselling Absinthe Oxygenee. They were both allegedly "healthy" absinthes, enriched with oxygenated air during the production process. This was, amongst other things, claimed to mitigate the deleterous effects of the thujone. Of course this was just quackery, and these claims (rightly) came in for much ridicule in the abolitionist press. Both brands tapped in to the prevailing medical belief in the health benefits of breathing extra oxygen or ozone. Both brands were genuine absinthes though, and as such to be distinguished from the various "Absinthe Hygenique", "Absinthe Sans Thujone" and "Absinthe Sans Alcool" products, which used the name absinthe, while containing no Artemesia, or no alcohol. They were designed as a sop to the prohibitionists, and seem to have enjoyed a small vogue after around 1900.

By Admin on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:52 am: Edit

Morrigan, before the Vintage Fashion Expos on the west coast here went 20th Century Retro, you used to be able to pick up bags of frock coats & top hats for reasonable prices.

I have a nice old beaver top hat, but 'tis large to fit my big ole head.

By Timk on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:07 am: Edit

so which absinthe oxygenee would you be oxy : - )

By Timk on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:03 am: Edit

I have seen an advertising banner for an absinthe premier fils absinthe oxygenee - on the side of a bus in a post-card

By Morriganlefey on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 10:13 am: Edit

Oxygenee,

You wouldn't also happen to have a vintage frock coat, would you?? And mayhaps a top hat & pinz nez?

(Now I'm getting all worked-up...)

- M

By Chrysippvs on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 09:12 am: Edit

There had better be a genie in there for that price.

By Petermarc on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 08:57 am: Edit

>seemingly be a real rarity.

no 'seemingly' about it...

By Tabreaux on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 08:40 am: Edit

Aside from the unusual color, the item appears to be a Premier Fils topette. What is curious to me is that it says "Absinthe Oxygenee", which seems to imply that it may be advertising one of the so-called 'safe' absinthes that emerged just before the ban. If so, it would seemingly be a real rarity. Just my guess.

By Wolfgang on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 08:10 am: Edit

Damn expensive for a topette... But it`s probably a very rare item.

Oxy, did you pushed your bid so high because of the name or because it`s an exceptional colection item ?

By Chrysippvs on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 08:04 am: Edit

Congrats Oxy,

This thing:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1073296108

is neat (or atleast I hope it is for that price).

- J

By Oxygenee on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 02:09 am: Edit

I don't know if its wise to mention your...er...obsession...with the 5 dripper nipples thingy on a public forum like this, Peter.

By Petermarc on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 01:02 am: Edit

gaaahhh...drool...5-nipple dripper...

By Oxygenee on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:24 pm: Edit

You may despise me Peter, but when you're alone at night you like to look at the stuff as well, don't you....

I'm just fighting against the hypocrisy of it all..

Larry

By Petermarc on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 03:30 pm: Edit

oxygénée...the larry flint of absinthe antiques...

By Lmarchegrisiste on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 01:31 pm: Edit

...loaves

By Lmarchegrisiste on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 01:25 pm: Edit

Sugar Pincers

Sugar was sold in loafs which were weights of sugar formed into the shape of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio and almost as solid. You had to bring a lot of pressure to break one up which you would then scrape the chunks from. You could buy one or two kilos loafs wrapped in paper.

By Baz on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:49 am: Edit

devil appears "excited" about that bottle between his legs, if you know what I mean...

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:45 am: Edit

No, Oxy, no! The one I saw had a demon squatting on top of the bell, his hands around the neck of the bell/bottle, trying to pop the cork out manually. No corkscrew in sight. The brass, though not polished, was still golden.

Hey! Now there are TWO bells I'll never forget! Is this little devil yours?

By Oxygenee on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:35 am: Edit

You mean this little ol' bell?
Devil bell

By Oxygenee on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:31 am: Edit

A nice Terminus fountain, a Bazinet tricolour pyrogene, a lot of fairly ordinary spoons, some fountains without publicity, a pastis fountain, a few easy-to-find posters.....guys, guys, if you think this is true absinthe porn, you haven't seen the hard stuff yet.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:26 am: Edit

Money be damned. Give me the glasses, spoons, fountains, carafes, matchstrikers, bottles, labels, signs, posters, postcards, photos, lithographs, books ...

Several years ago, someone on eBay sold a brass bell, the kind used to ring servants with. (Or perhaps to call out "Time, gentlemen," when a pub was about to close.) Its handle was shaped like a grinning demon with a bottle in hand. The bell said "L'Absinthe". I'll never forget it. Sold for hundreds of dollars.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:04 am: Edit

One word : Money .... I want more, more of it.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:33 am: Edit

Hi Vera!
I think that guy likes a drink called absinthe. It makes you wonder about the glasses from his collection that he DOESN'T sell. Let's organize a benefit concert to replace his track suit with a frock coat. Morriganlefey can headline.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:29 am: Edit

The Pontarlier glasses do seem to have some very pronounced variations. Glassmakers had fun with the reservoir form.

It'll be a shame if Marie-Claude Delahaye (or whoever) doesn't publish a book on absinthe glasses.

By Verawench on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:25 am: Edit

Sickening.

By Chrysippvs on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:22 am: Edit

BTW this is the collection of the guy that I bought the glasses from:

collection


now that is impressive, Oxygenee you need to post such a picture for us to gaze upon!

By Chrysippvs on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:17 am: Edit

I have had a few glasses like the one in the middle, the dose is around .75 oz if not a little more. I am hoping, and I think it is, this fountain is a french one and not a spanish one like I have now, the bottom seems flatter which leads me to this hope.

that pontarlier glass looks very nice, I am trying to get a collection of the varied forms of these..

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 10:08 am: Edit

Is it me or the dose for the middle glass looks very small ? Probably no more than 1 oz.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:42 am: Edit

Being nice have nothing to do with that but he is a more serious colector than me so that`s just fine if he got it first.

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:41 am: Edit

my picture

Drat that "Buy-It-Now" option! But I congratulate you nonetheless, Chrysippvs. (A self-given birthday present?)They couldn't have gone to a nicer guy. Except Wolfgang, of course. ;-)

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:34 am: Edit

...

By Tabreaux on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 08:26 am: Edit

I saw these spoons and because the price was reasonable, I bought a couple out of curiosity. The seller swears they come from the stock of some old boutique, but they just as well may have come from Xanadu. I'll post a blurb when I get them. They do look interesting however, and I am hoping they are as nice as they look.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 07:48 am: Edit

(double post)

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 07:48 am: Edit

Ho God!

I watched new ebay entries maybe 15 min too late... But my credit card thanks you, even if it was a great deal ;-) .

By Chrysippvs on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 07:32 am: Edit

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1073940456

One of the best deals I have gotten to date...

By Chevalier on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 06:42 am: Edit

Someone on eBay France is having fun. He/she is making gold-plated(?) slotted trowels and attaching them to old silverware handles. Kind of cool, actually. They're not being sold as antiques, and the starting bid price isn't outrageous. Something to see, if not to buy.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1073419402

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1073418957

By Mr_Rabid on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 05:32 pm: Edit

That reminds me- can anyone help me find a belle epoch Bucket Vomitee?

I saw one on ebay once, it was a genuine absinthe vomit bucket, but they wanted 200000 EU for it and I had just bought an original Pernod absinthe holder horizontalle (it looks like an end table and is in great condition except for the logo was worn off) so I couldn't afford it.

By Tabreaux on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 04:56 pm: Edit

My educated eye indicates this item to actually be a Moorish testicle crusher.

What will be next, original absinthe advertising toilet paper? I would not be surprised.

By Petermarc on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 04:51 pm: Edit

more like 'spanish inquisition' or 'medival barber'...

By Mr_Rabid on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 03:33 pm: Edit

Are you sure it isn't authentic? I mean, just look how elegant it is! It's got that styling that just screams 'Black and Decker.'

By Chevalier on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 02:26 pm: Edit

Wow! So when did people start putting sugar in their coffee? ;-)

By Petermarc on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 02:22 pm: Edit

***cough*** yeah, sure, in fact, that was all it was for, as sugar was not used at that time for anything except absinthe...

By Baz on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 02:16 pm: Edit

you guys spend WWWAAAYYYYY too much time on ebay..

By Chevalier on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 02:11 pm: Edit

Is this for real???

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1071933478

An absinthe "sugarcube cutter"? For the person who has (absinthe) everything.

By Chevalier on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 01:32 pm: Edit

Ted, in case Wolfgang hasn't asked: Is there any chance that you could help him find a sealed bottle of pre-1915 absinthe? Point him towards contacts? Any advice would be welcomed.

By Wolfgang on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 12:51 pm: Edit

Devil in his beer

Humm, so the devil was not only pictured to pose against absinthe... Or was it the birth of the Serpis fairy ?

By Pikkle on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 09:02 am: Edit

Egad, what'd he do, save great grandpas pee pee after an all night absinthe binge?

By Tabreaux on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 07:40 am: Edit

Yes, very dodgy....and for obvious reasons.

By Timk on Friday, February 08, 2002 - 07:23 am: Edit

http://cgi.ebay.fr/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1071968856

Does this look dodgy to anyone else?

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