On the twelfth day of Christmas, eBay brought to me… (and then disappeared it)

There have been so many stellar glasses to choose from this past couple of weeks that it’s difficult to pick a favorite and I’m not going to here, but I can’t close without at least mentioning the ever-popular Royal Stag that was listed by digbybot before Christmas.

Royal Stag was a Ahrens-Bullwinkel Co., San Francisco brand and there are at least 6 different variants of this glass that I know. This is another glass that usually stays close to home and rarely makes it onto eBay. The last one to show up sold for close to $300. True to form, the glass shown above was sniped for a cool $290.

There were only two glasses to fetch more than the Stag recently, one from Marysville, CA., the other a P. Morville’s AAA Old Bourbon from Taussig & Co. of San Francisco (below, left). These were also digbybot offerings.

This is a nice showy glass that I would estimate to be worth around $125 base on how many I’ve seen and prices realized on eBay. Somewhat surprisingly, the glass shown was bid up to and sold for $305 in the closing minute.

Shortly after the first of the two glasses sold, a second of these glasses listed with an identical photo (the one shown at right) with a $50 opening bid and a $250 bin. Today, the listing vaporized with a “no longer available” message. Did it get binned or better offered? Enquiring minds want to know….

Today (Jan 6) is Epiphany, which marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas and is the day when the observant take down the decorations and pack them up in boxes until next year. Many of my neighbors stripped the Christmas cheer on Boxing day and deposited it on the curb for the trash dudes to pick up and are already looking ahead to Valentine’s day and St Paddy’s day … big sigh…..

Given the recent political shenanigans (I’m in Georgia, which appears to be ground zero for shenanigans), I’m fearful about what the coming year may bring us, but I wish you all a safe and healthy 2021, and I’ll see y’all on eBay.

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