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This area of www.pre-pro.com is a showcase for Ralph Van Brocklin's pre-pro glass collection.

Ralph is a prominent figure in the bottle-collecting world, famous for his obsession with "The Genuine" flask shown above.  Those of you who haunt eBay will recognize his derived handle, "
thegenuineflask".

Ralph recently finished a term as President of the FOHBC and is currently working on a reference volume on Western bottles and flasks.

Feel free to browse Ralph's outstanding collection of shots, plus you can find articles that have been written by him and also about him!


Update: Everyone in the bottle and shot glass-collecting community was deeply saddened to learn of Ralph's untimely death in September, 2018 at the age of 63 years. A native of CA, he was a dentist by profession. He was generous in his support of his hobby and his fellow collectors and he will be greatly missed.

[ shot collection ] [ articles ]

Ralph can be contacted by e-mail at:
thegenuine@comcast.net

 

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