For sale by auction!

September 22, 2014

Action is closed.

Just a quick post, I know it has been a LONG time.  I’m helping a fellow collector sell off their collection shot by shot.  If interested, here are the rules:

  • The auction is open for bidding now and will close on Sunday, Sept 28 at midnight PST.If you are going to bid, please honor your bid(s).  When bidding, please consider that you could win most or all of everything you bid on so be prepared to purchase your winnings!
  • Payment is by Paypal only and must also cover the fees.  A Paypal gift payment or with the fees added to the total is required.
  • Payment is expected with 3 days after a final invoice with shipping costs is sent to you.  It will take some time to invoice all winning bidders so please have patience.
  • Shipping will be from the USA and will be sent via Priority Mail only.  Please keep in mind that shot glasses are heavy and shipping, particularly outside the USA, can be very expensive.   As this has been an issue for past auctions, please consider this when placing bids for multiple shot glasses.
  • You will receive an email when your shots have shipped – it will take time to get all shots packed and shipped out so please have patience.
  • These shot glasses have gone through a basic inspection and are in collectible condition, unless otherwise noted.  That being said, everyone has a different definition of “perfect” so all shots are sold AS IS and are not refundable.
  • You may request a picture of an individual shot glass, particularly for the ones on the list that are more rare.  Please do not ask for pictures for every shot that you plan to bid on (the website picture is a good reference).  I cannot promise that all requests will be sent so if you are counting on the picture before placing a bid, keep in mind that it may not be possible to send it to you.  Requests received after Sept. 25 will not likely be sent.
  • The minimum starting bid for all shots is $5 US (shots that have some flaws are noted and start at $1 US).
  • Outbid notices – time permitting, outbid notices will be sent to you up 2 days before the auction closes.  Don’t count on the outbid notice – you could still be outbid in the last 2 days or run out of time to re-bid.  If you really want the shot glass, I recommend you place your best bid.
  • First person to bid on an item has the tie-breaker.  For example, where more than 1 collector has bid the  same highest bid amount on a shot glass, the first bidder will win it.  Bidding early has an advantage.
  • If you do not agree with the anything stated here, please do not bid.  There will be no exceptions made regarding bidding, payment or shipping.  Please don’t ask.

If you are still interested in bidding, please send an email to with this information:

  1. Subject of email:  Auction Bid and your name (Auction Bid: Your Name)
  2. Provide this information (helps make sure you get the right shot glass):
    1. Your Address
    2. Name of city and description of shot glass
    3. Box and Location Number
    4. Your bid for the shot glass
  3. If you have any questions about the shot glasses or want to request a picture of a shot glass, please send an email with Query in the subject line.  Please note shot glass city name, box and location details so the correct shot glass picture is sent or question answered.  Again, pictures are not guaranteed and queries sent after Sept. 25 are unlikely.

This collection has some gems so I recommend taking a peek at the very least!  If you check out the Top 10 list of most wanted shot glasses… some are available in this auction!

Good luck and thanks for your interest.



Last call for the Dick Pruden collection

September 6, 2012

Well if you are hooping it up in Sin City for the annual PinSanity event or just hanging back at home, there’s an auction going on for the remaining shot glasses from the Dick Pruden collection!

The silent auction has opened and many of his shot glasses start at the bargain price of just a buck.  Yes for a loonie… er a  paper dollar, you can place a bid on some great traders and fillers for your HRC shot glass collection.

Check it out here:

Auction closes on Monday Sept 17 at midnight so don’t delay as this will be your last chance to pick up some great shots from a huge collection!




Bottle Openers – the next collection

October 24, 2009

When it was first requested that I create a page for the bottle opener collection, it seemed like no big deal.  How many bottle openers could there be?  Shouldn’t take more than a few hours to put together.  Well ppppfffffttttt, did I ever get an education in this collection f-a-s-t! 

A word of advise to those starting in HRC bottle openers, there’s a lot to chase down!  And if you’re a long time collector, well, you must have one cool looking fridge!!

I had no idea that bottle openers have been around for so long or that cafes are putting them out as often as they change t-shirt designs (well, almost).   So a very frowny face goes out to Carmen F. for starting me on these pages and getting me dreaming about bottle openers at night.   Just kidding… on the first part.

Anyhoo, if you’re a bottle opener collector, I’ve started the pages and they are being worked on regularly.   I’m about half way through the alphabet in checking the entire collection against lists provided by collectors.  So fear not when you see the pages, they are still getting openers added to them.  However, I need some help with testing so if you collect these magnetic gems, give the pages a whirl.  I need to have people check:

  1. That each link correctly opens the right picture
  2. Glaring errors (missing bottle openers – from A-K at least)
  3. Naming conventions – I had some help naming them but when checked against eBay every other item would end up being called a V7… so we’ve done the best that we can.
  4. Categories – split them further or combine more of them?
  5. Anything else you’d like to point out

And last but not least, pictures.  I have a lot and there’s more to add but some of the pictures we have are tiny or less than perfect.   If you have better pictures than the ones on the website, or have missing ones, help a Webmaster out!  Sent ’em to me – I’ll crop them and everything.  And just a hint, take the picture on a clean, neutral background for best results. 

Go check out the pages on the website – feedback appreciated.  You can reach the page from the Site Directory page (and the 2 bottle pages link to each other) or here’s the individual links:

For the list by city:

For the list by type:

Cheers, and a thank you in advance to the testers!