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DoneThu, Aug 03, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
Springfield, Ma, USA

Frank Hodges Historic Flask & Bottle NO Reser

John W. Coker to offer three-generation collection of rare antique American glass bottles Aug. 3 at no-reserve auction in Springfield, Mass. 90-year collection includes 9 desirable Double Eagle bottles in several colors NEW MARKET, Tenn. ? A distinguished eastern Tennessee family?s three-generation collection of antique American glass bottles and flasks will be auctioned with no reserve on Thursday, Aug. 3 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Auctioneer John W. Coker has chosen the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel as the venue for his auction of the Frank M. Hodges Jr and Hodges family collection as a convenience to the many antique bottle collectors who will be in the area on that day. ?While the auction is not actually affiliated with the Federation of Bottle Collectors? annual convention being held at the Sheraton, the Hodges family collection is so important, we felt it made sense to move the sale from Tennessee to where the largest concentration of bottle collectors would be,? said auctioneer John Coker. ?We also want to support the club and help promote attendance at the convention. Our auction is an added incentive for those club members who may be on the fence about traveling.? Coker?s auction will be held at the Sheraton?s 3rd Floor Longford Reception Room, starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In addition to on-site bidding, all remote forms of bidding will be available, including absentee, by phone and live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com. Packed with rarities in beautiful original condition, the 100-lot estate collection spans a timeline from the 18th through 20th centuries and includes New England and Southern bottles and flasks; medicine and advertising bottles; and inkwells. The collection was inherited by the consignor, Frank Hodges III, upon his father?s passing earlier this year. He represents the third generation of a family that has had a deep involvement in antiques and the documentation of eastern Tennessee?s history. ?This c