Instant Cathedral Pickle Collection

I still had not gotten over the breathtaking BLUE pickle bottle that turned up on ebay
recently (item #230778721478) and I thought that could not be topped. But wait! Someone in Florida lists their multi-decade collection of cathedral pickle bottles and the bidding rightly took off to 15 grand. There is simply an amazing lineup of strong colors and a few extra-tough-to-find examples. You will notice there is a bit of damage on some pieces but that is to be expected when you assemble 61 bottles of this caliber.

See auction #320899828111 to view the lot of 61 pickles (closes May 13, 2012) or view all current ebay auctions for cathedral pickle bottles

61 cathedral pickle bottles
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blue pickle
Cathedral pickle in a rare blue color

Back to that blue cathedral pickle that turned up on ebay – it brought a well-fermented price of $16,200. Remember, this is a smooth base bottle – no pontil. It is no record, falling quite a bit short of the ~50 grand paid for an amber Willington pickle about 10 years ago.

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