Pictured is a neat advertising glass paperweight from the Southern Cooperage Company which was at 110 Victor Street near downtown Saint Louis, Missouri. This company produced many wooden barrels used in the brewery and whiskey distillery business sectors. Wood barrels were the handiwork of coopers who were skilled artisans in barrel making. Circa 1900.Details
The Diamond Dyes Company was the leading dye company in the late 1800’s-early 1900’s. The companies products were sold at old general stores throughout the United States, and they were sold in wood stand up cabinets like the one shown. The company produced cabinets with many styles of tin inserts, all depicting various colorful scenes of life and children from the era or even before. Today the Diamond Dye cabinets are highly collectible, however, some reproduction cabinets have been made, so collectors need to know what they are buying before they invest a lot of money in a new reproduction or replica like item.