Tasmanian Times

Aphrodite Drinkwater

People and glass bottles

My good friend Bacchus No-Smoke dropped in at the new coffee house in Battery Point, where he heard people chortling about Leo Schofield’s recent story in The Bulletin about dealers who get done … well … who just don’t see what they’ve got …

Schofield wrote about Hobart dealer Warwick Oakman spotting a curious glass bottle among bric-a-brac and buying it for $50, selling to another Hobart dealer for $190, who sold it to a client for $900.

This woman knew a thing or two about curious glass bottles, and she sent it to an auction in the US … where it fetched $US56,000.

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  1. Ms. Sydney

    March 8, 2005 at 4:28 am


    Now that you have that smartarse Leo Schofield coming to live in Tasmania you will no doubt have the opportunity to write about more things he says to show just how hip and learned he is.

    I like Warwick Oakman and I don’t like to see him laughed at. I see him every year he comes to the Sydney Antique Dealers’ Fair. He has very interesting things for sale at a reasonable price, and I have bought a few things from him for my Tasmaniaophile friend.

    I readtasmaniantimes every day and mostly enjoy your angle on things.

    Best wishes,
    Ms Sydney

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