Posted 6 years ago
These 12 flasks were produced by an earlier incarnation of The Collectors Weekly, the newspaper started by Frank Knight in Kermit, Texas in the early 1970s.
I wish Frank was still around to talk to, I would have loved to meet him. He was very into collecting - he was also involved in the start-up of Coin Week and a 1970s reincarnation of American Collector (which had a brief earlier run from 1933-1948).
In any case, The Collectors Weekly was published for three or four years in the early 70s and Frank had these flasks made as a premium for subscribers. They commemorate important events in American history, and also important milestones for Collectors Weekly (e.g. hitting 50,000 subscribers).