Lot #454, "IN SILVER WE TRUST" / BUST OF BRYAN / "BRYAN 1896 SEWALL" - "UNITED DEMOCRATIC TICKET / WE SHALL VOTE" / AMERICAN EAGLE / "16 TO 1", (GI-126), American, ca 1896, medium amber center shading to a more yellow color on both sides, half-pint, 5 1/4"h, smooth base, tooled lip. A ‘rainbow’ type bruise, about 7/8" by 3/8" in size is on the base, otherwise perfect. A rare political flask made for the Presidential election of 1896.I thought it was kind of cool. Minimum bid is $400, and there's a 12% buyer's surcharge tacked onto the final bid price. The picture is kind of tiny, but you can make out the detail if you look hard enough.
I watched a show on the Flix movie channel yesterday called Pop Gear. It was from early 1965, featuring the top British pop acts from the previous year performing their hit songs. It opened and closed with the Beatles singing before a studio audience of screaming, swooning girls. The other acts included Eric Burdon and the Animals performing "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and Herman's Hermits performing "Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good." That featured a 17-year-old Peter Noone. The rest of the British pop acts were unfamiliar to me. There were a couple of choreographed dance numbers, including one of six women in gold glitter pants and colored tops. They were smoking hot babes in 1965. These days, they're probably drawing the British equivalent of Social Security.
Wikipedia gave me the following trivia tidbit: It seems that Eric Burdon was the Eggman mentioned in the Beatles' song "I Am the Walrus." Burdon's nickname among his friends was "Eggs," due to his predilection for breaking eggs over the bodies of naked women. Apparently John Lennon saw him do it on one occasion, and the rest is psychedelic music history.