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The Skiers (red)

This is the first Ski Country decanter It was originally intended to commemorate the 1972 Winter Olympics but Colorado voters turned down the Olympics after production of the decanter was under way. The 4/5 was issued in 1972 with 1505 pieces issued. 600 minis were
released in 1975.
Price: $44 (4/5 size) or $58 (mini)

The Skiers (blue)

625 blue-suited skiers were issued in 1972, and 600 minis were produced in 1975.
Price: $47 (4/5 size) or $70 (mini)

The Skier (gold)

120 of the Red Skier were gold plated and numbered.
Price: $132 (4/5 size)

Olympic Skier

This decanter was released in cooperation with the U.S. Ski Team and a donation was made for each decanter to help finance the teams efforts at the Lake Placid Olympics. 4200 750 ml and 2400 minis were released in 1980.
Price: $51 (4/5 size) or $24 (mini)

Mill River Country Club

This was a specialty created for the Mill River, Connecticut country club. The very low run of 570 4/5 were distributed on the East coast. Released in 1974.
Price: $40 (4/5 size)

 

Caveman

This decanter was referred to as the "Oregon Caveman" in early publicity releases, reason is now unknown. 1500 4/5 and 1800 minis were released in 1974.
Price: $32 (4/5 size) or $22 (mini)

 

Submarine

1800 minis were produced in 1976 for the U.S., Submarine Veterans of World War II. Warpage during firing prevented its being made in a larger size.
Price: $32 (mini)

 

Cowboy Joe

The University of Wyoming at Laramie requested a decanter of their mascot. The 4500 750 ml. were originally only sold in Wyoming. It was issued in 1980. It's music box plays "Ragtime Cowboy Joe". Issued in 4/5 only.
Price: $201 (4/5 size)

 

Colorado School of Mines Burro

This decanter was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school. It is cleverly designed to accommodate the stopper in the pack on the burro's back. Both sizes have leather reins. 1800 4/5 were released in 1973 with 2000 minis following in 1974.
Price: $79 (4/5 size) or $56 (mini)

 

Political

The Democratic and Republican convention saluted in the short 1976 issue. Base stamps identify the convention sites. 800 sets of the 4/5 and 1250 sets of minis were released.
Donkey Price: $52 (4/5 size) or $28 (mini)
Elephant Price: $48 (4/5 size) or $29 (mini)

 

Ladies of Leadville

In 1973, Ski Country acknowledged the town of Leadville, Colorado with this release. The ladies represent the typical "rags-to-riches" era of the boomtown Leadville during the silver mining of the last century. They are known as the Brown and Blue lady for their costume. 1200 pairs of the 4/5 size and 2400 pairs of the minis were issued in 1973.
Blue Price: $31 (4/5 size) or $25 (mini)
Brown Price: $28 (4/5 size) or $24 (mini)

 

Phoenix Bird

This was an exclusive decanter for Arizona and portrays the mythical symbol of Phoenix. Barbara Foss designed the striking decanter, which required "cold painting" the gold to add brilliance without glazing 1848 750 ml and 1044 minis were issued in 1981.
Price: $70 (4/5 size) or $35 (mini)

 

Bonnie

This is one part of the legendary bank robbing duo of the 1930's. 1200 of both the 4/5 and minis were produced in 1974.
Price: $38 (4/5 size) or $21 (mini)

 

Clyde

The second half of the Bonnie and Clyde pair. It was also made in the quantities of 1200 for both of the 4/5 and minis were produced in 1974.
Price: $43 (4/5 size) or $33 (mini)

 

1923 Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine

This "to scale" model of an actual fire engine presented many problems for the manufacturer and resulted in a small run of approximately 600 pieces in the 750 ml. size only. Released in 1981.
Silver Price: $259 (4/5 size)
Gold Price (not shown): $316 (4/5 size)

 

Voyage of Discovery

Produced in 1992 with a very limited edition of only 500 sets in the mini size only. 300 of these sets were sent to Spain, therefore only 200 sets were released in the United States.
Price: $316 (mini)

 

Dolphins

Produced in both the 750 ml size and the mini. Only 300 of each size, and each individually hand numbered. The 750 ml size came out in 2001 and the mini came out in 2002.
Price: $60 (4/5 size) or $32 (mini)

 

Browns Service Station

This is the first piece in the series Main Street, USA. Produced in 2001 with a limited edition of 595. Size is slightly smaller than a 4/5 size and slightly larger than a mini.
Price: $48 (4/5 size)

 

Kresses Dime Store

This is the second piece in the series Main Street, USA. Produced in 2002 with a limited edition of 500. Size is slightly smaller than a 4/5 size and slightly larger than a mini.
Price: $48 (4/5 size)

 

State Theater

This is the third piece in the series Main Street, USA. Produced in 2002 with a limited edition of 500. Size is slightly smaller than a 4/5 size and slightly larger than a mini.
Price: $48 (4/5 size)

 

The Double Dipper

This is the fourth piece in the series Main Street, USA. Produced in 2003 with a limited edition of 500. Size is slightly smaller than a 4/5 size and slightly larger than a mini.
Price: $48 (4/5 size)

 

Statue of Liberty

Produced in the mini size only in 2002 in a very limited edition of only 500 pieces. Each piece comes individually numbered and in a special full color commemorative box showing the Sky Line of New York with the Twin Towers included.
Price: $32 (mini)