It turns out that there are others much more obsessed, and they’re kind enough to share their love with everyone: Please enjoy the amazing and extensive Virtual Absinthe Museum.
Not only do they have new and antique items for sale — you can sign up for the waiting list to buy bottles of vintage absinthe from 1915 and earlier — but they offer extensive notes on fake absinthiana. (Not surprisingly, buyer beware on eBay.)
And yes, any of these items, even the reproductions, would make a delightful holiday gift for yours truly.
Side note: Doesn’t the ecstatic redhead pictured above remind you of my choleric avatar? I see a trend here…
(Absinthe link thanks to the delightful Regine at we-make-money-not-art.)