1. DR. BELLS - BLOOD / PURIFYING - BITTERS - THE GREAT / ENGLISH / REMEDY, (Ring/Ham, B-56), American, ca. 1875 - 1885, yellowish amber, 9 5/8h, smooth base, applied mouth.
A deep scratch is on the Dr. Bells panel and some light dried shoulder contents. Otherwise in pristine attic found condition.
Wonderful impression and the minor mentioned scratch is non-offensive!
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2. BIG / BILL / BEST / BITTERS - (reverse side is identical), (Ring/Ham, B-95), American, ca. 1985 - 1910, medium amber, 12 1/8h, smooth base, tooled mouth, 85% original labels, contents and foil neck seal.
The bottle is perfect.
Ex. Durward Lamb Collection.
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3. PROFESSOR / GEO. J. BYRNE / NEW YORK - U.S.A. - THE / GREAT / UNIVERSAL / COMPOUND / STOMACH / BITTERS / PATENTED / 1870, (Ring/Ham, B-280), New York, ca. 1870 - 1880, yellowish amber, 10 1/2h, smooth base, applied mouth.
A tiny surface potstone located on a base corner has a 1/8 chip. Also some interior milky stain, of the type that could be professionally removed.
One of the most ornate of any bitters bottle and the minor issues are non-offensive! Ex. Sidney Genius Collection.
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4. CANTEEN BITTERS / FOR ALL DISORDERS OF THE STOMACH - JOHN HART & CO / LANCASTER PA - CANTEEN BITTERS / FOR ALL DISORDER OF THE STOMACH, (Ring/Ham, C-34), Pennsylvania, ca. 1870 - 1880, light to medium blue green, 9 7/8h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.
A potstone in the area where the shoulder meets the neck has a 3/16 cooling radiation surrounding it. Also some area of milky inside content stain of the type that could easily be professionally removed.
Fortunately the minor potstone flaw is above the label panel. A rarely offered bitters bottle!
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5. ONLY 70 CTS / CLARKES / VEGETABLE / SHERRY / WINE / BITTERS / SHARON MASS, (Ring/Ham, C-157), Massachusetts, ca. 1840 - 1860, bluish aqua half-gallon, 11 5/8h, pontil scarred base, applied tapered collar mouth.
In as found dug condition having a light overall stain and numerous scattered scratches. Also a potstone in the pontil has several 1/4 cooling cracks emanating from it.
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6. (Lot of 3), (2) CURTIS & PERKINS / WILD CHERRY / BITTERS, and a DR. OWENS / EUROPEAN - LIFE BITTERS / DETROIT, (Ring/Ham, C-265 & O-98), American, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, 6 7/8h, open pontils, applied tapered collar mouths.
One of the Curtis & Perkins has a pinhead size flake off the side of the lip and light content haze. The other has a pontil crack that travels across the entire base and slightly up a side. The Dr. Owens has a tiny spot of roughness on a panel edge and two open internal bubbles have white contents along their edges.
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7. ST / DRAKES / 1860 / PLANTATION / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862, (Ring/Ham, D-103), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, medium amber 6-log cabin, 9 7/8h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.
Some light interior shoulder stain, but no form of damage.
This is the scarce variant the lacks the letter X on the lower roof.
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8. ST / DRAKES / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862, (Ring/Ham, D-105), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, medium yellow amber with good olive tone 6-log cabin, 10 1/8h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.
A 1 chip follows the contour of the inside edge of the lip.
Nice color and an easy repair.
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9. DRAKES / PLANTATION / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862., (Ring/Ham, D-109), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, dark amber 5-log cabin, 10h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.
Perfect condition and no trace of wear, but a considerable amount of dried contents should wash out.
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10. (Lot of 2), ST / DRAKES / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862, (Ring/Ham, D-105 & 110), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, yellow amber 6-log and orange amber 4-log cabins, 10 & 10 3/8h, smooth bases, applied tapered collar mouths.
The 6-log has a 1/2 long crack near a corner log just below a roof peak. The 4-log has been cleaned to perfect condition.
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11. THE FISH / BITTERS - W.H. WARE / PATENTED 1866, (Ring/Ham, F46), Pennsylvania, ca. 1866 - 1875, amber fish, 11 5/8h, W.H. WARE / PATENTED 1866, on smooth base, applied mouth.
A 3/4 by 1/2 chip on the base extends onto the side. Also a 1/2 in diameter chip is off the side of the lip. Both are repairable.
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12. HOLTZERMANNS - PATENT / STOMACH / BITTERS, (Ring/Ham, H-155), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium orange amber that shades to a more yellow color in the roof peaks, two-roof cabin, 9 1/2h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.
A few areas of minor content stain exist and some slight roughness on the lower edge of the collar at the neck is strictly in the making probably occurring when the lip was sheared from the blow pipe.
This is a nice example with a strong impression and almost no trace of wear.
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13. DR. J. HOSTETTERS / STOMACH BITTERS, (Ring/Ham, H-194), Pennsylvania, ca. 1870 - 1880, golden yellow amber, 8 7/8h, L & W / 19 on smooth base, applied sloping collar mouth.
A faint 3/4 long in-making cooling crack is in the applied mouth.
With the exception of the in-making flaw it is in pristine perfect condition. If you are looking for a Hostetters that is bright, clean, and with plenty of character to the glass, this bottle has it!
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14. DR. J. HOSTETTERS / STOMACH BITTERS, (Ring/Ham, H-194), Pennsylvania, ca. 1855 -1865, deep amber, 9 5/8h, 2 7/8 base diameter, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.
Cleaned to its original luster, but retains a number of tiny imperfections, but no cracks or chips.
This is the earliest (and largest) of the Hostetters moulds that sometimes is pontiled and probably just missed having one!
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15. DR. J. HOSTETTERS / STOMACH BITTERS, (Ring/Ham, H-194), Pennsylvania, ca. 1870 - 1880, olive yellow with citron tone, 8 7/8h, L & W / 2 on smooth base, applied sloping collar mouth.
Pristine perfect condition, wonderful eye appealing color, attractive surface swirls of glass are in the shoulder.
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