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The 'Colors of Spring' Potpourri Auction


Auction Ended: May 4th, 2015 at 10 PM EDT

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Auction Local Time: July 7, 2015 17:51:42 EDT



ATTENTION! DIDNíT WIN ANYTHING IN THE 'COLORS OF SPRING' AUCTION? HEREíS ANOTHER CHANCE. The following items received NO BIDS. We have lowered the minimum bid on a number of these lots and can be yours! They are available for the minimum posted bid, plus our 15% buyers premium, postage and insurance. To reserve any of these lots call us at (609) 483-2683.
Lots: 96, 138, 206, 210, 246, 254, 255, 260, 263, 299, 388, 389, 392, 406, 407, 409, 410, 437, 490, 497, 499, 500, 502, 503, 504, 509, 512, 519, and 523. Thank you.
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1. “COFFEEN’S - CHINESE / LINIMENT / NO. 3”, (Odell, pg. 83), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, bluish aqua, oval form, 4 3/8”h, open pontil, inward rolled lip.

Sparkling like new condition. Considered to be the scarcest of the embossed Coffeen’s Chinese Liniment bottles. George Coffeen, Jr. was from Blue Ball, Ohio.

19 $ 425


2. “CROFF’S / LINIMENT - PREPARED BY - H. GREEN - QUEENSBURY NY.”, (Odell, pg. 95), New York, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, 4 7/8”h, open pontil, inward rolled lip.

Pristine perfect condition, great glass whittle, the finest of it’s kind. A fairly common bottle in a very uncommon mint condition.

11 $ 180


3. “PROF. DE GRATH’S - ELECTRIC OIL - PHILAD.A”, (Odell, pg. 106), Pennsylvania, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, 5 7/8”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth, 99% original label.

The bottle is in perfect condition, the label has some slight content discoloration. Charles Degrath was located at 39th and 8th Street in Philadelphia. In a 1855 advertisement he claimed that, ‘His Electric Oil cured rheumatism, deafness, gout, lumbago and cramps. And that the oil acts on the system with electricity’.

10 $ 160


4. “GREAT WESTERN – LINIMENT”, (Odell, pg. 151), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, oval form, 4 3/8”h, open pontil, rolled lip.

Pristine perfect like new condition, plenty of glass whittle. Prepared by the W.S. Lunt & Co. of Findlay, Ohio.

4 $ 110


5. “GEORGE. W. / CARPENTER / PHILADELPHIA - GENUINE - PREPERATIONS”, (Odell, pg. 67), Pennsylvania, ca. 1840 - 1840, aqua, 6”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

Pristine condition, highly whittled glass and full of air bubbles and impurities. As nice as any we’ve seen! George W. Carpenter & Co. was located at 301 Market in Philadelphia. It is said that he was the first to introduce Wahoo to medical notice, and was one of the largest real estate owners in the city.

13 $ 275


6. “HAMLIN’S / WIZARD / OIL”, (Odell, pg. 160), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, oval form, 3 7/8”h, open pontil, inward rolled lip.

Perfect condition, fine textured glass whittle and not an easy bottle to find in this condition! John Austen Hamlin, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, was a magician who became a singing traveling medicine show salesman. He traveled around in a special wagon that contained a built in organ pulled by a 4-team of horses.

13 $ 275


7. “HARRIS’ - COMPOUND - VEGETABLE - COUGH SYRUP”, (Odell, pg. 163), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, bluish aqua, 6”h, open pontil, inward rolled lip.

Perfect condition, nice glass whittle, and very rare! We auctioned this exact bottle in 1992 and have not seen one since!

21 $ 1,500


8. “H.T. HELMBOLD - GENUINE / FLUID EXTRACTS - PHILADELPHIA”, (Odell, pg. 169), Pennsylvania, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, 6 3/8”h, open pontil, applied double collar mouth, 90% original label.

The bottle is in perfect condition and has some dried original contents and cork. The label has some content stain. Henry T. Helmbold was a chemist at 263 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. He died in the State Insane Asylum at Trenton, New Jersey where he had been interned for a number of years.

8 $ 150


9. “HOLDENS / DYSENTERY / & / DIARRHOEA / CORDIAL”, (Odell, pg. 175), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, bluish aqua cylinder, 5 1/8”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition. An 1846 advertisement states that, ‘This Cordial cannot be too highly recommended for boatmen. They should have a supply of it as a change of climate, such as takes place between Cincinnati and New Orleans is one of the most prolific sources of medical disorders’.

26 $ 2,100


10. “DR. W.S. LUNT’S - AGUE KILLER / FINDLEY, O.”, (Odell, pg. 232), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep bluish aqua, 6 3/4”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

Finest possible example. If you're looking for the best, here it is. Dr. W.S Lunt began in Maumee, Ohio before moving his operations to Findlay.

21 $ 950


11. “MORSE’S / CELEBRATED SYRUP / PROV, R.I.”, (Odell, pg. 259), Rhode Island, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, oval form, 9”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

An exceptional example, perfect in all ways, hard to imagine a nicer one!

14 $ 325


12. “NERVE & BONE - LINIMENT”, (Odell, pg. 263), Ohio, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep bluish aqua with a hint of green cylinder, 4”h, open pontil, inward rolled lip.

Pristine condition, crude pebble glass and not your normal plain aqua color! An advertisement in an 1848 Cincinnati newspaper states that, ‘This Nerve & Bone Liniment is manufactured and sold by the subscribers on the most reasonable terms. This preparation has been before the public for nearly 10-years’.

9 $ 170


13. “DR J. PETTIT’S / CANKER / BALSAM”, (Odell, pg. 278), New York, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, oval form, 3 1/4”h, inward rolled lip.

Sparkling like new condition, plenty of glass whittle. Not many of these around. James Pettit was from Fredonia, New York.

1 $ 120


14. “J.G. ROYCE’S - UNIVERSAL RELIEF - WALES, MASS.”, (Odell, pg. 306), Massachusetts, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, 5”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth, 90% original label.

The bottle is in pristine perfect condition, the label has some edge wear. Good glass whittle and with a rarely seen original label.

3 $ 170


15. “SAWYERS / FLUID EXTRACT / OF BARK”, (Odell, pg. 311), Illinois, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep bluish aqua, 7 3/8”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition with lots of glass whittle. Extremely rare, possibly even unique! Dr. S. Sawyer was located at No. 124 Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Ex. Don Pickett Collection.


36 $ 2,750
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