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The 'Festival of Color' Auction

Auction # 102

Auction Ended: June 16th, 2014 at 10 PM EST

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1. “DR. WILCOX’S - COMPOUND EXTRACT - OF / SARSAPARILLA”, (Odell, pg. 372), Albany Glass Works, Albany, New York, ca. 1840 - 1860, medium blue green, 9 1/2”h, iron pontil, applied tapered collar mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: A few very faint scratches are on the Dr. Wilcox’s panel. A rarely offered bottle, with crude pebbly glass, and a ‘must have’ for a pontiled medicine collection. Note the backward “S” in Wilcox’s.

9 $ 4,250


2. “DR. GUYSOTT’S - COMPOUND EXTRACT / OF YELLOW DOCK - & SARSAPARILLA”, (Odell, pg. 156), American, ca. 1840 - 1860, yellowish olive amber, 9 1/2”h, pontil scarred base, applied tapered collar mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: Bright pristine condition, crude pebbly glass, and in a rare color. This one has it all!

16 $ 7,500


3. “ARTHURS - RENOVATING - SYRUP. A & A”, (Odell, pg. 11), American, ca. 1840 - 1860, medium blue green approaching teal color, 7 3/4”h, iron pontil, applied tapered collar mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: A pinhead in size flake is off the edge of the base. Attractive color, highly whittled glass, and considerably harder to find in this smaller size! Of the few we've seen, this one could be the best!

14 $ 4,000


4. “JEROME’S - HAIR COLOR - RESTORER”, (Odell pg. 201), (Fadely pg. 84), American, ca. 1840 - 1860, brilliant olive yellow color, 6 1/4”h, open pontil, tool flared out lip. Brilliant color. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: Nice glass whittle, and one of only a very few that were not dug or damaged! Almost identical to one we sold in auction 101 but in a slightly different color! One of the most desirable of the early hair bottles!

15 $ 3,250


5. “HAMPTON’S / V. TINCTURE / MORTIMER / & MOWBRAY / BALTO.”, (Odell, pg. 161), Maryland, ca. 1840 - 1860, medium yellowish amber with a hint of olive, 6 1/2”h, open pontil, applied mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: A flat 1/4” chip is off the outer edge of the lip. A bright clean bottle with plenty of glass whittle and in a scarce color!

10 $ 600


6. “DR J.L. CURTIS / ELBA, N.Y.”, New York, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium blue green, 8”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: A tiny ‘ding’ is located of the reverse side of the embossing, also some dried contents. Currently the only know example. It was found in a home in Hilton, New York, only a few miles from Elba.

2 $ 550


7. “C. BRINKERHOFFS - HEALTH RESTORATIVE - PRICE $1.00 - NEW YORK”, (Odell, pg. 47), New York, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep olive green, 7 3/8”h, faint pontil scarred base, applied mouth.

CONDITION: Fine example, crude pebbly glass with a bold impression, that is often times weak on this bottle, and lacking any trace of amber color! One of the nicer ones!

12 $ 1,500


8. “DR. J.W. POLAND”, New Hampshire, ca. 1855 - 1870, yellowish ‘old’ amber, 7 7/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: An exceptional example, crude pebbly glass, and full of air bubbles! Hard to imagine a nicer one!

15 $ 3,250


9. “PREPARED BY / WILLIAM COE / WORCESTER / MASS.”, Massachusetts, ca. 1840 - 1860, deep olive amber, 7 1/8”h, pontil scarred base, applied double collar mouth, near perfect.

CONDITION: A rare New England medicine, and loaded with seed bubbles!

12 $ 2,000


10. “HUTCHINS / AND MASON / KEENE / N H - WATER’ PROOF / BLACKING”, New Hampshire, ca. 1840 - 1860, yellowish ‘old’ amber, 5 5/8”h, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: A 3/8” by 3/16” in size chip is off the outer edge of the lip. Also a sand grain in the letter “L” has a very slight disturbance around it. Currently only 7 or 8 different embossed colored boot blackings exist. All are fairly rare making it a real challenge to collect all of them!

4 $ 475


11. “OSBORN’S / LIQUID POLISH”, American, ca. 1840 - 1860, yellow olive, 3 5/8”h, open pontil, sheared and inward rolled lip. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: A tiny open bubble is on the heel of the base, also some light overall inside and outside stain of the type that could easily be professionally removed. Crude whittled glass, plenty of air bubbles.

5 $ 350


12. “DALBYS - CARMINATIV”, (Odell, pg. 100), English or American, ca. 1835 - 1845, light to medium blue green, 3 3/4”h, pontil scarred base, thin flared out lip. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: Some very light inside stain. Common in aqua, occasionally found in clear glass, but very rare in this blue green color!

22 $ 850


13. “ROHRER’S - EXPECTORAL + / WILD / CHERRY TONIC - LANCASTER, PA.”, (Odell, pg. 301), Pennsylvania, ca. 1860 - 1870, yellowish amber, 10 1/2”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth, 90% original label has some minor discoloration.

CONDITION: The bottle is perfect, the lower part of the label has a most unusual scene of a race between various bottles. Although only a few letters can be seen the winning bottle is a Rohrer’s. One of the losing bottles appears to be a Drake’s Plantation! This is one of only a very few known examples to have an original label!

6 $ 800


14. “ROHRER’S - EXPECTORAL / WILD / CHERRY / TONIC - LANCASTER PA”, (Odell pg. 301), Pennsylvania, ca. 1850 - 1860, yellow amber, 10 3/4”h, iron pontil, applied tapered double collar mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: Some areas of light interior content stain exist. Also a pinhead size flake is off the top edge of the lip. A few days in the tumbler and a little work brings this beauty back to its original condition.

6 $ 375


15. “FROM THE / LABORATORY - OF / G.W. MERCHANT / CHEMIST / LOCKPORT / N.Y.”, (Odell, pg. 251), New York, ca. 1860 - 1865, deep yellowish green color, 5 5/8”h, open pontil has an in making bruise/chip, applied tapered collar mouth. A 'WINDOW VIEW' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS LOT.

CONDITION: Pristine condition with some glass whittle, and in a seldom seen shade of green!

20 $ 600
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