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Auction # 143

Auction Ended: Monday September 28th, 2020 at 10 PM EDT

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1. “BITTERS / H.P. HERB / WILD / CHERRY / BITTERS / READING / PA - BITTERS - BITTERS / WILD CHERRY / (motif of a cherry tree) / BITTERS - BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, H-93), American, ca. 1875 - 1885, medium amber cabin, 10 1/8”h, smooth base applied tapered collar mouth.

About perfect (a few tiny scratches are on a roof peak). Strong impression, which can sometimes be weak in the shoulder corners, and one of only a very few that we’ve seen with the earlier applied mouth. A choice example of a popular and collectable ‘roped corner’ bitters. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
8 $ 550
 

2. “BITTERS / H.P. HERB / WILD / CHERRY / BITTERS / READING / PA - BITTERS - BITTERS / WILD CHERRY / (motif of a cherry tree) / BITTERS - BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, H-93), American, ca. 1885 - 1895, olive yellow cabin, 10 1/4”h, smooth base, tooled double collar mouth.

A 1/8” in size spot of glass roughness is on the edge of the base. Extremely rare in this very pleasing coloration and the minor mentioned base flaw is non-offensive. How rare is this color? Only two have been sold at auction in the last 25-years! Check out the ‘window view’ to see how radically different the colors are of the three Mary Ballentine H.P. Herb Bitters! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
20 $ 9,000
 

3. “BITTERS / H.P. HERB / WILD / CHERRY / BITTERS - BITTERS - BITTERS / WILD CHERRY / (motif of a cherry tree) - BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, H-94), American, ca. 1885 - 1895, bright 7-Up green cabin, 9”h, smooth base, tooled double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition. This is the considerably rarer smaller size bottle, add to that this highly desirable brilliant green color and you have one of the most impressive looking of the ‘roped corner’ bitters bottles. Extremely bold impression which is unusual as a number of the known examples are under blown in the area of the shoulder, sometimes making some of the embossing barely legible. One of the best and a real stand out when viewed with amber bottles! Check out our ‘window view’ on this one! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
12 $ 7,500
 

4. “BROWN’S / CELEBRATED / INDIAN HERB BITTERS - PATENTED / FEB 11 / 1868”, (Ring/Ham, B-226), Pennsylvania, ca. 1868 - 1875, strong yellow with amber tone Indian Princess, 12 1/4”h, smooth base, inward rolled lip.

Excellent overall condition with about 70% of the inward rolled lip being intact, with the possibility of the remaining never existing due to the nature of the thin glass. A true American classic! For those of you who specialize in collecting bottles with ‘bird swings’ a tiny one travels from the heel of a foot to the base. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
15 $ 1,300
 

5. “BROWN’S / CELEBRATED / INDIAN HERB BITTERS - PATENTED / 1867”, (Ring/Ham, B-223), Pennsylvania, ca. 1868 - 1875, dark chocolate amber Indian Princess, 12 1/4”h, smooth base, inward rolled lip.

A tiny flake is off the outer edge of the 80% intact inward rolled lip. You will see 20-shades of amber Queens before you see one in this dark chocolate color! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
2 $ 750
 

6. “NATIONAL / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, N-8), Pennsylvania, ca. 1867 - 1875, yellow with an olive tone ear of corn, 12 1/2”h, “PATENT / 1867” on smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

A pinhead in size flake is off a kernel above the front oval panel, otherwise in perfect condition. As close to being pure yellow as you will find. Every year Mary would exhibit a bottle at the Clark County Fair in the Antique Glass Bottle Category. A ‘Third Premium' award ribbon and entry tag accompanies the bottle. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
7 $ 1,300
 

7. “GREELEY’S BOURBON / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, G-101). Massachusetts, ca. 1860 - 1870, medium smoky pinkish color barrel, 9 1/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

Some tiny spots of roughness are off two of the lower rings and a few scratches are where a label would have been. A very unusual color that changes depending on the light, but looks great in any lightning. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
6 $ 900
 

8. “GREELEY’S BOURBON / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, G-101). Massachusetts, ca. 1860 - 1870, medium smoky olive topaz color barrel, 9 1/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

An interior open bubble has some slight discoloration along the edge, but no external flaws or issues. Another very unusual color Greeley’s ‘barrel’! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
10 $ 1,000
 

9. Unembossed Bitters Barrel, American, ca. 1855 - 1865, light to medium olive yellow barrel, 10 1/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

Pristine perfect condition, light delicate color and identical in size to the larger size Old Sachem Tonic Bitters, but lacking the embossing. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
8 $ 650
 

10. Unembossed Bitters Barrel, American, ca. 1860 - 1870, cobalt blue barrel, 9 7/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A shallow 3/16” chip is off a lower ring and some light overall internal stain. Here’s a chance to add some cobalt blue color to that barrel run! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
1 $ 1,500
 

11. Unembossed Bitters Barrel, American, ca. 1860 - 1870, yellowish copper with olive tone barrel, 9 3/8”h, smooth base, crude applied mouth.

Tiny spots of roughness on the outer edge of the lip may or may not have been created when the lip was applied. Crude textured class, good air bubbles and in a very odd color! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
1 $ 275
 

12. “OLD SACHEM / BITTERS / AND / WIGWAM TONIC”, (Ring/Ham, O-46), New York, ca. 1860 - 1870, light to medium peach topaz color barrel, 9 3/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A tiny potstone located opposite of the embossing has several very tiny in-making cooling fissures the longest being 1/8” in length, also some light internal milky stain. A vertical ‘bird swing’ travels across three of the lower rings. A wild, rare and attractive color! A few days of professional cleaning will remove the stain and the tiny in-making potstone flaw is non-offensive! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
6 $ 700
 

13. “AMERICAN / LIFE BITTERS - P.E. ILER / MANUFACTURER / TIFFIN, OHIO - AMERICAN / LIFE BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, A-49), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, light to medium yellow with olive tone cabin, 9 1/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered mouth.

About perfect (a tiny spot of roughness is on the tip of a lower log). A rarely offered bottle in amber, but one of only a very few known to exist in this coloration! For those lucky enough to own an amber example, imagine this one sitting on a shelf next to it! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
39 $ 42,000
 

14. “A.M. S. 2 / 1864 - CONSTITUTION / BITTERS - SEWARD & BENTLEY / BUFFALO, N.Y.”, (Ring/Ham, C-223), New York, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium pink amethyst color, 9 1/4”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Perfect condition. One of only two or three known to exist in amethyst, with the others being so dark a strong light is needed to see the color. That is not the case here, the color in this one explodes in normal lighting and is consistent throughout. This is the bottle that many bitters collectors have been waiting for to come to auction, some calling it the ‘holy grail’ of the Ballentine collection. Mary turned down many offers to buy it, some substantial, but to no avail. Identical in color to the gemstone it’s named after and the ’gem’ of the Ballentine collection. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
20 $ 23,000
 

15. “DR. C.W. ROBACKS / STOMACH BITTERS / CINCINNATI. O”, (Ring/Ham, R-74), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium yellowish amber barrel, 9 3/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

An internal potstone located opposite of the embossing appears to have a tiny disturbance around it. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
7 $ 180
 

16. “DR. C.W. ROBACKS / STOMACH BITTERS / CINCINNATI. O”, (Ring/Ham, R-74), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium yellowish lime green barrel, 9 1/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A 1/4” by 3/16” open surface bubble is located on a log above the embossing, also some light milky content stain. To our knowledge we have only seen this color in one other Roback’s barrel and that being the larger size R-73 mould. The inside stain is an easy clean and the open bubble an easy repair giving this rare color barrel the appearance of being perfect! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
17 $ 4,500
 

17. “DR. C.W. ROBACKS / STOMACH BITTERS / CINCINNATI. O”, (Ring/Ham, R-74), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium yellow with olive tone barrel, 9 3/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

An attempt to remove a 1/8” in size open bubble located on an upper ring opposite of the embossing has left some grinding marks on the ring. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
12 $ 1,000
 

18. “DR. C.W. ROBACKS / STOMACH BITTERS / CINCINNATI. O”, (Ring/Ham, R-73), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, golden yellow amber barrel, 9 7/8”h, reddish iron pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

Two tiny flakes are off the top of the lip. Some glass crudeness and nice shading of color. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
1 $ 275
 

19. “DR. C.W. ROBACKS / STOMACH BITTERS / CINCINNATI. O”, (Ring/Ham, R-73), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, deep amber barrel, 9 3/4”h, reddish iron pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

About perfect (a less then pinhead in size flake is off the side of the lip). Crude highly whittled glass, full iron pontil, no trace of wear and the tiny mentioned flaw is non-offensive and takes nothing away from the overall quality of the bottle! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
2 $ 300
 

20. (Arabesque motif) / “DRAKES” / (arabesque motif) / “PLANTATION / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”, (Ring/Ham, D-102), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, medium yellowish topaz 6-log cabin, 9 7/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A tiny possibly in-making chip is off the underside of the collar at the neck. Nice glass whittle and not your usually seen amber color! Drake’s needed so many bottles to fill his orders that he had bottles made at a number of glass houses. The mould maker of this one was more creative leaving the more traditional embossing and creating this Arabesque embossed variant. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
17 $ 1,500
 

21. “ST / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”, (Ring/Ham, D-105), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, medium yellowish green or citron color 6-log cabin, 10”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

About perfect (some light interior ‘scum’ type stain, or dried contents, is in the lower roof peak). This one has an exceptional impression even the ‘ST’ on the upper roof is bolder then normal. Known for the wide spectrum of colors available the Drake’s Plantation Bitters is a favorite among bitters bottle collectors and are most sought after in the lighter green colors! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
23 $ 2,300
 

22. “HOLTZERMANNS - PATENT / STOMACH / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, H-155), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, orange amber two-roof cabin, 9 5/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A tiny flake is off the outer edge of the lip, otherwise pristine ‘attic’ found condition. Fine impression and when viewed from the front shows a slight lean to one side. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
5 $ 1,500
 

23. Three sides have six embossed Civi War Cannons, the forth side has an embossed Tent, Cannonballs are on two of the corner panels and all four shoulder panels have Crossed Swords, (Ring/Ham, C-33L), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium amber, 10”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A 1/2” by 3/8” chip is off the side of the lip, otherwise perfect. An extremely rare bottle with no auction record probably sold by an entrepreneur taking advantage of the veterans returning from the Civil War. The bottle may have a Southern connection in that an advertisement in The Charleston Mercury reads: ‘The best bitters for Southern climates and mentioned Cannon’s Compound Vegetable or Blood Purifying Bitters’. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
9 $ 2,200
 

24. “McKEEVER’S ARMY BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, M-58), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, reddish amber cannonballs on a Civil War drum, 10 3/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Some light scattered scratches are on the side of the base that we mention only for accuracy. For a traumatized or crippled Civil War soldier returning from the war and needing his daily ‘medicine’ what would have been more identifiable to him than this bottle! Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
16 $ 3,000
 

25. Pineapple, “J.C. & CO.”, (Ring/Ham, P-100), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, amber pineapple, 8 1/2”h, pontil scarred base, applied double collar mouth.

About perfect (a few spots of light internal stain), but no trace of wear which is very rare for these high relief pineapple bottles. Considerably rarer than the usually seen ‘W.&C’ / N.Y.’ embossed bottles. Mary Ballentine Collection.

 
10 $ 1,500
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