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The 'Octoberfest' Auction 125
Closing over 2 days

Auction # 125

Auction Ended: Days and Times
Part 1: Lots 1 - 250 closes October 29th at 10 PM EDT
Part 2: Lots 251 - 486 closes October 30st at 10 PM EDT

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Auction Local Time: Dec 12, 2018 18:26:36 EST



ALL BIDDING ON OUR ‘OCTOBERFEST’ AUCTION IS NOW COMPLETED!

Winning bidders will be sent invoices by email Wednesday afternoon. These invoices will include the winning bids, plus our standard 20% buyer’s premium, which is reduced to 17% if paying by check or money order. This invoice will also include postage and insurance. And appropriate state sales tax for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Paper copies to the winning bidders will be mailed out when completed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!


ATTENTION! DIDN’T WIN ANYTHING IN THE “OCTOBERFEST” AUCTION? HERE’S ANOTHER CHANCE. The following items received NO BIDS. We have lowered the minimum bid on all of them, some by as much as 50%. These are now available for the minimum posted bid plus our standard 20% buyer’s premium, which is reduced to 17% if paying by check or money order, plus postage, insurance and appropriate sales tax for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.CHECK IT OUT! The lots are 165, 168, 185, 225, 226, 231, 232, 241, 246, 272, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 287, 288, 289, 301, 304, 310, 311, 345, 426, 428, 438, 443, 444, and 484. To reserve any of these lots call us at (215) 679-5849. Or email us at: glswrk@enter.net Thank you.

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1. “ASPARAGINE BITTERS / ASPARAGINE BITTERS CO.”, (Ring/Ham, A-104), American, ca. 1885 - 1895, clear glass, 10 3/4”h, smooth base, tooled lip.

It appears that the top of the lip has been ground and polished, possibly to remove some roughness. A rare bitters, in an unusual cluster of asparagus form.

 
1 $ 50
 

2. (Lot of 2) “HESPERIDINA / BAGLEY / UN BARRIL”, (Ring/Ham, B-5L), Argentina, ca. 1890 - 1910, amber and yellow amber barrels, 9” and 10 1/8”h, smooth bases, applied double collar mouths.

The larger barrel has a number of scratches the smaller one is perfect.

 
2 $ 110
 

3. “DR. BELL’S - THE GREAT / ENGLISH / REMEDY - BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, B-56), American, ca. 1875 - 1885, amber, 9 5/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

Some small areas of rust type stain are on several panel edges at the base.

 
7 $ 180
 

4. “BIG / BILL / BEST / BITTERS” - (reverse side is identical), (Ring/Ham, B-95), American, ca. 1890 - 1900, amber tapered column, 12 1/8”h, smooth base, tooled mouth, partial front and rear labels, original neck foil.

The bottle is perfect.

 
5 $ 150
 

5. Big Bill Best Figural Decanter, (Ring/Ham, pg. 97), American, ca. 1885 - 1895, amber figural obese man, 11 3/4”h, smooth base, tooled lip.

Perfect condition. Identical to the label on the front of the Big Bill Best Bitters bottle.

 
7 $ 300
 

6. “JOHN P. FIXMER / SPRINGFIELD ILLS. - MFR & PROP. OF / BONEKAMP / STOMACH BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, B-144.5), Illinois, ca. 1885 - 1895, clear glass, 9”h, smooth base, tooled mouth.

A tiny flake is off the outer edge of the lip, also light stain and scratches. This very rare bottle was auctioned in 1995 and none have sold since.

 
8 $ 210
 

7. “BROWN’S / CELEBRATED / INDIAN HERB BITTERS - PATENTED / 1867”, (Ring/Ham, B-223), Pennsylvania, ca. 1867 - 1875, medium amber Indian Princess, 12 1/8”h, smooth base, sheared and inward rolled lip.

About two-thirds of the rolled lip is missing. In ‘as found’ condition and retaining some dried contents.

 
3 $ 300
 

8. “CANTON” (five pointed star) “BITTERS” (five pointed star), (Ring/Ham, C-35), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, amber lady’s leg, 12 1/8”h, smooth base, applied ring mouth.

A potstone located 2” up from the base has several tiny cooling cracks traveling across it, otherwise in sparkling perfect condition.

 
10 $ 325
 

9. (Lot of 2) “CLARK’S GIANT / BITTERS / PHILADA. PA.”, and a “DR. MARSHAL’S / EXTRACT OF / SARSAPARILLA AND DANDELION”, (Ring/Ham, C-166), and (DeGrafft, 161), Pennsylvania, ca. 1880 - 1895, aqua, 6 3/4” and 8 1/2”h, smooth bases, tooled lips.

Both are in pristine perfect condition.

 
1 $ 100
 

10. “W. OLMSTED & CO. - CONSTITUTIONAL / BEVERAGE / (embossed scroll) - NEW YORK.”, (Ring/Ham, C-224L), New York, ca. 1870 - 1880, reddish amber semi-cabin, 10 1/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A lengthy vertical scratch is on the middle of the embossed scroll.

 
4 $ 160
 

11. “ST / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862 (Ring/Ham, D-8), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, yellow amber 6-log cabin, 9 7/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A pinhead in size flake is off the outer edge of the lip. Also, a sizable internal bubble in the shoulder has some edge discoloration.

 
6 $ 90
 

12. “ST / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”, (Ring/Ham, D-105), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, medium amber 6-log cabin, 9 7/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A tiny open surface bubble is located on the underside of a roof peak. Good glass whittle, plenty of bubbles.

 
5 $ 90
 

13. “ST / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”, (Ring/Ham, D-110), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, yellow with olive tone 4-log cabin, 10 1/4”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Lightly cleaned to its original luster and near perfect condition.

 
18 $ 325
 

14. Motif of an Anchor is on all four shoulder panels and front and back panels, (Ring/Ham, D-122L), American, ca 1870 - 1880, medium amber semi-cabin, 10 1/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Pristine perfect condition, a scarce bottle!

 
1 $ 250
 

15. (Lot of 2) “ELECTRIC / BITTERS - H.E. BUCKLEN & CO. / CHICAGO, ILL” and a “DR. J. HOSTETTER’S / STOMACH BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, E-29 & H-194), American, ca. 1880 - 1900, amber and yellow amber, 8 3/4” and 9”h, smooth bases, tooled lips, both have 90% or better original front and back labels and the Electric Bitters has the original contents.

Both bottles are perfect.

 
4 $ 120
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