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'Discovery/Potpourri' Auction #162
Closing over 2 days
Lots 1-225 Close Monday January 23rd & Lots 226-471 Close Tuesday January 24th, 2023
This is a Timed Closing Auction

Auction # 162

Auction Ended: Days and Times
Part 1: Lots 1 - 225 close January 23rd, 2023 at 10 PM EST
Part 2: Lots 226 - 471 close January 24th, 2023 at 10 PM EST

Auction Local Time: Feb 6, 2023 23:47:18 EST



ALL BIDDING ON PART TWO of our two day ‘Discovery/Potpourri’ AUCTION #162 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, insurance and appropriate sales tax for Pennsylvania residents. Please note: We are no longer sending out paper copies. If you require a paper copy please contact us at (215) 679-5849.



ATTENTION! DIDN’T WIN ANYTHING IN THE AUCTION? HERE’S ANOTHER CHANCE. The following items received NO BIDS. We have lowered the starting price (some considerably). They are available for the minimum posted bid, plus 17% buyers premium, postage and insurance. CHECK IT OUT! The lots are 137, 230, 264,. To reserve any of these lots call us at (215) 679-5849. Thank you.


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1. “AMERICAN STOMACH / BITTERS / ROCHESTER, N.Y.”, (Ring/Ham, A-64), New York, ca. 1885 - 1900, amber strapsided, 8”h, smooth base, tooled lip, 95% original label in part reads: ‘American Stomach Bitters, a Tonic for Worn Out Constitutions, B.H. Bacon, Rochester, N.Y.’

The bottle is perfect. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
2 $ 130
 

2. “WILLIAM ALLEN’S - CONGRESS BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, A-29), New York, ca. 1865 - 1875, bluish aqua semi-cabin, 10 3/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth, a 85% original label in part reads: ‘1865 C.B. William Allen Allen’s Congress Bitters, a Superior Tonic for the Remedy of Heartburn, Dyspepsia, etc., William Allen, Manufacturer and Proprietor, Fort Edward, N.Y.’

The bottle is perfect, but has some spotty inside content stain.

Not as colorful as the blue green example, but equally as hard to find! Durward Lamb Collection.

 
9 $ 275
 

3. “BANCROFT’S / BITTERS - D.W. BANCROFT - MARSHFIELD, VT.”, (Ring/Ham, B-16), Vermont, ca. 1870 - 1880, aqua, 8 3/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth, 98% original label in part reads: ‘Try Bancroft’s Stomach Bitters, Prepared by D.W. Bancroft, Marshfield, Vt.’ etc.

The bottle is in perfect condition.

A rare bottle and with a rarer label. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
35 $ 1,600
 

4. “BEGGS’ / DANDELION / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, B-51), Illinois, ca. 1885 - 1895, medium amber, strapsided, 7 1/4”h, smooth base, tooled lip, 98% original label in part reads: ‘Beggs Dandelion Bitters, Price 50 Cents, Prepared by Beggs Mf.G. Co., Chicago, Ill.’.

A flat 3/8” by 1/4” chip is off the base at the edge. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
2 $ 50
 

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

A pinhead in size flake is off the outer edge of the lip. Also some light scattered scratches. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
7 $ 140
 

6. “BIG / BILL / BEST / BITTERS” - (reverse side is identical), (Ring/Ham, B-95), American, ca. 1895 - 1905, medium amber, 12 1/8”h, smooth base, tooled mouth, 85% original labels, contents and foil neck seal.

The bottle is perfect. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
9 $ 350
 

7. Labeled Bitters, ‘Botanic Bitters’, (Ring/Ham, B-164L), Vermont, ca. 1845 - 1860, aqua tall cylinder, 11”h, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth, a 95% original label in part reads: ‘Dr. Gould’s Botanic Bitters, It is Unsurpassed, Prepared by Dr. S.N. Gould, West Randolph, Vermont’.

The bottle is perfect. Identical company to lot 8, except in a different form bottles and worded label. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
3 $ 100
 

8. Labeled Bitters, ‘Botanic Bitters’, (Ring/Ham, B-164L), Vermont, ca. 1845 - 1860, bluish aqua, cylindrical form, 7 1/8”h, open pontil, applied mouth, a 99% original highly graphic label in part reads: ‘Botanic Bitters, Best Spring and Summer Bitters made For Morbid Conditions Dr. Beach’s Pills should be used with the Bitters, Dr. S.N. Gould, West Randolph, Vt.’ .

The bottle is perfect. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
18 $ 325
 

9. “BOURBON WHISKEY / BITTERS.”, (Ring/Ham, B-171), Massachusetts, ca. 1860 - 1870, medium pink puce with an amethyst tone barrel, 9 1/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A small chip on an upper ring has been partially polished out.

Nice glass whittle and in an exceptional color. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
6 $ 375
 

10. “DR. BOYCE’S - TONIC BITTERS - FENN & TUTTLE - PROPRIETOR - RUTLAND VT.”, (Ring/Ham, B-177), Vermont, ca. 1875 - 1885, bluish aqua, 12-sided, 7 1/8”, smooth base, applied mouth.

About perfect (an internal open bubble has some edge discoloration). Durward Lamb Collection.

 
10 $ 190
 

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

A 3/8” by 1/2” open bubble with rough edges is on the upper skirt. A slightly smaller and less apparent one is on the reverse below the upper torso.

Nice color fully intact rolled lip. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
5 $ 600
 

12. “N. WOOD - PORTLAND ME.” (around the shoulder), (Ring/Ham, B-279L), Maine, ca. 1870 - 1880, aqua, oval form, 8 1/4”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth a 98% original in part reads: ‘Dr. Buzzell’s Vegetable Bilious Bitters, These Bitters are a sure Remedy, Prepared and Sold, Nathan Wood, 202 Fore Street, Portland, Me.’

The bottle is perfect.

Ex. Dr. Burton Spiller Collection. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
20 $ 450
 

13. “THE GREAT TONIC / DR. CALDWELL’S / HERB BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, C-9), Pennsylvania, ca. 1865 - 1875, orange amber, triangular form, 12 1/2”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

A rough 3/8” by 1/4” chip is off a corner panel on the side of the base. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
8 $ 140
 

14. Label Only Bitters, (Ring/Ham, C-66L), Massachusetts, ca. 1865 - 1875, bluish aqua, 8 1/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth, a 95% original label in part reads: ‘Carter’s Aromatic Scotch Bitters, an effective cure for Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Sour Stomach, L.F. Carter, Georgetown, Mass.’.

The bottle is perfect, has highly whittled glass and numerous trapped air bubbles.

Looks like it should be pontiled and probably just missed having one. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
9 $ 190
 

15. “CASTILIAN BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, C-80), New York, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium amber Spanish cannon form, 10”h, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Several chips are off the top of the lip, the largest being 3/8” by 3/16” in size. Durward Lamb Collection.

 
6 $ 130
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