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The 'Summer Sizzler' Auction 132

Auction # 132
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1. “ARABIAN BITTERS / AN OLD AND RELIABLE TONIC / ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN 1874 - ARABIAN MANUFACTURING CO / WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.A.”, (unlisted), District of Columbia, ca. 1875 - 1885, medium amber, 9 1/2’h, smooth base, tooled lip.

A 1/8” chip is off a panel edge at the base and a few spots of external stain is on the Washington embossed panel. Extremely rare, having only one auction record!

 
9 $ 500
 

2. “A.D. ATKINSON - CHIRAYTA BITTERS / OR / NERVO TONIC ELIXIR - NEW YORK”, (Ring/Ham, A-106.1), (Odell, pg. 9), New York, ca. 1840 - 1860, aqua, 8 7/8”h, open pontil has a minor in-making chip, applied mouth.

Perfect condition, good glass whittle. Extremely rare having only one auction listing. Ex. Dr. Greer Collection. Sidney Genius Collection.

Chirayta or Chirayata, (the correct spelling), is an herb found mostly in the higher elevations of India. Like many other herbal remedies of that time it was supposed to cure various ailments. Many American proprietors took advantage of this using these claims to promote their 'medicines'. This is one of a number of early pontiled medicine bottles with an 'herb' embossing. For the collectors of this type bottle, or for those who think they would like to be, this would a good start!

 
18 $ 1,000
 

3. “BAKER’S / ORANGE GROVE - BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, B-9), Massachusetts, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium peach color semi-cabin, 9 5/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Rare in this unusual color and with numerous various size trapped air bubbles, several of which have surface openings. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
10 $ 850
 

4. “BERKSHIRE BITTERS - AMANN & CO / CINCINNATI, O”, (Ring/Ham, B-81.4), Ohio, ca. 1865 - 1875, yellowish olive amber shading from a lighter center to an almost black neck and shoulder, 10 1/4” in length, smooth base, sheared and ground lip.

A 1/4” ‘V’ shaped chip off the mouth has a 1/2” long crack traveling into the neck. This is the long fat variant. Scarce color with a good olive tone that shades dramaticly. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
4 $ 1,100
 

5. “J.W. COLTON’S NERVINE / STRENGTHENING BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, C-197), Massachusetts, ca. 1885 - 1895, medium orange amber, 8 3/8”h, “W.T. & CO.” on smooth base, tooled lip.

Perfect condition.

 
1 $ 250
 

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

The outer areas of the base have been polished, possibly to remove stain or roughness, but does not effect the bottles overall appearance. Plenty of green in this one! This is the first of five nice examples of the popular Drake's Plantation Bitters. All are in very appealing and unusual colors. Bill Litle Collection.

 
1 $ 800
 

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

The impression on the upper tier is weak but legible. Some glass whittle, light exciting color!

 
5 $ 450
 

8. “ST / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”, (Ring/Ham, D-105), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, strong yellow with amber tone 6-log cabin, 10”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Perfect condition and no trace of wear. Plenty of yellow in this one and it really sparkles!

 
5 $ 475
 

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

Perfect condition and no trace of wear. A good mix of yellow and olive with olive being the dominate color!

 
21 $ 1,200
 

10. “THE / FISH BITTERS - W.H. WARE / PATENTED 1866”, (Ring/Ham, F-46), Pennsylvania, ca. 1866 - 1875, yellowish lime green figural fish, 11 3/4”h, “W.H. WARE / PATENT 1866” on a smooth base, applied ring mouth.

Pristine condition. An exceptional example in a really exceptional green color! Normally this would probably be the finest example of the Fish Bitters to be auctioned this year. But lot 11 by far exceeds that! Ex. Gus Scholl Collection, sold at Pennypacker Auctions, April 1975. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
12 $ 11,000
 

11. “THE / FISH BITTERS - W.H. WARE / PATENTED / 1866”, (Ring/Ham, F-46), Pennsylvania, ca. 1866 - 1875, light to medium lime green figural fish, 11 5/8”h, “W.H. WARE / PATENT 1866”, on a smooth base, applied lip.

A minor in manufacturing chip created when the lip was sheared extends slightly below the applied mouth. A few of the letter’s are weak but easily legible. Only a very few are known to exist in this truly spectacular pure green color, and it has no auction record! In 1975 when the Charles Gardner Collection was auctioned it sold for $6,300, the forth highest priced bitters bottle in the collection. Only the cobalt blue Old Homestead, cobalt blue Sazerac and the Scott’s Artillery brought more. Ex Charles Gardner Collection #2117. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
18 $ 28,000
 

12. “ST / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”, (Ring/Ham, D-108), New York, ca. 1862 - 1875, light pink 6-log cabin, 10”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

A very faint ‘rainbow’ type bruise on a lower roof corner has a 3/8” crack traveling across it. You are bidding on one of the lightest colored Drake’s Plantation Bitters that we have ever sold! What a fantastic color that is so pleasing to the eye it makes you completely forget about the corner flaw! Acquired from legendary dealer Jim Cope at a New Orleans show. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
21 $ 6,000
 

13. “EXCELSIOR / HERB BITTERS - J.V. MATTISON - WASHINGTON, N.J.”, (Ring/Ham, E-65), New Jersey, ca. 1870 - 1880, amber semi-cabin, 10 1/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

Two pinhead in size flakes are off the outer edge of the lip. This is a really hard to find semi-cabin bitters, and the tiny flaws are totally non-offensive.

 
3 $ 475
 

14. “DR. FLINT’S - QUAKER BITTERS - PROVIDENCE, R.I.”, (Ring/Ham, F-58), Rhode Island, ca. 1880 - 1890, aqua, 9 1/4”h, smooth base, tooled lip, 99% original labels are on three sides of the bottle, original contents.

Perfect condition. A few exist with the original labels, but we doubt that any are as complete as this one! Bill Litle Collection.

 
30 $ 2,300
 

15. (Sample Size), “DR. FOREST’S / TONIC BITTERS - BACON AND MILLER / HARRISBURG, PENNA.”, (unlisted), Pennsylvania, ca. 1880 - 1890, amber, 4 1/2”h, smooth base, sheared and tooled lip.

About perfect, (a pinhead in size flake is off a corner at the base that probably occurred when the bottle was removed from the mould). Identical to Ring/Ham F-68, but in an unlisted and probably unique sample size!

 
19 $ 1,300
 

16. Unembossed Barrel, (Ring/Ham, F-80L), Connecticut, ca. 1850 - 1860, forest green, tapered barrel form, 10”h, pontil scarred base, applied double collar mouth.

Perfect condition, full of seed bubbles. Several examples are known with original labels that in part read: ‘Ben Franklin Bitters, a Poor Man’s Tonic, G. Mansfield Rowland Proprietor’, New Haven, Connecticut’. Even without the label this is a very different and really good looking bottle! If you are a serious collector of 'barrel' bitters you need this one!

 
6 $ 1,700
 

17. “THE GLOBE / TONIC - BITTERS”, (Rig/Ham, G-49), Maine, ca. 1865 - 1875, yellow with amber tone semi-cabin, 9 3/4”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth, a 98% original front and rear labels in part read: ‘The Globe Tonic Bitters, An invaluable Restorative and Cure for Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, etc, John W. Perkns & Co, Portland, Maine, Proprietors’.

The bottle is perfect, but some dried contents need to be washed out. A rare and more exciting color than the normally seen orange amber bottles, and possibly unique with original labels.

 
10 $ 650
 

18. Unembossed Barrel Form Bottle, American, ca. 1855 - 1865, tobacco amber barrel, 9”h, iron pontil, applied mouth, a 85% original label reads: ‘Genuine, Stoughton’s Elixir, Prepared by, George P. Farrington’.

A faint 1/4” ‘bruise’ is on the edge of the base. A tiny flat chip is off the top of the lip. This must be rare as we don’t recall seeing this barrel before.

 
4 $ 210
 

19. “GREELEY’S BOURBON / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, G-101), Massachusetts, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium copper puce barrel, 9 1/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A tiny chip is off a lower ring, otherwise perfect.

 
3 $ 325
 

20. “GREELEY’S BOURBON / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, G-101), Massachusetts, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium olive topaz barrel, 9 1/4”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

Pristine perfect condition, some glass whittle and no trace of wear. If you were looking for the best in a true green color, here it is! Purchased from Dr. Sam Greer at the first Houston Bottle Show. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
6 $ 2,200
 

21. “GREELEY’S / BOURBON WHISKEY / BITTERS / GREELEY’S”, (Ring/Ham, G-102), Massachusetts, ca. 1865 - 1875, medium pinkish puce barrel, 9 3/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A tiny flake is off the top of the lip at the edge, otherwise in pristine perfect condition. Some glass whittle and in a pure puce color, looks great in any lightning and the tiny flake is non-offensive. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
1 $ 500
 

22. “GREELEY’S / BOURBON WHISKEY / BITTERS / GREELEY’S”, (Ring/Ham, G-102), Massachusetts, ca. 1865 - 1875, dark amethyst barrel, 9 3/8”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A flat 1/8” chip is off the top of the lip. Rarely seen true amethyst coloration! Sidney Genius Collection.

 
4 $ 650
 

23. “HIGHLAND BITTERS / AND / SCOTCH TONIC”, (Ring/Ham, H-117), Tennessee, ca. 1865 - 1875, deep olive green barrel, 9 1/2”h, smooth base, applied mouth.

A 3/4” by 1/4” flat chip is off the base is away from the embossing so the bottle displays as perfect One of the harder to find bitters barrel’s, especially in this pure green color! Check the auction records, only one sold in 25-years! Sidney Genius Collection.

 
10 $ 3,000
 

24. “HOLTZERMANN’S - PATENT / STOMACH / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, H-155), American, ca. 1865 - 1875, amber cabin, 9 1/4”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Overall milky internal stain, also an area of external stain is on the ‘Holtzermanns’ side. A good cleaning would improve the appearance of this bottle considerably. Purchased from a lady in Ohio who brought it to a Columbus, Ohio bottle show. Sidney Genius Collection.

 
8 $ 850
 

25. “HYGEIA BITTERS - FOX & CO”, (Ring/Ham, H-223), American, ca. 1870 - 1880, yellowish amber, 8 1/2”h, “L & W” on smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Perfect condition, another rare one!

 
16 $ 800
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