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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 14, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

"MISHLER'S HERB BITTERS - D r S B HARTMAN & Co - TABLE SPOON GRADUATION & 40 MED DOSES with measurement scale is embossed on three side panels and on the top of the Bitters Bottle. The fourth side panel is plain with no embossing. The base reads "STOECKEL'S GRAD PAT. FEB. 6 '66. The bottle is in outstanding condition and would be an excellent addition to your collection. It measures approximately 8 3/4" high and is 2 3/4" wide. The color of the bottle is an attractive honey amber and appears to be slightly whittled or has irregularities in appearance of the glass making it extra interesting. This is not one of my many "dug" bottlles - I was very lucky finding it early in the day at an area flea market back in the early 1970's. It has rested on my display shelf since that time. Another photo of this honey amber Bitters bottle appears in photo #7 above so you can compare the color and size of the bottle to some of the other items I am posting for sale on Ebay this week.

After more than 40 years of collecting old bottles and fruit jars, I need to sell my collection. Over the next few weeks or months, I will be posting for sale on Ebay many old bottles, fruit jars, lids and interesting go-withs that I have assembled in my collection over many years. I have decided to post them in a "true auction format" by placing minimum starting bids on all the items because that's how I acquired them - by digging dumps, at many farm & household auctions, at hundreds of flea markets & antique shows, or direct from the "old timers" themselves who owned them - all before the internet was available to us. Since I am a new Seller on Ebay, I will work with you on the shipping, handling and insurance costs (not sure what is the best method to offer you in that area), so let me know if you have a preference and we'll communicate more about that. If there is an interesting story connected with an item you acquire from me, I will share it with you, and I promise that I won't bore you too much with the details of the item's find...

This has been a great hobby for me, one that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I only hope these items bring you as much joy in your pursuit of collecting examples of older early American glassware as they provided for me for so long - by finding them, attempting to identify them and displaying them for everyone's entertainment, amazement and enjoyment!