Don’t know if you all noticed this really cool stencil in the Glass Works Auctions | Auction 95 that closed Monday night. I saw this in Baltimore as it was Jeff Burkhardts. I have quite a few Mishler bottles including the extremely rare, and possibly unique MISHLER’S KEYSTONE BITTERS which is referenced in the stencil.
The description for the auction item is as follows:
Packing Box Stencil for, ‘Mishler’s / Keystone / Bitters, / Manufactured by / Griel & Bro. / Sole Agents. / No. 28 South 16th. St. / Philad’a, Pa’, (M-103), Pennsylvania, ca. 1865 – 1880, copper plate, 10 1/2” in diameter, the makers mark, ‘From W.F. Scheible, 49 South 3rd St., Philada’ is stamped at two places. Some minor ink stain from usage, overall excellent condition. Very few packing crate stencils survive today as most in time would have been sold for scrap. And considering how few of the Keystone Bitters bottles exist, this is almost certainly the only stencil made.
M 103 MISHLER’S KEYSTONE BITTERS
H. L. MISHLER’S / KEYSTONE BITTERS // A SOLVENT REMEDY // ANTI DYSPEPTIC // motif keystone design over flat panel //
9 1/2 x 2 3/4 (7 1/2)
Square, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Beveled edges are convex. Extremely Rare
Trade Cards available
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