Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah

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Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah

21 August 2016

Apple-Touch-IconAPretty exciting bitters here submitted by Robert Biro. Looks like a beauty to me! I’ll check it out in the Ring & Ham books. Notice the backwards “S” on “Koopmann’s”. Ah-so… I’ve written about this bottle before but I have not seen an example.

Read: Koopmann’s Bitters, for use in Marshy and Swampy Districts

Ferdinand…. Here it is the KOOPMANN’S BITTERS that I dug in Savannah, Georgia. I regret to say that this bottle will not win any beauty awards.

The bottle is deep aqua, 8-1/4 inches tall 3 inches by 1-3/4 inches wide. It has a single applied tapered top. The bottom is a smooth base hinged mold. It is embossed on the sides only as you can see in my photos.

This bottle was dug in a Confederate Civil War age dump in downtown Savannah. What a killer dump it was. Dug it with a lot of other fine bitters, sodas, medicines, stoneware and other pontil bottles. I can’t find it listed in any of the bottle books or in our bottle world. Later…. Robert Biro    

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About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.
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