Morning Call Bitters – Unlisted and Recently Dug

March 19, 2011, From Memphis Diggers web site. We finally got to dig on a lot that we had been eyeballing for about 12 years. This street is loaded with history. Many of the residents on the street were steamboat captains. Unfortunately the house had burned down. When we arrived there we knocked on the next door neighbors and he said that the lady that owned the property wouldn’t mind us digging so  Buddy started probing and instantly found this privy. Here is our start with Bill sitting atop a nice rectangular brick liner! Click link to read more!

This bottle will be Auctioned at the 2011 FOHBC Memphis National. Description as follows:

Morning Call Bitters Mills Bro & Co, Light Amber with a hint of olive, 9 inches tall, BIM, Columned corners with deep indented panels, 1866-1868 Listed in Cincinnati Ohio Directory, Freshly dug from a privy in Memphis Tenn, only known example, Moderate stain no chips or cracks – should clean well. Est: $2,000-$4,000

Unlisted Morning Call Bitters

Booty From Dig


About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V 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. He 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. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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