XR Uncle-Toms-Bitters Shows Up on eBay

Uncle Toms Bitters

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I have been snatching up extremely rare square and rectangular Bitters Bottles on eBay for years and have been doing pretty well. This was not the case last night, Sunday, 17 April 2011.

I had been watching this R/H U5 Uncle Toms Bitters for a few days, dropped in a healthy bid on Saturday and stayed on top throughout the day Sunday. I even supplemented my high bid with a reserve. Well, let me tell you, I went to check on ‘my win’ as I had been walking my dogs, and saw 11 seconds left. My bid was in red and the bids were jumping fast. The Uncle Toms settled at $2,025.00!! This is a healthy price for an amber square. The eBay listing was as follows:

Rare Uncle Toms Bitters, Trevorton PA, Thomas Foulds & Son, nice yellow small town bitters. It is in perfect condition and has a little inside stain from I think the contents. 10 3/8 tall by 2 7/8 square. One indented panel says Uncle-Toms-Bitters, the next says, Thomas Foulds & Son, the last says Trevorton PA, the back is flat and blank. good luck bidding. 28 bids $2,025.00 Bottledigger1072 Danville, PA.

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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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