Unlisted Morning Call Bitters

Unlisted Morning Call Bitters

30 July 2011

Apple-Touch-IconABy now, I suppose many of you have heard about the unlisted Morning Call Bitters that I was fortunate enough to win at the FOHBC live auction at the 2011 FOHBC Memphis National Bottle Show & Sale. After much promotion, fanfare and advance publicity (which is not the way to get a bottle cheap!) the bottle was finally auctioned on 25 June 2011. After rather spirited on-line and floor bidding, the eventual hammer price was $5,460.00. Ouch.

Read: A Morning Call Bitters Comparison

I possess quite a few unlisted and/or extremely rare bitters bottles and this is one I will cherish with the rest.

• To read the Antique Bottle & Glass Collector Morning Call Bitters article (click here)

• To read about the Morning Call Bitters find on The Memphis Diggers web site (click here)

* Thanks to John Pastor with AB&GC. Please subscribe to this GREAT magazine!

**Special Thanks to Mike and Bill (Memphis Diggers)

The Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham listing in the upcoming Bitters Bottles Supplement is as follows:

M 130.5  Morning Call Bitters
9 x  2 3/4
Square with column corners, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, 4 sp, Extremely rare
Mold similar to C 20 California Herb Birrers
Listed in Cincinnati Directories for years 1866, 1867, and 1868.
Example dug in Memphis, Tenn.

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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