Very Scarce Amber John Roots Bitters found by Jack Stecher
20 October 2011
I enjoy your site and all the information about the hobby and collectors. I would like to add to your recent comment about the “standout bitters bottles” (read Top Three Bitters from last weekend) you observed at Keene this month. I was fortunate to be able to purchase a very scarce ‘John Roots Bitters’, a R/H 90.8 in amber and with a well worn label (see attachments). I was pleased to add it to my shelf along with my blue-green and amber John Roots (R90.4) versions.
Recently, I was able to purchase a small bottle collection which included a few nice bitters, hairs, etc. and this medium amethyst Old Homestead bitters (see attachments). Unfortunately, it is badly cracked and also has a couple small holes to boot. What a shame! What a color! Thought you might like to take a look at it anyway.
Keep up the great work.
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