Dr. Goddin’s Compound Gentian Bitters on eBay!

Dr. Goddin’s Compound Gentian Bitters on eBay!

05 November 2011

Check this out Bitters collectors…

G 52  DR. GOODIN’S BITTERS, Circa 1865 – 1875, (eBay examples pictured)

DR GOODIN’S / COMPOUND / GENTIAN BITTERS / RICHMOND. VA. // three vertical ribs / f // 3 vertical ribs //
9 5/8 x 3 (7 1/8) 1/2
Fancy square, Aqua, LTC, Applied mouth, Extremely rare

Apple-Touch-IconAJeff Burkhardt (Froggy) sent me this link to a Dr. Goddin’s on eBay. This is an extremely rare Bitters folks with great form and beauty. Killer in aqua too!

I post this in hopes that the growing number of Bitters collectors out there seriously consider and look at this bottle. This doesn’t happen often.

I will be giving a seminar at the FOHBC 2012 Reno Expo this coming July on the remarkable year it has been in finding great x-rare and rare Bitters whether they have been dug, found by door-knockers or found in odd places. This will include an aqua fish, amethyst queen, Capital Bitters, General Scotts, Constitution Bitters etc. Stay tuned…

Another thing, just so we are square…I suspect I would not be posting this if I did not already have a killer example. I have posted my example at the bottom of the picture run. Ex: Charles Gardner & Dr. James Carter.

[PRG] Michael George just contacted me on Facebook and pointed out this different G 52 mold on eBay! WOW. This is exciting. Thanks Mike! Missed this on first review!

G 51 DR. GOODIN’S BITTERS, Circa 1865 – 1875, (Meyer example pictured)

DR. GOODIN’S / COMP GENTIAN BITTERS // 3 vertical ribs / f // 3 vertical ribs //
9 5/8 x 3 (7 1/8) 1/2
Square, Aqua, LTC, Applied mouth, Extremely rare, Compound abbreviated. No Richmond, VA embossing

Link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/190597109823#ht_5472wt_1165

The write up on eBay…

Dr. Goddin’s Compound Gentian Bitters Richmond Va Antique Medicine Bottle

Clamebake99 Springfield, TN (100% rating)

A Dr. Goddin’s Compound Gentian Bitters Richmond.VA

The bottle stands 9 3/4″ high. It has no chips/cracks and is in excellent condition. There’s none of that weird outside iridescence that you find on many old bottles that were dug, and this one doesn’t look like a dug bottle to me. It has some small bubbles and whittling.

As of this post: 6d 06h left. US $1,136.11 13 bids (Note: Bottle ended up selling for $4,100.00). Someone is very fortunate as this is a good price which is below market value.

Dr Goodin’s Compound Gentian Bitters – eBay

Dr Goodin’s Compound Gentian Bitters – eBay

Dr Goodin’s Compound Gentian Bitters – eBay

G 51 Dr. Goodin’s Compound Gentian Bitters – Meyer Collection

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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1 Response to Dr. Goddin’s Compound Gentian Bitters on eBay!

  1. Froggy says:

    Yes, great form and super rare. I’m satisfied with having the abbreviated variant(COMP) w/o city & state so won’t play on this one! The Gardner provenance is sweet!

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