Glass Works Auction #93 – Woodgate’s Plantation Bitters makes its Appearance

Glass Works Auctions announces Absentee Auction #93  ~ The “Christmas Comes Early” Auction
Closing Date: December 5th, 2011
Bidding Opens: November 21st

Over 450 items being offered!


* Important English ‘black glass’ bottles from the Stanley Hooper Collection.

* The Flethcer Williamson collection of Target Balls.

* A private collection of Bitters Bottles.

* The Pat Hyland collection of Syrup Jugs.

PLUS: Historical Flasks, Blown Glass, Inks, Pickle Jars, Sodas & Beers, Fire Grenades, Whiskies, Pontiled Medicines, Stoneware, Shaving Mugs, Stoneware AND MUCH MORE!

Of special interest to this collector is the Woodgate’s Plantation Bitters

Read: “Knock – Knock

141. “WOODGATE’S / PLANTATION / BITTERS”, (W-160), American, ca. 1865 – 1875, medium amber cabin, 10″h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth, about perfect, two pinhead or less in size flakes are off the roof, otherwise perfect. One of only three known examples, and the only one in this amber coloration. Considered by many to be one of the rarest of the cabin bitters bottles! This is a new find to the market, coming out of a home in Northern New Jersey. The irony of it is that the consignor of this bottle found one of the other two, 40-years ago!

Woodgate's Plantation Bitters - Glass Works Auction #93

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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One Response to Glass Works Auction #93 – Woodgate’s Plantation Bitters makes its Appearance

  1. Froggy says:

    Sure wish there was LOGS under the embossed roof panel(Like I do Homesteads)…but a wonderful rarity nevertheless. WHO in the collecting community will end up with this Jewel? THAT is the question!

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