Greennish Old Home Bitters Resurfaces at Heckler

Jeff Burkhardt has been following this elusive Old Home Bitters that showed up at the Mansfield, Ohio Show this year. I have been wanting pictures and info since I first heard of this rare colored bird. I believe Bill Ham also wanted information.

Jeff further adds, Madison, Indiana digger/collector Todd Calvert made the buy at Mansfield last May…right place right time I think. Jack Stecher (New York) and I arrived on scene just as cash was being exchanged for the bottle. Looks quite green.

I, like others, expressed interest, but he said he wanted to hang onto it for time being…

Anyway, Jeff alerts us that it has resurfaced and will be making an appearance at the February 2012 Heckler Auction. Good eyes Jeff!

I’ve posted the Ring | Ham information and a picture below.

Circa 1865 – 1875
9 3/4 x 2 5/8 (5 3/4) 1/4
Square, Amber, LTCR, 4 sp, Rare, Very crude letters especially G & C, The older firm. The firm later became Laughlin and Bushfield.

***We need to find out if the bottle from Mansfield (and now at Heckler) is the Laughlin Smith & Co. or Laughlin and Bushfield variant.

O 36 Old Home 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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