Nice Dark Dr. Wynkoop’s Sarsaparilla on eBay
12 December 2011
As written up on eBay this morning: STRIKINGLY DEEP COBALT BLUE Dr. WYNKOOP’S SARSAPARILLA. This is a much darker bottle than I have seen before. Rather nice. Make sure you look at the John Feldmann family run beneath the eBay pictures. You can really see the color difference.
From eBay: There are probably only a few of us who have actually had an opportunity to see one of these WYNKOOPS SARSAPARILLAS up close and personal.. Believe me, These are some beautiful bottles.. I am offering this one for sale this evening because i figure i’ve had it long enough, about 35 years.. It’s time to let it go…
This WYNKOOPS SARSAPARILLA is a good deep cobalt blue, unlike some you’ll see that are really a cornflower blue.. It measures a whopping 10 1/4″ high X 4″ wide X 2 3/8″ deep.. Embossing reads on the front, Dr. WYNKOOP’S / KATHARISMICHONDURAS / SARSAPARILLA, and NEW – YORK on the side.. The base has a deep recess and a spectacular deep open tubular pontil near the center.. The applied tapered collar was crudely fastened to the sheared neck.. There is a stable pressure crack in the applied collar that seems to be about a half inch long.. It’s really no harm as it’s been there since i’ve owned it and probably since it was blown.. It is only in the lip and does not go into the neck.. Despite this minor infraction, it is still a choice Wynkoops and one that is quite difficult to find, especially in this deep rich color.. There are no chips, other cracks or stain on this bottle, and is a lovely example…flint12, Nokesville, Virginia. Buy it Now: $7,500