Didn’t realize that I possess a probable Stoddard Dr. Townsend’s

Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla Top Detail - Meyer Collection

With the recent posts on the earlier Dr. Townsend’s, I went back through my digital files to find a bottle that has been resting on a remote window shelf with other Dr. Townsend’s and related “non-bitters” bottles. This fellow was purchased on eBay in 2003 (I started bottle collecting in 2002). I guess I just liked the crudeness and cork. The description on eBay caught my attention too. Now based on information provided by other collectors, I realize where my bottle was probably blown. Now I just need to figure out why I have other pretty green Dr. Townsend’s I purchased from an Australian on eBay during the same period in 2003. Bet someone down under chimes in. Hope so.

Read: Embossed DR TOWNSEND’S SARSAPARILLA ALBANY N.Y. Sand Pontil 17 Rivets Dark Amber

Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla - Meyer Collection

DR. TOWNSEND’S SARSAPARILLA ALBANY N.Y. | A real early one with lots of great whittle. Truly an attic find. Came out of a barn this week with original Sarsaparilla remnants. Hand carved cork. Couple of tiny, shallow open bubbles, no harm. Sand chip pontil. Dan Austin on eBay in 2003.

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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