Rare WHEATON Fish breaks $175k Record for Figural Bitters

Sapphire Wheaton Fish - New $ Record Holder - Didrong Collection

With utter amazement, Peachridge Glass reports the largest dollar sale of a figural bitters yet. The ‘Sapphire’ Wheaton Fish circa 1970, has just sold for over $175,000 to the reclusive collector Osgood Didrong in Snake Gulch, Wyoming. This eclipses the record set for the blue OLD HOMESTEAD BITTERS owned by Flanders Suff and the blue SAZERAC’S BITTERS owned by Taylor Williamson.

This stunned Ferdinand Meyer V in Houston, Texas who when contacted, was surprised and said “this doesn’t make sense! My fish is bigger!” He then cried and said he thought the cork may have helped increase the value. As new information comes in, Peachridge Glass will post.

“this doesn’t make sense! My fish is bigger!”

This has been a crazy week for cobalt colored bitters. Stay tuned for the report of the attic find of twelve blue OLD HOMESTEAD BITTERS and the sole cobalt blue, ladies leg SAZERAC BITTERS being reported as being made of plastic (a Chinese imprint was found on base).

Posted 01 April 2012

Legendary Blue Fish 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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2 Responses to Rare WHEATON Fish breaks $175k Record for Figural Bitters

  1. jack says:

    April fool?!

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