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