DR. LERIEMONDIE’S SOUTHERN BITTERS is a piece of art – Glass Works Auctions 2013
Some Extremely Rare Mississippi Bitters
17 June 2012 (Updated 06 Sep 2013)
Attached are scans of the bitters pages in the Mississippi book. My contact person who gave permission to copy the pages and send them to you is Johnny Campbell. Johnny photographed the bottles that appeared in the book. You may want to call him and ask about the bitters bottles and their rarity.
Johnny did say that there is a known cobalt blue Dr. LeRiemondie’s Southern Bitters bottle and it resides in a collection in California.
At our Daphne show this past March, I talked to Shank Gonzales, who is a long time digger and collector who lives south of Baton Rouge, about the Dr. LeRiemonde bottles. He recalled seeing both colors on a sales table at a bottle show in New Orleans in or around 1973. They were priced at $50. each! He definitely knew what I was talking about and that he did see them.
Hope this helps, and maybe you can track down the cobalt one.
If I can be of any other help, let me know.
Well, I have tracked down most of the examples and expect pictures. Richard also connected me with Justin McClure in Jackson, Mississippi. He gathered the material and was the editor of the Mississippi Antique Bottles & Jugs book (cover and Bitters pages pictured below) last published in 2004. He also provided most of the pictures in this post. I am also awaiting more material from Justin. As always, if you have more information regarding these Bitters, please forward so I can add and update this important material.
L 77 DR. LERIEMONDIE’S SOUTHERN BITTERS
DR. LERIEMONDIE’S (au ) / SOUTHERN / BITTERS // c //
9 7/8 x 4 x 2 3/4 (7)
Oval, Green and Cobalt, NSC, Applied mouth, Extremely rare
Moreys’ Mississippi Almanac, 1860
A Brookhaven, Mississippi bottle.
Brookhaven (pronounced locally: broo-KAY-vən) is a small city in Lincoln County, Mississippi. The population was 9,861 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lincoln County. It was named after the Town of Brookhaven, New York, by founder Samuel Jayne, in 1818.
C 239.5 DR. COUPARLES MEDICATED GIN BITTERS
DR. L. J. COUPARLES // MEDICATED / GIN BITTERS // COUPARLE CITY / MISS. // f //
9 x 2 3/4 (6 3/4) 3/8
Square, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, Extremely rare
Dr. Couparle founded his own town north of Jackson in 1843; however, by the 1870’s it had become a ghost town.
D 96 DOZIER’S BITTER APPLE BITTER’S
L…Dozier’s Bitter Apple Bitters, BAB Co, Hattiesburg, Miss,
9 1/4 x 3
Round, Aqua, LTC, Tooled lip
D 96.5 DOZIER’S BITTER APPLE BITTER’S *Improvised #
BITTER / APPLE BITTERS / W. A. DOZIER / HATTIESBURG, MISS
B 248.5 BUCK’S AROMATIC BITTERS
// f // BUCK’S // AROMATIC BITTERS // JACKSON. MISS //
8 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8
Rectangular, Amber, NSC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Extremely rare
C 44.5 J. CARACOPULO VEGETABLE BITTERS
J. CARACOPULO / VEGETABLE / BUTTERS / NATCHEZ, MI.
9 1/4 x 3 1/4
Round, Teal, DC, Applied mouth, Metallic pontil mark, Extremely
The Z in NATCHEZ is backwards
Y2 YAZOO VALLEY BITTERS
FULTON M. Mc.CRAE / YAZOO VALLEY BITTERS / sp // f // sp //
8 1/2 x 2 1/4 (7) 3/8
Square, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Rare
Trade cards known.
Note: Made in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Fulton M. McRae was a Sheriff in Vicksburg, Mississippi in the 1800’s and 1890’s. Example was dug in Vicksburg, Mississippi and another was dug in Memphis, Tennessee.