08 August 2012 (R•050314) (R•072114) (R•101015)
Don’t know if you all noticed this really cool stencil in the Glass Works Auctions | Auction 95 that closed Monday night. I saw this in Baltimore as it was Jeff Burkhardts. I have quite a few Mishler bottles including the extremely rare, and possibly unique MISHLER’S KEYSTONE BITTERS which is referenced in the stencil.
Keystone Bitters Stencil
The description for the auction item is as follows:
Packing Box Stencil for, ‘Mishler’s / Keystone / Bitters, / Manufactured by / Griel & Bro. / Sole Agents. / No. 28 South 16th. St. / Philad’a, Pa’, (M-103), Pennsylvania, ca. 1865 – 1880, copper plate, 10 1/2” in diameter, the makers mark, ‘From W.F. Scheible, 49 South 3rd St., Philada’ is stamped at two places. Some minor ink stain from usage, overall excellent condition. Very few packing crate stencils survive today as most in time would have been sold for scrap. And considering how few of the Keystone Bitters bottles exist, this is almost certainly the only stencil made.
Keystone Bitters Bottle
The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listing for the bottle in Bitters Bottles is as follows:
M 103 MISHLER’S KEYSTONE BITTERS
H. L. MISHLER’S / KEYSTONE BITTERS // A SOLVENT REMEDY // ANTI DYSPEPTIC // motif keystone design over flat panel //
9 1/2 x 2 3/4 (7 1/2)
Square, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Beveled edges are convex. Extremely Rare
Trade Cards available
Keystone Bitters Advertising Trade Cards
Mishler’s Herb Bitters Shipping Crate
Mishler’s Herb Bitters Advertising Note
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