Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River

Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River

01 October 2012

Apple-Touch-IconAThis mysterious email and pictures (almost like they were taken underwater, appeared in my inbox this weekend. Here is the brief email:

“The bottle is like the one on your web site, but it has New Orleans on it. The seal is applied. It was found in Appomattox River in Virginia. Do you have any info on this bottle?”

Tim Wilson

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This is an interesting find as it is the early Peychaud’s American Bitters with the seal. In this case, the ‘River Find’ has NEW ORLEANS spelled out. The extremely rare example that is in the Aprill collection in New Orleans has N.O. abbreviated. I would like to hear Dr. Aprills thoughts on this find. Also, would someone check Ring and Ham as I am away from my books at the moment. Thanks.

PEYCHAUD’S AMERICAN BITTERS NEW ORLEANS (Note that NEW ORLEANS is spelled out) – found in the Appomattox River in Virginia

“Black glass”, whiskey cylinder with applied seal – PEYCHAUD”S / AMERICAN / BITTERS / N.O. (P 80) – Charles Aprill

PEYCHAUD’S AMERICAN BITTERS NEW ORLEANS – found in the Appomattox River in Virginia – Tim Wilson

PEYCHAUD’S AMERICAN BITTERS NEW ORLEANS – found in the Appomattox River in Virginia – Tim Wilson

PEYCHAUD’S AMERICAN BITTERS NEW ORLEANS – found in the Appomattox River in Virginia – Tim Wilson

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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1 Response to Peychaud’s New Orleans Seal found in Appomattox River

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    Ferdinand,
    That recently found bitters is listed in Ring/Ham as P83. The word is Peychauds is mis-spelled. The letter H is an N.

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