Some of Jacks labeled Upstate New York Bitters

Jack Stecher at the 2012 Yankee Bottle Show in Keene, New Hampshire

Hi Ferd.

Great seeing you and many others at Heckler’s and Keene last weekend. It’s
always been my favorite season and time for bottle outings. I was
fortunate to buy an aqua vertical Greeley’s at Heckler’s field this past
week. This goes well with my aqua Old Sachem and Pocahontas Bitters.

As promised, I’m sending you some label photos of a few of my bitters. The
label for the Niagara Star has always been one of my favorites, with the
falls being in our backyard, so to speak. The labeled Dr. Walkinshaw’s
appeared at the Rochester show a couple years ago, and I was fortunate
enough to get it. Several Walkinshaw’s bitters were dug in the Batavia, NY
area several years ago and showed up in Rochester shortly after. Not an
easy one to acquire as the “cure” collectors also seek it. My John Roots
Bitters, R-90.8, 1867 version has a poor label but I didn’t have this
bottle and grabbed it when it came out at the Keene a year ago. So, I have
included a photo of it too.

As long as I’m forwarding you some label bitters, I thought I would send
you a photo of a recent purchase of a case of 12 Warner Log Cabin
Extracts, all complete with contents. Surprising what appears now and then
at Rochester area garage sales.

Jack (Stecher)

Left to right: Labeled XXX DEXTER LOVERIDGE WAHOO BITTERS, DR. WALKINSHAWS CURATIVE BITTERS and STEELE’S NIAGARA STAR BITTERS – Stecher Collection

Detail of label on a STEELE’S NIAGARA STAR BITTERS (see above) – Stecher Collection

Labeled amber John Root’s Bitters – Stecher Collection

Labeled amber John Root’s Bitters – Stecher Collection

Left to right: Labeled HALL’S BITTERS, DRAKE’S PLANTATION BITTERS and GREELEY’S BOURBON WHISKEY BITTERS – Stecher Collection

Recent purchase of a case of twelve Warner Log Cabin
Extracts, all complete with contents – Stecher 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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1 Response to Some of Jacks labeled Upstate New York Bitters

  1. Froggy says:

    Very nice Jack! Especially like the NIAGARA STAR label.

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