An Unlisted German Bitters dug in Vicksburg, Mississippi


An Unlisted German Bitters dug in Vicksburg, Mississippi


04 February 2013 (R•121514) (R•122114)

Apple-Touch-IconAI received a tip from Bill Ham about an unlisted bitters (pictured above*) on Ebay (see listing) that closes this evening. Bill noted that the seller was from Mississippi and that the bottle was dug near Vicksburg, Mississippi. The listing reads:

Very Rare German Bitter’s bottle with Dr. M Bloch’s embossed on the side. Very little known about this “rare Square”!

Dr. M Bloch’s German Bitters


Dr. M. Bloch’s German Bitters – eBay

Bill has updated the entry number of G19.2 in an upcoming Bitters Bottle Supplement 2:

G 19.2  Dr. M. Bloch’s German Bitters
// DR. M. BLOCH’S  // f // GERMAN BITTERS // f //
9 5/8 x 3 (8 ½ )
Square, Amber, LTC, Applied mouth, Extremely rare
There are two dots under R of DR.
Example found in an old Civil War campsite in Mississippi.
A whole example and a broken one dug near Vicksburg, Miss.

PRG: *Cleaned up images, got rid of mustard shag carpet.

I find this an extraordinary story and find, as the extremely rare B.E. Mann’s Oriental Stomach Bitters (see below) was also recently found near Vicksburg in a Civil War camp. THE BOTTLES ARE REAL SIMILAR.

Stay tuned on this one.


M 28.5 B. E. MANN’S ORIENTAL STOMACH BITTERS square – ebay (Image clean-up by PRG)


M 28.5 B. E. MANN’S ORIENTAL STOMACH BITTERS square – ebay (Image clean-up by PRG)

Read More: B. E. Mann before he became a Professor Overnight

Read More: Some Extremely Rare Mississippi Bitters


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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