Electric Bitters and the Three Little Pigs


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Three Little Pigs Folding Trade Card

22 June 2013

Apple-Touch-IconADave Cheadle has another really great trade card on ebay as of this writing. This is a spectacular folding piece telling the Three Little Pigs story with a bottle of Electric Bitters weaved into the story and illustrations. What an exciting piece! The example bottle used in this post is from my collection. The ebay write-up is below:


RARE Electric Bitters Dr Kings Cure Little Pig poem HUGE folding 1894 Trade Card

1894: Electric Bitters, H.E. Bucklen & Co., Chicago, Dr. King’s New Discovery Cough Cure, Dr. King’s New Life Pills. This Little Piggy Went to Market / This Little Piggy Stayed at Home…. Bucklens Arnica Salve / Consumption. Copyright 1894 by Donoldson Brothers, N.Y. – printed on heavy cardboard stock – folds open to almost 30 inches wide! DavesGreatCardsGalore (100% Positive Feedback) See Listing

Read More on PRG: H.E. Bucklen & Company of Chicago – Electric Bitters


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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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