Thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters
23 March 2014
I know it is not the rarest in the world, but while at the Flint, Michigan bottle show last weekend, I was thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters (Ring/Ham 63.5 varient, though 11.875 inches tall) with a nice applied tapered collar lip on it, KY GW CO on base.
This example is fresh to the market, having been recently been dug in a city dump in Port Huron, Michigan that had been paved over for years before some recent construction exposed it. It always amazes me how far some of these bottles travel and it would be interesting if they could talk and tell their stories of how they ended up where we find them. Unfortunately it has a couple shallow lip chips on it, but still, for those broken-back bitters collectors out there, this one will be a nice addition to their collection. I listed it this morning on eBay. See Listing
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