Thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters


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

Jeff Scharnowske

See More Schroeder’s Bitters: Looking at some of the Bitters Bottles on the steamboat Bertrand – Part 2

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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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