Fully labeled Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters
06 November 2014
Glass Works Auctions has this super example of a Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters in their “Christmas Comes Early” Auction 105 that opens on 10 November 2014. Just love it. Their description is as follows:
9. “DR. A.S. HOPKINS / UNION STOMACH / BITTERS”, (Ring/Ham, H-179), Connecticut, ca. 1865 – 1875, olive yellow, 9 5/8”h, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth, 95% or better original labels on three panels. Paul Hadley Collection. The bottle is perfect! Very eye pleasing color, rarely seen with original labels!
What I find interesting here is comparing the label for an H 179 example to a H 180 example. Read: A labeled Dr. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters. The H 180 variant has HARTFORD CONN. embossed on the bottle (bottom sketch below) along with the DR. A. S. HOPKIN’S UNION STOMACH BITTERS. The H 178 and H 179 variants (top sketch below) do not have HARTFORD CONN. embossed on the bottle.
The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listings in Bitters Bottles is as follows:
H 179 DR. A. S. HOPKINS UNION STOMACH BITTERS
DR. A. S. HOPKINS / UNION STOMACH / BITTERS // sp // f // sp
9 1/2 x 2 3/4 (7 1/8) 3/8
Square, Amber, Yellow Olive, and Green, LTC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Scarce
H 180 DR. A. S. HOPKINS UNION STOMACH BITTERS
DR. A. S. HOPKINS / UNION STOMACH BITTERS / HARTFORD CONN. // f // sp // f //
L…Union Celebrated Root & Bark Bitters
9 3/4 x 2 3/4 (7) 3/8
Square, Yellow, Amber and Green, LTC, Applied mouth, 3 sp, Scarce
Here is an example of an H 182 label (below) from Bitters Bottles Supplement.