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GuntherHess
07-05-2009, 10:57 PM
I added a post about this sought after medicine.
http://antiquemedicines.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=45

information about Dr Phelps is sparse and I would appreciate anything people can add.

GuntherHess
07-11-2009, 03:47 PM
It has to be a quite rare bottle yes?

One of the rarest and most desirable as far as medicines go.

GuntherHess
07-11-2009, 06:30 PM
ya I noticed that marraige appeared to kill him.

RedGinger
07-11-2009, 10:59 PM
LOL. That is one cool bottle. So, does anyone on here have one??

GuntherHess
07-12-2009, 12:17 AM
I could only afford to rent one for an hour...

Road Dog
07-12-2009, 04:38 PM
Advertised 1838, for skin diseases, scrofula, kings evil, syphilitic and mercurial diseases. 2 dollars a bottle.

Found an 1835 ad for Dr. Phelp's Vegetable Arcanum cures rheaum, pains in the bones, syphilis and sore throat.

GuntherHess
07-12-2009, 05:08 PM
http://antiquemedicines.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=45
If you see a good ad post it if you have time. I appreciate the effort.

Road Dog
07-12-2009, 05:22 PM
This book just lists the ad content and date. Not an actual pic of it atleast in this case. Sorry.

earlyglass
07-12-2009, 05:26 PM
I only have the little sister bottle... still a very nice piece, but not the "Genuine" bottle!

Mike

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/3014/9BB44BC8B56949E79BBE1383E13FD3AA.jpg

Road Dog
07-12-2009, 06:06 PM
An elaborate lithograph issued to call attention to the merits of Phelps's Arcanum. This picture with it's rows of bottles supporting a dome or canopy, over which floated a winged figure with a scroll bearing the words " Phelps's Arcanum" and about the base boxes of the medicine directed to all parts of the world. This lithograph was designed by american landscape artist George L. Brown.

GuntherHess
07-12-2009, 06:14 PM
This picture with it's rows of bottles supporting a dome or canopy, over which floated a winged figure with a scroll bearing the words " Phelps's Arcanum"

Thats the one I posted isnt it?

GuntherHess
07-12-2009, 06:15 PM
a very nice piece, but not the "Genuine" bottle!

I'd say its genuine enough..[;)]

Road Dog
07-12-2009, 06:28 PM
ORIGINAL: GuntherHess


This picture with it's rows of bottles supporting a dome or canopy, over which floated a winged figure with a scroll bearing the words " Phelps's Arcanum"

Thats the one I posted isnt it?
Yep.

deep digger
07-12-2009, 10:49 PM
I did have one but sold it in glassworks june 05 auction. It was a cool bottle but i like the rushton and aspinwall compound chlorine toothwash better. That was the best med i ever dug. It was right smack on the bottom of a 23 footer wedged between two bricks.I sold that one in the june 99 glassworks auction. Thats one of the few bottles ive sold i wish i had back.

earlyglass
07-12-2009, 11:42 PM
Got that one too... great bottle!
Was the lip intact? do you have any pictures of it?

deep digger
07-13-2009, 11:03 AM
We did take a couple of pictures of it before we sold it. It is pistured in the glassworks catalog too. Kev