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  1. #11
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    RE: Fake Watkins Tooth Powders

    The paper looks too new and is attached quite firmly.
    Hey Tony,

    I don't have it in hand, nor any feel for it. Some of the labelled bottles I've handled, and some of the residual glue deposits I've encountered on dug bottles, makes me think that a brushfull of animal parts glue on a label is gonna be stuck "quite firmly."

    From.

    Then I found this From fleabay seller 4babyboomers, and I thought , "oh, no!" 4bb sez in the ad, "Included are 35+
    Mainly 1860's Era to Mid-1900's
    Antique Medicine Bottle Labels
    (With some Scarce, Unique and Unusual labels included)...

    And the Universal Drug & Chemical Co in Chicago, Ill
    which research shows to be in business between 1900 and 1920." I don't know 4bb, and he/she seems to be an exalted "power seller" and all, but label sellers make me nervous. I don't know, though, coulda been a printer's cache.

    Here's another Fleabayster.

    Is glue visible from the back side? Is that a 1900-1930 bottle?


  2. #12
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    RE: Fake Watkins Tooth Powders

    Thanks surf! well that proves its a fake cause the bottle is OP. I dug quite a few several years ago at that old Hostel site. Saw the labeled one and thought it would be a nice go with. The bottle is at least 40 years older then the start date of the company.[:o]

    Mahalo!

  3. #13
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    RE: Fake Watkins Tooth Powders

    It appears to be a real later label attached to an early bottle.
    I see that quite a bit with later bottles but not typically a bottle that early.

  4. #14
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    RE: Fake Watkins Tooth Powders

    Watkins product are still sold in a lot of place .Just about every Cracker Barrel sales them .The new plastic bottles are even made to look like the old sunken panel slicks we all dig.Heres a bucket I picked up about a year ago .
    Bill

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  5. #15
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    RE: Fake Watkins Tooth Powders

    Ash tray or match holder maybe.

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