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Sometimes old court documents can also give you some information, if you're lucky enough to find them online.

I found a court case concerning a relative's "remedy" business down in Texas, and his business was in Blair, Nebraska, which shows how far he sold his patent medicines. I just bough a 1912 real picture postcard showing one of his salesmen with his horse and buggy. The salesman is probably my 4th great-uncle Sam.

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Sometimes old court documents can also give you some information, if you're lucky enough to find them online.

I found a court case concerning a relative's "remedy" business down in Texas, and his business was in Blair, Nebraska, which shows how far he sold his patent medicines. I just bough a 1912 real picture postcard showing one of his salesmen with his horse and buggy. The salesman is probably my 4th great-uncle Sam.

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Poultry powder! What a great postcard.
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I'm embarrassed to say how much I paid for it, but it's the last thing I could find online concerning my relative's business, and I've been looking at that postcard for two years now, and the price never budged an inch. :p

When I get everything together I'm going to do a thread about his patent medicine business. I just bought another Victorian Trading Card advertising his remedies. I have about 4 trading cards, about 5 of his bottles, 1 tin, 1 cookbook, and 1 remedy booklet telling how to use the remedies.
 

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Getting back to the Flints Remedy - that is one gorgeous bottle. I know nothing about it, but it's very appealing even if not rare. If rare - when, that a whole 'nother bonus!
 

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I'm embarrassed to say how much I paid for it, but it's the last thing I could find online concerning my relative's business, and I've been looking at that postcard for two years now, and the price never budged an inch. :p

When I get everything together I'm going to do a thread about his patent medicine business. I just bought another Victorian Trading Card advertising his remedies. I have about 4 trading cards, about 5 of his bottles, 1 tin, 1 cookbook, and 1 remedy booklet telling how to use the remedies.
Very cool family history.
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Western bottles, especially San Francisco bottles, are extremely desirable. I'd say that bottle dates to around 1880. Value; around $40-$50 I'd say. Wish I had it. Great bottle !
 

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Getting back to the Flints Remedy - that is one gorgeous bottle. I know nothing about it, but it's very appealing even if not rare. If rare - when, that a whole 'nother bonus!

No- it is rare. I sold it for $350 but after 4 months of trying to research it, the more I tried to find it, the more rare I realized it is! Im convinced there’s about 3-4 on earth, counting this one! eBay had sold a tore back one, for $350. It was all chipped and not shiny- issues. That’s 1…. Then there’s one on Pinterest. There is a guy who messaged me to say “you are not kidding about this being rare! I had 1 for 20 years, I finally sold it and wish I didn’t-“. (I now feel that- loved this one! But bought the box of them to sell.) the guy said he was surprised to find mine as he had looked for 20 years! The other jj mack bottles are not as rare, out this way, near frisco. Here’s what it looked like the first time I laid eyes on it:
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Western bottles, especially San Francisco bottles, are extremely desirable. I'd say that bottle dates to around 1880. Value; around $40-$50 I'd say. Wish I had it. Great bottle !

It went for $350. I wish I had it too! I have a lot of great bottles but slept with that on my nightstand, next to me. It’s a special bottle.


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