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Found a rare Bitter's bottle.

hemihampton

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Yesterday on my lunch break i drove by a old house that was torn down. I stop to look around & in the back by alley in the dirt piles I find this Herzberg's Bitters bottle. knowing nothing about it i decide to look for some info on it. Did a search in here & zero, nothing, nada, comes up. SO, I figure that's odd, does that mean it's a rare one. then in a google search I find where somebody else asked about it. seems author of website does not know much but does know it's in the Ring & Ham Bitters book as Very Rare. Any Bitters Collectors in here know the Value of it? LEON.
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blobbottlebob

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Super cool Hemi. Rare bottles are not supposed to be easy to find.
I have a 1965 book by Richard Watson called Bitters Bottles that does not show it. In an index it mentions Herzberg Bros. Other than that, I got nothing. It appears yellowish. Nice find!
 

hemihampton

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In my research I found more info on another Herberg's Bitters call the Spinx & it seems more common but still rare. not much info on this variation. LEON.
 

hemihampton

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It is listed in Ring-Ham Supplement at $300+. That means double that today in my opinion. I know folks who would be interested if you are going to sell it or it would go great in a major auction.
Jim S

My Digging partner Tom, sold a rare Flask we found at the John Pastor Auction last year & Suggested I should do the same with this bottle. I might try that route since I only collect Michigan bottles. LEON.
 

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