Very odd Hostetter’s bottle

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treasurekidd

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Hello, I picked up a strange Dr. Hostetter’s bottle today that I think may be some sort of repro. It’s a dark amber stomach bitters bottle, but it reads “Dr. J. Hostetter’s Stomachic Bitters” instead of “Stomach”. The lip seems off as well, and on the base it an Owens Illinois mark which doesn’t seem right. I couldn’t find anything online that matched references the “Stomachic” spelling. Stands 8 3/4” tall. Does anyone know what this is?? Thanks in advance.
 

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It's one of the "latest" (or newest) of the Hostetter's bottles and is pretty scarce...I've seen them sell for $70-$80 without labels. The labels matched the embossing (in that the labels also were changed to stomachic). I don't know the reason for the change.
 

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Thank you Nhpharm, that's about what I was thinking. It must be scarce, as I've been doing this hobby for 25 years and never seen one. Too bad it's not old and scarce, lol. Thanks again!
 

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Interesting, never seen one of those like that. LEON.

P.S. Is the 33 the date ?
 

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