My last and certainly favorite find at the Dover show was the extremely rare E.W. Sweet's Rheumatic Liniment Providence, RI. This beautiful bottle just missed getting pontiled by a year or two. For me it's just as exciting as finding a pontiled RI medicine! Dr. Sweet was a famous bone setter.
I was eyeballing a dismal looking group of small bottles on ebay when a Calder's Dentine caught my eye. Why? It was the rare sample size! It's such a common bottle I think the rare variants like this are often overlooked.
The last bottle club meeting provided me with my 3rd quart size Haven's Bottling Works Westerly, RI. This was my first quart in clear, which is unlisted.
A recent pre-Earth Day river clean up allowed me to clear one of my good spots of a lot of junk bottles. Thankfully that's not all I found. A crown top Centerdale Bottling Works Centredale, RI was a possibly (could be RI-858) unlisted find. A common bottle as a blob, this was the first crown top I've seen.
The city dump continues to give! My latest find there was a Ferdinand Smith Providence, RI medicine. There is a “fancy” version listed, but this plain style is not. Mr. Smith later left the druggist business to focus on selling cigars.