Saturday, January 7, 2017

Fall Finds #2 2016

This entry continues the box of unlisted RI medicines from the last post.

Another completely unlisted and very exciting find was a W.H. Abbott Pharmacist Pawtucket, RI. Not only a nice large bottle, it was an older one dating to the early 1880s. You just don't find bottles like this!

A pair of scarce Herbert Haynes Apothecary Providence, RI showed up in the unlisted sizes of 3-7/8” and 4-3/8”.

A square H.J. Watson 31 Aborn St. Providence, RI was only listed as a rectangular bottle.

A rectangular Horatio J. Watson 31 Aborn St. Providence, RI showed up in an unlisted 5-1/2” size.

A 4-3/4” H.V. O'Donnell Pharmacist Providenece, RI was an unlisted size. This is a scarce bottle, so it's exciting to see one in an unlisted size!

Fall Finds #1 2016

The first big surprise from the box was a completely unlisted N.C. Arnold Pharmacist Providence, RI. I have seen ads from this pharmacist, but never a bottle!

An E.T. Luther Druggist Olneyville, RI showed up in an unlisted 4-1/4” size.

My large collection of Wm. B. Blanding Pharmacist Providence, RI bottles grew even more with an unlisted 6-1/4” square variant.

I also added an unlisted 4-1/4” size Wm. B. Blanding Pharmacist Providence, RI in the scarcer rectangle shape.

A surprisingly hard to find J. Fred Gibson Pharmacist Providence, RI turned up in an unlisted 3-1/2” size. They are very common with Co. (for company) after Gibson, this one is an earlier version.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Summer Finds #10 2016

Well it has been a while!  I must apologize for the hiatus, I was busy going out and digging for bottles, and in my state of bliss neglected this wonderful blog.  I guess it's time to play catch up!  Let's get to it, shall we?

At a club meeting I picked up a United States Bottling Co. Providence, RI blob.  Normally sporting a nice embossed eagle on the shoulder, this example had no eagle, and surprise!  That was unlisted.

Also from the meeting was a beautiful John E. Potter Pharmacist Providence, RI medicine.  This was a rather ornate example, with embossing in a ribbon, a scale and a mortar and pestle.  Add that all together and presto!  An undocumented variant.

A collector of RI bottles from a certain city recently found a box of bottles he forgot he had, and boy was it a jackpot!  Almost all of the bottles were unlisted.  A John E. Good Importer Providence, RI quart whiskey was the first one to surface.  This bottle is only listed in smaller sizes.

A familiar face was a Wm. Boardman Pharmacist Lonsdale, RI.  It was yet another unlisted size at 4-7/8".
picture coming!

Another familiar bottle was an S.W. Himes & Co. Pharmacists Phenix, RI.  At 4-1/2" it was also an unlisted size.