Constitution Bitters, $7,840, American Bottle
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A museum-quality, mid-19th century Constitution Bitters bottle, possibly the earliest figural bitters bottle ever blown in America, sold for $7,840 in an Internet and catalog auction (#57) ended Feb. 22 and held by American Bottle Auctions (americanbottle.com), based in Sacramento, Calif. Also, a Wynkoop & Company Tonic Mixture medicine bottle, graded 10 out of 10 for condition, also went for $7,840; and a Nixon & Co. (Seattle, Washington Territory, circa 1883-1885) western whiskey fifth hit $7,280. Prices include a 12 percent buyer’s premium.