Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: American Life Bitters bottle, $42,000, Glass Works Auctions

An American Life Bitters bottle made in Ohio circa 1865-1875 sold for $42,000 in an online-only auction held Sept. 21-28 by Glass Works Auction

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By Ken Hall

An American Life Bitters bottle made in Ohio circa 1865-1875 sold for $42,000 in an online-only auction held Sept. 21-28 by Glass Works AuctionAn American Life Bitters bottle made in Ohio circa 1865-1875 sold for $42,000 in an online-only auction held Sept. 21-28 by Glass Works Auctions, based in East Greenville, Pa. Also, a Constitution Bitters bottle made in New York circa 1865-1875 brought $23,000; a St. Drake’s Plantation Bitters bottle patented in New York in 1862 fetched $14,000; and a pattern globular bottle made by Zanesville Glass Works in Ohio, circa 1815-1835, changed hands for $7,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.