Back to Main Page

Antique Medicine Bottle Hall of Fame


Here are some of the best antique Medicine bottles seen on the Internet. If you have a top Medicine Bottle that you would like to brag about here, then please submit JPG picture and description to rlynch@antiquebottles.com. Also indicate whether you would like to publicize your name/Email as the owner of the bottle.

See Antique Medicine Bottles for more info.


GARGLING OIL / LOCKPORT,N.Y.

Cobalt blue ABM bottle with full label. Also see back side.

LAKE'S INDIAN SPECIFIC

8" pontilled medicine.

Brant's Indian Purifying Extract with full label and contents. Also has nice tubular open pontil.
THE RIVER SWAMP CHILL & FEVER CURE / AUGUSTA, GA.

Sold June 2001 in Pacific Glass Auction lot 98.

DR. FENNER'S / KIDNEY & BACKACHE / CURE

Common in amber but rare in this yellow (almost citron) coloration.

Circa 1875-85 made in Fredonia, New York.

Sold May 2001 on eBay by Jeff & Holly Noorsdy

Dr HARTSHORN'S MEDICINE

with full label

SHAKER FLUID / EXTRACT VALERIAN

This bottle contained Dr.Brown's Shaker Fluid Extract of English Valerian, which was a popular medicine compounded by Dr.Brown(who was a Shaker) in the 1830's. The Shakers gave the distributorship rights to Edward Brinley & Co. of Boston around 1840. This pontilled bottle dates from the 1845-1855 period. Info courtesy of digrdaveb@aol.com

Dr H James Cannabis Indica by Craddock & Co, Proprietors, Race St, Philadelphia, PA.

Rare illicit drug bottle that contained marijuana.

Also see full size view.

W.H. Mullenís Hornets Nest Liniment, Charlotte, N.C

Embossed medicine with great label.
Note one of the contents was opium (i.e. Tinc. Opii).

Cobalt USA Hospital U.S.A. / HOSP. DEPT.

These USA Hospital bottles were used during the Civil War by Union doctors.

Citron USA Hospital U.S.A. / HOSP. DEPT.

These USA Hospital bottles were used during the Civil War by Union doctors. This citron color is rare for these bottles.

Carter's Spanish Mixture CARTERS SPANISH MIXTURE

Nice near mint example with open pontil base. Most examples of this bottle have an iron pontilled base.

Shuptrine Druggist Savannah, Ga Shuptrine Druggist Savannah, Ga

Emerald green southern medicine.

Covert COVERT'S / BALM OF LIFE

Scarce, early medicine - 8 sided olive green with large tubular pontil.

Gun Wa Chinese Remedy Front: "GUN WA'S CHINESE REMEDY"
Back: "WARRANTED ENTIRELY VEGETABLE AND HARMLESS".

One of the premiere Colorado bottles.

See 1999 article in Bottles & Extras by Frank Baxter about these bottles.

Lindsey's Blood Searcher LINDSEY'S / BLOOD SEARCHER / HOLLIDAYSBURG PA

Top-notch medicine that is rare when colored like this deep olive green example with an improved pontil base.


This web page hosted by Antique Bottle Collectors Haven

New User For Sale Auctions Questions Want to Buy Email/Web Clubs
Shows Books Magazines Newsletters News Groups Packing Shops
Classify Colors Tops Bases Condition Closures Companies
Digging Cleaning Glossary Famous Appraisals Dating Links