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EXCEPTIONAL DRAKES PLANTATION BITTERS - GINGERALE YELLOW WITH STRONG APRICOT TONE

ITEM 2892. "S. T. / DRAKE'S / 1860 / PLANTATION / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862", (Ring# D105), ginger ale yellow with a strong apricot or peach tone, figural 6-log cabin, smooth base, 10"H x 3"W, applied sloping collar, mint. American, 1865-1875, rare color variation.

This wonderful Drake's is a true "chameleon" that appears to change color throughout the day. The bottle is equal parts "ginger ale yellow" and "apricot" with the apricot tones appearing strongest in incandescent or fluorescent light. When held to the sky or displayed in a sunny window the bottle passes light evenly and easily with the light playing beautifully off the many bubbles percolating throughout the glass. We have had numerous Drakes in this color family but none have had quite the dose of apricot exhibited by this example. In fact, we have had owned very few bottles of any type in this particular shade of color and the only piece that comes to mind is a marked "Dyottville" Washington-Taylor quart that we sold at last year's Mansfield, Ohio Show. If you are looking to add to your run of cabins or simply inject a splash of color in your collection THIS IS THE BOTTLE FOR YOU!


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