Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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ITEM 6833. "DR. A. ROGERS / LIVERWORT TAR & / CANCHALAGUA - A.L. SCOVILLE & CO - NEW YORK," WITH NEW LONDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE LABEL, (similar to Greer #1469), deep aquamarine, rectangular, iron pontil scar, 7 5/16"H, applied sloping collar, a mint bottle exhibiting some minor wear at the high points. American, C. 1850.

Although it is not original to the piece, the attached label greatly enhances the value and interest of this otherwise relatively common bottle. Reuse of bottles was a routine practice (especially in Northern New England) in the 19th century and this piece was affixed with the A.H. Whipple "Liniment" label not long after it was marketed as a Dr. Rogers product. Genealogical records indicate that the Whipples were a prominent New London, NH family (the Whipple Memorial Town Hall stands today) and that A.H. Whipple was an active merchant in the Civil War era. In addition, the bottle is a fine example in its own right, with strong embossing, rich color and loads of seedy bubbles.





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