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Lot # 1357 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot |

Circa 1900 Cap Anson Brand Ginger-Beer Bottle with Original Stopper!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,160

This glazed ceramic ginger-beer bottle, circa 1900, is an extraordinary surviving relic from one of Cap Anson's many entrepreneurial ventures. What sets this bottle apart from nearly all others; however, is the presence of its original stopper. This is the first Anson ginger-beer bottle we have ever handled that features the original stopper and we can only recall having seen one other such example at auction over the past fifteen years. The logo on the bottle reads "Capt A.C. Anson's, Anson & Birrell, Trademark GB, Chicago." The legend of Anson's Ginger Beer includes the story that Anson was storing the inventory of full bottles in his basement when the bottles exploded (presumably because the cold-storage conditions froze the ginger beer) thus putting an end to the business venture. Height: 7 inches. Near Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

SOLD FOR $2,160

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