Friday, June 25, 2010

Bitters Hall of Shame #12


Right now on ebay is another candidate for the “Bitters Hall of Shame”
Listen to this description:
SCARCE: - GENUINE - DR HENLEY'S WILD GRAPE ROOT IXL BITTER'S BOTTLE.
EXCELLENT CONDITION - NO PROBLEMS OF ANY KIND.
GREEN IN COLOR.
12 INCHS TALLS. - HAS GLOB TOP.
SHIPPING COSTS INCLUDE INSURANCE, PROFESSIONAL PACKING AND FULL POSTAGE.
EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Opening price on this beauty is $3,150.00 with a “professional” $45 shipping cost.
Now don’t all of you start bidding at once!

Here’s the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/DR-HENLEYS-WILD-GRAPE-ROOT-IXL-BITTERS-BOTTLE-GREEN-/360275547889?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e21896f1


How bout them banana's!
The Western Bitters News site is still all fouled up so I am encouraging all of you bitters lovers to go ahead a post your bitters related items on this here whiskey/western glass site. Seems the soleagent is off digging so I reckon he won't mind us commandeering his site for awhile!
rs

10 comments:

  1. talk about greedy!! this seller takes the cake, iant this just about the most common of all the Henleys! And for 45 dollars you could ship three of em to russia.....Andy

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  2. Now, now, Andy. The seller was real nice and provided the following reply to my inquiry.

    Question:

    "Hi;
    I started collecting about 40 years ago. I've always leaned toward western bitters and whiskies and the Dr. Henley's IXL are a favorite. I'm just a retired guy, on a limited income these days but the chance to get a green one sure got me interested.

    The pictures that you put up on ebay are pretty fuzzy so am guessing that the color is off too. There's an outfit called American Bottle Auctions that had the last green one I heard of for sale a couple of years ago. It was number 14 in the April 2007 auction It brought about what you want for yours but I couldn't afford it at the time. Could you log into their website, compare yours with theirs and let me know how they match up in terms of color and condition?

    I'm pretty well fixed right now and would love to add another top shelf bitters to my collection.

    Thanks a bunch"

    Answer

    hi, thanks for inquiry: -

    "my bottle is from a private collection and is just as good as the bottle you mentioned - even better.

    great color and perfect -not a single flaw - some cool large whittles. not a single flaw.

    used new camera, pixs turned out fuzzy, but trust me, this bottle is perfect and comes with 100% money back guarantee (it wont be necessary).

    bottle comes from world wide famous collector in genoa, nevada. r.b.

    you decide - otherwise going on auction block.

    regards, cheryl and terry in gardnerville, nevada.
    near carson city."

    Gee I sure hope no one else get's it first...

    Whatdya think gang? C'mon now don't be bashful!

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  3. World wide collector famous collector, RB!? Oh boy, that takes the cake. World wide miscreant is more like it. We all know his history, so avoiding anything from his offerings is pretty much a given.

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  4. Those are some initials you don't want to be dropping in NV period.

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  5. Who pray tell is RB? Roast Beef? Whats the story here? Dr.B

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  6. Maybe $31.50 and the decimal point was just in the wrong place. Not

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  7. So my original post was correct!!! Har.....Andy

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  8. Yeah never buy paper from the guy. I still have a nice copy of a stock cerficate i bought when i was young and dumb. No doubt he has some nice stuff but the way he has aquired some of it is shady.

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  9. The seller claims that Marty appraised their "apple green", nay aqua, IXL at $3100. two years ago. Knowing him, I find that rather difficult to believe. The so called "source" for the bottle further distances it from reality. So far, they are adamant that the bottle is nowhere near aqua. I realize that I wear corrective lenses but I sure as hell ain't color blind.

    Mike Dolcini

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  10. karl//old bumsteadJune 29, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    I used to give those away after digging them when there is no color like the one you are all talking about.karl .

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