SCARCE antique ST. JOHN N.B. patent medicine quack PANACEA bottle w/error

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Seller: clancy_kid (14,065) 99.8%, Location: Clancy, Montana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372542708011 A 4 1/4" tall 12 twelve-sided pretty TURQUOISE AQUA MARINE colored antique PANACEA bottle, a quack medicine for sure. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand Blown Into Mold (BIM) bottle with a tooled-top, dating it back to the 1880s era.Bottle embossed: "PENDLETON PANACEA COY / ROCKLAND ME. / ST. JOHN N.B." NOTE that after the word PANACEA it has the letters COY ??? It must be a spelling error, a mold-maker's attempt to abbreviate the word COMPANY when he found that he'd run out of space for the whole word? Condition: This bottle is in SHINY CLEAN condition. It has some content stain and outside wear and haze - from age and use but nothing significant. It has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. PLEASE SEE picture for overall idea of bottle's condition. Age: An early hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a tooled-top, ca. late 1800's. Shipping: All DOMESTIC shipping charges INCLUDE insurance. We have enjoyed shipping our items all over the world and are happy to offer most of our items to international buyers. Yet insuring International parcels is very expensive so PLEASE NOTE; we do NOT insure International orders unless winning buyer specifically requests this and we are able to provide an insurance quote. We do not falsify information on the Customs Form, such as a price other than what the actual purchase price is, so please do not request us to do so. We ship several times a week and send payment acknowledgments and shipping confirmations. Your prompt payment will assure a very quick turn-around time. IMPORTANT NOTE: If our shipping charge is much more than the actual shipping cost, we will refund the excess so what YOU pay for shipping/insurance is very close to, if not exactly, the ACTUAL shipping costs! This is especially important for foreign buyers to know as most of our foreign shipping charges are rough estimates.What makes this bottle scarce is that it is an odd 'ST JOHN'S NEW BRUNSWICK' embossed variant. A digger acquaintance of mine in Maine notes that out of the many of these bottles that he's seen and found, this one is unique with the St. John's New Brunswick, embossed. Here's what he said about this ione, and I quote, "I've dug literally hundreds of these (when you do hit them in a site, they are usually in numbers, which means opiate) there's about 5 common variants. THIS one, I have never seen, and I've been collecting Maine bottles since 1976". Note too the PANACEA COY (?) embossing? Obviously PANACEACOY isn't a word in the dictionary so it appears that the mold-maker ran out of space to add the word COMPANY (Pendleton's Panacea Company) so they just squeezed in the word COY instead of company. Besides that it is one of the few antique bottles that has the word "PANACEA" embossed on it. The word PANACEA sums up a quack medicine so perfectly, the simple definition is: "Something that will make everything about a situation better", and the full definition is: "A remedy for all ills or difficulties : cure-all". What a great word choice for selling a quack medicine! A panacea was a remedy for ALL ills, that pretty much says it ALL! The side affect was that a panacea often contained a narcotic ingredient that would make everything a little better, the after effects of ingesting a narcotic like opium, morphine cocaine, heroin, and the like. Back in the day nothing would of worked as quick as a narcotic to relieve aches and pains and that knowledge was well exploited by the patent medicine industry. And the practice of lacing a medicine with a heavy narcotic is one of the reasons for the formation of the Pure Food and Drug Administration who put the kibosh on this kind of drug abuse. This is a UNIQUE bottle with the New Brunswick embossing, a scarce little bottle that had a short life, check it out!Terms of Sale: Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. Items are sold in a store front format and your purchase is a binding contract, so please dont be hasty when looking over the listing. We find that communication is the key to successful transactions so PLEASE completely read the item description AND ask questions before purchasing, thank you!7275-78x Condition: Used, Condition: Please DO NOT copy, paste, borrow, or use ANY part of this LISTING INFORMATION; my title, description, item specifics, PICTURES, or format, as I spend a lot of time researching and listing my items and do not appreciate finding my work stolen by another eBay user and now competing with mine, but with a slightly lower price~, Era:: Antique (ca. late-1800's), Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Volume: A 4 1/4 inch tall bottle, Country of Manufacture: United States, Desirable Features:: PANACEA embossing - SCARCE - spelling ERROR, Item Description:: Antique QUACK MEDICINE Cure-All bottle, Color: Light TURQUOISE AQUA MARINE color, Geographic location:: ST JOHN St John BRUNSWICK Brunswick

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