Free sample, CURE tin with paper labels on the top and reverse from the Bickmore Gall Cure Company of Old Town, Maine. 1 ¾”x ½”. While free samples of their Gall Salve are relatively common, this is only the second example of their earlier Gall Cure we have recorded in free sample size. Labels have some mild handling wear, but display very good+, overall.
Large, embossed bottle with paper labels on the front and reverse. Embossed: BUFFALO EAST SIDE / VETERINARY HOSPITAL // JOHN T. CLARIS V.S. / 625, 627, 629 CLINTON ST. BUFFALO, N.Y. 7 ¾”x 2 ¾”x 2”. This is the first example of this Dr. Claris large Liniment bottle we have ever offered or recorded. Now, as you can see, the label is in rough condition with toning and paper losses. Even in this condition, it should get plenty of action.
Unopened bottle with original contents, paper label, folded paper insert and box from Dr. G. W. Clayton of Chicago. 2 ½”x ¾”x ¾”. Scarce CAT ONLY medicine to treat seizures in cats and kittens. Bottle is in excellent condition. Box is only a shell, missing all the bottom flaps. Dr. Clayton was one of only a very few veterinarians that produced medicines labeled for cats only.
Bottle with paper label, insert, and box from Dr. G. W. Clayton of Chicago. 2 ½”x ¾”x ¾”. Original contents are present, but they have dissolved into a mass stuck inside the bottle. Label is complete but has some very mild staining. Box is complete and displays well.
Box with original contents and paper insert from Dr. G. W. Clayton of Chicago. “AN ARSENIC, IRON & SULPHUR COMPOUND.” 2 ½”x 2”x ¾”. Slight handling wear but otherwise excellent condition.
Box with original contents and paper insert. 2 ½”x 2”x ¾”. “a tonic and stimulant for the appetite.” Excellent condition.
Screw top bottle with paper label, dried original contents, paper insert, and box. Contained Turpentine and Baking Soda. 4 ½”x 1 ½”x 1”. Bottle and label are near mint. Box display great but has top and bottom flap damage. All the flaps are present but worn. Scarce puppy medicine as this is one of only three examples ever recorded.
Bottle with paper label used to treat Distemper in dogs. 4 ½”x 1 ½”x 1”. Label extends to three sides and has some toning and paper losses at the edges.
Embossed bottle with paper label used to treat Seizures in dogs. 4 ½”x 1 ½”x 1”. Label extends to three sides and is in excellent condition. Embossing reads: DR. GEO. W. CLAYTON / DOG REMEDIES / CHICAGO. Extremely RARE Clayton Dog Medicine. This is only the second example to ever be recorded and the first that I have offered. McMurray Drug Store Auctions sold an example with a “damaged” box in 2009 for $150. I don’t predict price levels like that today, but this is medicine missing from most Clayton collections.
Screw top bottle with dried contents, paper label, paper insert and box. 5”x 1 ¾”x 1”. Used for diarrhea in dogs. Label has some very slight staining. Box is near mint. Really looks great.
Outer cardboard box with a smaller, inner box with original contents and paper insert. Used to reduce Fever in dogs. Outer box is 4”x 1 ½”x 1 ¼”. Near mint condition.
Outer cardboard box with a smaller, inner box with original contents and paper insert. Used as a Tonic for the nervous system in dogs. Outer box is 4”x 1 ½”x 1 ¼”. Outer box is just a shell with no flaps. Both boxes are toned as you can see. Still a scarce medicine from Dr. Clayton.
Embossed bottle with original contents and paper label. Embossing reads: CLAYTON’S / DOG / REMEDIES / CHICAGO. 2”x 1 ¼”. Used to treat Canker of the ear. Label is lightly toned. Neat little jar with all original contents.
Lithographed shaker style tin with cap from the F. C. Sturtevant Company of Hartford, CT. 4 ½”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Excellent condition. This company is still producing veterinary products, including their Healing Powder after 140 years.
Unopened bottle with paper label and contents from Dr. A. C. Daniels’ of Boston. 5”x 1 ¾”x 1 ½”. Label is toned and has a circular stain as seen. The company produced several variations of their Eye Wash label over the years and this is one of the scarcest variations. Directions read to drop medicine in the eye with a feather. I never tried that in practice.
Unopened bottle with paper label and contents. 6 ½”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Near mint condition with clean and bright colorful label. Later variation with name change from Carbo-Negus.
Bottle with paper label, partial contents and box. 6 ½”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Label has some light staining but still retains its bright blue color. Box is intact but missing all the top flaps. This is one of the scarcest medicines to obtain from Dr. Daniels’ especially with a box.
Original package containing two embossed bottles, a glass dose cup and eye dropper. Contained 70% alcohol. 4”x 3”x 1 ¼”. Box has minimal wear and package is complete.
Unopened canister with paper label and contents. 3 ½”x 1 ¾”. Contained powdered Nicotine to kill fleas. Label has a large stain on the reverse, but displays well from the front.
Glass vial with paper label. Used to treat diarrhea in cats and dogs. 2 ¾”x ¾”. Excellent condition.
Glass vial with paper label. Used to treat the intestinal mucus membranes in cats and dogs. 2 ¾”x ¾”. Excellent condition. Cat image on this label and not Dr. Daniels.
Cardboard box with a dozen single dose boxes inside. 3 ½”x 2 ½”x 2”. Excellent condition with just a bit of edge wear. Good color.
Lithographed tin with contents used to treat Bunches, Throughpin, and Strangles in horses. 2”x 1”. Excellent condition. Bright and clean.
Lithographed tin with contents used to treat saddle and harness Galls on horses. Original price has been scratched out on the lid, otherwise excellent condition. 3”x 1”.
Lithographed tin without contents used for hard and dry hoofs. Very good condition with a few light scratches on the lid. 3”x 2 ½”.
Lithographed tin with contents used to treat Hard Milkers, Bloody and Chapped teats. Tin has some very minor oxidation specks on the lid. One of the scarcest Daniels’ tins to find. 3”x 3”x 2”.
Bottle with paper label and box from the Davis Stock Food Company of Chicago. Original price on the box was $2.00, a huge cost at the time. Label is clean and excellent. The box has a paper label and is in very good condition with nice color. This is the third time this unique package has passed through our auctions. It sold first in 2003, then the current consigner purchased in in 2006, and now here for its third go round. Early COW ONLY CURE.
Bottle with paper label from the United Drug Company of Boston. While not labeled as a free sample specifically, the small bottle sizes puts it in the class of other veterinary free samples. Larger Eye Wash bottles are known. Label has some edge chipping. First free sample example to be recorded.
Bottle with dried contents, paper label and original packing canister from the Fleming Brothers, Chicago. 3 ¼”x 1 ¼”. Excellent condition overall.
Bottle with dried contents, paper label and original metal packing canister from the Fleming Brothers, Chicago. 3 ¼”x 1 ¼”. Nice graphics on the canister and bottle. Early c1900 CURE.
Unopened bottle with paper label, contents and partial box. 3 ¼”x 1 ¼”. Box is just a shell with no top or bottom flaps. One of the scarcest of the Fleming’s medicines.
Unopened bottle with paper label, contents and packing canister from the Fleming Brothers, Chicago. 4”x 1 ½”. Used for Barb Wire Cuts, Galls, and Flesh Wounds on livestock. Bottle is mint. Canister label has significant wear, but is still hanging around.
Unopened bottle with contents, paper label and canister from the National Rabbitry Supply Company of Holmes Park, Missouri. 3 ¾”x 1 ½”. Label is in excellent condition with no damage but is lightly toned. One of the FEW, RABBIT remedies we have ever encountered. First time offering.
Amber, 12 sided bottle with paper label having the earliest company address of 1293 Broadway, NYC. 3 ¼”x 1 ¼”. Label is in excellent condition. EARLY CURE and only the second example to ever be recorded. Sold in 1999 for $125. Dog medicines labeled as CURES are as scarce as hen’s teeth. Don’t miss this one.
Amber, embossed bottle with paper label from the H. Clay Glover Company of New York City. 5”x 2”x 1 ¼”. Contained Chloral Hydrate and Alcohol. Wrap around label his a corner tip missing on the left side and a small stain in the corner of the right side. Only three previous examples have been recorded. Scarce dog medicine used to treat seizures in dogs.
Lithographed tin with German Shepherd Dog on the lid. From the Goodwinol Products Corp. of New York. Used to treat Mange in dogs. 1 ¾”x ¼”. Tin is dirty and could use a light cleaning to improve the appearance. Scarce dog related free sample tin.
Canister with contents from the Dairy Association Company of Lyndonville, Vermont. Dairy cow illustration on the front. 4 ½”x 4 ½”. Very good condition overall
Unopened bottle with paper labels, original contents, paper insert , and box from S. C. Wells & Company of Le Roy, New York. This Cure was originally sold as a veterinary cure, but this slightly later Free Sample package advertises it as for Man and Beast. Used to treat Distemper and Milk Fever in livestock. 4”x 1 ¼”x ½”. Box has top damage and stain on the front. Label has some slight wear at the bottom. We have sold a couple of the regular size, King of Cures bottles, but this is the first FREE SAMPLE size we have offered.
Unopened canister style, free sample with wrap around paper label from Dr. Hess & Clark of Ashland, Ohio. 1 ½”x 1”. “HEALS AND PREVENTS PROUD FLESH.” Excellent condition overall with a tiny scuff at the bottom edge.
Lithographed tin in the 25 cent size. 5 ¼”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Excellent, near mint condition.
Lithographed tin with contents in the very rare 50 cent size. 5 ½”x 3 ¾”x 2 ¼”. Excellent condition with just a bit of oxidation spotting on the top. You can get all three sizes in one auction.
Unopened box with contents and paper wrapper. 6”x 3”x 2”. Used as a Tonic and mineral supplement. Excellent condition with some very minor stains on the reverse. Good color and neat logo.
Unopened canister with wrap around paper label and in a large 5 pound size. 9”x 4”. Excellent condition overall and looks like new old stock.
Bottle with paper label, partial contents and box from the New York Drug Concern. Man and beast labeling was used for Barb wire cuts in horses. Graphic images of used are on the box including the bleeding horse caught in Barb wire. 5”x 2”x 1”.
UNOPENED package with complete wrap around paper labeling over the cardboard box and with bottle inside the box. From the International Stock Food Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. 8 ½”x 2 ½”x 2 ½”. Outstanding color illustrations of the four stages of Colic in the horse from good health to death. Contained 4 Grains of OPIUM per ounce. The top of the box is missing the paper label with some loss extending into the front panel. There are some scattered small paper losses but overall, the package is bright, colorful and displays very well. EARLY CURE c1900.
Screw top tin with wrap around paper label from the Dr. L. d. Legear Medicine Company of St. Louis. 4”x 2”. Label is excellent. No contents. Free sample size tin.
Unopened box with contents. 5”x 2 ¾”x 1 ½”. Great color and has the crowing rooster image on the front. Very early example. Excellent condition overall.
Embossed bottle with paper label, box and folded paper insert. Bottle label has some slight damage to a corner on the side. Box is missing all the top flaps. Colors are strong and displays well. 4 ½”x 1 ½”x 1”.
Bottle with paper label and box from Dr. J. G. Lesure of Keene, NH. 7”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Paper label has a couple of smudges along the top edge, but it displays well with the bright white label. The box is missing all the top flaps but is otherwise complete and sturdy. It has been 10 years since we have offered a similar example.
Unopened bottle with paper label and box with paper insert. From Dr. J. G. Lesure of Keene, NH. 5 ½”x 2”x 1 ¼”. Bottle and label are in mint condition. Box has some smudging of the print and archival tape repair to one side of the top flap. Only three previous examples have been recorded, the last in 2012 brought $550. One of the scarcest of all the Dr. Lesure medicines, especially in this wonderful bright condition.