“Moo, Moo calfie, I know you, / Once you were not much to do. / Pratts Calf Tonic made you big, / Just like a fat Christmas pig.”
“Turkey, Rooster, Goose and Hen, / All the fowls from every pen, / If your meat is to be good, / You must eat Pratts Poultry Food.”
“This ‘lil pig, he went to market, / Cause he was big and fat. / Now, you know he ate Pratts Food, sir! / Just remember this and that.”
Bottle with paper label, glass dropper and box from American Bird Products Inc. Used to treat Loss of Song, Weakness, and Asthma in Canaries. 6 ½”x 2”x 1”. Label has some light staining. Box has torn top flaps, but has nice color and graphics. Not many caged bird medicines around and this is the first example offered from this company.
Lithographed tin with graphics on all sides including top. Image of Indian shooting “Bot Remover” arrows at horse and pig. 3 ½”x 2 ½”x 3”. Has a little wear along the top edge and minor denting on the sides. Unique graphics and good color. No contents.
Amber, unopened bottle with paper label and contents from the Avalon Farms Company of Chicago. 7”x 2 ½”. To visualize the label, some of the outer layer of packing tissue was removed. This is original and previously unused, new old stock (NOS). Used in horses only, for chronic indigestion, malnutrition, and general debility.
Unopened box with contents from the Barber Medicine Company of Barre, Vermont. 4 ¼”x 3”x 1 ¼”. There is some spotty, light toning on the front panel and some paper loss to the top. The only previous example with a box was sold in 1997, twenty-two years ago for a hammer price of $120. We sold a single bottle in 1998 for $90. Obviously one of the scarcest Dr. Barber Veterinary Remedies around and one you are likely to never get another chance to purchase.
Unopened canister with paper label and contents from the Barker, Moore, and Mein Company of Philadelphia. 6”x 3”. Super bright colors and near mint condition.
Unopened box with contents from the Barker, Moore, and Mein Company of Philadelphia. A mineral Appetizer and Conditioner. 6 ¼”x 4”x 1 ½”. Typically, this Poultry Powder is more common that the next lot, Poultry Remedy. However, this is the FIRST example of this size box at 1 ¼ pounds, which is much smaller than previous offerings. Great color and excellent condition with no damage
Colorful cardboard box from the Barker, Moore, and Mein Company of Philadelphia dated 1914. 8”x 5”x 2 ¼”. The contents have been removed and the top flap re-glued. Box is very colorful and displays great. It is also quite scarce, as the last one we offered was in the year 2000. A nice shelf piece with great color.
Cardboard box (no contents) from Kaempfer’s of Chicago that produced a line of cage bird remedies and other pet products. The remedy was for LOSS OF SONG and “a preventive for all diseases common to canaries.” 3”x 2”x ¾”. Very good condition on this rare cage bird remedy.
Printed cardboard box with contents from the Blackman Stock Remedy Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 7 ½”x 3 ½”x 2”. STOCK LICK IT // STOCK LIKE IT. Excellent condition with no obvious wear. Blackman’s produced literally hundreds of wooden stands to sell this product, and it seems that many more of the stands have survived that the LICK-A-BRICKs. Most collectors with a stand would be happy with just one example. That’s why these are always in demand.
Unopened cardboard box with contents from the Blackman Stock Medicine Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 7 ¾”x 5”x 2”. This is a 1 ½ pound size. Strong colors and very nice graphics. “A TONIC FOR POULTRY.” I have recorded only one previous offering of this box and that was way back in 1998.
Unopened bottle with paper label, contents, inserts, and box from the Borozone Chemical Company of St. Louis. 4 ¾”x 1 ½”x 1 ½”. Used for Barbed-Wire cuts, Screw Worms in Cattle and Mange in dogs among a whole list of other ailments. Also sold for Human use. Excellent condition with no damage but light toning.
Lithographed tin from the James Campbell Company of Chicago. 6 ¾”x 3 ½”x 2 ½”. Used to treat all the ailments of a horse’s leg. Tin has general wear as you can see, but it is a desirable tin that seldom appears.
Unopened bottle with paper label, contents, large paper insert, and box from Chapple Laboratory, Billings, Montana. 7”x 2”x 2”. Bottle has original wax seal over the cork. The label extends to three sides. The box as top damage but still displays well. As we say, “FIND ANOTHER.” You will not be able to, is my guess. This is an old friend. The consigner purchased this package from our VCR Auction in March of 1996 for $80.00. Twenty-four years later, not a single other example has surfaced. Besides that, it is one of the few Montana veterinary patent medicines to exist. Most likely a unique survivor. It goes home for your high bid.
Unopened bottle with front and back paper labels, contents, and box from the G. E. Conkey Company of Cleveland, Ohio. 5”x 1 ¾”x 1”. Box is dated 1915. Extremely bright and colorful paper label that is in near mint condition. The box has top flap damage and some minor toning at the bottom. This seems to be one of the most popular Conkey’s medicines, with collectors, based on previous sales. Past examples have sold in the $85-300 range.
Unopened canister with wrap around paper label and contents from the G. E. Conkey Company of Cleveland, Ohio. 4 ¼”x 2”. Bright colorful label in excellent condition. I was surprised to find that I had NOT RECORDED A SINGLE example of this medicine prior this consignment. With over 80 previous Conkey’s medicines recorded over the last 27 years and no examples of the Poultry Worm Remedy showing up, it must be rare.
Lithographed tin from the Carpenter-Morton Company of Boston. A PREPARATION TO PREVENT FLY PEST ON CATTLE AND HORSES. 9 ½”x 5”x 5”. Illustration on the front panel shows a farmer spraying down his cow. General wear to all sides with the best side shown. Call this good condition on a scarce tin.
Unopened canister with wrap around paper label from the Dairy Association Company of Lyndonville, Vermont. 4 ¼”x 4 ¼”. Used for Garget and Milk Fever in Dairy cows. Label has some light damp stains as you can see, otherwise very good condition with no further issues. This is the FIRST EXAMPLE of this remedy to be recorded. Scarce dairy remedy.
Unopened canister with wrap around paper label from the Dairy Association Company of Lyndonville, Vermont. 4 ¼”x 4 ¼”. Used as a Tonic in dairy cows. Excellent condition with just minor handing wear.
Lithographed tin with contents. Used for Curbs and splints in horses. This is in pretty much original condition. There is some mild residue along the outer edge that will clean off nicely, but I sell them like they come to me. Excellent, near mint condition.
Glass canister with original contents, paper label, and box with. 3 ½”x 1 ½”x 1 ½”. “Use for Reducing Feverish Temperature in dogs and puppies.” Canister and label are excellent with no damage. Box has top flap torn off, but present. Presents very well overall.
Glass canister with original contents and paper label. 3 ½”x ¾”. One light stain on the reverse, other wise excellent.
Unopened lithographed tin canister with punch out metal top. Used for Canker of the ear or mouth in horses, cattle, dogs, and cats. 5”x 2 ½”. Paint has one small scrape over the “ca” in cattle. Displays well and is a another scarce Daniels’ remedy worth your consideration.
remedy worth your consideration.
#77) Dr. Daniels’ Hoof Ointment: RARE NAME VARIATION. You usually see this named Hoof Grower & Softener or Hoof Ointment & Softener. I have only recorded one other example with this name and that was in 1999. Lithographed tin with contents and a 50 cent original cost. It does have the 1906 drug act disclaimer on the lid. It would definitely clean up and look better with a light waxing. 3”x 2 ½”.
Cardboard box containing one dozen single dose boxes. “A MEDICINE FOR HORSES.” Manufactured by the Dr. Daniels’ Company of Boston. 3 ¾”x 2 ½”x 2 ¾”. Displays very well with just minimal wear. Used to treat Colic and Abortion in horses and cows according to the side panel. Excellent condition overall.
Another, early, rare variation on this lithographed tin. 3”x 2 ½”. This tin is pre-1906 with the 50 cent price and has curly-que gingerbread over Dr. Daniels’ head. It has the original contents. Lid has some minor paint chippies along the edge otherwise excellent condition.
Unopened bottle with paper label, contents, and paper and cardboard outer wrapper. This was a liquid Gall Remedy for horses where you paint-it-on, hence the name. One of the scarcer Dr. Daniels’ remedies to find in excellent condition, especially with the outer wrapper. Bottle has original wax seal over the cork. Label is excellent. Wrapper has been opened from the top but is still in presentable condition and displays nicely.
Cardboard box containing one dozen (12) individual dose boxes. This name, “WORM KILLER,” is the earliest name. Later examples became Worm Powder and W. K. Powder. 3 ¾”x 2 ½”x 2 ¾”. Box is in very good condition overall with just some light foxing to the cardboard. Box has 1906 Drug Act disclaimer.
Unopened cardboard canister with paper label and contents, from the United Drug Company of Boston. 5 ½”x 2 ½”. Eradicates all worms in horses and cattle. Excellent condition overall.
Canister with full contents and complete wrap around paper label from J. J. Fleck of Tiffin, Ohio. “RECOMMENDED AS A CURE FOR HEAVES, COUGHTS, COLDS, AND ASTHMA.” 8”x 3”. Label is generally toned and there are two paper scuffs just below the horses on the front panel. In my experience, this is about typical condition for this canister. Still worth strong consideration as this is a very collectible company.
Unopened package with bottle and contents from the International Stock Food Company of Minneapolis. “A QUICK CURE FOR ANIMALS.” Dan Patch was the most famous racehorse in the world around 1906, holding the world record for a mile for over 50 years. Marion Savage, owner of the ISF Company, bought Dan and used him to promote ISF from one end of the country to the other. This Dan Patch White Liniment is a very scarce medicine from the company, even more so in this near mint, unopened condition. 7 ¼”x 2 ¼”x 1 ½”. This is an ISF medicine missing from most collections.
Bottle with paper label, insert, and original shipping canister from the Union Stock Yards of Chicago. 4 ½”x 2”. Bottle has original wax seal over the cork but contents have evaporated. Used in the treatment of Superficial Actinomycotic Tumors in cattle. Label is lightly toned but complete. Nice original packaging with 10 cent proprietary cent stamp.
Colorful canister with partial contents from the Goodwin Company of Los Angeles, California. 2 ¼”x 1”x 1 ¼”. Terrier and Persian Cat on the front panel. Outstanding condition.
Unopened box with contents from the Guarantee Stock Food Company of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fantastic veterinary cure that has everything going for it. Outstanding color and graphics. 6 ½”x 4”x 2”. The only condition issues are some minor edge wear along the sides and the top panel is slightly opened along the right edge. The top panel is firmly in place and the box has never been opened. This is only the fourth example to be recorded and comes to market as a result of the sale of the third example in 2019, which brought $600. While the condition of that example was near mint, the example offered today does not fall far condition wise. That front panel illustration is one of the best in all of veterinary packaging and the scarcity makes this an opportunity for the last underbidder. Open at $100 and go.
Unopened canisters with paper labels from the Happy Hen Remedy Company of Boston, POULTRY DISEASE SPECIALISTS. 4 ½”x 2 ¼” and 3 ½”x 1 ½”. Remedy canister is near mint condition. Worm Tablet canister has a damp stain on the left side. Scarce company to find and products and this is the first Worm Tablet example to surface. Lot of Two (2) canisters.
Lithographed tin without contents from Hartz Mtn. Products, New York. “RUB IT IN / BRUSH IT OUT.” 5 ½”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Excellent condition.
Unopened box with paper label and contents from the Hess & Clark Company of Ashland, Ohio. 6 ½”x 4”x 2 ½”. The front panel illustration has a line up of livestock, all surrounded by a giant worm. “EXPELS WORMS FROM HORSES, CATTLE, HOGS, SHEEP AND POULTRY –GUARANTEED—." The condition is very good to excellent with just some handling wear. I was shocked when I saw that this is the first example ever recorded for my “Compendium of prices” in over twenty-seven years of data collection. Bid as you see fit, it’s going to a new home.
Bottle with paper label, partial contents and box from C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. The Hood Company made a wide variety of products, but best known for their sarsaparilla. The veterinary remedies they produced were used in conjunction with their dairy farm which was in operation from 1898-1922. They did not get a wide distribution and are quite scarce today. This package is in excellent condition, but for the missing top flaps. 9 ¾”x 3 ½”x 2”.
Embossed bottle with paper label from the New York Veterinary Hospital run by Dr. Johnson. 4 ½”x 2”x 1 ¼”. Embossed: DR. JOHNSON’S DOG REMEDIES / PREPARED BY N.Y. VET. HOSP. / N.Y. CITY. Bottle is aqua and has no damage. The paper label extends to three sides, has a light stain over most of the front panel, and the red lettering of the remedy name is faded as you can see. Still, Dr. Johnson’s Dog Remedies are some of the hardest and most desirable to find. This is the FIRST example of this Cough Remedy to come to market. This is only the seventh different remedy I have recorded and the first since 2017.
Unopened bottle with complete wrap around paper label on all four sides, original contents and box. This is the scarce 50 cent size, 8 ½”x 2 ½”x 1 ½”. Paper wrapper is in excellent, near mint condition. The box has a complete paper wrapper that is colorful and in excellent condition. There is some light staining to the bottom third that is not distracting (see photo). “NATURE’S GREAT REMEDY FOR BARB-WIRE INJURIES.” This is one of the nicest larger size examples I have ever recorded.
Early, unopened, solder sealed lithographed tin with contents from the Parke, Davis, Company of Detroit. 6”x 3 ½”x 1 ½”. KRESO A GUARD AGAINST DISEASE. Rare variation I have not seen before as it is selling NOT as a dip product but as a germicide and disinfectant. Excellent condition with advertising on all four sides.
Unopened cardboard box with contents from the Labaree Veterinary Medicine Company of Bellows Falls, Vermont. 4”x 2 ¼”x 1 ¼”. Front panel has faded over the years with sun exposure, but is still legible. Printing on the side panels and back is strong. Side panel reads: DESTROYS THE MICRO-ORGANISMS OF DISEASE AND PREVENTS PUTRIFACTION. (Please check out the original glass front display cabinet in the advertising section of this auction.) Only a hand full of medicines have ever been recorded from this company and we have three examples in this sale. This is the FIRST example of their Antiseptic Powder to ever be recorded.
Embossed bottle with paper label, glass dose vial and box from the Labaree Veterinary Medicine Company of Bellows Falls, Vermont. 4”x 1 ¼”x 1 ¼”. Bottle is embossed: LABAREE’S / FEVER DROPS. Paper label is on two sides, but only has the directions for use and no real advertising front panel to display. For that reason, I chose to photograph the embossed side panel. Box is in excellent condition and front panel lists the ailments these Fever Drops CURE. In 1998 I sold a Fever Drops bottle without label or box for $75.00. Since that time, 22 years later, I have not seen or heard of another example coming to market until the consignment of this example. This would look great in that Labaree cabinet.
Cardboard box with one dozen individual dose packets from the Labaree Veterinary Medicine Company of Bellows Falls, Vermont. 3 ½”x 2 ½”x 2”. Top panel is sun faded on about half of the top as you can see. Side panels are all in great shape with strong printing. Dose packets have advertising on them and could be displayed with the box. It seems that these Labaree packages were sensitive to the sun as the only other Worm Powder example I have recorded suffered from the same fading. That one sold in 2001. This is a pretty unique chance to add a Labaree medicine to your collection as I have only recorded Nine (9) total medicines in almost 30 years and we have three to offer in this sale.
Unopened canister with wrap around paper label from Lamprey Products of St. Paul, Minn. They were the successors to the Prussian Remedy Company. 4”x 2”. Condition is excellent overall with just some minor handling wear to the label. No real damage.
Canister with paper label and contents from the Dr. LeGear Company of St. Louis. 2”x 1 ¾”x ¾”. Excellent condition. Used to remove tape worms from dogs, puppies, and foxes.
Bottle with paper label showing the three dog logo used on Dr. LeGear’s dog medicines. Label states that this could be used on dogs, cats and all live stock for minor irritation of the eyes and eyelids. 6 ½”x 2”x 1”. Label shows some minor handling wear, but is bright and clean. One of the harder LeGear dog medicines to find.