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Old 11-01-2018, 05:41 PM
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I was detecting and just under a pulltab at about seven inches down I saw glass. And I pulled out this nice little bottle. Its 3-4" tall.
It says "DR HAYNES, ARABIAN BALSAM, E MORGAN&SONS, PROVIDENCE RI"
Other than the obvious. Can someone give me some info on it? Age? what its worth? and what is it? Medicine?
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:24 PM
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A quick search looks like that one is from the late 1800s.

This website is a guy that buys RI bottles - not sure how active it is. Based on ebay and picclik it looks like somewhere 15-25 bucks if it was whole.

http://ribottleswanted.blogspot.com/2018/

He has a list of bottles and prices he will pay. He can probably give you all the info you would want on your bottle.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:35 AM
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Based on what I can see in the pics, I would say ca 1890 on your bottle. The word "Arabian" is there just for marketing value, just like an "Indian Cure" would make the prospective buyer think that he/she was getting some healing medicine discovered by Native Americans. Balsams were a soothing type of medicine, often used for issues with coughs. Not much value there, if I had it for sale would probably ask $5-10. Priceless though as something YOU found beneath a pull tab while metal detecting!
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Based on what I can see in the pics, I would say ca 1890 on your bottle. The word "Arabian" is there just for marketing value, just like an "Indian Cure" would make the prospective buyer think that he/she was getting some healing medicine discovered by Native Americans. Balsams were a soothing type of medicine, often used for issues with coughs. Not much value there, if I had it for sale would probably ask $5-10. Priceless though as something YOU found beneath a pull tab while metal detecting!
Thanks. Good info
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by yacorie View post
A quick search looks like that one is from the late 1800s.

This website is a guy that buys RI bottles - not sure how active it is. Based on ebay and picclik it looks like somewhere 15-25 bucks if it was whole.

http://ribottleswanted.blogspot.com/2018/

He has a list of bottles and prices he will pay. He can probably give you all the info you would want on your bottle.
thank you. Ill look into it.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:55 AM
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How cool just finding an old bottle like that.

Like everyone said it's most likely 1890s-1900 era. If that is damage on the top that will pretty much kill the value as a collectible bottle, but as a relic it's definately a keeper.

Here's some history on those bottles:
https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/ha...rabian_balsam/

And here's a page showing a newer example, with a label (scroll down a little):
https://www.scienceagogo.com/store/D...458312542.html

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Old 11-02-2018, 09:37 PM
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Very nice! Pic of bottom? Pontiled?

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Looks like a keeper

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