Dr. S. McCurdy Rail Road Drugstore

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Bottles & Insulators Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 400.00 USD
Dr. S. McCurdy Rail Road Drugstore
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This item SOLD at 2016 Aug 07 @ 09:18UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Dr. S. McCurdy, Rail Road Drugstore, Truckee, Cal. 4 1/2 inch tall, clear rectangular drugstore. This is one of the rarest of the Eastern Sierra Nevada drug bottles; there are perhaps only two or three known examples. McCurdy's Drugstore, which may have succeeded Dr. Curless, is important in western history. McCurdy was a doctor on board steamers on the Pacific coast during the California gold rush. Curless was not only a doctor of a similar nature, but he was on board the SS Central America when it sank in 1857 carrying $3 million worth of gold. Today it would be worth $250 million for its collector value. This bottle is essentially dead mint, although it does have a minor scratch; it has never been cleaned by a professional. See Holabird, Vol. II, pp 375-376.

City: Truckee State: California Inventory Number: 38762