Whether you are new to collecting Warner’s Safe Cures or a seasoned professional, having a comprehensive guide to help you know what’s available is essential. In an earlier posting, I talked about the guide published by Mike Seeliger in 1974. I still have my copy of Mike’s book (which he autographed) and value it, because it provides an appreciation of our knowledge about the universe of Warner’s Safe Cures that have surfaced in the last 30 years. More recently, Ed Ojea and Jack Stecher published the Warner’s Reference Guide, which picked up where Seeliger left off and added color photographs. The Guide has already been through several editions and really is a great resource.
If you put the Guide up against Seeliger’s book, you are struck by the fact that new Warner’s have surfaced that were unknown to Mike in 1974. For example, a half-pint 3 Cities Nervine, a pint Frankfurt Diabetes, a half-pint Frankfurt Nervine, Pressburg Safe Cures in green and aqua, 4 Cities Nervine and Rheumatic pints to name a few. I don’t say this to question Mike’s research, which was groundbreaking, but rather to point up the fact that Warner’s Safe Cures are a dynamic group of bottles. There may still be other varients that are, as yet, undiscovered. I think you will find that the information along contained in the Warner’s Reference Guide is worth the price of admission. The research and time devoted to assembling this Guide was substantial and Ed and Jack are to be commended.