Well, the nice Warner’s just keep coming. Among the Frankfurts, one of my favorites is the emerald green Safe Cure. These seem to be a more recent phenomenon. We have become accustomed to the Frankfurt Safe Cures in both amber and olive green, but the color in some of these emerald bottles is really spectacular. Generally speaking, I have always held the opinion that the amber Frankfurts were more difficult to acquire than the olive. Having said that, I am starting to believe that the emerald Safe Cures may trump the amber.
I wish I could shed more light on the bottle manufacturer that produced the Frankfurt cures, but that seems lost to history. It is entirely possible that they were produced by the same manufacturer that produced the London bottles. The best evidence of that is seen when comparing the London and Frankfurt half pints. It seems clear that either “London” or “Frankfurt” were slugged in. In any event, this emerald color variation is a real treat.
This Safe Cure is made even more special by the pristine label. This is, perhaps, one of the best Frankfurt labels I have seen over the years and it clearly pushed this bid price on this bottle up to $2275 by the end of the auction. Even more interesting is that, upon close inspection, the label appears to be hand drawn to some extent. A very nice example that came out of Hungary. I can’t wait to see what’s next.