Absinthe Collectibles – Vintage Postcard

Below you can see our latest absinthe collectible acquisition for our absinthe museum. Yes, we have a personal one, it is our “showroom” where all bottles are stored and a gramophone waits for some private Heure Vertes. The postcard shown below is an “anti-absinthe” movement postcard. At the end of the heights of the Green Fairy Absinthe was blamed for being poisonous. The postcard shows two men sitting at a table drinking a glass of absinthe. At the neighboring table one man drinks a glass of milk. The two men blame the third for being such a lame duck, but he replies that absinthe is bad for the health:

Two men: Hey! Look at that guy drinking milk!

Third man: Exactly, so I won’t poison myself with your dirty absinthe, and boiled milk at that, so I don’t risk contracting tuberculosis.

Funny piece of history…

Antique Lighter Advertising Premier Fils Absinthe

I’ve been collecting antique absinthe memorabilia for a while now and have some glasses, spoons and other stuff, but have never seen one of these before. It’s an antique lighter that has an engraved advertisement for Premier Fils absinthe on one side. When I got it, it needed a thorough cleaning and was missing a few items. It lacked a flint, flint spring and wick. I canabalized and old Zippo lighter for the spring, which had to be cut down in size, and good friend Jeannie Van Buren was kind enough to supply a new Zippo wick and flint. In the second picture you can see that it is now in functional condition. If anyone out there has another absinthe  advertising please let me know.