Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    New Orleans, LA- Jewel of the South (Joseph Santini)
    Joseph Santini was a native of Trieste, Italy who made his way to New Orleans, where he owned and operated the Jewell of the South Saloon. Established around 1850, he proved to be a most adept bartender, and is credited with inventing the "Brandy Crusta," one of the first cocktails served in America. His fame was so widespread that Jerry Thomas, who published an 1862 book entitled Bar Tender's Guide included three of his recipes, an honor he extended to no other bartender. The Santini establishment was located on Gravier Street and operated until his retirement in 1869. He died in France five years later. This 5¢ cardboard chit is the only example from the Santini establishment we have ever seen or heard of, and bears Mr. Santini's penned signature on the reverse. PCGS Very Fine 30.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,081

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jan 3, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 5 days left to consign to the 2021 August 10 - 16 ANA WFOM World Paper Money Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search