Monthly Archives: April 2011

Steinfeld’s French Cognac Bitters

One of my favorite ‘square’ bitters – don’t stop reading now! – is the incredibly ornate Steinfeld’s French Cognac Bitters. With champhered, shingled shoulders this bottle is also adorned with arched typography, a motif of a head, a crest, a … Continue reading

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The American Collectors of Infant Feeders

From the ACIF Web Site…. The American Collectors of Infant Feeders is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to gather and publish information pertaining to the feeding of infants throughout history. The collecting of infant feeders and related items … Continue reading

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N. Grange Flask – The Genuine

Wow was I fortunate to see and hold this wonderful, large Genuine Grange Western Flask. This happened late last year during a trip to see the Robert Frank Collection in Lompoc, California. Let me tell you, in a room full … Continue reading

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Sandor Visits Peachridge

Had a nice visit with Sandor Fuss, the new breed super-collector from Denver, Colorado yesterday. Sandor was in town for mineral dealing business. This is the 2nd time Sandor has been to see my collection in Houston. I have also … Continue reading

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Ken Schwartz Collection or Museum?

After the FOHBC Pomona National Show in 2009, I travelled with Bill Ham and Elizabeth to see the Ken Schwartz collection in Redding, California. I had always heard about this ‘museum like’ collection and had seen a few pictures. This … Continue reading

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Morning Call Bitters – Unlisted and Recently Dug

March 19, 2011, From Memphis Diggers web site. We finally got to dig on a lot that we had been eyeballing for about 12 years. This street is loaded with history. Many of the residents on the street were steamboat captains. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Cannon’s and McKeever’s Bitters – The Royal American Couple

Cannon’s and McKeever’s Bitters – The Royal American Couple 27 April 2011 (Rª051814) With the Royal Wedding in the news, I am reminded of one of my royal couples, the handsome Cannon’s Dyspeptic Bitters and the beautiful McKeever’s Army Bitters. … Continue reading

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Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour

The Vatican and Villanova University have teamed-up to produce a spectacular virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. I can’t help to wonder if this type of animation might be possible once the FOHBC Virtual Museum gets up and running. Click … Continue reading

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Capital Bitters – Washington, D.C.

Capital Bitters – Washington, D.C. 27 April 2011 (R•053017) Boy is this bottle rare. I thought I had it pretty much under control with what was out there in the Bitters World until Sandor Fuss (was in Denver to see … Continue reading

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The West Region Bulletin – April 2011

 Dave Maryo, FOHBC Western Director and Dar Furda, Contributing Editor put together a rather nice digital newsletter. West Region Bulletin April 1 2011.

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