Monthly Archives: June 2012

Baltimore’s Iron Bitters – Brown Chemical Company

Baltimore’s Iron Bitters – Brown Chemical Company 30 June 2012 (R•052914) I like the embossing “BROWN CHEMICAL COMPANY” and the word ‘IRON” on the BROWN’S IRON BITTERS and IRON BITTERS from Baltimore, Maryland. These, smaller squares look good together in … Continue reading

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Couple of figurine Bear bottles dug in Toronto

I received the following email and pictures of two (2) gorgeous green figural Bear bottles that were dug in Toronto. I like the color and while I am familiar with the mold, I am unfamiliar with the embossing. My similar … Continue reading

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United States in the 1800’s and early 1900’s

I really enjoy looking at old photographs whether they are historical or not. The poses are usually staged and so perfect that they capture your imagination and take you right into the picture to further investigate. I even find myself … Continue reading

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Advertising pieces provided by Michael Dolcini

Michael Dolcini is an interesting character. To me, he seems to know just about everything, and has ‘been there and done-it’ with western bottles and glass. He passes off his knowledge in a very unassuming and casual way that always … Continue reading

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The “Dancing Indian” Cologne

A month or so ago Charles Aprill (New Orleans) posted a really nice picture of two “Dancing Indian” colognes (below) in aqua and cobalt blue. I have always admired this bottle because of the strong embossing and name. I placed … Continue reading

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Demijohns – Some great new pictures

There is some great dialog and pictures being posted on the bottle and glass facebook sites regarding early American demijohns. I have corralled a few for your perusal. Read more: “Loaf of Bread” Demijohns Read More: Rare & Choice Demijohns in American … Continue reading

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In collecting Bitters, do you need the ‘S’?

In collecting Bitters, do you need the ‘S’? 25 June 2012 I received an email from Tim Henson regarding a Siner’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial which brings up an interesting point relating to how Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham cataloged Bitters bottles. … Continue reading

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GIV-26 found…Maybe I should have been an Electrician?

Ferdinand, I thought I would share some pictures with you of a rare find. To my knowledge, none of these have shown up in over 20+ years. Very few examples of this bottle are known to exist. An old house … Continue reading

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Tom Marshall Gallery – Form & Composition

I first starting noticing pictures posted by Tom Marshall earlier this month on a couple of the facebook bottle and glass sites. I immediately tagged Tom for closer look as the pieces he was displaying and photographing were breathtaking. Tom’s … Continue reading

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The next generation and future of our hobby

I have developed this page to nest stories about our youth and the next generation of our hobby. My own granddaughter Adriana (she is now 16 and absorbed in horses) who is the most interested of my grandchildren in bottles, … Continue reading

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