Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shafer & Vater Whiskey Nips over at American Bottle Auctions

S H A F E R    &    V A T E R    WHISKEY NIPS When I was at Jeff Wichmann’s over at American Bottle Auctions yesterday I was kind of surprised that Jeff had all these ceramic … Continue reading

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Dr. Rattinger’s Herb & Root Bitters – St. Louis

Dr. Rattinger’s Herb & Root Bitters St. Louis, Missouri 29 November 2012 (R•112613 – Clear Example Pic) (R•112813 – Trade Card) An interesting Dr. Rattinger’s Herb & Root Bitters square (pictured on far left above) is on eBay now. The word ‘unlisted’ … Continue reading

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Sometimes it feels great to get things done!

Antique Bottle Eye Candy! Ferdinand, Have a look at these… Sometimes it feels great to get things done! My enclosed, properly lit cabinet came out wonderful. Now with a flip of a lightswitch I can enjoy my glass anytime! My … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Drake’s Plantation Bitters

Log Cabin Series – Drake’s Plantation Bitters 28 November 2012 D R A K E ‘ S    P L A N T A T I O N B I T T E R S There is no bitters brand … Continue reading

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The One Worth Coming Back To

The One Worth Coming Back To TOM LEVEILLE Everyone who digs bottles at some point or another will have a situation that they are faced with, for one reason or another… “Stop”. The phrase worse than “NO” when asking permission. … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Holtzermann’s Patent Stomach Bitters (2-Roof)

HOLTZERMANN’S PATENT STOMACH BITTERS The Earlier 2-Roof Cabin 26 November 2012 (R•061014) Yesterday, I wrote about the later 4-roof (pictured directly above) Holtzermann’s Patent Stomach Bitters (read: Log Cabin Series – Holtzermann’s Patent Stomach Bitters Compound (4 Roof) and pretty much hung my hat … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Holtzermann’s Patent Stomach Bitters Compound (4 Roof)

 “Contains no poisonous drugs or added poison.” HOLTZERMANN’S PATENT STOMACH BITTERS The Later 4-Roof Cabin 25 November 2012 (R•061814) (R•071714)  Most bitters and figural collectors are very aware of the early 2-roof and later 4-roof molds for the rectangular Holtzermann’s Patent … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Old Homestead Wild Cherry Bitters

Log Cabin Series – Old Homestead Wild Cherry Bitters 24 November 2012 (R•052814) OLD FOLKS AT HOME! O L D    H O M E S T E A D W I L D    C H E R R … Continue reading

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Bottles on the Steamship SS Republic

S T E A M S H I P   S S   R E P U B L I C I wanted to circle back after honing up on the Steamboat Arabia (Read: Looking for Bottles Carried on the Steamboat … Continue reading

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The many apostrophes of Udolpho Wolfe’s – Tom Doligale

‘U;D`O:L”P.H-O   W”O,L’F/E`S The apostrophe ( ’ although often rendered as ‘ ) is a punctuation mark,  Leading Udolpho Wolfe’s Schnapps authority Tom Doligale has put together a truly amazing image gallery on the Bottle Collectors facebook page of the many … Continue reading

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