Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Nicest 1970’s Old Home Bitters Bottle Lamp

OLD HOME BITTERS LAMP Wow, this has to be one of the nicest, if not the nicest of the large Old Home Bitters bottle lamps. If you look at the size, proportions, embossing and hole in the bottom for the … Continue reading

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Those West Coast Megaphone Bottles

W E S T   C O A S T   M E G A P H O N E S THE SPEAKING TRUMPET [Wikipedia] A megaphone or speaking-trumpet is a portable, usually hand-held, cone-shaped acoustic horn used to amplify … Continue reading

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Granger Bitters – Baltimore – Boykin Carmer & Co.

GRANGER BITTERS – BALTIMORE BOYKIN CARMER & CO. 24 February 2013 The Granger Bitters from Baltimore is a tough bottle to find and I do not have an example in my collection, yet. The bottle has a tooled top and … Continue reading

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Mailbox Letters – February 2013

Haven’t emptied out the mailbox until this morning. Here are a few incoming pieces. Let me know if you have any info or are interested. 5-Log Drake’s Find Hello Ferdinand, On Thursday, myself and a few buddies were relic hunting … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Tony Shank Bitters Collection – Part II

This is the second post of old 35 mm slides that were digitally converted by Tom Lines (Birmingham, Alabama). Sometime in the past Tom and Howard Crowe (Gold Hill, North Carolina) visited the famous Tony Shank collection of figural bitters. … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Tony Shank Bitters Collection – Part I

A couple years back, Tom Lines (Birmingham, Alabama) asked me if I would like some pictures of the legendary Tony Shank collection. Of course I said yes. Tom was kind enough to get the 35mm slide transparencies converted into digital … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Old Cabin Bitters

OLD CABIN BITTERS Pictured on top: “Old Cabin / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a rectangular two story log cabin, red amber, applied sloping collared mouth – smooth base, ht. 9 1/8 inches. R/H #O19 Great … Continue reading

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Lightning Rod Exhibit at the Franklin Institute

F – Thought you’d find interesting. (Some Executive at) AMC Pictures collects LIGHTNING RODS. Dealer Ted Storb in Connecticut sold many of these to him. JEFF (FROGGY) BURKHARDT Hi All, Jeanne and I visited family in Philadelphia last weekend and … Continue reading

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Curtis Cordial Calisaya Stomach Bitters – The Real McCoy

CURTIS CORDIAL CALISAYA STOMACH BITTERS Quite a bit of excitement of late with the scam involving a ‘doctored’ emerald green Curtis Cordial Calisaya Stomach Bitters. You see, there is no record of that yellow green color but it was sure … Continue reading

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The Color Purple or Amethyst in Antique Glass

T H E   C O L O R   P U R P L E Purple, Amethyst, Plum, Violet, Lilac, Grape, Bishop’s Purple, Aubergine, Eggplant, Royal Purple The Color Purple or Amethyst in Antique Glass 18 February 2013 Not … Continue reading

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