Monthly Archives: April 2013

Flashback: The Similarity Between Ancient and Early American Glass

Interesting article at Collectors Weekly. This article, written by the then-Associate Curator of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, notes the Egyptian influence on ancient glass (especially in Rome), the origins of blown and pressed glass, and the … Continue reading

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The XR Dr. Kreitzer’s German Stomach Bitters – Philadelphia

This extremely rare Bitters bottle sold on ebay last night. This listing is noted below. See Listing on ebay. As usual, I wanted to find out why this bottle was so rare and who was Dr. Kreitzer? Here’s a nice … Continue reading

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What’s the Attraction for You at National Federation Shows?

What’s the Attraction for You at National Federation Shows? By Bill Baab Why are you here? That’s an easy question, but the answer may not be. You might be here because of a chance to buy quality bottles for your … Continue reading

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Unlisted M. S. James Family Bitters – a Flea Market Find

This may be one of the shortest posts yet for a bitters bottle, but in my book it doesn’t matter. This is an important find and a post needs to be developed. Hopefully more information and pictures will be added. … Continue reading

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Elusive Brent, Warder & Co. barrel found in Antique Mall

BRENT, WARDER & CO. – LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Wholesale Grocers & Commission Merchants 26 April 2013 Mr. Meyer: My wife and I are RVing thru the states and are now in Horse Cave, KY. We were at an antique mall and … Continue reading

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Dr. A.C. Daniels’ Veterinary Medicines

David Olson over at Bottle Collectors on facebook posted this wonderful Dr. Daniels’ Veterinary Medicines cabinet from the Jack Stecher collection (pictured above). This cabinet really rocked my socks which prompted me to find out a little more about Dr. A.C. … Continue reading

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Kreinbrook Bitters from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Kreinbrook Bitters from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania 24 April 2013 Following up on an ebay tip from my bottle friend, Tom Doligale: This is an extremely rare 6 and 1/2″ inch tall amber bitters bottle flask from Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. On … Continue reading

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J. Hayes & Co. – Manchester, New Hampshire

*The Flasks* J. Hayes & Co. – Manchester, New Hampshire 23 April 2013 Pam Selenak sent me an email link from ebay for a neat little J. HAYES & CO. | WHOLESALE DEALERS | MANCHESTER, NH flask. Pam is the … Continue reading

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1935-1939 – Pictures of the United States

1935-1939 | Pictures of the United States This was a mere 75 years ago or so….Makes complaining about no cell service, high gasoline prices, not enough cable channels, seem a bit ludicrous. No credit cards to buy what you want, … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at Providence Advertising in 1861-2

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND A Glimpse at Providence Advertising in 1861-2 21 April 2013 I have to admit, I get side tracked real easily when looking up information on Bitters brands. In this case it was looking for information on Barber’s … Continue reading

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