Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Dog and Cat Hospital bottle – Houston, Texas

DOG AND CAT HOSPITAL HOUSTON, TEXAS 28 June 2013 (Updated 20 August 2013) Wow, here is a bottle that just stopped me in my tracks when the images came in from long-time Texas bottle Doyle Bailey. I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Colored Pontiled St. Louis Sodas – Feltman Collection

Colored Pontiled St. Louis Sodas Tom Feltman Collection 28 June 2013 My wife said I will probably die in a privy and I told her SO BE IT. Hello Ferdinand, I live near St. Louis, Mo. and have been digging … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Bitters – L. Eppstein & Son – Fort Worth, Texas

Heidelberg Phosphine Magenbitters L. Eppstein & Son Fort Worth, Texas Here is another bitters that long time Texas bottle collector Doyle Bailey turned me on to. Heidelberg Phosphine Magenbitters was put out by L. Eppstein & Son, Fort Worth, Texas. The amber … Continue reading

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Crow’s Alligator Oil – Jefferson, Texas

CROW’S ALLIGATOR OIL JEFFERSON, TEX. Although Attakapans were adept at use of the bow and arrow, they were unerringly proficient at hurling the fish spear, so much so that the warriors could stab small fish but ten inches long at … Continue reading

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The incredible Price’s Patent Texas Tonic

PRICE’S PATENT TEXAS TONIC REPUBLIC OF TEXAS “A Purely Vegetable Medicine or Bitters” Ferdinand Meyer V with contributions by Doyle Bailey, Brad Seigler, Brandon DeWolfe, James Viguerie & Eric McGuire 26 June 2013 (Updated 29 & 31 August 2013, 09 … Continue reading

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The unembossed Drake’s Style Bottle

The unembossed Drake’s Style Bottle 25 June 2013 Hi Ferdinand, I recently discovered your website and find it to be very informative. I have a question about a Drakes type bottle I recently acquired that I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles

Steve Mello with a Window Shade and Bottles It is so interesting to see collectors having fun with their collections by using photography and light. In this case it is Steve Mello over on Bottle Collectors on facebook. I thought I … Continue reading

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Charles Flint and his Shades of Color

Charles Flint recently posted a series of phenomenal pictures of bottle color shades over on Bottle Collectors on facebook. These pictures are wonderful and represent why our hobby is so great. I suspect I may be adding a few more … Continue reading

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Electric Bitters and the Three Little Pigs

E L E C T R I C   B I T T E R S Three Little Pigs Folding Trade Card 22 June 2013 Dave Cheadle has another really great trade card on ebay as of this writing. This is … Continue reading

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Dr. L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordials from the Marshall Collection

Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial I have had the pleasure of knowing Larry Marshall since I got in to this hobby back in 2002. He was a friend of my father so I felt honored to meet him when I was … Continue reading

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