Monthly Archives: January 2014

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label!

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label! 31 January 2014 I like it when an example of a re-purposed bottle shows up at an auction or on ebay. They are fun to look at and add ‘personality’ … Continue reading

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Hot on the trail of the elusive O.O.S.B.

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Hot on the trail of the elusive O.O.S.B. 31 January 2014 Yet more information on Our Own Southern Bitters from James Viguerie. As you know, Eric McGuire provided information yesterday on this bitters. Yes, this post is abtly named, “Hot … Continue reading

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A. Slager – Manufacturer of German Vegetable Stomach Bitters

A. Slager – Manufacturer of German Vegetable Stomach Bitters Queensware & Bitters 30 January 2014 I was looking around an old 1865 Memphis business directory the other day and found this A. Slager, Dealer in Queensware and Manufacturer of German Vegetable … Continue reading

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More on C.H. Ebbert & Co’s OUR OWN SOUTHERN BITTERS

More on C.H. Ebbert & Co’s – OUR OWN SOUTHERN BITTERS 30 January 2014 Ferdinand, I read with great interest your piece on C.H. Ebbert & Co’s OUR OWN SOUTHERN BITTERS. I can totally understand why this bottle would be … Continue reading

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J. M. Laroque’s Liquid Anti Bilious Bitters – Baltimore

J. M. Laroque’s Liquid Anti Bilious Bitters – Baltimore 29 January 2014 John M. Laroque, a Frenchmen, was the proprietor of Laroque’s Drug Store at 20 Baltimore Street from 1817 until his death in 1864 making the drug store one of the … Continue reading

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To be Remembered – Ed Bartos & Bill Marks

To be Remembered – Ed Bartos & Bill Marks 28 January 2014 I lost my oldest friend Ed Bartos by James Bender On January 9, 2014, I lost my oldest friend and the man that started me into the wonderful … Continue reading

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USA Hospital Dept Bottles – Theft Report!

USA Hospital Dept Bottles – Theft Report! 27 January 2014 Collectors, PLEASE be on the lookout for these bottles below. They were in a package reportedly stolen from what I now have learned is an unsecured USPS sorting facility. It … Continue reading

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Our Own Southern Bitters – Memphis

Our Own Southern Bitters – Memphis 26 January 2014 (03 April 2014 Bottle Pictures Added from Russel Poole) (R•092115) Filling the hole in, Stumpy, I mean Buddy, finds this stump for filler! We didn’t get as many pictures as we … Continue reading

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Dr. Dromgoole’s English Female Bitters & Yellow Fever

Dr. Dromgoole’s English Female Bitters & Yellow Fever 25 January 2014 (R•012415) “Within the oyster’s shell uncouth, The purest pearl may hide.” So with the afflictions that lurk among the females of our land. The pale cheek, the palpitating heart, the dull eye, the … Continue reading

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Having Fun With “Off the Wall” Bottles

Having Fun With “Off the Wall” Bottles 25 January 2014 Showing off bottles in creative fashion provides much enjoyment and is a way to get as much pleasure as possible out of the glass that you own. Sometimes good presentation … Continue reading

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