Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dissecting a Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup Advertisement

Dissecting a Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup Advertisement Laboratory, 77 W. 3d. St., New York City. Late of Jersey City. Cures dyspepsia. Cures liver disease. Cures fever and ague. Cures scrofula and skin disease. Cures biliousness. Cures heart disease. … Continue reading

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Dr. Langley’s Rocky Mountain Bitters

Dr. Langley’s Rocky Mountain Bitters 27 February 2014 (R•082314) Here is a odd handbill (below) from my collection representing Dr. Langley’s Rocky Mountain Bitters. The piece pictures the trade mark for the brand. My question is, is the Dr. Langley’s Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Looking at some Dr. Langley’s Root & Herb Bitters from Boston

Looking at some Dr. Langley’s Root & Herb Bitters from Boston “Buy me and I will do you good.” 26 February 2014 The top picture pretty much sums up why I am a bitters collector. Look at this great masculine … Continue reading

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Old Bourbon Whiskey Put Up By Wilson, Fairbank & Co. for Medicinal Purposes

Old Bourbon Whiskey put up by Wilson, Fairbank & Co. for Medicinal Purposes 24 February 2014 There is a wonderful bottle on ebay now reading “Monk’s Old Bourbon Whiskey Put Up By Wilson, Fairbank & Co. Sole Agents For Medicinal … Continue reading

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Walton’s Bitters Counterstamped Seated Half Dollar

Walton’s Bitters Counterstamped Seated Half Dollar 23 February 2014 Frank Wicker (bottlepickers.com) alerted me to an interesting counterstamped coin on ebay for Waton’s Bitters. This looks to be for W 22, Walton’s Bitters from Cincinnati, Ohio in the Carlyn Ring … Continue reading

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A Stroll through the Scrolls

A Stroll through the Scrolls 22 February 2014 Charles Aprill recently posted some outstanding examples of various sized blue scroll historical flasks over on Bottle Collectors on Facebook. I thought I would nest these together and link back to his … Continue reading

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What?…more Orange Bitters…..!

What?…more Orange Bitters…..! by James Viguerie 20 February 2014 I think Orange bitters must have been one of the most common varieties produced. I took a look and tried to find the oldest brand of Orange bitters I could. Most … Continue reading

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Rees’ Orange Tonica – The Best Bitters in the World

Rees’ Orange Tonica The Best Bitters in the World  Risley Co. Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers – New York PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 19 February 2014 Well, this is the last advertising trade card from authority Joe Gourd in … Continue reading

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Mamma’s Recipes for Keeping Papa Home – Herdrich’s Bitters

Mamma’s Recipes for Keeping Papa Home – Herdrich’s Bitters  PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 18 February 2014 “Find out what drink is his favorite and supply him with the very thing that he goes to the club for…” Mamma’s … Continue reading

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The rest of the story of Lorenzo D. Youngblood and his Tonic Bitters

The rest of the story of Lorenzo D. Youngblood and his Tonic Bitters by James Viguerie 17 February 2014 I am looking into four patents on Texas bitters. They were patented by Texans living in the following cities: Columbia, Fort … Continue reading

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