Monthly Archives: March 2014

Paradise Bitters – Fresno, California

Paradise Bitters – Fresno, California 31 March 2014 I picked up a pretty rare Paradise Bitters at the Morro Bay bottle show this past weekend when I was walking out the doors nearing the end of the two-day show. Lou … Continue reading

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Webb’s Improved Stomach Bitters – Jackson, Michigan

Webb’s Improved Stomach Bitters Jackson, Michigan 29 March 2014 (R•033014) (R•053015) It is not often that I purchase a bottle for my collection when I already have an example, unless of course it is a different color or mold variation. … Continue reading

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John Thomson and his “Thomsonian System of Practice”

John Thomson and his “Thomsonian System of Practice” 27 March 2014 (R•28 March 2014) Just a short post tonight, it has gotten longer thanks to Mark Yates and his leads, about John Thomson who was a Botanic Physician located at No. … Continue reading

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Dr. G. C. Blake’s Anti-Dyspeptic Bitters from Buffalo

Dr. G. C. Blake’s Anti Dyspeptic Bitters from Buffalo 26 March 2014 With the completion of the Dr. Blake’s Aromatic Bitters post from New York City, it seems logical that we might now want to look at the Dr. G. … Continue reading

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Stock up with Dr. Blake’s Aromatic Bitters

Stock up with Dr. Blake’s Aromatic Bitters 25 March 2014 (R•030617) I have to tell you, I really like my aqua bitters bottles. I keep many of the smaller examples in one room and they shine and dance without the … Continue reading

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The Rushton & Aspinwall Compound Chlorine Toothwash – New York

The Rushton & Aspinwall Compound Chlorine Toothwash New York 25 March 2014 Sandor Fuss (Denver) tipped me off to watch an incredible bottle that is making hay in the latest Norman C. Heckler Auction 108 that is currently on line … Continue reading

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A Placard that definitely features Dr. Lighthill and a bitters

A Placard that definitely features Dr. Lighthill and a bitters 23 March 2013 (R•032414) In early March, Civil War author and patent medicine ephemera collector, James Schmidt contacted me about a potential bitters he had spotted on a stereoview card that … Continue reading

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Thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters

Thrilled to pick up a light amber Schroeder’s Bitters 23 March 2014 Ferd, I know it is not the rarest in the world, but while at the Flint, Michigan bottle show last weekend, I was thrilled to pick up a … Continue reading

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Where is the Columbia Cascara Bitters from?

Where is the Columbia Cascara Bitters from? 23 March 2014 Gary Beatty (North Port, Florida) has sent me more pictures (see top of post) for yet another odd bitters that I was not aware of, this being the Columbia Cascara … Continue reading

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Swiss Stomach Bitters from Zwinger to Koch to Zoeller

Swiss Stomach Bitters from Zwinger to Koch to Zoeller  22 March 2014 (R•060314 – Z7 added) (R•110316-labeled Z7) It is always nice to hear from fellow bitters collector Gary Beatty from sunny Florida. Gary is also a Pastor by profession … Continue reading

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