Monthly Archives: April 2014

Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show

Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show 30 April 2014 (R•050114) Darrin Irwin (Erie, Pennsylvania) has been sending me these cryptic images from a book talking about Houck’s Patent Panacea. I thought I would take a moment and look at Houck. I immediately found this … Continue reading

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Why can’t we find any information on Burnham’s Jaundice Bitters?

Why can’t we find any information on Burnham’s Jaundice Bitters? 26 April 2014 (Post update with NEW information 09 May 2014 – see bottom of post) It looks like I saved the toughest for last as I just can not find out who … Continue reading

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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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Alfred French Perry and his Anti Bilious Bitters

Alfred French Perry and his Anti Bilious Bitters 23 April 2014 (R•042514) Yet another, very nice, labeled bitters from Manchester, New Hampshire submitted by Brandon DeWolfe. The Perry’s Anti Bilious Bitters is an unlisted brand I am unfamiliar with but feel akin … Continue reading

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The Iron Maiden

The Iron Maiden 23 April 2014 I received a call yesterday from an old-time historical flask collector named Joe Wood. We talked for a bit about the great flask collections from previous decades and he mentioned that he had auctioned off … Continue reading

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A labeled Dr. Stephen Jewett’s Tonic Bitters

A labeled Dr. Stephen Jewett’s Tonic Bitters 22 April 2014 Yet another fantastic, labeled bitters from New Hampshire submitted by Brandon DeWolfe. We are talking today about Dr. Stephen Jewett’s Tonic Bitters from Rindge, New Hampshire. The example that Brandon submitted is … Continue reading

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Tufts Tonic Bitters – Plymouth, New Hampshire

Tuft’s Tonic Bitters – Plymouth, New Hampshire 21 April 2014 Now here is a tough bottle to get. I had to say it. The Tuft’s Tonic Bitters from Plymouth, New Hampshire was a late, labeled bitters, made by Tufts & Company. Ring & Ham give … Continue reading

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Annable’s Mandrake & Antibilious Bitters – New Hampshire

Annable’s Mandrake & Antibilious Bitters – New Hampshire 20 April 2014 Many of us had the opportunity to attend the great 2013 FOHBC National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire last year and we look forward to our 2014 National … Continue reading

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Looking at some Canadian Bitters

Looking at some Canadian Bitters 18 April 2014 On some days, I think the bitters collecting community is small while on others, I am just amazed at how big it is. Today, I worked with Marlowe Morris up in Canada … Continue reading

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An unlisted Russell’s Alterative and Tonic Bitters

An unlisted Russell’s Alterative and Tonic Bitters 18 April 2014 (R•041914) You may have remembered the 1836 Russell’s Stomach Bitters post from Vermont the other day. Bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd, saw the post and went looking in his collection. He … Continue reading

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