Monthly Archives: May 2014

The extremely rare Shurtleff’s Bitters from Bennington, Vermont

The extremely rare Shurtleff’s Bitters from Bennington, Vermont 31 May 2014 I always like opening my well worn Bitters Bottles books by Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham. Even though I’ve looked at the two books a million times, I always find something new and … Continue reading

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The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters

The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters 31 May 2014 It was nice seeing the lady’s leg figural, Universe Bitters, from Louisville, Kentucky, at the top of the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitter Bottles list. The bottle … Continue reading

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The Bust of Lafayette – Coventry Glass Works Mold

The Bust of Lafayette – Coventry Glass Works Mold Mold Section Found in the River in Mansfield, Connecticut 28 May 2014 John Pastors, American Glass Gallery Auction #12 ends this evening and I sit here watching a few items of … Continue reading

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The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters

The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters 27 May 2014 (R•052015) (R•052215) Oh, if I could only just see this bottle, let alone have it sit proudly in my collection. To my knowledge, the Martin’s Bermuda Bitters, is a one-of-a-kind, only example, residing … Continue reading

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Dorothy L. Martin’s, Bitters for Female Weakness

Dorothy L. Martin’s, Bitters for Female Weakness, The Gravel, The Whites and For All Kidney Affections 26 May 2014 What an super series of photographs for Dorothy L. Martin’s, Bitters for Female Weakness etc. in the present American Glass Gallery Auction … Continue reading

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The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters

The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters Charlie Gardner’s tag is still on the base with his code, which indicates that he paid $9.00 for this bottle. 26 May 2014 I have been looking for a reason for some time now … Continue reading

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Look at this labeled 481 Brand Stomach Bitters

Look at this labeled 481 Brand Stomach Bitters 25 May 2014 That is exactly what the gentleman is doing with one keen eye, looking at his 481 Brand Stomach Bitters, “At Last”….”The Best”. Hidden away in John Pastor’s current American … Continue reading

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Another Dewey’s Manila Bitters Pitcher

Another Dewey’s Manila Bitters Pitcher 24 May 2014 (R•060114) I received an email from a gentleman who was asking questions about a Dewey’s Manila Bitters pitcher (see above). The piece is from the private collection of Judy Milner, wife of … Continue reading

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Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitters Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitters Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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