Monthly Archives: January 2015

Golden Bitters on a Rainy Day

Golden Bitters on a Rainy Day 31 January 2015 Just a simple post today as I look outside and prepare for the next front. It will rain for a day or so. I thought I would share some pictures of … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle Bitters – Augusta & New York

Dr. Tutt’s Golden Eagle Bitters – Augusta & New York William H. Tutt 29 January 2015 Back in August 2011, I had the opportunity to visit with Mike Newman and his extraordinary bottle collection outside of Augusta, Georgia. You can read … Continue reading

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Tilley’s Summum Bonum Bitters – West Haverstraw, N.Y.

Tilley’s Summum Bonum Bitters – West Haverstraw, N.Y. 26 January 2015 (R•031215) The first thing I wondered here was why “Summum bonum” would be embossed on the Tilley’s Sunnum Bonum Bitters bottle from West Haverstraw, New York. Actually this was not my first … Continue reading

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Dr. B. L. Bull’s Vegetable Bitters – Racine, Wisconsin

Dr. B. L. Bull’s Vegetable Bitters – Racine, Wisconsin 25 January 2015 (R•012615) Here is another tough-to-find bitters that showed up and was snapped-up in moments on Jeff Wichmann’s American Bottle Auctions Sale Page. The Dr. B. L. Bull’s Vegetable Bitters … Continue reading

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This Chestnut Grove applied seal whiskey is a personal favorite

This Chestnut Grove applied seal whiskey is a personal favorite 25 January 2015 You never know what is going to happen or what you might see in bottle collecting. Yesterday I was monitoring some Facebook posts and I received a … Continue reading

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Frederick’s Great Remedy – The American Star Bitters

Frederick’s Great Remedy – The American Star Bitters 24 January 2015 On February 23, 1866, George P. Frederick may have opened his morning newspaper with coffee and a biscuit only to read with interest the following lines titled “The American Star“. … Continue reading

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Belmont Tonic Herb Bitters – Philadelphia 23 January 2015 (R•053017) If you are wondering why I have used cigar label art above when I am writing about the Belmont Tonic Herb Bitters, it is because Benjamin Labe was primarily a … Continue reading

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Cannon’s Indian Vegetable and Blood Purifying Bitters

Cannon’s Indian Vegetable and Blood Purifying Bitters 22 January 2015 (R•012315) (R•052917) I found this advertisement below for Cannon’s Indian Vegetable and Blood Purifying Bitters from an 1878 Fort Wayne, Indiana newspaper. Avery & Tyler in Lafayette, Indiana were the wholesale … Continue reading

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Knoefel’s Orolo Bitters – New Albany, Indiana

Knoefel’s Orolo Bitters – New Albany, Indiana 20 January 2015 Hard drinking and fast women are said to be causes. I did not win some bottles yesterday but it was not for “Hard drinking and fast women” which affected one of our characters in todays … Continue reading

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A question about French ‘Canteen Like’ Bottles

A question about French ‘Canteen Like’ Bottles 14 January 2015 Two years ago, I put together a fun post on a variety of historical canteen images. This is not my area of direct expertise, but I do find them fascinating and … Continue reading

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