Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dr. McTaggart’s Liver Bitters – Bridgeton, NJ

Dr. McTaggart’s Liver Bitters – Bridgeton, NJ Only known example was found in a home of a New Jersey glass blower 24 June 2015 Here is a really cool monogramed bottle sitting long on one of my bitters shelves that hardly … Continue reading

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What is Boonekamp?

What is Boonekamp? 14 June 2015 As a bitters collector, I often wondered what Boonekamp meant? In the early years of collecting, I thought is was a brand but later realized that many brands of bitters used Boonekamp in their name. Boonekamp is … Continue reading

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Dr. Huntington’s Golden Tonic Bitters – Portland, Maine

Dr. Huntington’s Golden Tonic Bitters – Portland, Maine With a Lot of Character & Critters 12 June 2015 (R•062015) Gary Beatty, as he sometimes does, called to ask me about a bitters bottle he was considering adding to his collection. … Continue reading

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Oliver O. Woodman’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg, Mississippi

Oliver O. Woodman’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg, Mississippi 06 June 2015 (R•062017) Yesterday we were in Mississippi posting on the Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla which is a great pontiled bottle from Vicksburg, probably dating to the 1840s. It is pictured below. That post prompted an e-mail which … Continue reading

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Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg

Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg, Mississippi 05 June 2015 (R•060615) “and none got too excited about it, but they wanted to buy it.” Incoming e-mail about an interesting sarsaparilla bottle from an old Mississippi collection. See low res pictures at … Continue reading

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Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters – Detroit

Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters – Detroit Which Dr. Owen’s are we talking about? 05 June 2015 Let’s take a moment and look at the Dr. Owen’s European Life Bitters from Detroit, Michigan. This is a pretty old bitters bottle with a … Continue reading

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By George, I Think I’ve Got It

By George, I Think I’ve Got It 02 June 2015 Incoming e-mail and pictures from bitters collector Lou Holis. This bottle is one of the classic figural bitters and a must-have for any bitters or figural collector. I must say, I … Continue reading

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Chuck Gildea wins an Oster Toaster!

Chuck Gildea wins an Oster Toaster! 02 June 2015 You never know what to expect from Jeff Wichmann with American Bottle Auctions. I was sitting in a meeting yesterday and peeked at my phone and saw a link to Jeff’s … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | June 2015

June  |  2 0 1 5 Tuesday, 16 June 2015 More rain headed our sway in Tropical Storm Bill. Ground already saturated from wettest May in history for us. Sunday, 14 June 2015 Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters – NOLA post … Continue reading

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