Category Archives: Apothecary

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector

A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector 07 October 2017 Here is an email and bottle images below from fellow bitters collector and friend Gary Beatty down central Florida way. I’m a bit suspicious that … Continue reading

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Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well

Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well 31 October 2015 (R•110115) I think many bottle collectors and diggers start out with an amber Paine’s Celery Compound in their collection. It actually looks just like a bitters bottle. I know when I was first … Continue reading

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C.G. Pendleton’s Tonic, The World-Renowned Stomach Bitters

C.G. Pendleton’s Tonic, The World-Renowned Stomach Bitters … and Baseball 06 May 2015 (R•050715) While working on the Curtis’ Little Giant Bitters post from Bridgeport, Connecticut, I came across this advertisement below for C. G. Pendleton’s Tonic, The World-Renowned Stomach Bitters in … Continue reading

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Smith’s Gentian, Dandelion and Yellow Dock Bitters

Smith’s Gentian, Dandelion and Yellow Dock Bitters Ebin R. Smith, Apothecary 08 February 2015 The Smith’s Gentian, Dandelion and Yellow Dock Bitters appears to be unlisted in Bitters Bottles. You have to look carefully as there are about 15 brands of … Continue reading

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Lyman’s Dandelion Bitters – Bangor, Maine

Lyman’s Dandelion Bitters – Bangor, Maine Caldwell Sweet & Bro. Druggists and Apothecaries 06 February 2015 (R•020715) Yet another dandelion bitters, this time put out by Caldwell Sweet & Brother in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. We are now talking about Lyman’s … Continue reading

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Dandelion & Wild Cherry Bitters – Iowa

Dandelion & Wild Cherry Bitters Farmersburg and McGregor, Iowa 05 February 2015 (R•110715) The Dandelion & Wild Cherry Bitters has been sitting on a shelf in my aqua bitters room since 2004 when I secured it in a Glass Works Auction. … Continue reading

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Willard’s Golden Seal Bitters – Taunton, Massachusetts

Willard’s Golden Seal Bitters – Taunton, Massachusetts 01 February 2015 (R•110715) I  thought it might be a good idea to circle back and find out who A. L. Willard was from Taunton, Massachusetts. He was known best for his Willard’s … 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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Brazilian Soda Bitters – Indianapolis

Brazilian Soda Bitters – Indianapolis 01 January 2015 The Brazilian Soda Bitters is the third post in a week for a bitters from Indianapolis, Indiana. The other brands discussed were the Kaufman’s Celebrated Blue Jacket Bitters and Apple Brandy Bitters. The clipping … Continue reading

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