Category Archives: Apothecary

T. J. Lummus’ A.V. Bitters – Lynn Mass

T. J. Lummus’ A.V. Bitters – Lynn Mass 26 November 2014 (112714) An important bitters sold this past Monday night in the Glass Works Auctions, The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 . The T. J. LUMMUS’ A.V. BITTERS from Lynn, Massachusetts (Ring/Ham, L-133) … Continue reading

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Dr. William S. Love’s Vegetable Elixir – Baltimore

Dr. William S. Love’s Vegetable Elixir – Baltimore 25 November 2014 I don’t know if you noticed, but there was this incredible Dr. W. S. Love’s Vegetable Elixir – Baltimore in Glass Works Auctions The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 … Continue reading

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S.O. Dunbar & his Tomato (ya ya ya) Bitters

S.O. Dunbar & his Tomato (ya ya ya) Bitters 23 November 2014 (R•112514) Bitters ephemera authority Joe Gourd, sent me the above handbill from the druggist, S. O. Dunbar from Taunton, Massachusetts. The Tomato, Sarsaparilla, Blackberry, Dandelion and Wild Cherry, Vegetable Compound  Life … Continue reading

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Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston

Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston 20 November 2014 (R•112314) Here is a bitters bottle that could be the most underrated and undervalued bottle in our hobby. The Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters from Boston rarely sell for more than a few hundred dollars which is surprising. First … Continue reading

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Brown’s Aromatic Bitters – Hannibal, Missouri

Brown’s Aromatic Bitters – Hannibal Missouri 13 November 2014 (R•111514) (R•111814) [This post was inspired by Tim Henson from Missouri] Jim Hagenbuch with Glass Works Auctions sure knows how to tug at the heart-strings (and pull at the purse strings) as … Continue reading

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An unlisted Anderson’s Wine Restorative Bitters reference

An unlisted Anderson’s Wine Restorative Bitters reference 27 October 2014 (R•011114) While visiting some of the Bath, Maine city directories the other day for the Hunk Dori Bitters post, I came across an advertisement below for Anderson’s Wine Restorative Bitters. … Continue reading

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Hyde & Gay – Hunk Dori Bitters

Hyde & Gay – Hunk Dori Bitters 25 October 2014 Here is another surprise that is up on eBay now. Another unlisted bitters! The pictures have been cleaned up a bit and have been taken from the eBay listing. Alerted by Frank … Continue reading

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Coleman’s Tonic Bitters – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Coleman’s Tonic Bitters – Portsmouth, New Hampshire 23 October 2014 (R•102614) Bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd sent me the following e-mail in reference to the A.W. Coleman’s Anti-Dyspeptic and Tonic Bitters post. “Enjoyed your post on Coleman’s Bitters. While … Continue reading

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J. W. Hutchinson’s Tonic Bitters – Mobile, Alabama

J. W. Hutchinson’s Tonic Bitters – Mobile, Alabama 19 October 2014 (R•110314 – Info and examples from Rod Vining) I suspect many bitters collectors have noticed that spectacular example of a Hutchinson’s Tonic Bitters from Mobile, Alabama in the current … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … Continue reading

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