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Stage Actress Beauties – Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards

Stage Actress Beauties -Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards 15 October 2016 As we posted on an odd Damiana Bitters the other day, I thought it would be nice to round this off with some Damiana Bitters advertising … Continue reading

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1876 United States Internal Revenue Stamps

Looking closer at 1876 United States Internal Revenue Special Tax Stamps 19 March 2015 While working on the Dr. James H. McLean & Ferd Meyer, the Tax Agent post, I had the opportunity to look more closely at the 1876 United … 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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Koopmann’s Bitters, for use in Marshy and Swampy Districts

Koopmann’s Bitters, for use in Marshy and Swampy Districts 15 December 2014 • Updated 21 August 2016 I came across this advertisement below for Koopmann’s Bitters put out by B. Koopmann in Charlotte, North Carolina around 1871. Let’s check it … Continue reading

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Looking at some George Ohr Inkwell Examples

Looking at some George Ohr Inkwell Examples The ‘Mad Potter of Biloxi’ 20 June 2014 Jim Hagenbuch and Glass Works Auctions had some nice George Ohr, also affectionately called the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”, inkwells in their auction #102 that closed … Continue reading

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Drug Stores from Bygone Days

Drug Stores from Bygone Days 10 April 2014 I know of some traffic routes now where I pass a Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS Pharmacy in succession. Usually when nearing a hospital. These homogenous drug stores and the drugs stores within grocery … Continue reading

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