Category Archives: Auction News

Latest sales and stories for all the big glass auction houses.

Story of a Bottle

Story of a Bottle – Barkhouse Bros. & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon 49er Bottle Jamboree 20 March 2016 (R•032416) In preparation for the Holabird Americana “49er Bottle Jamboree” Auction at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, we … Continue reading

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The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask 22 February 2016 (R•022416) (R•031416) Just when you wonder when the long drought and absence of killer bottles will end, up comes this off-the-chart great Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap – American Eagle … Continue reading

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Original Dr. Pepper “Dr. Pepper’s Pepsin Bitters” Formula

Original Dr. Pepper “Dr. Pepper’s Pepsin Bitters” Formula 28 October 2015 Here is an original piece that is quite fascinating. Incoming email from Lou Holis (Lake Alfred, Florida) that prompted some follow-up. Who would have thought there was a relationship … Continue reading

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Ash Tonic Bitters – John C. Horting, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Ash Tonic Bitters – John C. Horting, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 15 October 2015 The Ash Tonic Bitters was a surprise in the Conestoga Auction Company event last Saturday when the Nolt Collection of Whiskey Memorabilia was auctioned off in a live and web … Continue reading

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Jeremiah Rohrer – Nolt Collection of Whiskey Memorabilia

Jeremiah Rohrer – Nolt Collection of Whiskey Memorabilia Rohrer’s Expectoral Wild Cherry Tonic 11 October 2015 (R•101615) One of my favorite bottles is the Rohrer’s Expectoral Wild Cherry Tonic. I consider it a bitters even though “Bitters” is not embossed on … Continue reading

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Prairie & Plantation Bitters – Cincinnati, O

Prairie & Plantation Bitters – C. Frank & Co. Cincinnati. O 06 September 2015 As I noted yesterday in my “The Two Other Plantation Bitters” post, I have been watching the ‘new on the scene’ Prairie and Plantation Bitters figural cabin for … Continue reading

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The Two Other Plantation Bitters

The two other Plantation Bitters + another 05 September 2015 Just about all of us are familiar with the Drake’s Plantations Bitters figural log cabin bottle. Besides Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters, you probably see more Drake’s at shows, at auctions and online than … Continue reading

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The oddly shaped Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic & the Heublein & Brother Bottle

The oddly shaped Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic & the Heublein & Brother bottle 05 September 2015 Frank Wicker sent the pictures (which I have cropped in Photoshop) of a Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic saying, “Hi Ferdinand, have you ever seen one … Continue reading

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Chattanooga National Bitters Spotting

Chattanooga National Bitters Spotting 19 August 2015 (R•082015) As busy as I was at the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show, I certainly had the opportunity to see some nice bitters on the floor, under the tables, in the … 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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