Category Archives: Bottles and Extras

Nevada Backbar Letter

Nevada Backbar Letter 01 October 2016 This letter is in response to the “Unicorns and Rainbows” opinion that certain bottles mentioned in an article entitled “Nevada Backbar Bottle Bonanza” (FOHBC magazine “Bottles and Extras, September-October 2016 edition, page 33) are … Continue reading

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An exquisite Lediard’s Morning Call square

  An exquisite Lediard’s Morning Call square 05 February 2016 Charles Lediard has again been on my mind recently for a number of reasons. First of all, I came across some new material and information and updated the Charles Lediard and … Continue reading

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Celebrated Crown Bitters – F. Chevalier Sole Agent

Celebrated Crown Stomach Bitters – F. Chevalier Sole Agent 17 January 2016 Here is a nice connection with whiskey and bitters bottles submitted by FOHBC Treasurer, Gary Beatty. I worked on the pictures a little bit to work with the post. … Continue reading

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Fantasy Jug for 2015 Chattanooga National

Fantasy Jug for 2015 Chattanooga National 25 May 2015 Now, here is some exciting news. Jim Bender, FOHBC Historian, has commissioned Jim Healy from Tribes Hill, New York to make a commemorative stoneware jug for the upcoming 2015 Chattanooga National … Continue reading

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E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House

E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House A Treasure Trove of Wahoo Bitters items goes to Auction 24 April 2015 (R•051215) One of the more entertaining aspects of collecting antique bottles, and in my particular case, bitters bottles, is the interesting names … 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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2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Board Meeting

2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Board Meeting 06 August 2014 I am getting quite a few requests to start reporting on the Lexington National that occurred last weekend. Just arrived home Monday night and am sorting through hundreds of really … Continue reading

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Workin’ the 2014 Houston Antique Bottle Show

Workin’ the 2014 Houston Antique Bottle Show 21 July 2014 This years Houston Antique Bottles, Advertising & Collectibles Show and Sale served as a warm-up for me as the FOHBC Lexington National is in less than two weeks. This past Saturday, I … Continue reading

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Ezekial Porter Eastman and his Yellow Dock Bitters

Ezekial Porter Eastman and his Yellow Dock Bitters It came as no surprise – to his sisters – that Ezekiel also decided to bottle a medicine made of yellow dock root. He arranged to have the bitters manufactured by Joseph P. … Continue reading

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Two Extraordinary Wide Mouth Sunburst Snuff Jars

Two Extraordinary Wide Mouth Sunburst Snuff Jars 21 March 2014 Many of you may remember the extraordinary wide mouth Keene Glass Works, wide mouth Sunburst flask that was sold by Glass Works Auctions at the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show … Continue reading

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