Category Archives: Civil War

Plan Your FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show Vacation

Plan Your FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National Antique Bottle Show Vacation 16 October 2014 31 July – 02 August for Chattanooga in 2015! Start planning  your vacation now and make the most of your trip to the 2015 FOHBC National Antique Bottle Show … Continue reading

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Drakes Plantation Bitters on 1874 Stereoview Mock Medical Scene

Drakes Plantation Bitters on 1874 Stereoview Mock Medical Scene 07  October 2014 Frank Wicker over at BottlePickers.com tipped me off to this wonderful, yet bizarre stereoview card on eBay with a mock medical scene, a wizard of some sort, some … Continue reading

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Pawnee Bitters and the Pawnee Indian Medicine Co. – San Francisco

Pawnee Bitters and the Pawnee Indian Medicine Co. – San Francisco 22 August 2014 (R•082414) I was able to add a second Pawnee Indian Medicine Company bottle to my collection at the Lexington National. I already had a very rare … Continue reading

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The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters

The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters 31 May 2014 It was nice seeing the lady’s leg figural, Universe Bitters, from Louisville, Kentucky, at the top of the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitter Bottles list. The bottle … Continue reading

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The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters

The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters 27 May 2014 Oh, if I could only just see this bottle, let alone have it sit proudly in my collection. To my knowledge, the Martin’s Bermuda Bitters, is a one-of-a-kind, only example, residing in the … Continue reading

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The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters

The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters Charlie Gardner’s tag is still on the base with his code, which indicates that he paid $9.00 for this bottle. 26 May 2014 I have been looking for a reason for some time now … Continue reading

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The Wiggs Brothers and their Fabulous Figural Cabin Bottle

The Wiggs Brothers and their fabulous figural cabin bottle 10 May 2014 As you might imagine, I have quite a few bitters in my collection, many being quite rare. It has gotten to the point that when I see a picture … Continue reading

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The unlisted Yaupon Bitters – Norfolk, Virginia

The unlisted Yaupon Bitters – Norfolk, Virginia or Vegetable Elixir of Life 11 March 2014 Bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd (Chicago, Illinois) sent me the pictured advertising trade card below for Yaupon Bitters put out by John R. Ludlow … Continue reading

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L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label!

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label! 31 January 2014 I like it when an example of a re-purposed bottle shows up at an auction or on ebay. They are fun to look at and add ‘personality’ … Continue reading

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