Category Archives: Collectors & Collections

Stories from visits with the collectors and seeing their collections.

Bottle News from the Big Sky Country

Bottle News from the Big Sky Country 30 November 2014 Always like to hear from James Campiglia up in Bozeman, Montana aka Big Sky Country. He and his digging buddies with Outhouse Patrol have it covered or uncovered in this case. … Continue reading

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Ask for Winter’s Stomach Bitters

Ask for Winter’s Stomach Bitters 12 October 2014 I love this advertisement above for Winter’s Stomach Bitters. I suppose if you drink the bitters you get a big stomach! This month, Greg Spurgeon has the very rare, Winter’s Stomach Bitters in his current … Continue reading

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Try Uncle Tom’s Bitters! – Trevorton, Pennsylvania

TRY UNCLE TOM’S BITTERS! – Trevorton, Pennsylvania 10 October 2014 Uncle Tom has been popping up in bitters news lately with two examples of the bitters appearing in the current North American Glass auction. I was also able to pick up … Continue reading

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Meet Chef Johnny Pol “The Foodman”

Meet Chef Johnny Pol “The Foodman” 10 October 2014 I met Chef Johnny Pol at the super 2014 Morro Bay Antique Bottle Show earlier this year and was impressed with his table of bottles and personality. Our hobby has so many … Continue reading

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The Great Aqua Trio – Russian Imperial Tonic Bitters, National Tonic Bitters & Dunbar & Co. Worm Wood Cordial

The Great Aqua Trio – Russian Imperial Tonic Bitters, National Tonic Bitters & Dunbar & Co. Worm Wood Cordial 06 October 2014 I think you all know how much I like aqua bottles. Though not a color, they certainly can … Continue reading

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My “Fall” grouping of 1/2 pint Union Clasped Hands

My “Fall” grouping of 1/2 pint Union Clasped Hands 26 September 2014 As I returned to Houston yesterday, I noticed the temperature was a good 15 degrees cooler than when I left earlier in the week. Here at Peach Ridge … Continue reading

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Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections

Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections 07 September 2014 My name is Joe Elcano and I work with Fred Holabird. He has asked me to contact you to see if you could help us. Our September and December … Continue reading

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Was there really a Dr. Robertson?

Was there really a Dr. Robertson?  30 August 2014 Read: Check these T. W. Dyott bottles out! Read: Dyottville Glass I received an original newsprint copy from Carl T. Hotkowski of the Connecticut Mirror (Hartford) from Monday, June 26, 1820. Within that newspaper … Continue reading

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Amazing 8-Sided Utility Bottle…Is It Baltimore?

Amazing 8-Sided Bottle…Is It Baltimore? 29 August 2014 As part of the “Dale Mlasko and great bottles found at the bottom of a San Francisco Hole Week” we now show you this amazing utility or ink bottle that Dale found in … Continue reading

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The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo

The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo 23 August 2014 (R•091814) Incoming e-mail from prominent west coast bottle collector, Dale Mlasko. We’ve seen many of Dale’s great western bitters pictures before. He had this oddity needing identification. I quickly … Continue reading

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