Category Archives: Currency

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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Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician

Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician 05 January 2015 Periodically I come across the Demas Barnes name and have wondered about the man. Most recently with John F. Henry (Read: Johnson’s Calisaya Bitters – Burlington, Vermont) who came to … Continue reading

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Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston

Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston 20 November 2014 (R•112314) Here is a bitters bottle that could be the most underrated and undervalued bottle in our hobby. The Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters from Boston rarely sell for more than a few hundred dollars which is surprising. First … Continue reading

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“In Hoc Vinces” – Romaine’s Crimean Bitters

“In Hoc Vinces” – Romaine’s Crimean Bitters 12 November 2014 (R•111614) I have posted before, back in August 2011, on Romaine’s Crimean Bitters when I started the Peachridge Glass web site. At that time I posted my color run (above) and … Continue reading

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Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show

Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show 30 April 2014 (R•050114) Darrin Irwin (Erie, Pennsylvania) has been sending me these cryptic images from a book talking about Houck’s Patent Panacea. I thought I would take a moment and look at Houck. I immediately found this … Continue reading

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The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856

The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856 Part 3 by Stephen Atkinson 13 March 2014 Part 1: Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Thomas Stanger began building a new … Continue reading

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Walton’s Bitters Counterstamped Seated Half Dollar

Walton’s Bitters Counterstamped Seated Half Dollar 23 February 2014 Frank Wicker (bottlepickers.com) alerted me to an interesting counterstamped coin on ebay for Waton’s Bitters. This looks to be for W 22, Walton’s Bitters from Cincinnati, Ohio in the Carlyn Ring … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Turner Brothers Advertisement

Dissecting a Turner Brothers Advertisement 04 November 2013 It is interesting to see liquor merchants pushing their products for medicinal purposes including wines such as Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters. Sharing  page space within the Daily Sacramento Union on 29 December … Continue reading

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Mrs. S. A. Allen’s Worlds Hair Restorer Display…and some more

Hi. Ferdinand – I received an e-mail from a gentleman from Spain recently wanting to sell a Mrs Allen’s Hair Restorer advertising display (see above). I have attached a photo of this rare item. If anybody is interested in purchasing … Continue reading

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U.S. Gold Bitters – Augusta, Maine

U.S. GOLD BITTERS – Augusta, Maine Yesterday all started innocently enough with an email from my friend and fellow Bitters collector Jeff Burkhardt (Froggy) from Cedarburg, Wisconsin telling me he might take a U.S. Gold Bitters to the upcoming Baltimore … Continue reading

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