Category Archives: Ephemera

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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The Beggs’ and their Dandelion Bitters

The Beggs’ and their Dandelion Bitters 18 November 2014 As a follow-up to both of the DeWitts Stomach Bitters posts, I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on Beggs Dandelion Bitters. Beggs and DeWitt were partners at one time. Read: Braille … Continue reading

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Looking at a Burdock’s Blood Bitters Rebus

Looking at a Burdock’s Blood Bitters Rebus 27 October 2014 by Joe Gourd Ferd, Sorry, nothing for the Chicago Hunki Dori. I do have something for your Bath, Maine, Hunk (hairy eye) Dori post. Using the eye in place of the … 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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Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin

Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin 18 September 2014 NO PLEASURE CAN EXCEED THE SMOKING OF THE WEED Ken Edward had this cool Woodgate & Co., Club House Gin bottle at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend. Ken let me … 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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The Lash’s Gentleman in a Hat

The Lash’s Gentleman in a Hat 28 August 2014 | Mystery Solved 082814 14:55 Here is an interesting e-mail I received yesterday about Lash’s Bitters. This seems like a question for bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd. Is there a … Continue reading

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West India Stomach Bitters from St. Louis, Missouri

West India Stomach Bitters – St. Louis, Missouri 20 August 2014 OK, so we already looked at two “East India” embossed bitters and one embossed “India” bitters. Now we will look at a scarce and extremely rare “West India” embossed brand from St. Louis. This being … Continue reading

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Kennedy’s East India Bitters – Omaha, Nebraska

Kennedy’s East India Bitters – Omaha, Nebraska 18 August 2014 Earlier today I put up a post on a Boston product called East India Root Bitters by George P. Clapp. It reminded me of my clear Kennedy’s East India Bitters … 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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