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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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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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California Wine Bitters – From the vineyard of Kohler & Frohling

California Wine Bitters – From the vineyard of Kohler & Frohling 16 September 2014 Here, everything is not as it should be. The first example of the California Wine Bitters lady’s leg pictured below was spotted on a table at the Downieville … Continue reading

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Catawba Bitters labeled lady’s leg from New Haven

Catawba Bitters labeled lady’s leg from New Haven 26 August 2014 David Jackson (Read: David Jackson and his Applied Seal Bottles) posted these three pretty nice pictures of a Catawba Bitters green lady’s leg figural bottle with a label from Merrick & Moore … 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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Pow! Gun Bottles

POW!! Gun Bottles 31 July 2014 There have been some pretty cool figural antique glass pistol and gun revolvers on the internet lately. I remember my father having a few of these bottles in a glass bowfront along with vintage glass clam … Continue reading

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Corn n’ Fish at the 2014 Houston Antique Bottle Show

Corn n’ Fish at the 2014 Houston Antique Bottle Show 19 July 2014 Read from 2012: I brought a few of my Drakes to the Houston Show Read from 2013: Houston 2013 Antique Bottle Show – Showing Off Some of you may … Continue reading

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A Quite Different Un-embossed Drakes

A Quite Different Un-embossed Drakes 14 July 2014 I always like receiving e-mails about bottles, especially with great pictures. Here we go with a nice communication from Chris Eib about an unusual un-embossed Drakes Plantation Bitters (top right) and a Duncan … Continue reading

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Where is the Bitter Puyastier from?

Where is the Bitter Puyastier from? 21 June 2014 David Jackson sent me a picture of him holding a Bitter Puyastier and said, “Hi Ferdinand, Do you have any info on this bottle? I have one in amber and have seen it in … Continue reading

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Looking at some George Ohr Inkwell Examples

Looking at some George Ohr Inkwell Examples The ‘Mad Potter of Biloxi’ 20 June 2014 Jim Hagenbuch and Glass Works Auctions had some nice George Ohr, also affectionately called the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”, inkwells in their auction #102 that closed … Continue reading

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