Category Archives: Hair Tonics

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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An unlisted Russell’s Alterative and Tonic Bitters

An unlisted Russell’s Alterative and Tonic Bitters 18 April 2014 (R•041914) You may have remembered the 1836 Russell’s Stomach Bitters post from Vermont the other day. Bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd, saw the post and went looking in his collection. He … Continue reading

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2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show

2014 Morro Bay Bottle Show San Luis Obispo Bottle Society 05 April 2014 I have always heard that the Morro Bay, California bottle show, put on by the San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, was an experience. This quaint show, in … Continue reading

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Why White? or How the %$#@! did you choose that Category?

Why White? or How the %$#@! did you choose that Category? Part 2 – Medicine Types: The Katzen Milk Glass Collection Read Part 1: Gary Katzen Milk Glass Collection by Gary Katzen Bottle Photography by Jesse Sailer 13 December 2013 (R•122813) … Continue reading

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Julius Falke’s Manual for Barbers and Hair-Dressers

Julius Falke’s Manual for Barbers and Hair-Dressers 10 December 2013 Thanks to Joe Gourd for the Against Prohibition trade card post yesterday. On the reverse of one of the trade cards (see above) was some valuable and elusive information on the manufacturer, J. Falke … Continue reading

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The Morley Brothers – Austin, Texas

The Morley Brothers Austin, Texas 30 October 2013 (R•110113) I like to stay in touch with my bottle friend, Brad Seigler, another Texan, in his pursuit of great and elusive Texas medicine and drug store bottles. We see each other … Continue reading

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Dr. Wynkoop’s Sarsaparilla – New York

DR. WYNKOOP’S SARSAPARILLA New York Dr. Wynkoop’s Katharismic Honduras Sarsaparilla Wynkoop’s Tonic Mixture Warranted to Cure Fever and Ague Wynkoop’s Iceland Pectoral Lyon’s Kathairon 07 October 2013 With the recent posts on the New York ‘big bottle’ sasparallia’s (Masury’s Compound … Continue reading

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Xavier Bazin, Steam Fancy Soap Works and Perfumery

Hello Ferdinand: Have enclosed some pictures of an interesting bottle that I dug in St. Louis. I dug this large flint glass pictured hair bottle from a pontiled era privy. It is a large bottle 8 1/2″ tall and 4″ … Continue reading

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A Few Extraordinary Texas Bottles

A Few Extraordinary Texas Bottles 20 August 2013 I am finally going to get off my butt, and right an article on my decade long chase of Texas patent med bottles, and submit it to bottles & extras. If they … Continue reading

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Dr. D. Jayne & Son – The Almanac King

Dr. D. Jayne & Son Family Medicines Philadelphia I was spinning around the Internet earlier today and came across three really neat Internal Revenue Proprietary Stamps (pictured below) for Dr. D. Jayne & Son from Philadelphia. Of course I had … Continue reading

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