Category Archives: Holiday

Brown’s Aromatic Bitters – Hannibal, Missouri

Brown’s Aromatic Bitters – Hannibal Missouri 13 November 2014 (R•111514) (R•111814) [This post was inspired by Tim Henson from Missouri] Jim Hagenbuch with Glass Works Auctions sure knows how to tug at the heart-strings (and pull at the purse strings) as … 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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The Cuero Texas Turkey Trot

The Cuero Texas Turkey Trot 28 November 2013 (Thanksgiving) I’ve lived in Houston all these years and never heard of the Cuero Turkey Trot. The City of Cuero hosted its first ever Turkey Trot festival in November of 1912 (some say … Continue reading

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Looking at a collection of Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Flasks

Looking at a collection of Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Flasks 25 November 2013 While visiting with John Pastor and Liz Maxbauer in New Hudson, Michigan the other day, I was able to look at quite a few extraordinary … Continue reading

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John Perry’s Dr. Warrens Bilious Bitters – Boston

John Perry’s Dr. Warrens Bilious Bitters – Boston 16 November 2013 (R•061914) Finding an advertisement for a Dr. Warrens Bilious Bitters in the Halifax Morning Sun, on March 12, 1866 (pictured below) prompted this post. I knew I had an example somewhere … Continue reading

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Ritz’s Juniper & Wild Lemon Bitters – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ritz’s Juniper & Wild Lemon Bitters Milwaukee, Wisconsin 22 October 2013 Mark Nelson posted a wonderful picture of the extremely rare, Ritz’s Juniper & Wild Lemon Bitters from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on facebook the other day. I’ve heard of this semi-cabin … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (Glass House Co.) 1754-1758

Brooklyn (Glass House Co.) 1754 – 1758 Part 2 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 09 September 2013 A glass works was founded on what would become State Street in the present day Brooklyn, NYC in 1754 by the Glass … Continue reading

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Paul G. Klinkenberg Drug Store – Kendallville, Indiana

Hi Ferdinand. I was reading your post on the Yamara Cordial Bitters (pictured above) and noticed the advertisement (see below) which had Klinkenberg’s Store as selling this bitters. Here is a little of the drug store and some good memories that I … Continue reading

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W.L. Richardson’s Bitters – South Reading

So “Who is W.L. Richardson”? 22 March 2013 Yesterday I put together a post on the R 57 – S.O. (Solon Osmond) Richardson’s Bitters (pictured to left). Read: Dr. S.O. Richardson’s Jaundice Bitters – South Reading This bottle has an … 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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