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Mineral Water, Soda and related news

Top Saratoga “Wanted” List Update

Top Saratoga “Wanted” List Update 27 August 2015 A couple of weeks before the FOHBC 2015 Chattanooga National, I received a simple e-mail from Neil Moore from Milford, Delaware that is represented below. Good morning, I read your comments regarding … Continue reading

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The Mike Dickman Collection

The Mike Dickman Collection I stumbled into a “bottle and barbed wire show” in Albuquerque 14 July 2015 Nice to hear from Mike Dickman here from Santa Fe, New Mexico which may be my favorite place to visit in the United … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bitterquelle. . .

Everything’s better with bitterquelle… by Ken Previtali 04 March 2015 (R•071415) Reading the recent post on Hunyadi Janos reminded me of how the details of what we might consider commonplace can be intriguing. What could be more commonplace than water? … Continue reading

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Is the Hunyadi Janos Saxlehner’s Bitterquelle a bitters bottle?

Is the Hunyadi Janos Saxlehner’s Bitterquelle a bitters bottle? 01 February 2015 (R•020215) No, the Hunyadi Janos Saxlehner’s Bitterquelle is not a bitters bottle so let’s get that out-of-the-way, right quick. Most new bitters collectors, including myself, remember seeing a Bitterquelle either … Continue reading

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Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery?

Electric Bitters and Electrified Ginger Ale: Were they really “zapped” or was it just more quackery? by Ken Previtali 16 July 2014 Reading the most recent Electric Bitters post on PRG got me thinking about this “zapping” thing. With the … Continue reading

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Syracuse Springs collection

Syracuse Springs collection 08 July 2014 Good Evening Ferd, I thoroughly enjoy Peachridge and thought you might want to post some pictures of my Syracuse Springs collection. I have 24 different examples (seven quarts, four half-pints, and thirteen pints). I … Continue reading

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The Union Spring Bottle

The Union Spring Bottle Number 9 on the Bernhard Puckhaber list of the ‘Ten Most Wanted Saratogas’ 19 June 2014 (updated with Union Spring info same day) The other night, at the closing of Glass Works Auctions | Auction 102, I noticed this good-looking, … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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California Aromatic Orange Bitters – San Francisco

California Aromatic Orange Bitters – San Francisco PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 11 February 2014 Here is another, what appears to be, unlisted “Orange” bitters from San Francisco, California. The California Aromatic Orange Bitters was put out by Irishman, … Continue reading

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The Honorable Stephen Buhrer and his Gentian Bitters

The Honorable Stephen Buhrer and his Gentian Bitters 07 February 2014 As the trade card above and his advertising depicts, Stephen Buhrer was truly and honorable man, he worked hard and was blessed from above. He also put out Buhrer’s … Continue reading

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