Category Archives: Miniatures

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 14 October 2014 (R•101514 – McGuire) The Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one tough brand to figure out. I mean, who is Dr. Forest and why is Bacon and Miller embossed … 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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A Stroll through the Scrolls

A Stroll through the Scrolls 22 February 2014 Charles Aprill recently posted some outstanding examples of various sized blue scroll historical flasks over on Bottle Collectors on Facebook. I thought I would nest these together and link back to his … Continue reading

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A Train Load of Health – Dr. Harter’s Family Medicines

A Train Load of Health – Dr. Harter’s Family Medicines 16 February 2014 Joe Gourd sent in this outstanding Dr. Harter’s Wild Cherry Bitters advertising trade card (above) from the John Kemler collection. As the card says, the “Train Load of … Continue reading

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History of Kantorowicz Family and their Factory

History of Kantorowicz Family and their Factory 30 December 2013 (R•010614) (R•012714-labeled sample size) As you may know, I started a series a few days ago on the white milk glass, case gin bitters bottles from primarily Germany and Poland. … Continue reading

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Manchester Display Photo Gallery

More pictures from the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show in Manchester, New Hampshire. Display awards were announced this past Sunday afternoon near the conclusion of the show. Congratulations are in order to Michael George and his Stoddard Glass Factory exhibit … Continue reading

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Very Scarce Clear 9″ Tall Royal Pepsin Bitters Bottle

ROYAL PEPSIN STOMACH BITTERS “Shamed be he who thinks evil of it” L & A SCHARFF – SOLE AGENT 15 April 2013 (R•060314) Up for your consideration is this very nice, very scarce Royal Pepsin Bitters bottle in Clear glass … Continue reading

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A Thought Provoking and Inspirational Communication

By 14 I had my own bottle shop in our cellar, a sign on the tree out front, had a table at the local flea markets, went to several major auctions at Bob Skinner’s, was advertising in Old Bottle magazine … Continue reading

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A mysterious little Reeds Bitters Vial

R E E D ‘ S   B I T T E R S Wondered if you’ve ever come across one of these ? The sample vial is 6 1/2″ tall and was found in a shop in Plainfield , … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Series – Holtzermann’s Patent Stomach Bitters Compound (4 Roof)

 “Contains no poisonous drugs or added poison.” HOLTZERMANN’S PATENT STOMACH BITTERS The Later 4-Roof Cabin 25 November 2012 (R•061814) (R•071714)  Most bitters and figural collectors are very aware of the early 2-roof and later 4-roof molds for the rectangular Holtzermann’s Patent … Continue reading

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