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Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi

Best Pit ever dug in Mississippi 04 March 2017 Hi Ferdinand! Just checking in to say hello and to send you some pics from the best pit of Hutch sodas ever dug in Mississippi. We found a brick lined cistern … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | January • March 2 0 1 7

January • March  |  2 0 1 7 20 March 2017 Cool Ardon Bitters wallet picked up by Robert Cohen. “I got this exceptionally rare Antique Leather Bitters Advertising Wallet, from Saint Louis.” Joe Gourd followed up with the paper piece below. 19 March 2017 … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | October • December 2 0 1 6

October • December  |  2 0 1 6 29 December 2016 I have a bottle my Dad dug in Denver in the late 70’s. His name was Jim Bryan. The bottle is Hartwigs Alpine Stomach Bitters. It is the one listed in the … Continue reading

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Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah

Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah 21 August 2016 Pretty exciting bitters here submitted by Robert Biro. Looks like a beauty to me! I’ll check it out in the Ring & Ham books. Notice the backwards “S” on “Koopmann’s”. Ah-so… I’ve written … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | August • September 2 0 1 6

August • September  |  2 0 1 6 24 September 2016 Wolford Z Whiskey mystery solved. “Hey Ferd, I think the following articles will explain the “Z” that is embossed on the WOLFORD bottle. – Best Regards, Corey Stock” Eighth in a … Continue reading

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TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide

TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide by Joe L. Mathews Jr. – 2016 26 July 2016 As noted within my Houston Antique Bottle Show report yesterday, I said I would be reporting on a new book by Joe Mathews called TeaKettle … Continue reading

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2016 Houston Bottle Show fun as usual!

2016 Houston Bottle Show fun as usual! 25 July 2016 The Houston Bottle Show is usually a tough one for me because it is usually a week or two before the Federation National Show (FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | July 2016

July  |  2 0 1 6 28 July 2016 It is with great sadness that I report that Jerry & Helen Forbes, dear friends of ours, lost their house yesterday in the Soberanes Fire. Here is a PRG Facebook screen capture from last … Continue reading

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A silver lining in that storm?

A silver lining in that storm? by Jack Klotz 15 May 2016 Here is the story of finding the elusive “Brown’s/ Aromatic/ Bitters/ Hannibal/ Mo” bottle. I knew they were out there, just never expected to dig one up, as … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | May & June 2016

May & June  |  2 0 1 6 Monday – 23 May 2016 Leaving for Louisville here shortly. Massive restorations aqnd renovations at Peach Ridge. Deep into inconvenience. Here is that unlisted Dr. Duncan’s Stomach Bitters that closed on eBay last night. Bill … Continue reading

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