Category Archives: Postage

Panama Bitters – Meeting of the Atlantic & Pacific

Panama Bitters – Meeting of the Atlantic & Pacific 14 October 2017 Recently I watched a neat documentary on the Panama Canal on Netflix (Panama Canal: Prized Possession). A few days later I found a bitters advertisement for Panama Bitters … Continue reading

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Dr. Doty’s Celebrated Mandrake Bitters

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Dr. Doty’s Celebrated Mandrake Bitters 25 January 2016 Recently, two pictures of a very nice, labeled Dr. Doty’s Celebrated Mandrake Bitters was posted by Eric Gamache on the Antique Bitters Bottles Facebook page. This would be D 87 L in Bitters Bottles from C. C. … Continue reading

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Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg

Dr. Emanuel’s Sarsaparilla – Vicksburg, Mississippi 05 June 2015 (R•060615) “and none got too excited about it, but they wanted to buy it.” Incoming e-mail about an interesting sarsaparilla bottle from an old Mississippi collection. See low res pictures at … Continue reading

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1876 United States Internal Revenue Stamps

Looking closer at 1876 United States Internal Revenue Special Tax Stamps 19 March 2015 While working on the Dr. James H. McLean & Ferd Meyer, the Tax Agent post, I had the opportunity to look more closely at the 1876 United … 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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Golden Eagle Bitters – Augusta & New York

Dr. Tutt’s Golden Eagle Bitters – Augusta & New York William H. Tutt 29 January 2015 Back in August 2011, I had the opportunity to visit with Mike Newman and his extraordinary bottle collection outside of Augusta, Georgia. You can read … Continue reading

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The Beggs’ and their Dandelion Bitters

The Beggs’ and their Dandelion Bitters 18 November 2014 (R•010315) As a follow-up to both of the DeWitts Stomach Bitters posts, I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on Beggs Dandelion Bitters. Beggs and DeWitt were partners at one time. … Continue reading

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Dr. Mampe’s Herb Stomach Bitters from Oshkosh

Dr. Mampe’s Herb Stomach Bitters from Oshkosh 02 June 2014 After the pretty lady’s legs we’ve been looking at, I wanted to take a moment and look at a squat little fellow from Oshkosh, Wisconsin that is more like a … Continue reading

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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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Soldier’s True Friend, Holloway’s Ointment & Pills

Soldier’s True Friend, Holloway’s Ointment & Pills For Wounds either occasioned by the Bayonet, Sabre or the Bullet, Sores or Bruises. 14 April 2014 I could not help but to get side tracked with George W. Holloway, the Syracuse Druggist, yesterday … Continue reading

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