Category Archives: Postage

The Beggs’ and their Dandelion Bitters

The Beggs’ and their Dandelion Bitters 18 November 2014 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. Read: Braille … 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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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 Doyle’s & Soule’s Hop Bitters – Rochester, N.Y.

The Doyle’s & Soule’s Hop Bitters Rochester, New York 07 January 2014 (R•010814) $1,000 in Gold Will be paid for a case they will not cure or help. Bitters trade card collector and authority Joe Gourd, has provided a series of … Continue reading

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Germania Herb, Root and Fruit Tonic Bitters and the Germania Magen Stomach Bitters

Germania Herb, Root and Fruit Tonic Bitters and the Germania Magen Stomach Bitters 28 December 2013 Good morning Ferd, Couldn’t help noticing the beautiful Jesse Sailer pics of a Germania Bitters (pictured above) from the post named “Part 2 Medicines” featuring … Continue reading

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The Home Bitters – St. Louis

The Home Bitters – St. Louis 19 August 2013 (R•112413) Today, I have reason to quickly educate myself to The Home Bitters of St. Louis. I need to review the variants, the history and find out the rest of the … Continue reading

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Daily Dose – January 2013

J A N U A R Y   2 0 1 3 Section dedicated to daily thoughts and interests Thursday, 31 January 2013 Wow, this month just went by so fast. Christmas seems so long ago. Back in Houston, dodged … Continue reading

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Some Great US Postal Advertising Covers & Cards

As a United States stamp collector too, I find myself really enjoying patriotic covers and advertising covers related to history and antique bottle and glass collecting. I have assembled a few here to demonstrate my point. By combining a topic, … Continue reading

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