Category Archives: Questions

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man 10 October 2017 My friend Gary Beatty forwarded the above picture and email below of possibly an unlisted variant of a Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters bottle from St. Louis, Missouri. I … Continue reading

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A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector

A Haven’s Tonic Bitters I recently picked up from an Arkansas collector 07 October 2017 Here is an email and bottle images below from fellow bitters collector and friend Gary Beatty down central Florida way. I’m a bit suspicious that … Continue reading

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X-Rare Backwards ‘N’ Peruvian Bark Bitters

X-Rare Backwards ‘N’ Peruvian Bark Bitters 14 January 2017 Some nice incoming information and material on a bottle that seems to be the only unbroken example out there. Pretty darn exciting! Let’s look at the material. Make sure you track back to … Continue reading

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Peachridge Glass: 2017 Select Mailbox Letters

Please feel free to send any antique bottle or glass questions to ferdinand@peachridgeglass.com. The information will be posted if relevant or of interest to the readers. I will try to answer or wait for another reader to respond. Quality images … Continue reading

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Early Damiana Bitters or is something wrong here?

Early Damiana Bitters or is something wrong here? The New, Wonderful & Only Certain Aphrodisiac 14 October 2016 (R•102516) Gary Beatty snagged this interesting Baja California Damiana Bitters with a label (pictured above) and wonders if it is a variant of … Continue reading

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Nevada Backbar Letter

Nevada Backbar Letter 01 October 2016 This letter is in response to the “Unicorns and Rainbows” opinion that certain bottles mentioned in an article entitled “Nevada Backbar Bottle Bonanza” (FOHBC magazine “Bottles and Extras, September-October 2016 edition, page 33) are … Continue reading

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California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters

California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters 10 April 2016 (R•041216) (R•041316) It looks like we may have an unlisted, labeled bitters here as I find no reference to the California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters in the Ring … Continue reading

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Story of a Bottle

Story of a Bottle – Barkhouse Bros. & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon 49er Bottle Jamboree 20 March 2016 (R•032416) In preparation for the Holabird Americana “49er Bottle Jamboree” Auction at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, we … Continue reading

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Peachridge Glass: 2016 Select Mailbox Letters

Please feel free to send any antique bottle or glass questions to ferdinand@peachridgeglass.com. The information will be posted if relevant or of interest to the readers. I will try to answer or wait for another reader to respond. Quality images … Continue reading

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French Aromatique – The Finest Stomach Bitters

French Aromatique – The Finest Stomach Bitters 23 February 2016 (Updated) I get quite a few neat bitters emails from Gary Beatty (North Port, Florida) that always get me thinking and admiring. Let’s take a moment to look at his French … Continue reading

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