Category Archives: Regulations

Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters

Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 16 February 2014 Now here is a really tough brand to identify. Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters is yet another, unlisted orange bitters, represented on the extremely rare, Joe Gourd collection label … Continue reading

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Memphis, Yellow Fever and “The Great Bottle Treasure Map of 1880”

Ferdinand, here is the article on “The Great Memphis Bottle Treasure Map of 1880“. The newly founded National Board of Health conducted a Sanitary Survey in the winter of 1879-1880. Yellow Fever hit Memphis hard in 1878, over 5,000 people … Continue reading

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Strong clues as to depth and location of Baltimore privies

Ferdinand, James (Campiglia) suggested this may be of interest to you and others. Strong clues as to depth and location of privies in some Baltimore neighborhoods. Excerpts from report, and link provided on word doc. Many privies were attached or … Continue reading

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Ordinances Regulating Location, Depth, etc. of Urban Privies

Ferdinand, I have put together a list of privy ordinances from Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and more than 2 dozen other cities.Some of these ordinances will show why it is tough to find bottles in some cities privies, especially when they mandated … Continue reading

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Collector Rights

Hey Ferd, I hope you are doing well, but there is an urgent and quite frightening matter that I need to discuss with you. There was a post back before the Expo that pertained to laws being passed affecting bottle … Continue reading

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