Category Archives: Revolutionary War

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask

The Bust of Columbia Liberty Cap Eagle Historical Flask 22 February 2016 (R•022416) (R•031416) Just when you wonder when the long drought and absence of killer bottles will end, up comes this off-the-chart great Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap – American Eagle … Continue reading

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Routt’s Emulsion Cod-Liver Oil With The Extracts Of Malt, Wild Cherry, And The Hypophosphites – L.P. Routt, Richmond, Va.

Routt’s Emulsion Cod-Liver Oil With The Extracts Of Malt, Wild Cherry, And The Hypophosphites – L.P. Routt, Richmond, Va. 24 January 2016 Now that is a mouthful. It seems like Mr. L. P. Routt had a lot to say about … Continue reading

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The Centennial 1776 Tonic Bitters from Philadelphia?

The Centennial 1776 Tonic Bitters from Philadelphia? 10 November 2015 Jeff Wichmann has some super nice bottles in his American Bottle Auctions | Auction 62 that is now underway. I thought it was just a matter of time, and bottles, before … Continue reading

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Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas

Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas Reuben Winchell Ludington 10 May 2015 While poking around the internet this morning, which is something akin to looking at the sky with a telescope, I spotted a listing for a Lud’s Aromatic … Continue reading

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Dr. Carey’s Original Mandrake Bitters

Dr. Carey’s Original Mandrake Bitters 10 January 2015 (R•011115) (R•011515) Though I am not a birdwatcher, I guess I kind of feel like one sometimes because I am always on the search for rare bitters that I don’t have. Maybe … Continue reading

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An unlisted Old Hickory Celebrated Stomach Bitters – New Orleans

An unlisted Old Hickory Celebrated Stomach Bitters – New Orleans Simon Herrmann and Jacob Grossman 22 July 2014 (R•072314) (R•010515) (R•111716) Framed picture added from Glass Works Auctions. It was real nice running into and jawing with Courtney Frioux from New Orleans … Continue reading

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The extremely rare Shurtleff’s Bitters from Bennington, Vermont

The extremely rare Shurtleff’s Bitters from Bennington, Vermont 31 May 2014 I always like opening my well worn Bitters Bottles books by Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham. Even though I’ve looked at the two books a million times, I always find something new and … Continue reading

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The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters

The only Martin’s Bermuda Bitters 27 May 2014 (R•052015) (R•052215) Oh, if I could only just see this bottle, let alone have it sit proudly in my collection. To my knowledge, the Martin’s Bermuda Bitters, is a one-of-a-kind, only example, residing … Continue reading

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Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show

Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show 30 April 2014 (R•050114) Darrin Irwin (Erie, Pennsylvania) has been sending me these cryptic images from a book talking about Houck’s Patent Panacea. I thought I would take a moment and look at Houck. I immediately found this … Continue reading

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J. M. Laroque’s Liquid Anti Bilious Bitters – Baltimore

J. M. Laroque’s Liquid Anti Bilious Bitters – Baltimore 29 January 2014 John M. Laroque, a Frenchmen, was the proprietor of Laroque’s Drug Store at 20 Baltimore Street from 1817 until his death in 1864 making the drug store one of the … Continue reading

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