Category Archives: Sarsaparilla

S.O. Dunbar & his Tomato (ya ya ya) Bitters

S.O. Dunbar & his Tomato (ya ya ya) Bitters 23 November 2014 (R•112514) Bitters ephemera authority Joe Gourd, sent me the above handbill from the druggist, S. O. Dunbar from Taunton, Massachusetts. The Tomato, Sarsaparilla, Blackberry, Dandelion and Wild Cherry, Vegetable Compound  Life … Continue reading

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Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters – NOLA

Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters – NOLA 21 November 2014 (R•112314) Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters (see advertisement below) is an unlisted bitters that was uncovered while I was trying to find out the original source of the Sarsaparilla and Tomato … Continue reading

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Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston

Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston 20 November 2014 (R•112314) Here is a bitters bottle that could be the most underrated and undervalued bottle in our hobby. The Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters from Boston rarely sell for more than a few hundred dollars which is surprising. First … Continue reading

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Dr. John Bull and Louisville at that time

Dr. John Bull and Louisville at that time 04 July 2014 (R•080914) (R•102014) “Louisville has a population of 140,000 or 150,000 and its population supports thousands of drinking saloons. Go in whatever direction, you will hardly be able to walk … Continue reading

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Lead-off Hitters in the Glass Works “Festival of Color’ Auction #102

Lead-off Hitters in the Glass Works “Festival of Color’ Auction #102 18 June 2014 Jim Hagenbuch, Glass Works Auctions chief, wisely led off with three spectacular pontiled medicine bottles in his Glass Works “Festival of Color’ Auction #102 that closed this past Monday evening. Lot … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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Dr. Wood’s Sarsaparilla & Wild Cherry Bitters

Dr. Wood’s Sarsaparilla & Wild Cherry Bitters 07 April 2014 Here is a nice and early, aqua, Dr. Woods Sarsaparilla & Wild Cherry Bitters from New York City. For the most part, the brand was sold throughout New York State from … Continue reading

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A Frog’s Eye View of Glass Works Auction 100

A Frog’s Eye View of Glass Works Auction 100 27 November 2013 by Jeff Burkhardt (Froggy) Just as most of us are stepping off to start Christmas shopping, Glass Works Auctions invites us to buy ourselves an early Christmas present in … Continue reading

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Unknown New England Glass factory’s contract with Clapp & Townsend July 15, 1848

Unknown New England Glass factory’s contract with Clapp & Townsend July 15, 1848 16 November 2013 (R•112413) I agree to make for Clapp & Townsend and deliver at the Boston Rail Road Depot at Greenbush (NY) between the first of … Continue reading

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Dr. Wynkoop’s Sarsaparilla – New York

DR. WYNKOOP’S SARSAPARILLA New York Dr. Wynkoop’s Katharismic Honduras Sarsaparilla Wynkoop’s Tonic Mixture Warranted to Cure Fever and Ague Wynkoop’s Iceland Pectoral Lyon’s Kathairon 07 October 2013 With the recent posts on the New York ‘big bottle’ sasparallia’s (Masury’s Compound … Continue reading

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