Category Archives: Scams & Frauds

USA Hospital Dept Bottles – Theft Report!

USA Hospital Dept Bottles – Theft Report! 27 January 2014 Collectors, PLEASE be on the lookout for these bottles below. They were in a package reportedly stolen from what I now have learned is an unsecured USPS sorting facility. It … Continue reading

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From clear to purple or brown, that’s how irradiation runs

From clear to purple or brown, that’s how irradiation runs by Ken Previtali 01 December 2013 Regarding the post on “Artificially Purpled Glass” with the link to David Whitten’s fantastic website: David also mentions the effects radiation has on bottles … Continue reading

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More on the Harrison Campaign Historical Flask Scam

More on the Harrison Campaign Historical Flask Scam 28 August 2013 Ferd, saw your posting on Peachridge on scams. Thought you’d like to see my version of the Harrison campaign flask, this from late July. I had a ‘wanted’ posting on … Continue reading

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The latest bottle Scams with Velma Craft or Anicia Benson or Reginald Offutt etc.

26 August 2013 (Updated 28 August 2013) *** See Update Steven Dujardin below *** I’ve been reading the various scam reports and here’s what happened to me. I received a phone call from a Chris Stevens, who said he lived … Continue reading

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The bottles I ordered from Dogriver came today

The bottles I ordered from Dogriver came today 14 June 2013 Hi Ferd, The bottles I ordered from Dog River Glass came today. I have enclosed a few photos. Let me share my thoughts on this group. The small pickle … Continue reading

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Will the real Drake’s Please Stand Up?

Had a FED Board meeting conference call last night. One of the topics was reproductions. As I thought, there is not much we can do as far as stopping a person from reproducing a bottle but we should encourage a … Continue reading

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More on Reproductions from Jim Bender and Bruce Silva

This morning I did a Red Flag reproduction post that stirred up some folks rightly so. Reproductions have been around forever and will continue forever as long as there is a desirable original to copy. I think us bitters collectors especially … Continue reading

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Dr. Meyer, Echinacea and his Meyer’s Blood Purifier

A quack doctor at a fair – Library of Congress Ferdinand, I am hoping you could help me track down an antique bottle of Dr. Meyer’s Blood Purifier Syrup manufactured in 1880 to around 1910. I was made in Pawnee … Continue reading

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Daily Dose – June 2013

J u n e   2 0 1 3 Some ramblings and thoughts. Sunday, 30 June 2013 Been offline for a few days. A few words of wisdom. You can take this to the bank. “DO NOT SPILL CEREAL ON … Continue reading

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Curtis Cordial Calisaya Stomach Bitters Fraud?

Will the real Curtis Cordial Calisaya Bitters Please Stand Out! On 30 January 2013 I opened up one of my many incoming bottle related emails to see a stunning emerald green Curtis Cordial Calisaya Stomach Bitters with the following question: … Continue reading

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