Category Archives: Scams & Frauds

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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The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters

The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters 21 August 2016 A couple of weeks ago I received a phone message from Adam Koch up in Ohio who said that a shard of an unlisted color for a bitters was … Continue reading

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Warner’s Label Fraud?

Warner’s Label Fraud? 23 September 2015 A series of e-mails from noted collector and researcher Michael Seeliger from Brooklyn, Wisconsin. The person he references is not a member of the FOHBC. After review, I am red flagging. [E-mail #1] I have … Continue reading

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Dr. L. G. Bertram’s Long-Life Aromatic Stomach Bitters

Dr. L. G. Bertram’s Long-Life Aromatic Stomach Bitters 28 May 2015 (R•052915) (R•060215) Here is another extremely rare bitters that John Pastor presented in his American Glass Gallery Auction 14 that closed last night. The extremely rare Dr. L. G. Bertram’s Long-Life … Continue reading

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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.

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 … 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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