Category Archives: Spirits

A pair of S. Rosenthal & Co. NYC bottles

A pair of S. Rosenthal & Co. NYC bottles 29 October 2014 Recently, I have corresponded with Chris Eib regarding various bottle related topics and during this exchange, Chris sent me the picture above of two S. Rosenthal & Co. bottles … Continue reading

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Alexander SaVille and his famous Delaware Bitters

Alexander SaVille and his famous Delaware Bitters 22 October 2014 I like the illustration of the SaVille Building in Wilmington, Delaware at the top of this post. Could there be a bitters story here? You bettcha! Look carefully at one of the … Continue reading

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Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections

Two California collections at Holabird’s Western Americana Collections 07 September 2014 My name is Joe Elcano and I work with Fred Holabird. He has asked me to contact you to see if you could help us. Our September and December … Continue reading

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The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo

The E. Julin – ABO football sized torpedo 23 August 2014 (R•091814) Incoming e-mail from prominent west coast bottle collector, Dale Mlasko. We’ve seen many of Dale’s great western bitters pictures before. He had this oddity needing identification. I quickly … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … Continue reading

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Genuine Black Walnut Bitters

Genuine Black Walnut Bitters Should it be a “B” or “G” Listing 15 July 2014 Bill Ham tipped me off to a super rare, Black Walnut Bitters on ebay (see listing) and said, “This is listed as G14 in Bitters Bottles, crazy place … Continue reading

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Look What I Found!

Look What I Found! Pam Selenak 30 June 2014 So we stopped at an antique shop on the way to the Reno Antique Bottle show and Randy and I saw this demijohn case. Although it had Pacific Coast Glass Works … Continue reading

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Dr. Crittenden’s Dyspepsia and Cocktail Bitters – Philadelphia

Dr. Crittenden’s Dyspepsia and Cocktail Bitters – Philadelphia 12 June 2014 Just a short post today to see if there is any relationship with E. H. Crittenden in Philadelphia and Charles Nelson Crittendon of New York. The other day we looked at Charles … Continue reading

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Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London?

Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London? 09 June 2014 Some of the earliest American bitters brands and formulas obviously came from Germany, England and other parts of Europe. We saw this the other day with the Hungarian Bitters which led me to Hodge’s Bitters … Continue reading

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Look at this labeled 481 Brand Stomach Bitters

Look at this labeled 481 Brand Stomach Bitters 25 May 2014 That is exactly what the gentleman is doing with one keen eye, looking at his 481 Brand Stomach Bitters, “At Last”….”The Best”. Hidden away in John Pastor’s current American … Continue reading

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