Category Archives: Tax Stamps

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man 10 October 2017 My friend Gary Beatty forwarded the above picture and email below of possibly an unlisted variant of a Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters bottle from St. Louis, Missouri. I … Continue reading

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Dexter Loveridge’s Wahoo Bitters – The Traveller’s Friend Flask

Dexter Loveridge’s Wahoo Bitters – The Traveller’s Friend Flask 04 February 2016 Just received some great pictures the other day while boarding a flight from Tampa to Houston. Knocked my socks off, I think, as I had boots on. Look … Continue reading

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Mishler’s Herb Bitters and The Mishler Family

Mishler’s Herb Bitters and the Mishler Family 14 October 2015 If you are a bitters collector, you probably possess a bottle or two of the celebrated Mishler’s Herb Bitters on your shelves. The Great Household Remedy. Very popular and with … Continue reading

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1876 United States Internal Revenue Stamps

Looking closer at 1876 United States Internal Revenue Special Tax Stamps 19 March 2015 While working on the Dr. James H. McLean & Ferd Meyer, the Tax Agent post, I had the opportunity to look more closely at the 1876 United … Continue reading

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Dr. James H. McLean & Ferd Meyer, the Tax Agent

Dr. James H. McLean & Ferd Meyer, the Tax Agent 19 March 2015 Tom Phillips sent me a packet of FOHBC convention information and with it was this Commission Bill below for Dr. J. H. McLean’s Family Medicines at 314 Chestnut Street … Continue reading

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Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician

Demas S. Barnes – Medicine Man to Politician 05 January 2015 Periodically I come across the Demas Barnes name and have wondered about the man. Most recently with John F. Henry (Read: Johnson’s Calisaya Bitters – Burlington, Vermont) who came to … Continue reading

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West India Stomach Bitters from St. Louis, Missouri

West India Stomach Bitters – St. Louis, Missouri 20 August 2014 (R•031815) OK, so we already looked at two “East India” embossed bitters and one embossed “India” bitters. Now we will look at a scarce and extremely rare “West India” embossed brand from St. Louis. This … Continue reading

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Dorothy L. Martin’s, Bitters for Female Weakness

Dorothy L. Martin’s, Bitters for Female Weakness, The Gravel, The Whites and For All Kidney Affections 26 May 2014 What an super series of photographs for Dorothy L. Martin’s, Bitters for Female Weakness etc. in the present American Glass Gallery Auction … Continue reading

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The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters

The great William Allen’s Congress Bitters Charlie Gardner’s tag is still on the base with his code, which indicates that he paid $9.00 for this bottle. 26 May 2014 I have been looking for a reason for some time now … Continue reading

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Holloway’s Orange Bitters by Canada Dry

Holloway’s Orange Bitters distributed by Canada Dry 17 April 2014 Well, certainly not the most exciting and early bitters product, but a bitters none-the-less. So it must be added to the Orange Bitters series. Plus, who knows, maybe there is a … Continue reading

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