Category Archives: Tobacco

Professor Virchow’s Iron Bitters – Chicago

Professor Virchow’s Iron Bitters – Chicago 04 September 2015 (R•120615) Jeff Burkhardt (Cedarburg, Wisconsin) sent the following e-mail and two pictures of a Professor Virchow’s Iron Bitters. I have not seen one of these bottles before so I thought this was … Continue reading

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Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas

Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas Reuben Winchell Ludington 10 May 2015 While poking around the internet this morning, which is something akin to looking at the sky with a telescope, I spotted a listing for a Lud’s Aromatic … Continue reading

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Seligman’s Herb Bitters – Camden, New Jersey

Seligman’s Herb Bitters – Camden, New Jersey 12 April 2015 Here is an unlisted bitters bottle from the Garden State that has been circulating on some of the web forums requesting a place in history. Tom Kennedy Jansen posted the … Continue reading

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Belmont Tonic Herb Bitters – Philadelphia 23 January 2015 (R•053017) If you are wondering why I have used cigar label art above when I am writing about the Belmont Tonic Herb Bitters, it is because Benjamin Labe was primarily a … Continue reading

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Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin

Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin 18 September 2014 NO PLEASURE CAN EXCEED THE SMOKING OF THE WEED Ken Edward had this cool Woodgate & Co., Club House Gin bottle at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend. Ken let me … Continue reading

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The Lash’s Gentleman in a Hat

The Lash’s Gentleman in a Hat 28 August 2014 | Mystery Solved 082814 14:55 Here is an interesting e-mail I received yesterday about Lash’s Bitters. This seems like a question for bitters trade card authority Joe Gourd. Is there a … Continue reading

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Bonn’s Pure Scotch Snuff – Baltimore

Bonn’s Pure Scotch Snuff – Baltimore BONN’S JAMES RIVER TOBACCO MANUFACTORY 27 October 2013 Hi Ferdinand, I was lucky enough to buy this great, pontiled snuff bottle at the Manchester show. I believe it may be an unknown or as … Continue reading

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Photographs of People Drinking – Part V

Photographs of People Drinking – Part V PART V of a Series 15 January 2013 Presenting the Fifth Gallery of vintage pictures of “People Drinking”. This is a continuation of a series. See bottom of post for index. If you have … Continue reading

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Patent Medicine Proprietary Revenue Stamps

Proprietary Stamps The first revenue stamps in United States were produced to collect taxes on liquor in 18th-century America and were known as Supervisors’ Seals. These revenue stamps were embossed and known as the First Federal Issue. Later, new tax laws were … Continue reading

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Woods’ Baltimore City Directory – 1864

I get asked all the time from collectors, especially in my collecting area of Bitters; “so what is happening?”, “heard about any new bottles?, “anything in the upcoming auction interest you?” or “are you going to the so and so … Continue reading

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