Category Archives: Tonics

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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Strickland’s Life Bitters

Reference to a Strickland’s Life Bitters 16 March 2016 The Strickland’s Life Bitters is an unlisted bitters that I came across recently while searching for other material. We are talking about Dr. Alfred Strickland who founded Strickland & Company around 1862 in … Continue reading

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Dr. William Henry Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois

Dr. William H. Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois 29 November 2015 (R•113015) Joe Gourd scouted this unlisted (we think) Tonic Bitters on eBay (see listing) and forwarded to Bill Ham. Bill asked for my assistance. We can … Continue reading

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Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines

Dr. Asher Atkinson’s Universal Family Medicines Botanic Druggist, Principal Depot, No. 230 Greenwich St., New York 27 November 2015 (R•113015) Working in my “A’s” today trying to see if any unlisted bitters are parked in my “to do” folders. Here … Continue reading

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Wild Cherry and Iron Bitters – J.M. Abeles, Leavenworth, Kansas

Wild Cherry and Iron Bitters Joseph M. Abeles, Druggist, Leavenworth, Kansas 24 November 2015 Here is an incoming email from super-sleuth, James Viguerie, as he finds yet another unlisted bitters reference, that being for the Wild Cherry and Iron Bitters prepared by J. … Continue reading

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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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A tale of two unlisted bitters – Vegetable Tonic Bitters & Tolson’s Tonic Bitters

A tale of two unlisted bitters Vegetable Tonic Bitters & Tolson’s Tonic Bitters Abbeville and Vermilionville, Louisiana 16 November 2015 When I posted the bottle shard of the extremely rare Youngblood’s Tonic Bitters the other day, James Viguerie responded on … Continue reading

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The Centennial 1776 Tonic Bitters from Philadelphia?

The Centennial 1776 Tonic Bitters from Philadelphia? 10 November 2015 Jeff Wichmann has some super nice bottles in his American Bottle Auctions | Auction 62 that is now underway. I thought it was just a matter of time, and bottles, before … Continue reading

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Big Advertising Pays for Paine’s Celery Compound

Big Advertising Pays for Paine’s Celery Compound 01 November 2015 I did a post yesterday on Paine’s Celery Compound that revealed some super-sized advertising in various newspapers across United States. I would have to believe that taking full-page or almost full advertisements had … Continue reading

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Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well

Paine’s Celery Compound – Makes People Well 31 October 2015 (R•110115) I think many bottle collectors and diggers start out with an amber Paine’s Celery Compound in their collection. It actually looks just like a bitters bottle. I know when I was first … Continue reading

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