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Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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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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Stage Actress Beauties – Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards

Stage Actress Beauties -Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards 15 October 2016 As we posted on an odd Damiana Bitters the other day, I thought it would be nice to round this off with some Damiana Bitters advertising … Continue reading

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Goodwin’s Laree Bitters – Baltimore

Goodwin’s Laree Bitters – Baltimore Strictly A French Preparation 20 October 2015 (R•052517) The advertisement below was found in the bottom right corner of a Virginia newspaper in 1882. Right beneath the word OPIUM. It represents the unlisted Goodwin’s Laree Bitters. Wikipedia … 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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Dr. W. B. Fuller’s Anti-Dyspeptic Bitters – Uniontown, Penn.

Dr. W. B. Fuller’s Anti-Dyspeptic Bitters – Uniontown, Penn. 11 September 2015 Always nice to get information that inspires some research on a bitters brand that I am unfamiliar with. In this case the Dr. W. B. Fuller’s Anti-Dyspeptic Bitters from Uniontown, … Continue reading

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Gilbert’s Sarsaparilla Bitters – Enosburgh Falls, Vermont

Gilbert’s Sarsaparilla Bitters – Enosburgh Falls, Vermont 21 August 2015 If you read my most recent post about Dr. Gilbert’s Rock and Rye Stomach Bitters (Read: Dr. Gilbert’s Rock and Rye Stomach Bitters), you saw that I was going to investigate to … Continue reading

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Tyler’s Standard American Bitters – New Haven, CT

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Tyler’s Standard American Bitters – New Haven, CT 22 July 2015 (R•072615) (R•040816) I have pretty much been overwhelmed with business, the upcoming 2015 Chattanooga National and the 2016 Sacramento National. Traveling every day of the week, so thinking about … Continue reading

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What is Boonekamp?

What is Boonekamp? 14 June 2015 As a bitters collector, I often wondered what Boonekamp meant? In the early years of collecting, I thought is was a brand but later realized that many brands of bitters used Boonekamp in their name. Boonekamp is … Continue reading

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Dr. Huntington’s Golden Tonic Bitters – Portland, Maine

Dr. Huntington’s Golden Tonic Bitters – Portland, Maine With a Lot of Character & Critters 12 June 2015 (R•062015) Gary Beatty, as he sometimes does, called to ask me about a bitters bottle he was considering adding to his collection. … Continue reading

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