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Diamond B Stomach Bitters – Detroit Michigan

Diamond B Stomach Bitters – Detroit Michigan 23 May 2015 John Pastor has this pretty decent Diamond B Stomach Bitters (pictured above) from Detroit, Michigan in his present American Glass Gallery Auction 14. The bottle is embossed “DIAMOND STOMACH BITTERS DETROIT … Continue reading

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Cool Embossings 3

Cool Embossings 3 09 September 2014 Lions, Bears and Bulls oh my. This is the third post in the series titled “Cool Embossings”. See Cool Bottle Embossings and Cool Bottle Embossings 2. I carry these images around in my digital purse, and periodically want to post. … Continue reading

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2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Hat Contest

2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Hat Contest 06 August 2014 We tried to add a little extra excitement to the Cocktail Party and Banquet on Friday evening at the Lexington National. Our idea was to have a hat contest based on some … Continue reading

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Dr. H. Munholland Medicated Bitters – Chester County, Pennsylvania

Dr. H. Munholland Medicated Bitters Chester County, Pennsylvania 27 November 2013 The extremely rare, Dr. H. Munholland Medicated Bitters from Chester County, Pennsylvania is a tough one to find with an example showing up in Glass Works Auctions | Auction 100 … Continue reading

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MacQueen & Co. Mason’s Fruit Jar Trade Card – Philadelphia, Pa.

Out of millions of early ad cards that we have seen offered for sale, this is the one & only ad card we have ever seen which has a Mason’s fruit jar depicted on it. I really like this trade … Continue reading

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Mrs. S. A. Allen’s Worlds Hair Restorer Display…and some more

Hi. Ferdinand – I received an e-mail from a gentleman from Spain recently wanting to sell a Mrs Allen’s Hair Restorer advertising display (see above). I have attached a photo of this rare item. If anybody is interested in purchasing … Continue reading

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What was here, Early Houston Advertisements – Part IIA

What was here, Early Houston Advertisements – Part IIA 05 April 2013 THE WEEKLY TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1860 I was able to locate another issue of The Weekly Telegraph in Houston. The day was Tuesday, 20 April 1860. This … Continue reading

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Glass Production Flaw Explained – Chris Rowell

No, this is not one of the meteorite fragments from the Russian cosmic event. You can always count on Chris Rowell (Baltimore) and others for researching and stirring up points about the bottles we collect that I quite honestly, know … Continue reading

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H F & B = Holtz Freystedt & Brothers – New York

Anyone into crude PUCE colored sided embossed whiskey bottles? Michael George posted a picture the other day on facebook (Antique Bottles for Sale) of an example of one of my favorite, non-bitters bottles. The H F & B New York. … Continue reading

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