Tag Archives: blue

A grouping of Clarke’s Vegetable Sherry Wine Bitters

A grouping of Clarke’s Vegetable Sherry Wine Bitters 11 November 2015 It seems like I am always moving bottles around because I am adding to the collection, dusting or just plain ole’ re-arranging. You see, bottles talk to each other and … Continue reading

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Blue Gum Bitters – Stockton, California

Blue Gum Bitters A nice takeaway from the 2015 Downieville Antique Bottle Show 13 September 2015 Frank Ritz pulled me aside at the 2015 Downieville Antique Bottle Show to show me some bitters that he brought for sale. Most were pretty difficult … Continue reading

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Kaufman’s Celebrated Blue Jacket Bitters – Indianapolis

Kaufman’s Celebrated Blue Jacket Bitters – Indianapolis 28 December 2014 While working on the post for the Dr. B. H. Kauffman Stomach Bitters from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I checked the Joe Gourd collection inventory list to see if Joe was holding any … Continue reading

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Harrison’s Columbian Ink Cylinders in the News

Harrison’s Columbian Ink Cylinders in the News 27 June 2014 Two southern gentlemen, Mike Newman (Augusta) and Charles Aprill (New Orleans) have been posting some outstanding photographs of cylinder form, Harrison’s Columbian Ink bottles from Apollos W. Harrison in Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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A Stroll through the Scrolls

A Stroll through the Scrolls 22 February 2014 Charles Aprill recently posted some outstanding examples of various sized blue scroll historical flasks over on Bottle Collectors on Facebook. I thought I would nest these together and link back to his … Continue reading

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Chuck Brown AKA ‘CobaltMan’

Chuck Brown AKA ‘CobaltMan’ 23 November 2013 by Charles Brown My name is Charles Brown and with such a name I changed it to Chuck very early in my life with most people not putting together Charlie Brown. Some got … Continue reading

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The earliest and latest with the blue W. Wolf’s Pittsburgh barrel

T H E   F I N D  –  C H I C A G O   A R E A The gorgeous blue W. Wolf – Pittsburgh figural barrel found in a Thrift Shop for 70 cents this past summer … Continue reading

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XR Cobalt Blue Ribbed Grape Lighting Rod Ball

Look at this incredible cobalt blue example of a National Ribbed Grape Lightning Rod Ball! Incoming this AM from Ron and Ann Krupa. Thanks! Hi: I noticed in your lightning ball grape grouping (there was) no reference to the cobalt … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – The Mysterious Blue Barrel

UNEMBOSSED BLUE FIGURAL BARREL 06 July 2012 (R•092016) Here is a great figural barrel that many collectors consider very desirable because of the form, size and color. The barrel is larger than most bitters barrels and really jumps out in … Continue reading

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The Charles & Jane Aprill Blue Gallery

The Charles & Jane Aprill Blue Gallery 01 June 2012 (R•030817) You can be sure of two things when you come across a picture from the collection of Charles and Jane Aprill from New Orleans. The first is that the … Continue reading

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