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The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan

The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan 22 September 2016 (R•102416) Here is a new barrel post for the extremely rare Hull Bros. from Detroit, Michigan. In fact, this is the only example I have ever seen. The amber bottle was offered … Continue reading

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Story of a Bottle

Story of a Bottle – Barkhouse Bros. & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon 49er Bottle Jamboree 20 March 2016 (R•032416) In preparation for the Holabird Americana “49er Bottle Jamboree” Auction at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, we … Continue reading

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Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City

Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City 01 December 2014 The four “C’s”. I guess I could have said NOLA or New Orleans but”Comus”, “Clerc” and “Crescent City” roll off the tongue a little easier. I suppose many of you bitters collectors have … Continue reading

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Herzberg’s Bitters & Botanic Bitters by Herzberg Brothers

Herzberg’s Bitters & Botanic Bitters by Herzberg Brothers 04 November 2014 I haven’t thought about my Botanic Bitters (pictured on right above) until I received the below e-mail from a fellow with a Herzberg’s Bitters cylinder (pictured on left above). … Continue reading

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A labeled Mett (or Alett) Stomach Bitters from Joliet

A labeled Mett (or Alett) Stomach Bitters from Joliet 14 October 2014 (R•101514) Lou Holis sent me the top picture via e-mail saying, “Hello. Picked this up last week on eBay. Bottle is from Joliet, Illinois (my home state). It is a label only, … Continue reading

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The Wiggs Brothers and their Fabulous Figural Cabin Bottle

The Wiggs Brothers and their fabulous figural cabin bottle 10 May 2014 As you might imagine, I have quite a few bitters in my collection, many being quite rare. It has gotten to the point that when I see a picture … Continue reading

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The Swan Bitters from Meadville, Pennsylvania

The Swan Bitters from Meadville, Pennsylvania 17 March 2014 Glass Works Auctions, in their “Winter be Gone” Auction 101 that ends this evening, has an interesting bitters square that I have not seen before. The Swan Bitters seems to have … Continue reading

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Yochim Brothers Distillery, New Orleans Family History

Yochim Brothers Distillery, New Orleans Family History 15 November 2013 (R•112613) I did a post earlier this year called The New Orleans Absinthe Makers where I posted a picture of my Yochim Bros. Stomach Bitters. This prompted the following e-mail with some … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Turner Brothers Advertisement

Dissecting a Turner Brothers Advertisement 04 November 2013 It is interesting to see liquor merchants pushing their products for medicinal purposes including wines such as Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters. Sharing  page space within the Daily Sacramento Union on 29 December … Continue reading

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The Morley Brothers – Austin, Texas

The Morley Brothers Austin, Texas 30 October 2013 (R•110113) I like to stay in touch with my bottle friend, Brad Seigler, another Texan, in his pursuit of great and elusive Texas medicine and drug store bottles. We see each other … Continue reading

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