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Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey

Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey 23 September 2016 (R•092416 – Z Solved) I guess my biggest question here would be why Jacob A. Wolford would put a “Z” on his figural barrel whiskey bottle? Does it … Continue reading

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Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters – O. H. Peckham & Co. – St. Louis

Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters – O. H. Peckham & Co. – St. Louis 26 March 2016 Ellen Hass Faulkenberry snagged this killer labeled Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters at the recent antique bottle show in St. Louis, Missouri. She posts on Facebook, “Thank you Tom, … 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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Routt’s Emulsion Cod-Liver Oil With The Extracts Of Malt, Wild Cherry, And The Hypophosphites – L.P. Routt, Richmond, Va.

Routt’s Emulsion Cod-Liver Oil With The Extracts Of Malt, Wild Cherry, And The Hypophosphites – L.P. Routt, Richmond, Va. 24 January 2016 Now that is a mouthful. It seems like Mr. L. P. Routt had a lot to say about … Continue reading

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A question regarding Capuziner Bitters

A question regarding Capuziner Bitters 01 October 2015 Incoming e-mail communication with pictures from Chris Eib regarding Hutching’s Dyspepsia Bitters, Drake’s Plantation Bitters and Capuziner Bitters. Some rather nice pictures of some cool bottles too to support the e-mail. [CI] … Continue reading

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Professor Virchow’s Iron Bitters – Chicago

Professor Virchow’s Iron Bitters – Chicago 04 September 2015 (R•120615) Jeff Burkhardt (Cedarburg, Wisconsin) sent the following e-mail and two pictures of a Professor Virchow’s Iron Bitters. I have not seen one of these bottles before so I thought this was … Continue reading

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E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House

E. Dexter Loveridge – In the House A Treasure Trove of Wahoo Bitters items goes to Auction 24 April 2015 (R•051215) One of the more entertaining aspects of collecting antique bottles, and in my particular case, bitters bottles, is the interesting names … Continue reading

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Is their a relationship between Grape Bitters by C.R. Smith & Company in Chicago?

Is there a relationship between Grape Bitters by C .R. Smith & Company in Chicago and Dr. A.H. Smith’s Old Style Bitters from St. Louis? 29 March 2015 Sorry for the long title. I though I recognized this bottle as it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Looking at some Universal Bitters

Looking at some Universal Bitters 15 March 2015 If you play word association with me and you say Universal, I think of Universal Pictures first, especially their older logos which were fantastic. One is pictured at the top of the post. Of … Continue reading

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Reference to an unlisted De Havens Wild Cherry Bitters – Chicago

Reference to an unlisted De Havens Wild Cherry Bitters – Chicago For the Convenience of Hotels and Saloon Keepers 28 February 2015 Many of the old-time druggists make up bitters by putting wild cherries, together with the inner bark of the … Continue reading

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