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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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Amazing 8-Sided Utility Bottle…Is It Baltimore?

Amazing 8-Sided Bottle…Is It Baltimore? 29 August 2014 As part of the “Dale Mlasko and great bottles found at the bottom of a San Francisco Hole Week” we now show you this amazing utility or ink bottle that Dale found in … Continue reading

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Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London?

Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London? 09 June 2014 Some of the earliest American bitters brands and formulas obviously came from Germany, England and other parts of Europe. We saw this the other day with the Hungarian Bitters which led me to Hodge’s Bitters … Continue reading

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The California Herb Bitters from Pittsburgh

The California Herb Bitters from Pittsburgh 18 May 2014 (R•052514) (R•090216) Here is an extremely rare, bitters square with a phenomenal form and name. When I say rare, I mean like “only known example”. The California Herb Bitters is from Pittsburgh and has G. W. … Continue reading

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Gouley’s Vegetable Bitters – Baltimore

Gouley’s Vegetable Bitters – Baltimore Louis Gouley’s Vegetable Medicinal Store 02 May 2014 (R•121814) (R•041815) Yep, had to be a Frenchman with that name. I was looking thru some older Baltimore City Directories and was reminded of an advertisement for Louis … Continue reading

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Mishler’s Herb Bitters Advertising Wall Clock

Mishler’s Herb Bitters Advertising Wall Clock Benjamin Mishler & Samuel Brubaker Hartman 13 June 2013 (R•050314) Glass Works Auctions has a really cool advertising clock in their current Auction 98. I wish I had more wall space. We already have a … Continue reading

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Old Dr. Townsend’s Daisy Vases, more common than you think

OLD DR. TOWNSEND’S CELEBRATED STOMACH BITTERS 11 April 2013 (R•052914) “The wife said they had gotten it out of a rural school in Alabama, where it was being used as a flower vase” Ferdinand: About a month and a half … Continue reading

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Woods’ Baltimore City Directory – 1864

I get asked all the time from collectors, especially in my collecting area of Bitters; “so what is happening?”, “heard about any new bottles?, “anything in the upcoming auction interest you?” or “are you going to the so and so … Continue reading

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OK Plantation Bitters – the “Big Boys”

O K    P L A N T A T I O N    B I T T E R S the   “B I G    B O Y S” If you remember, some time back, towards the end … Continue reading

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The “Blue-Green” Drakes Mystery

T H E   “B L U E – G R E E N”  D R A K E S Updated 01 July 2013 A good marketing or advertising piece should catch your eye whether it is mailed,  displayed or … Continue reading

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