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A tale of two unlisted bitters – Vegetable Tonic Bitters & Tolson’s Tonic Bitters

A tale of two unlisted bitters Vegetable Tonic Bitters & Tolson’s Tonic Bitters Abbeville and Vermilionville, Louisiana 16 November 2015 When I posted the bottle shard of the extremely rare Youngblood’s Tonic Bitters the other day, James Viguerie responded on … Continue reading

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Griel’s Herb Bitters – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Griel’s Herb Bitters – Lancaster, Pennsylvania GRIEL & YOUNG – MANUFACTURERS 25 October 2015 The aqua Griel’s Herb Bitters is another brand of bitters from Lancaster, Pennsylvania that was represented in the recent Nolt Collection of Whiskey Memorabilia that was auctioned off by … Continue reading

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Curtis’ Little Giant Bitters “The King of Tonics”

Curtis’ Little Giant Bitters “The King of Tonics” 05 May 2015 The other day, I did a post on The Little Clark’s Giant Bitters that inspired bitters ephemera collector Joe Gourd, to send me three images for Curtis’ Little Giant Bitters, … Continue reading

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Frederick’s Great Remedy – The American Star Bitters

Frederick’s Great Remedy – The American Star Bitters 24 January 2015 On February 23, 1866, George P. Frederick may have opened his morning newspaper with coffee and a biscuit only to read with interest the following lines titled “The American Star“. … Continue reading

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Rushton’s Cod Liver Oil – New York

Rushton’s Cod Liver Oil New York 25 December 2014 [Christmas] It is always nice to see a bottle that I am unfamiliar with and to meet someone new in bottle collecting. In this case I am referring to Ken Darnell from Mount Sterling, Kentucky. … Continue reading

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Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston

Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters – Boston 20 November 2014 (R•112314) Here is a bitters bottle that could be the most underrated and undervalued bottle in our hobby. The Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters from Boston rarely sell for more than a few hundred dollars which is surprising. First … Continue reading

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Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show

Doc’ Houcks Medicine Show 30 April 2014 (R•050114) Darrin Irwin (Erie, Pennsylvania) has been sending me these cryptic images from a book talking about Houck’s Patent Panacea. I thought I would take a moment and look at Houck. I immediately found this … Continue reading

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Mamma’s Recipes for Keeping Papa Home – Herdrich’s Bitters

Mamma’s Recipes for Keeping Papa Home – Herdrich’s Bitters  PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 18 February 2014 “Find out what drink is his favorite and supply him with the very thing that he goes to the club for…” Mamma’s … Continue reading

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William H. Walker and his Tonic Bitters

William H. Walker and his Tonic Bitters 17 December 2013 I came across this 1869 advertisement above for Walker’s Tonic Bitters that I found in the Louisville Daily Express. I think I may have an unlisted bitters. Doing a little research … Continue reading

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Looking at Gardiner’s Rheumatic and Neuralgic Compound

Looking at Gardiner’s Rheumatic and Neuralgic Compound 14 November 2013 (R•111513) I am always on the lookout for well designed advertising promoting a product in the time period of my bottles. As a designer, I especially like the illustrations, lithography … Continue reading

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