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An exciting Oswego Bitters find…for just 75 cents

An exciting Oswego Bitters find…for just 75 cents  25 September 2015 The top Oswego Bitters image is from my collection. Three views. If you look carefully you can see 25 cents (cent symbol) embossed on the front. The amber, oval, flask … 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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What is Boonekamp?

What is Boonekamp? 14 June 2015 As a bitters collector, I often wondered what Boonekamp meant? In the early years of collecting, I thought is was a brand but later realized that many brands of bitters used Boonekamp in their name. Boonekamp is … 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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The little Clark’s Giant Bitters

The little Clark’s Giant Bitters 03 May 2015 You know, when I think of a “Giant”, I think of the Jolly Green Giant, Jacks’ Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum Giant, Andre the Giant or some kind of odd-ball circus pictures or Guinness Book of … Continue reading

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Salutes to the 2015 San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show – Morro Bay

Salutes to the 2015 San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show – Morro Bay 22 March 2015 (R•040315) Well…I salute along with the soldier and sailor dolls spotted on a dealers table. Another San Luis Obispo Antique Bottle Show in Morro … Continue reading

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Beriaults Hair Bitters – Hair Bitters Manufacturing Company

Beriaults Hair Bitters – Hair Bitters Manufacturing Company 21 March 2015 Bill Ham recently purchased a collection of primarily labeled bitters that he put on a table for the first time yesterday at the Morro Bay Bottle Show. The Beriaults Hair … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle Bitters – Augusta & New York

Dr. Tutt’s Golden Eagle Bitters – Augusta & New York William H. Tutt 29 January 2015 Back in August 2011, I had the opportunity to visit with Mike Newman and his extraordinary bottle collection outside of Augusta, Georgia. You can read … Continue reading

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Dr. White’s Compound Golden Seal Bitters

Dr. White’s Compound Golden Seal Bitters 13 December 2014 (R•121614) (R•121215) (R•011715) The bottle pictures at the top of the post are darn right poor like pictures of the Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman and merfolk but none-the-less, we’ve got some … Continue reading

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Jenkins’ Stomach Bitters crosses my airwaves

Jenkins’ Stomach Bitters crosses my airwaves 08 July 2014 I like this retro Schlitz Beer advertisement of an amateur radio operator. My father used to be a Ham radio operator. I remember his odd equipment with all these illuminated dials … Continue reading

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