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The Two Other Plantation Bitters

The two other Plantation Bitters + another 05 September 2015 Just about all of us are familiar with the Drake’s Plantations Bitters figural log cabin bottle. Besides Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters, you probably see more Drake’s at shows, at auctions and online than … Continue reading

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Dr. Huntington’s Golden Tonic Bitters – Portland, Maine

Dr. Huntington’s Golden Tonic Bitters – Portland, Maine With a Lot of Character & Critters 12 June 2015 (R•062015) Gary Beatty, as he sometimes does, called to ask me about a bitters bottle he was considering adding to his collection. … Continue reading

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The Robinson & Lord Figural Barrel – Baltimore

The Robinson & Lord Figural Barrel – Baltimore A figural barrel by broom makers? 17 May 2014 Seeing the Robinson & Lord figural barrel from Baltimore was a real surprise in the current Heckler Auction 110. I wasn’t aware of this piece … Continue reading

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The sexy, aqua and tall Hierapicra Bitters

The sexy, aqua and tall Hierapicra Bitters 16 May 2014 The country around Sonora is largely whitewashed with a strange medley of medicinal recipes – all no doubt very good in their sway, but it cannot be said that the … 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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A labeled Dr. Stephen Jewett’s Tonic Bitters

A labeled Dr. Stephen Jewett’s Tonic Bitters 22 April 2014 Yet another fantastic, labeled bitters from New Hampshire submitted by Brandon DeWolfe. We are talking today about Dr. Stephen Jewett’s Tonic Bitters from Rindge, New Hampshire. The example that Brandon submitted is … Continue reading

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The Rushton & Aspinwall Compound Chlorine Toothwash – New York

The Rushton & Aspinwall Compound Chlorine Toothwash New York 25 March 2014 Sandor Fuss (Denver) tipped me off to watch an incredible bottle that is making hay in the latest Norman C. Heckler Auction 108 that is currently on line … Continue reading

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Two Extraordinary Wide Mouth Sunburst Snuff Jars

Two Extraordinary Wide Mouth Sunburst Snuff Jars 21 March 2014 Many of you may remember the extraordinary wide mouth Keene Glass Works, wide mouth Sunburst flask that was sold by Glass Works Auctions at the FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show … Continue reading

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The unusual Mede’s Mexican Fluid – New York

The unusual Mede’s Mexican Fluid – New York 12 March 2014 In case you haven’t noticed, Norman Heckler has this incredible, oddly shaped medicine in their upcoming Auction 108. The Mede’s Mexican Fluid is six sided, flaring from the base to … Continue reading

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Looking at the Heckler Auction 106 Colognes

Looking at the Heckler Auction 106 Colognes 7 November 2013 Norman Heckler has a wonderful assortment of gorgeous colognes in their current Premier Absentee Auction 106. The colognes are figural monuments, paneled and fancy examples from the Ralph Finch Collection. … Continue reading

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