Tag Archives: Hostetter’s

Bottle News from the Big Sky Country

Bottle News from the Big Sky Country 30 November 2014 Always like to hear from James Campiglia up in Bozeman, Montana aka Big Sky Country. He and his digging buddies with Outhouse Patrol have it covered or uncovered in this case. … Continue reading

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Hostetters Base Markings

Hostetters Base Markings 25 June 2014 I have been consumed lately with digitally archiving past issues of Bottles and Extras for the FOHBC membership and came across this pretty cool article from Hostetters Bitters master, Richard Siri, from the Summer … Continue reading

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An advertisement for an unlisted Clayton’s Celebrated Rheumatic Bitters

, Product Infridgement? An advertisement for an unlisted Clayton’s Celebrated Rheumatic Bitters 17 May 2013 (R•021514) While perusing Pittsburgh Directories in the late 1850s and 1860s for Zingari Bitters, I can across an advertisement (on the same page as the Zingari’s … Continue reading

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Shipping Crates

How about those old bottle boxes. The stories they might tell? Tami Barber Tami Barber attached the above picture of a stacked Richardson Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Lead, South Dakota and Anheuser Busch St. Louis, Mo. beer shipping crate to the … Continue reading

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Saint George the Dragon Slayer – Not only on Hostetter’s

Saint George the Dragon Slayer – Not only on Hostetter’s 25 October 2012 (R•051015) The recent post of a picture of a Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters and a New Factory Smoking Tobacco can (see below) by Steve Ketcham has prompted … Continue reading

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Looking at some of the Bitters Bottles on the steamboat Bertrand – Part 2

Looking at some of the Bitters Bottles on the steamboat Bertrand Part 2 14 September 2012 T H E B E R T R A N D  B I T T E R S  B O T T L E … Continue reading

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Labeled Theller’s Bitters Lady’s Leg – New York

Labeled Theller’s Bitters Lady’s Leg – New York 01 July 2012 Just snagged this bottle on eBay. I think I would have paid the same amount for the photographs, they were so well done. Here is how you photograph a … Continue reading

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Bottle and Glass Shards – Pieces of Wisdom

John Akers (see more of John’s Cartoons) produced some artwork for the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC) for their signature magazine Bottles and Extras. This art appears each issue as a header for a section with special news, finds … Continue reading

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Schnerr’s Wild Cherry Tonic Compound Bitters on eBay

Schnerr’s Wild Cherry Tonic Compound Bitters on eBay 24 May 2012 (R•041117) Watching this oddball on eBay. I cleaned the pictures up as the background was a bit competitive with the nice bottle. With about 1 day left in the … Continue reading

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Some Early Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters Shards Dug by Chris Rowell

Some Early Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters Shards Dug by Chris Rowell 20 March 2012 I thought I would publish some interesting dialog between big time East Coast digger and collector Chris Rowell and one of the top, if not the top … Continue reading

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