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The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters

The Great English Tonic Rothery’s Appetizer and Stomach Bitters 21 August 2016 A couple of weeks ago I received a phone message from Adam Koch up in Ohio who said that a shard of an unlisted color for a bitters was … Continue reading

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Strickland’s Life Bitters

Reference to a Strickland’s Life Bitters 16 March 2016 The Strickland’s Life Bitters is an unlisted bitters that I came across recently while searching for other material. We are talking about Dr. Alfred Strickland who founded Strickland & Company around 1862 in … Continue reading

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Charles Green’s Peruvian Bark Bitters – Brookfield, Missouri

Charles Green’s Peruvian Bark Bitters Brookfield, Missouri 06 December 2015 Ellen Haas Faulkenberry from St. Louis, Missouri posted these pictures of a Green’s Peruvian Bark Bitters on Facebook a week or so ago. I cropped them in Photoshop. Apparently the bottle was dug in … Continue reading

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Dr. William Henry Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois

Dr. William H. Conibear and his Tonic Bitters – Morton, Illinois 29 November 2015 (R•113015) Joe Gourd scouted this unlisted (we think) Tonic Bitters on eBay (see listing) and forwarded to Bill Ham. Bill asked for my assistance. We can … Continue reading

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Democratic Bitters

Democratic Bitters 18 November 2015 Here is a communication below from James Viguerie who periodically helps out with bitters posts. Looks like we have references to an unlisted Democratic Bitters made by Dr. Samuel R. Whitlow from Peoria County, Illinois around … Continue reading

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A question regarding Capuziner Bitters

A question regarding Capuziner Bitters 01 October 2015 Incoming e-mail communication with pictures from Chris Eib regarding Hutching’s Dyspepsia Bitters, Drake’s Plantation Bitters and Capuziner Bitters. Some rather nice pictures of some cool bottles too to support the e-mail. [CI] … Continue reading

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Is their a relationship between Grape Bitters by C.R. Smith & Company in Chicago?

Is there a relationship between Grape Bitters by C .R. Smith & Company in Chicago and Dr. A.H. Smith’s Old Style Bitters from St. Louis? 29 March 2015 Sorry for the long title. I though I recognized this bottle as it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Looking at some Universal Bitters

Looking at some Universal Bitters 15 March 2015 If you play word association with me and you say Universal, I think of Universal Pictures first, especially their older logos which were fantastic. One is pictured at the top of the post. Of … Continue reading

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Reference to an unlisted De Havens Wild Cherry Bitters – Chicago

Reference to an unlisted De Havens Wild Cherry Bitters – Chicago For the Convenience of Hotels and Saloon Keepers 28 February 2015 Many of the old-time druggists make up bitters by putting wild cherries, together with the inner bark of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Mackenzie’s or Dr. McKinzie Wild Cherry Bitters

Dr. Mackenzie’s or Dr. McKinzie Wild Cherry Bitters 11 January 2015 (R•011315) (R•051715) (R•110715) A M5, Dr. Mackenzie’s Wild Cherry Bitters closed on eBay last week. See Listing. The eBay picture is at the top most position of this post. I clipped it … Continue reading

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