Tag Archives: Jeff Wichmann

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters

Jacob Pinkerton’s Wahoo & Calisaya Bitters 21 November 2015 (R•020116) Have you ever used the celebrated Wahoo and Calisaya Bitters better known by the cabalistic letters “I.M. O. K. — 1864– Y!  Y!” This phrase is repeated in various period … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Those Lucky Raffle Winners

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Those Lucky Raffle Winners 14 August 2014 With a record of $6,125 in donation money, the FOHBC was pleased to hold scheduled raffles throughout the 2014 Lexington National Show. An anchor $5 thousand dollar donation was given to the FOHBC … Continue reading

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Another Dewey’s Manila Bitters Pitcher

Another Dewey’s Manila Bitters Pitcher 24 May 2014 (R•060114) I received an email from a gentleman who was asking questions about a Dewey’s Manila Bitters pitcher (see above). The piece is from the private collection of Judy Milner, wife of … Continue reading

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2013 Downieville Antique Bottle Show

Downieville Antique Bottle Show  Photo Gallery | Part 4 21 September 2013  This fourth and conclusion post from Downieville is a grouping of some show photography from Scott Selenak (FOHBC Photographer) and myself from the 2013 Downieville Antique Bottle Show. Always lots … Continue reading

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2013 Downieville Sabbatical – “just us two dogs”

2013 Downieville Sabbatical “just us two dogs” 16 September 2013 | Part 1 As some of you might know, I decided to take a long weekend, actually a week off sabbatical, to visit the historic town of Downieville, California with … Continue reading

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Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham

Cataloging of Bitters Bottles – Bill Ham 09 August 2013 Cataloging of bitters by the various authors has been an ongoing and evolving process. Each new publication has added and increased the information. The additional information in each publication has … Continue reading

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2013 Manchester Banquet Picture Gallery

FOHBC 2013 National Antique Bottle Show Banquet I wanted to get a few pictures of the 2013 FOHBC Manchester Antique Bottle Show Banquet out as fast as I could. Look for an upcoming article in Bottles and Extras. Great turn-out, … Continue reading

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P. Guillaume’s Mineral Water Bottle Mystery

P. GUILLAUME’S MINERAL WATER POPE VALLEY, NAPA CO. CAL. Here is a puzzler for the Western collectors. I bet someone out there can provide information on this bottle. This is when I miss ole’ Michael Dolcini the most. [e-mail #1] … Continue reading

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Looking back at Deadwood, South Dakota

Usually, I do not get much time to watch television, but when Elizabeth and I do, we usually sit together on Sunday evenings and tune in on the latest HBO series. Award winning drama and documentaries are the norm, all … Continue reading

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